I recently looked through my makeup collection and realised I have quite a few amazing pieces from Sleek Makeup. I also have a few which I am not very fond of but majority of them are beautiful. Sleek Makeup is definitely one of the best drug store makeup brands who keep improving their formulas year after year. Their eyeshadows are definitely one of the best I have tried as they are heavily pigmented and they have such a wide range. I thought it would be nice to focus on this amazing brand. First off, I really like the sleek packaging (pun intended) as they are very sturdy and they come with very good quality mirrors for use on the go. Their matte black casing is very impressive, compact and a dream to travel with. Above all, there are very affordable and I know many people have at least one of their products in their stash because they have such amazing quality!!
Sleek Eyeshadow Palettes (£7.99)
I am pretty sure this was my very first eyeshadow palette and I remember rushing out to buy this after watching a YouTube video by BeautyByJJ a whiiiiiile ago. I was absolutely intrigued to see how pigmented these eyeshadows were and there was a wide range to choose from. The colours just spoke to me and I was initially at a loss on what to pick. I eventually settled for two palettes: The Sunset 568 and the Monaco 657. The Sunset 568 is a mineral based eyeshadow palettes and it is truly a perfect name for the palette as the colours just remind me of sunset and summer. It is made up of rich warm shades of reds, burgundy, orange and even yellow. They may sound like really bright and unwearable colours (if you love neutrals) but they are so easy to work with. They have some slight shimmer in them but they are not too glittery and work well during the day and night. The Monaco 657 palette is more of a cooler toned palette with more wearable colours especially if you are pale skinned. It has a mix of matte shades and slightly shimmer shades which makes it a more versatile palette. I am really impressed with the matte shades in this palette because they are very pigmented compared to some other palettes which have chalky and pale matte shades. It may look like these palettes have not been well loved but they have absolutely served me well and they were my only palettes for ages. They cost £7.99 each and I think they are worth every single penny and more.
Sleek Blush (£4.49) (singles)
After I fell in love with the Sleek Eyeshadow Palettes, I decided to try their blushes also after hearing so many good things about them. They looked so cute and compact and I knew they would be perfect in my collection. I was (and still am) very weary about blushes because I really like subtle and understated blushes. The first one I purchased was the Sleek Sahara Blush and this is actually my second compact as I completely went through the first one. That's how amazing it was! Sleek Sahara Blush is a terracotta peachy shade which I believe would suit many skin tones especially if you have darker skin. On my skin it looks really subtle and I love it for everyday use. It even doubles as a crease eyeshadow which is lovely. The next blush is Life's a Peach which is a perfect light peachy shade that looks amazing on the pan. Sadly, it does not show up really well on my skin although I feel it would be perfect if you have paler skin. I actually still like it and wear it when I can. The final blush in my stash is Rose Gold which is just so beautiful and perfect for infusing some subtle glow back to the skin. I think this is such a pretty shade (Rose Gold with slight shimmer as the name implies) and would suit anyone. It is well pigmented but does not apply crazily on the face. It can be used as a blush or a highlighter. I love it!!
Sleek Brow Kit (£8.49) and Sleek Eyebrow Stylist (£5.99)
Sleek Brow Kit is one of the best dupes I have found for many high end brow kits including the Benefit version. I love how dark it is and its staying power is incredible. It comes with a powder section and a waxy section and both sections can be used at the same time. These days I only use the powder and it matches my brows really well. The waxy section is a little tricky for me to pull off as I prefer to use my brow pencil for an outline and the powder or wax to fill in. It comes in three shades I believe and I have this in Dark 818. The Sleek Eyebrow Stylist is one I never got along with. Anyway, I have tried my best to work with it but it is not for me. I like that it has a nice spoolie and the pencil can be rolled up and down but that's all I like about it. It is made from wax but I don't really like its pigmentation and the way it applies. Sadly, it's a miss for me.
Sleek Face Form (£9.99) and Sleek Corrector and Concealer Palette (£7.99)
I absolutely love these two nifty palettes and they have been featured here and here on the blog so I won't go into too much detail. The Sleek Face Form is definitely one of my favourite and most used products from the brand. I have already hit pan on the Contour section because I absolutely love it. I use the highlighter sparingly and the blush when I want a smooth and glowing blush (sun kissed glow). I cannot be without this palette and I am considering just purchasing the smaller Contour Kit. The Sleek Corrector and Concealer Palette is another which I have hit pan on the concealer section which was so good. I use all the sections fairly well apart from the peachy concealer although it still gets some love. I really like the powder for setting my under eye and both of the palettes are great products.
Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Peaches and Cream (£4.99)
I was drawn to this lipstick by its cute packaging but unfortunately it has not worked well for me. It may be down to me choosing a shade that does nothing for my complexion. It's a pale peachy shade which is quite pigmented to be honest. It just does not suit my lips and you would think I would know this already. I have worked with it using a liner and it was actually okay but it's not one of my lipsticks I reach for often. I think it's best suited for Spring. The formula and texture is actually good and I may try another colour although I recently browsed through the Sleek Counter in Superdrug and Boots and I didn't find anything inspiring.
If I were to pinpoint my least favourite from the lot, it will definitely be the Sleek Eyebrow Stylist and the Sleek True Colour Lipstick, They have not worked well for me and I do not reach for them as frequently as the others. That's it folks and I hope you have enjoyed this brand focus. If you have tried any of these products, let me know your experience below...Have a fab weekend!!