Little review and swatch time for the new collection from my most favourite drug store make up company, Sleek Makeup.
Their latest offering is their first ever permanent collection which is a nude collection. Very clever on Sleek's part with everyone scrambling for nudes this season to be on trend, and also a shrewd move to give a bank balance friendly bit of competition to the mighty Urban Decay Naked palette (which is still my favourite, sorry Sleek) whilst throwing in a great blush and lipgloss too!
As always, this collection does not fail to impress. I was initially surprised when I opened the I-Divine palette and discovered more matte shades than shimmer shades. A bloody marvellous idea if you ask me, there just aren't many matte nude palettes out there and I have always maintained, as much as I love the UDN palette, it just needs more mattes god dammit! After nailing the shimmers many moons ago, Sleek keep on improving their matte shadows with these being the most pigmented so far.
Top : l-r nougat, nubuck, cuppucino, honeycomb, toast, taupe Bottom : l-r conker, moss, bark, mineral earth, regal, noir
Generally the pigmentation of all the shadows is really great, especially the black. Sleek black shadows are always some of the best out there but in the caribbean collection the black in the I -Divine was really disappointing (review to come). The palest shade, Nougat, is also really great as a highlight on fairer skins whilst I would imagine honeycomb to be good on a darker olive skin for example.
The Sleek blushes never fail to impress me. In my opinion they are some of the best quality blushes available, not just in drug store terms. Pigmentation, you cannot fault and a growing colour range is giving great choice for all skin tones. The blush in this collection is a nude tone slightly more towards an orangey base but quite neutral overall. Somewhere between a bronzer and a blush, great for contouring if you want to warm up your complexion.
So it looks much more orange on my skin as I am very fair but it works great when blended in, gives a beautiful glow. I have been using it with a little Mac By Candlelight MSF on the top of my cheek bones, great fresh look.
Finally the Pout Polish in Bare Minimum. That is the perfect name as that is exactly what this gloss is. Gives a very sheer nude wash over the lips. For me its a little to pale as I prefer a little colour to my lips being pale and having quite pale lips I find I can look a little ill but I think its great for a sheer nude look for every day wear.
All together a very smart collection to release, its always going to be a popular choice and I know for certain I will be repurchasing the blush and palette in the future.
I have done 3 looks using this collection, a day look, a day-to-night look and a glam night look. They will follow in another post very soon...