September 13, 2012

Sleek Makeup BB Cream Sleek Makeup Be Beautiful Blemish Balm Review, Swatches, Photos

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Sleek Makeup Be Beautiful Blemish Balm has launched on site and you can indulge it at 20% Off if you like, click here for the coupon code.

I’ve been messing around with it for several weeks now and although it lacks the pigmentation of an Asian BB Cream, I must say, I really like it.

Take a look!

Sleek Makeup Be Beautiful Blemish Balm ($11.49) is a multitasking foundation balm that works as a primer, tinted moisturizer and concealer according to the brand. This is available in four shade selections with what they dub medium to full coverage.

It contains multi-vitamins, anti-aging properties and protein peptides and Vitamin C which adds an extra boost to the skin for glowing complexion. This has an SPF 15 as well and vitamin E to protect skin.

This is slightly over hyped as seen from its description above. The SPF isn’t anything to get too excited about, the coverage isn’t full nor is it even really medium, and it does contain mineral oil as well with peptides appearing way down on the list of ingredients.


With all that working against it, it still offers one of the better formulations I’ve seen in recent BB Cream releases outside of Asia. This is a rich creamy consistency with a cool, refreshing feel as you apply. It blends very easily (I suggest fingers for application or the tried and true palming method) onto skin and adjusts quite nicely to your tone. I got it in light which at first appeared a little too fair for me but it adjusted quite nicely to my skin and produced a nice flawless finish.

The thing I really enjoy about it is the fact it creates a second skin effect. Many foundations and BB Creams seem to embrace this newer technology in their base products lately that act as a second skin of sorts which enhance your own skin tone and color. Sleek Makeup’s BB Cream does exactly that. It’ll take your normal, perhaps duller skin and work with it to transform it into a beautiful, flawless canvas for makeup. The lighter shade was a bit grey based so it might prove a little too dark for very fair skin but it did adjust well on me so it might just work well. The wear time proved very well for me and my skin looked fresh from start of wear to end at eight hours in. No fading problems or oxidation.

The product absorbs easily into skin with a soft hydrating feel. The finish is virtually non existent. We aren’t talking matte here, or satin, or even dewy…it just melds with skin and creates a weightless veil over your skin. It’s fragrance free as well so sensitive skin types won’t have any issues.

I seek out BB Cream to ease dullness and brighten up my complexion and this pretty much does all that. It makes my skin glow and creates a really beautiful canvas for makeup. It should work well for easing redness, evening out skin, concealing minor issues, and easing dullness or tired looking skin. It won’t however, conceal major problems like acne scarring, acne, or other major problems.

Overall, it isn’t the truest form of a BB Cream but it does successfully come across better than many BB Creams I’ve tried outside of Asia. I’d call it a step above a tinted moisturizer with a creamy formula that blends easily and creates a very flawless finish on skin. If you like your skin already and just want it to look better than Sleek Makeup Be Beautiful Blemish Balm will do exactly that.

Muse Approved.

Quite well done.

Tried it?

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This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Cindy

    This makes me extremely happy! I hate tinted moisturizers (they feel icky on the skin to me) and happy BB creams have done a better job sinking into the skin. Also, it boggles my mind how we can bay $2 and some change to have something shipped from the UK, but something from a few states away is gonna cost me $6-7. Very happy I can finally order Sleek products without having to pay a hefty shipping price tag. 😀

  • Jennifer

    Hi Muse – I was just wondering how long it usually takes to receive orders from Sleek? I placed an order about 2 weeks ago and still nothing!

    • the Muse

      typically 7-14 days jennifer depending on your location. You might want to tweet/email them and ask about your order.

  • blue

    *checks forehead for fever* for once i’m not tempted to buy a bb cream. wonder if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. lol i’ve seen other positive reviews on it but the ingredients just turned me off. true it’s nice and short but doesn’t have the greatest stuff in it. i used a foundation in the past where mineral oil was high on the ingredients list and even though i know it’s bad for my skin, it lasted all day with no probs. except for the slight oilies around my noise but it was such a small amount of it that i didn’t count it against the foundation. why are the things that work well always bad for our skin? same goes for food…

  • Ashley

    I just ordered this and 2 Blush By 3 palettes yesterday. Can’t wait to get them!

  • Sparkling Sparkle

    Hey I was waiting for ur take on this I think it is better for a dry skin as it mousturises? do let me know the best Asian BB cream, the one without snails…lolz, and does maybelline better than this a sI ma skin is oily combination these days, summers On, does this break out?

  • Rani

    I just got my order a few days ago and I really, really love these! They do run a bit dark though. I ordered light and medium thinking I would need to mix the two for my NW30 skin, but Light worked perfectly on its own.

    I haven’t tried many bb creams, but this one is by far my favorite 🙂

  • Patti

    Hey Muse, I bought this and have been using it for about a week. The only problem I have is that I ordered medium, which is the shade I wear in Garnier, and it is way too dark. I mix it with the Garnier bb cream and it gives me the perfect shade of beige, not too “dirty” looking. I wonder if I order the light if it will be dark enough. Any ideas? BTW-I picked up three iDIVINE palettes, so special, au natural, and sunset. They are all beautiful and all perfect. Thanks for turning me on to Sleek, I am sure I will be purchasing more. Sad that they don’t ship the mattes (V1 and V2) to the US. They look gorgeous. How did you get your hands on them? Friends on the inside? LOL…