Sleek- A Full Face of First Impressions

I have been having a bit of a Sleek ‘moment’ recently. I had wanted to feature a few more affordable make up products on the blog (since I’m a poor student again…) and Sleek are the perfect candidates for that! All of their products are super affordable and many of the products I had tried in the past were comparable to my high end products.

So did this latest batch live up to my expectations?

Base

I have tested out a pea sized amount of the Sleek Mattifying Primer to my t-zone area where I would get the most shine throughout the day. The primer really smooths my skin in preparation for base and definitely helps keep shine at bay. Perfect for your holiday make up bag!

I have been suffering from a little redness around my nose area recently, so I thought it would be a good time to try out the Sleek Colour Correcting palette. I used a little of the green shade around this area to help disguise the redness before applying my base and I definitely think it made a difference! I’m going to experiment with the other correcting shades now!

Whilst I have both the Vitality and Life Proof Foundations, I tend to opt for the fuller coverage of the two and go with the Life Proof Foundation. Medium to full coverage, buildable and a nice radiant finish. This foundation blends well and lasts throughout the day (though I do need to powder mid afternoon). Hands up if you want a full review of both foundations?

Cheeks

When I first seen this blusher in Flamingo I did a double take. It was VERY bright. Like actual flamingo pink bright. I cautiously dipped my brush into the product and a lot came off onto my brush – so a word of warning: the blushes are highly pigmented and a light hand is needed. That being said, on application, the blush blends out easily and gives a lovely rosy pink flush.

Sleek are renowned for the highlighting palettes. Their Solstice palette has been a favourite of mine for some time as the pigment is fantastic quality and the price is amazing! The Cleopatra’s Kiss palette did not disappoint. I like to use a little of the golden cream highlight then layer that with a layer of one of the powder shades. The result is a blinding highlight that can probably be seen from space!

Eyes

Sleek have always had really great reviews on their eye shadow palettes. I had tried a few in the past and I had always been impressed. For this post I was kindly sent one of the iDivine palettes in Modern Romance. The pigmentation of these palettes is amazing. The shadows are smooth and easy to work with and the staying power is fantastic. The Modern Romance palette has a beautiful mix of shades, on the more purple toned side of things and I have really enjoyed playing with this and using colours outside of my neutral comfort zone! The palettes are only £8.99 and I couldn’t recommend picking one up for yourself enough! Keep one in your drawer at work and you’re always ready to go!

To line the eyes I have tried out the Dip It Liquid Liner and let me tell you, it’s amazing. I didn’t think I could love any Liquid Liner as much as my KVD Tattoo Liner but this is comparable! It’s the blackest black shade, the tip is thin and sturdy making a precise line easy peasy and it DOESN’T BUDGE! Seriously I actually have trouble removing this at night! At £4.99, it’s a total bargain!

For brows I used one of Sleek’s Brow Kits. Each kit contains a handy wax, a powder, an angled brush for application and the cutest pair of tiny tweezers. Whilst I really like the concept, this product just didn’t work for me. The shade was too warm toned and I found the products more difficult to work with. That being said, I’m spoilt with my trust ABH Brow Wiz that makes brows a doddle. This sadly just wasn’t for me!

Lips

For lips I tried out some of Sleek’s cult Matte Me liquid lipsticks. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t tried these before! I love the shade Shabby Chic which is a stunning nude rosy pink. The formulation is creamy and easy to work with and the dry down isn’t too uncomfortable like other liquid lips can be. Wear time on me was around 4 hours which I think is reasonable. If you leave it much longer you get that strange wear off look that’s never good. Be warned!

So there you have it! A full face of Sleek and my first impressions! What do you like from Sleek? Would you like a full review on any of the products mentioned? Tell me in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

Lynsey xox

*This post contains gifted items. All thoughts and opinions are, as always, 100% my own*

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I recently shared my first instalment of My Skincare Journey with Therapie Clinic letting you all know what I was embarking upon with them. If you missed it, you can catch up here.

Since then I have had two peels at the clinic in Belfast and I wanted to share a quick FAQ style post answering some of your questions that I’ve had from social media. (more…)

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It’s no secret that I love a nice scented product. If a bath and body product is unscented, I’m not naturally excited about it. So when this collection from Crabtree & Evelyn landed on my doorstep recently I couldn’t wait to get a sniff.

I haven’t tried anything from Crabtree and Evelyn before, even though there is a great store at Victoria Square in Belfast who are always advertising lovely treatments and treats for customers. I just never thought about popping in! And I call myself a product-obsessed beauty blogger? Shame on me!

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Skincare Sunday: Temple Spa Repose Aromatherapy Resting Cream Review

Happy Sunday! Sunday is my favourite day of the week as it is the one day that I try to keep to myself to unwind and recharge from the previous week. Usually that involves a bit of a pamper Sunday too and a treat for my skin.

When I was last kindly sent some goodies by Temple Spa, they included a pot of their popular Repose Aromatherapy Resting Cream which I was intrigued to try as I had seen a lot about it online. I have been having a very stressful time recently Sammy dad is very unwell so was very open to the prospect that a moisturiser could also help me relax.

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Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Review

When I first seen that this product was launching, I thought it was a new foundation and immediately wanted to try it out. So when I learnt that it was actually a priming filter style product, I wasn’t so sure. That resolve lasted approximately 6 days after release. I watched one of Charlotte Tilbury’s Insta Tutorials and that was enough, I needed it in my life and quickly. Why are they so good at creating hype around a product?! It’s very expensive for us who can’t resist!

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Skincare Sunday – Temple Spa In The Beginning Deep Cleansing Melt

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Recently, the amazing team at Temple Spa sent me some amazing skincare goodies to try out including the infamous In The Beginning Deep Cleansing Melt and it has fast become one of my favourite ever cleansers. Yup I said it.

I feel like a I can be a  bit of a cleanser floozy, but each one I’ve fallen in love with over the past year has been for different uses or purposes and this dreamy balm has become my favourite luxury, pamper night cleanser!

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Skincare Sunday: Naturaline Swiss Cosmetics Review

It’s no secret that I love trying out new product lines so when this line landed on my doorstep a little while back, I couldn’t wait to get stuck in.

Again, it’s no secret that I am a skincare junkie. I’m always on the look out for the next best product or treatment to try. Whilst I have incorporated a few cosmeceutical grade skincare products to pack a punch for cleansing and in terms of serum etc. I think that using more gentle, natural based products in other areas is never a bad thing.

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