Sunday, 21 February 2016

My thoughts on Sleek...

Sleek is a brand that I have seen around for such a long time, especially in Boots but I have never thought of picking any of their products up. So for a couple of months now, I have been testing out 4 of their products and now I'm ready to share my thoughts on them with you.

*Sleek CC Cream in the shade Fair - I was really excited to try this product as it is a CC Cream and I am all in for the light bases. I had only ever tried one other CC Cream to this before and that was too orange toned for my skin, so I was hoping for good things. I got this in the lightest shade and so I was hoping it would match my skin tone but CC Cream's are meant to adapt to your skin tone anyway. The first time I applied this product, I was so disappointed, it was cakey, it was thick and it just looked awful and I just couldn't believe it. I didn't believe I'd applied too much and so I left it in the draw for about a week. I decided to not judge it on first impressions and give it another go, this time I applied it with a beauty blender type of sponge instead of a brush and it blended into my skin like a dream and it wasn't cakey. Now every time I have applied make up (30 times since I first used it!) I have used this product with my beauty blender type of sponge and I have had so many compliments on how natural it looks and I really do believe it's good for a 'no make up, make up look' and you don't need that much product and it gives a fair amount of coverage. I will definitely be repurchasing this product in the future. This product is available in 4 different shades and so it isn't the biggest collection ever but hopefully the shades will match to your skin. I found this product was great for my pale yet yellow undertoned skin as it wasn't orange in the slightest. This product is £8.99 and is fairly priced for a base in the drugstore.

*Sleek Oil Free Crème to powder foundation in the shade linen - This product is highly disappointing to me and it doesn't matter how many times I've used it, it just doesn't sit right on my skin. I first thought this product was a concealer until I read online that it was actually a foundation. With a crème to power finish, I was excited to try this foundation as I thought it would be perfect for my oily skin. It turns out, it isn't. Although it is an okay shade for my face but not amazing, this product no matter how you apply it; whether it be with a brush or make up sponge, it just cakes up and looks awful. I've tried applying this product so many ways and it really doesn't make a difference and I found that when I wore this, it became patchy and uneven on my t-zone. I will not be buying this product again in the future. Although the product just really didn't sit well with me, on a positive note it is available in 30 different shades and so you should be able to find the shade for you. The shade linen is the lightest shade and it wasn't perfect for my pale complexion but it was manageable. This product is £7.99, which again is reasonably priced, I just didn't like the formula very much.

*Sleek true colour lipstick in the shade peaches and cream - This lipstick really excited me because the packaging was so lovely and I had heard so much about these lipsticks. Now I got sent the shade peaches and cream which doesn't suit me in the slightest. This shade just looked stupid against my pale complexion and that's not to say it won't suit other pale complexions but for mine personally, it just didn't look right. So with the shade not right, I was a little disappointed however these lipsticks are available in 31 different shades which is awesome right? The price tag is also only £4.99, which I think is a bargain considering these lipsticks have such good pigmentation and are easy to apply. I will definitely be picking more of these lipsticks up in the future, just not this shade.

*Sleek gloss me in the shade fools gold - Again, another product I just wasn't very impressed with. Now I'm picky when it comes to lip glosses anyway as I hate really sticky lip glosses. This lip gloss was really sticky and was a shade that again didn't suit my skin tone in the slightest. I think this shade would be perfect for those people with a darker skin tone. I really didn't like this shade and my lips looked horrid with it on but that being said this lip gloss is available in 12 different shades. Although I wasn't really a fan of the consistency either. This product retails at £4.99 which is reasonable for a lip gloss in the drugstore.

Have you tried any of these products from Sleek? What are your Sleek product recommendations?

*DISCLAIMER: These products were sent for review purposes only. This does not influence my views and opinion in any way. My views and opinions are 100% honest.

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