Sleek Makeup has a blusher available for as little as $8 which resembles NARS somewhat in terms of packaging and pigmentation. If you’re on the hunt for a budget blush that’s super pigmented this could be the answer to your makeup prayers.
A super pigmented budget blush!
Props to Sleek for creating another superbly pigmented product. If you like your blushes popping, this is one to look for. I ordered a few more of these recently since I was so impressed with the pigmentation. As little as eight bucks for a pigmented blush? Beauty Budget most fabulous!
I got two shades Rose Gold and Flamingo. Rose Gold is dubbed by some as a NARS Orgasm dupe but I honestly wouldn’t go that far. It’s in the realms of being Orgasm-like but it’s considerably more pigmented and more wow aspiring than Orgasm plus it leans towards being more peachy gold where as Orgasm has a fair bit of gorgeous pink to it and I simply don’t get that from Rose Gold. Flamingo is a bold, vibrant shade of rosy fuchsia which isn’t easily wearable but with a lighter hand you can blend it out quite nicely but it does take a fair bit of patience. Rose Gold has a shimmery almost iridescent finish and Flamingo is a matte one.
The formula of the blush varies from shade to shade it seems. Rose Gold seemed to have a silkier feel than Flamingo, you might wish to blame the shimmer on that. Both had good texture but I did notice an issue or two with blending, tell you more in a sec….
The blushes come packaged in a hard shell black compact that’s thin, travel friendly, and quite nice overall. The packaging is slick and doesn’t feel like inexpensive makeup. They store super easy too since they are so thin.
You do have to be very aware with Rose Gold as it does come across pretty shimmery and will apply as such on cheeks. A lighter hand is best used and a good decent blend out will solve the problem however it does sport way more shimmer than NARS Orgasm or Super Orgasm in my humblest. Plus it’s not necessarily the shimmer that’s a problem it’s more due to the iresdescent-like finish of the product that gives off that disco ball feel and look.
Flamingo, due to it’s matte formula, proves a bit difficult to blend out so a lighter hand and a bushier blush brush works best to get this in place. Do be aware during application as it does give a really OMG I’m so cold look to your face. So if you already have red cheeks don’t bother and if you’re darker, tan, or olive complexion, do bother, because the pigmentation in this is wild and should give you a nice healthy dose of gorgeous on your cheeks!
- Anyone who loves bolder, brighter blushes!
- Anyone who loves color (Sleek has an interesting line up of shades to choose from).
- Anyone wanting the best of the beauty blusher budget word (at $8 you can’t beat it).
- Anyone wanting a NARS Orgasm dupe (Rose Gold isn’t Orgasm in my opinion).
- Anyone who doesn’t like online shopping (these are sold and shipped from the UK exclusively).
- Anyone scared of color (if you’re scared of bolder shades, do step back, these are some of the most pigmented I’ve come across in the budget world).
Sleek’s Blush won’t prove for everyone especially those with heavier hands, clumsy application techniques, redness in their cheeks, and those scared of colors. However, those who already own, use, and love NARS Blush should check these out as the pigmentation is wild and crazy good at this price. The formula varied for me from blush to blush but I’m hopeful some of the other shades I purchased won’t be matte as such a finish tends to be a little more work in the blending department.
(Cheeks: Rose Gold)
I liked these.
Particularly the fabulous little price tag.
Very Muse Approved for a purchase!
Available from www.sleekmakeup.com
If you’ve used Sleek Blush, I’d love to hear about it