I'm Kayla. A millennial obsessed with makeup, planner decorating, and board games. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time. #catlady

Overview: Sleek MakeUP

Quite a while ago I placed an order for some Sleek MakeUP products. They took some time to ship since they were coming from the UK, but I was all sorts of excited when they got here! I've been hearing a lot about this brand from the copious amounts of British beauty bloggers I follow, so when I found out I could try them out for myself, I didn't hesitate. I chose a variety of products to get the best sense of the brand and I've been using them for a few weeks now.

The I-Divine in "Vintage Romance" palette was the main product to spur my desire to try out the brand. I've been getting more and more interested in purple shades and the palette had a lot of variety. It's a bit too shimmery for my liking as I hate it when bits of glitter fallout on to my cheeks and for the life of me I can't get them off unless I remove basically all my makeup. If I'm extremely careful though, I usually can get all the product on my lids without much fallout. The colors are extremely pigmented, but take some time to blend together evenly. Overall it's a great palette that I'm happy to have in my collection for night looks and days where I'm looking for a lot of sparkle. 

I chose the Blush in "Pixie Pink"  based on the fact it was so bright. I tend to go towards more "flush" looking blushes and I wanted to see what a blush that packed a lot of color looked like. If applied lightly, this blush adds a very nice wash of color to the cheeks. It is a bit chalky though so you really have to blend it in if you have skin like mine that shows off chalky really well. It's not a blush I will be reaching for all that often, but it definitely helps to round out my collection.

The Glo Face and Body Highlighter in "Bronze Baby" I was really excited for after seeing all the hip over the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks. I didn't see the value in dropping over $40 so when I saw this on the Sleek website I was eager to see if it could possibly be a dupe. It isn't. It's somewhat difficult to work with and maybe it's because I have yet to get past the glittery top coat to the meat and potatoes of the product beneath. There's just something about it that makes it not look right on my skin. I'm still working with it though in the hopes that I can figure out the trick to it.

The True Colour Lipstick in "Baby Doll" was a last minute purchase that I regret deeply. As soon as I put it on my lips I knew I had made a very poor decision. It reminds me very much of the NYX Matte Lipsticks I reviewed quite a while ago. It's incredibly unflattering, shows all the flakes and marks on your lips, and is a downright ugly color to be honest. 

Overall I think Sleek MakeUP has some promising products like their palettes, but is not a brand I'll be running back to for lipsticks or highlighters any time soon. It's one of those brands where you can get really lucky, or get really crappy products.

Have you tried Sleek MakeUp before? What is your favorite product from the brand?

xoxo Kayla

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