Sleek Makeup Blush By 3 in Sugar
Sleek Makeup face products never cease to impress me. This blush trio in Sugar (£10) contains a matte dark red berry, plum with gold shimmers and a matte peach. The first colour would be perfect for the colder seasons, the middle for when you feel like having a bit of shimmer (night parties perhaps?) and the peach is just perfect for everyday! The first two seem intimidating at first, but will show up nicely and be easily built used sparingly, and possibly with a skunk (duo-fibre) brush. I just love peaches, and as you would predict, I will be getting a lot of use with the peach shade.
All 3 are very well pigmented and very soft. I think Sleek Makeup has improved the quality of their blushes to be more blendable. I am super happy with these! Love the mirror too. Definitely a good trio.
Swatches: Heavy application, light application; The 3 up close and personal
Sleek Makeup Eu La La Eyeliners in Cobalt Blue, Bullion, White Noise
In contrast to the face products, I have never come across a Sleek Makeup pencil product that impressed me. I have tried the lip pencils in the past and they dragged a lot and were pretty difficult on the whole to apply.
I have had high hopes for these Eu La La pencils (£3.99 each), but I fail to be impressed. These are "ok" in terms of pigmentation, although they DO come in so many different colours. They are meant to be waterproof and for myself, they can last about 8 hours on my upper lids and around half the time on my waterline. HOWEVER: These drag and tug on your lids. Products which tug on your eyelids are not good as with prolonged use they can predispose to skin laxity and give you eye wrinkles, and because of that I also found these were not very comfortable to apply. Another thing is that although these are pretty new, the inner bit already comes loose (you can see on the blue one in this photo, compared with the other two) - this is not even a retractable pencil; you still have to sharpen it, and the loose core makes it more difficult to do so.
In this day, there are so many other drugstore pencils out there which are super smooth to apply, which glide on your eyelids evenly, and are also long-lasting - like my favourite Maybelline eye pencils. As mentioned previously, these come in a lot of shades. I would only recommend these if you are looking for particular shade that you can't find anywhere else. But as for myself, I probably wouldn't be picking up any more of these.
Sleek Makeup Glo in Peach Shimmer
I love love love this product! This Sleek Makeup Glo Face and Body Highlighter in Peach Shimmer (£6.49) is a peach-toned highlighter with strips of shimmery shades, the style of which is reminiscent of the Bobbi Brown Shimmer bricks. They are shimmery but not glittery at all and are perfect for highlighting the cheekbones, nose and underneath the brow bone. Used separately, the strips can even be used as eyeshadows. All swirled together results in a lovely golden peach. It comes in very well-designed packaging. Sturdy, lightweight, with a mirror. Perfect for on-the-go. Definitely a winner for me!
For reference, here's a quick makeup look wearing the Eu La La eye pencils. I am wearing Cobalt blue on the upper lash line, Bullion over that, and White Noise on the waterline.