Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Sleek Make-up

I've had quite a hard time getting my hands on this brand. My local Superdrug doesn't stock it and whenever I'd head into a bigger town, all they seemed to have were empty Sleek displays with a few testers and nothing else...very infuriating...and bloody pointless.

There were two items that I was really curious to try out so I just bought them online and couldn't wait to blog about them...

Sleek Pout Paint & Blush
Sleek Pout Paints are dupes for OCC's Lip Tars, although OCC's colour range is way more extensive than Sleek's.
Saturated in colour and intensely pigmented, these need to be applied with caution as very little goes a very long way. I'd also suggest applying them to well moisturised lips as they can feel a little drying and emphasise any dryness.

I got three shades -
Peachy Keen, Milkshake, Minx

Pout Paints can be mixed together to create your own unique shade. They also sell a blue one (Peek-a-bloo) which can be used to add depth and warmth to other colours or white (Cloud 9) which is used to lighten your chosen shade. 

Sleek's Peachy Keen is also almost an exact dupe for OCC's Cha Cha: 
Left: Sleek Pout Paint in Peachy Keen  Right: OCC Lip Tar in Cha Cha
I'm also finding the packaging of the Pout Paint's to be a lot more practical as the lip tar ends get quite messy and result in product wastage. 

Pout Paints retail for £5 whereas the Lip Tars are £9 - both contain 8ml of product.

Now onto the blush...

I did of course feed my obsession for peach and got the shade Life's a Peach
Life's a Peach is a gorgeous, matte pure peach shade and when I first used it, I was delighted to discover that it was almost identical to MAC's Peaches blush - which just happens to be my ultimate favourite blush ever. 

In the pan they don't look very similar:
...but when swatched:
Left: MAC's Peaches  Right: Sleek's Life's a Peach

I'm delighted with my purchases and can't wait to try some other goodies from this brand. Any suggestions?


  1. I have the OCC and agree that they just leak all over the place. Interesting that now a drugstore line is coming out with something a pro line only had. Gets the competition all the more interesting!

  2. "Sunrise" blush is a great surprise. It's nothing like it looks in the pan, and I find it quite unique. I can't describe it, but it's NOT the brown shade it appears to be. It's my favorite color from Sleek. Not a bronzer, not shimmery, not rosy, not red, pink or mauve... Can't explain how my face gets 'happy' with it. :)

  3. Life's a peach is gorgeous. Is it similar with Pantao?

  4. I LOVE Mac blushes! Gosh! I love their makeup remover wipes the best out of all their products, though. They're so amazing!