In my efforts to try new things and also to try and tackle that little problem I mentioned in an earlier post about suffering with puffy sore eyes after using some eye shadows (mostly from the 17 range), I have recently invested in two Sleek products!
Why Sleek i-Divine & Blush by 3?
Why Sleek? Well I have heard the name be mentioned from time to time within the Beauty Blogger sphere but until I actually saw the products for myself in Superdrug, I had never made much opportunity to pursue them further thinking them a range that were mostly available online or in very select stores. FYI I have no qualms about purchasing online but with new things, particularly beauty, I find it preferable to actually see and feel the products first hand before then later being comfortable with ordering them again (online).
Another factor in my purchase is that last weekend I had my Godson’s christening to attend and I had a peach coloured dress to wear but no make-up to match. The Sleek range in my investigation came up as one of the best for peach coloured products so when I was up in London last week for the Elle event, I nipped into the large Boots store on Oxford Street and located the Sleek stand!
The two Sleek products I bought were the ‘blush By 3’ blush palette in CALIFORN.I.A 370 and the ‘i-Divine Oh So Special’ eye shadow palette. I actually went into Boots thinking I would get the new Del-Mar Vol.1 palette as it has some beautiful coloured shades within it but when in the store, I just wondered how much of the colours I would actually use hence why I went for ‘Oh so special’ instead.
Inside, the actual product works really well within the black casing and the two Sleek items are colourful so contrast well. The eye palette comes with a clear acetate cover which I guess acts as both a protector as well as listing the names of each of the colours. Upon purchasing I couldn’t wait to try the products out as the whole thing considered makes for very appealing items.
Ok, let’s get down to basics. The packaging for both products is the same but the size is of course different with the eye palette being slightly longer and wider understandably. On the inside of the lid each palette contains a mirror and the product contents sit comfortably and cleanly within. On the whole I feel they are both robust compacts that although may in time get a little grubby, will actually hold out really well and would suit being travelled around in a handbag/purse.
On application, the blushes have a really creamy silky texture. I am used to powder blushes so this was quite new for me and I am sure I still lack the appropriate application technique but on this occasion I used my fingers to apply and blend the product into my cheeks. Being peach coloured I didn’t have the same pop as I would using a more pink colour but I wanted a light, summery fresh look on the day and I felt these did the trick perfectly.
The eyeshadow’s are well pigmented and blend together beautifully. On the day of the christening I used 3 of the colours –Bow, Ribbon and Pamper (in the palette: top left/1, top 3rd and bottom left/7th), using Bow as the base and blending Ribbon and Pamper across and into the crease. They also most importantly didn’t irritate my eyes at all which is the best outcome really as I love creating a fuller eye make-up look.
Overall, I am pleased to report that both the blush and the eye make-up lasted all day and I will certainly invest further in this range particularly as you get quality products at very reasonable purse friendly prices!
Until next time xFollow