Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Sleek Make-Up Blush in Flushed - Review and Swatches

Bonjour!

This is my first Sleek Make-Up Blush (in fact my first Sleek Make-Up anything!) - bought it back in June ... rather a long time ago I know ... reckoned I'd save it for the Autumn/Winter ...

Comes in a neat black case with a clip fastening complete with a really decent sized mirror inside...

A picture of Sleek Make-Up Blush in Flushed
A picture of Sleek Make-Up Blush in Flushed
A picture of Sleek Make-Up Blush in Flushed
A picture of Sleek Make-Up Blush in Flushed

'Flushed' is described as a deep plum, matte finish - although there is a random sprinkling of glitter running through it (but not enough that I've noticed sparkly cheeks!) - so does this mean that technically it's not a true matte? Anyway ... it has the most ridiculous amount of pigment packed into that little black box - you really only have to touch your brush to the blush to pick up the product - this is not one that I can slap on willy-nilly (funny how spell check approved 'willy' but didn't like 'nilly' there - ignore me - I'm going mad!).  It is also long-wearing - I've applied first thing and it's lasted all day into the evening so no need for touch ups.   With this particular shade, obviously, less is more and  maybe just be careful with any dryer areas on cheeks as it could accentuate them if you don't have a proper base on?  The Sleek website states that the colour is ideal for darker skin tones - I'd consider myself a light olive at this time of year and it works fine for me - I reckon a darker skin tone could afford to be heavier handed though!   As you can see from the swatches it is pretty deep but used correctly can give a decent 'I've just been on a walk in winter wonderland' flush - I think it's a really flattering shade for this time of year to pretty up your cheeks!

Swatched heavily above and blended below - in shade on the left and in the super-bright winter sun on the right...


Applied very lightly here - too much more and I'd have looked like I'd just done several hours of step aerobics (I love step aerobics by the way!) ...


I  imagine this would be a good winter blush for teaming with dark berry lips - I'm not that brave yet - are you?

So ... yep ... I am impressed with my first Sleek blush. They are only £4.49 a pop and are available from Superdrug. There are a couple more shades I would like to try and as Superdrug have 3 for 2 across make-up at the moment, I wonder if it will be sooner rather than later?!

What's your favourite Sleek Make-Up Blush?

Jen x





17 comments:

  1. I quite fancy a colour that isn't as pink as the ones I already have! Ive been good and not got any new make up for a while so I may pick this up once I stop laughing at the Willy Nilly XXX

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    1. Glad you liked it Claire! I'm trying to be good but don't know how long it will last! xx

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  2. This blusher looks gorgeous! So pigmented and looks amazey with your skin tone :)

    Love Kate xx
    prettylittleus

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    1. Thanks Kate - love the word 'amazey'! xx

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  3. Sounds really good and just goes to show you don't have to spend a lot to get a good quality product. I'd go for something lighter but would defo consider this brand now. Thank you for the review Jen x

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    1. Anytime Sharron and very true, there are some decent drugstore brands out there! I'm definitely after some other colours! xx

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  4. I really need to get my hands on this its beautiful!
    I do have the tendency to be a little heavy handed though haha, you should try Flamingo - I've reviewed it on my blog, it looks intimidating in the pan but transfers beautifully!
    The Blushing Giraffe| The Blog Loving
    xxx

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    1. I couldn't afford to be heavy handed with this one Iqra - will be having a look at Flamingo over at yours now - thanks! xx

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  5. This looks like a nice shade, and has also just reminded me that I've got a nice peachy Sleek blush lurking somewhere in the depths of my makeup collection! When I moved, I put all the essentials together to keep me going, and packed the rest away, and as a result I keep finding/remembering things I'd forgotten all about! Will have to dig it out today.
    Hope you're well!
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's a good winter shade I reckon Mel! I'm ok thanks - been catching up with your blog - nice to have you back! xx

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  6. It looks beautiful :) I've yet to try anything from Sleek but I read so many good things about their blushes :) xx

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    1. Thankyou! This is my first and I'm impressed! xx

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  7. This looks like the perfect colour for this time of year! I'm going to give it a try as its such a great price too! Ax

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    1. Definitely Andrea and yes - it's a fantastic price! xx

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  8. I've just bought my first couple of sleek blushes and so glad i listened to the hype! I agree with you that they are super pigmented. I will have to be careful not to put too much on cos i will look like a clown!:)hehe

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  9. Ooh this actually looks so gorgeous on you!! It looks a bit scary in the pan so I'd always be scared of buying it! Definitely going to have to scout it out!dxx

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  10. i bought my first one a few weeks ago (rose gold) and really like it! this does look very pretty too!
    xxx

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