Thursday, March 29, 2012

First Sleek Makeup Haul

People talk a lot about Sleek Cosmetics and I just couldn't take it anymore. That was when I decided to order a few things on their website just to see what the hype was all about. I was pretty selective of the items I choose although some of things I really wanted were out of stock. The items I chose are really great and I cannot wait to place another soon. One thing though, Sleek's Customer Service is atrocious but despite this they managed to ship to me within a week!

So I selected one palette (after much consideration), two blushers, one lipstick and their infamous contour kit. Let me tell you how much I squealed when I came home to see the package near my door.

LOOK AT ALL THEM GOODIES :D

Also, a quick note before I get into detail about the products. Can you believe that this only costed me 36 dollars without shipping (which was a tad steep)? I cannot believe how affordable all this stuff was and I am now beginning to understand what all the hype is about.

01. LIFE'S A PEACH 02. SAHARA

There were so many blushers that I wanted to get but they were mostly out of stock. I was happy though, that I got my hands on the Life's a Peach blush. This colour is a light-medium peach shade that has build able pigmentation. At first, I thought that this blush was a little too light for my skin but I found that if I build a little on the colour, it would show up quite nicely. 

The second blush, Sahara, was mostly bought on a whim. A lot of people disliked this colour because it was too orange brown for them and I did too when I first saw it. However, I think this is a really nice women of colour friendly blush because it appears really nicely on the skin. It's quite pigmented and as my earlier description suggests its a very orange based brown.


I heard a lot of great things about the Sleek Contour kit so I knew I had to purchase this as well. I was a little stuck on which colour to get but after a bit of research I decided on the Medium. This is perfect for my skin. I would say if you have tan skin and are no darker than an NC45 then this is a good one of you. The brown is not orangey at all the shimmer side is very pretty leaning more on a cooler gold then a warm one. 


I really wanted to buy more than one palette but decided to settle for one, Oh So Special. I chose this one because I really liked the range of shimmers and mattes. I love peach colours especially for spring/summer, so that is what sold me most on it. I also appreciated the nice range of matte brown shadows they had.  

BARELY THERE

Lastly, I picked up one lipstick. Again, I wanted to grab a few more but they were sold out. This lipstick called Barely There is in its sheer formulation although I thought it was pretty pigmented. It is a very nice everyday shade that has subtle coral pink hues. It's a little more pink than coral though, but its there!


I really like the packaging on the lipstick and all the products I received. The lipstick had a weird oval shape and the other products were a pretty sturdy plastic. It was almost Nars-ish but it didn't have the rubber exterior that tends to get filthy very quickly.

01. LIFE'S A PEACH 02. SAHARA 03. BARELY THERE

As you can see, the Life's a Peach just barely shows up on my skin and I had to layer it a few times to get this much pigmentation. On the other hand, Sahara doesn't appear so awful as everyone seems to describe it. I think it's very pretty. The lipstick doesn't seem so sheer either but can you see the touch of coralness in it? Just a touch!


Majority of the colours in the palette were nicely pigmented, with the exception of a one or two that were a little to crumbly for my liking. The matte shades are very smooth and apply very nicely. The black, as you can see, is very, very pigmented.

SLEEK CONTOUR KIT in MEDIUM

Lastly, I really like the contour kit because it is very pigmented and has a more cool but not too cool undertone (If that makes sense). Thus, it won't appear ashy on my warmer complexion. Like I said earlier, this is perfect for those who are around my skin tone as well. 

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed this post. I will definitely be putting in another order soon, especially for the Pout Polishes which I completely forgot to look into. *hits head* I also did a little revamping to the blog. A few things were bothering me with the old layout so I switched a few things around. Let me know what you think!