Lovely Elaine of Miss Elaine-nio fame, loaned me her Sleek blushes to play with. I have been wanting to try these but strangely have not been compelled to rush out and buy these. These have got a good reputation out in the blogosphere for the colours, pigmentation and wear time. So what a great opportunity to try these for myself without breaking my wallet. (Thanks Elaine!)
I have for you today Life's A Peach, Suede, Coral and Rose Gold for swatching.
Life's A Peach is just that a matte peach. Very nice!
Rose Gold is exactly what is says to be a rose gold shade with a gold sheen. This is a unique shade however if you have oily skin or big pores you may want to skip this because it may emphasize them.
Suede is a lovely contour shade, a matte beige brown leaning more to brown than beige.
|:Left to right: Suede, Coral, Life's A Peach and Rose Gold|
These babies are very pigmented. I would normally use my MAC 187 duo fiber brush or my Hakuhodo blush brush to pick up the right amount of pigment. You can go overboard if you are heavy handed. Make sure you use a very soft blush brush and gently dab.
They are long wearing but the snob in me notices that they aren't as soft texturally as my Chanel and Burberry blushes.
|Life's a peach|
I had a hell of a time trying to take cheek swatches so I apologise for the less than stellar pictures. I applied these heavily so that they would show up.
You can get these in Singapore, they cost SGD $14 for 8g of product and is carried by Luxola (I'm not affliated with them whatsoever.)
For a drug store brand, I think Sleek blush are pretty good. They are pigmented, long lasting and come in a variety of interesting shades. They aren't very fine in quality but for the price you pay, you get a lot of bang for your buck. If I have to nitpick it would be the clasp which for me was very hard to open. I had to struggle to open all four of the blush. Hey for $14 I think I can live with that.
Ratings: 3++ lipstick (Just because I am such a blush snob!)