Sleek Makeup Blush is an absurdly pigmented blusher that has many a NARS dupe in its shade selection line up. Anyone ever try it? Seriously, this stuff is pigmented, highly rec it for the darker skinned ladies out there as it’s sure to show up loud and proud on darker skin!
Take a peek!
I think I’ve purchased almost all the shades Sleek offers in their blush collection. These are on super pigment mode and have a really wild wear time that lasts for 24 hours straight if you’d want ’em too!
I think part of the appeal here is not only the vibrancy of the color pay off but also the dirty cheap price tag of merely $6.50. w00t!
You have to practice a little caution here though as you can easily overdo it if you’re as heavy handed as me and heck even with a lighter touch clown cheeks are on the horizon. Proper application includes a bushy brush and lots of blend, blend, blending! The formula is a bit on the heavy side so I do notice a bit of patchy application…a silkier formula would probably lighten the load considerably and allow the blush to apply easily however the heavier texture definitely reeks a little havoc so start off gently and build slowly if necessary (you probably won’t have to build if you’re fairer of skin because DAMN did I mention how pigmented they are?).
Some of the shades are kinda dupe-a-licious to NARS shades for example Flushed is very Taos-like and Pixie Pink has a bit of Angelika going on. On top of colors being very similar to NARS the slick black compacts seem familiar. These hard are harder, smaller cases and in my opinion, Sleek successfully created a very nice looking compact here sans the sticky, gross-feel you get with the NARS rubberized compacts after too many uses.
The four shades I’ve swatched for you here are:
- Pomegranate (a favorite of mine…this is kinda a hard shade to describe as it has touches of berry, rose, and dark pink to it. It’s a pretty unique color and a good starting point if you’ve never indulged in Sleek Makeup Blush before).
- Pixie Pink (this is a bright, bubble gum pink with a matte finish. Be ware with this one as you need very little to get a flushing pink cheeks).
- Sunrise (the joy of this shade is it works as a beautiful golden bronze eyeshadow!)
- Flushed (this one is a deep, rich shade of Indian red with a strong, rich rose base)
Although I recommend these ones for anyone who enjoys pigmented blushes I particularly recommend them if you have issues with blush not showing up on your darker skin tone. These pack a serious wallop in the color department.
Sleek Makeup is located in England but they ship to the US.
Anyone every try their blush?
Available at www.sleekmakeup.com