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Sunday, July 15, 2012

In the Limelight: Sleek Makeup Blush in Rose Gold Product Review

Sleek Makeup has made its mark on beauty aficionados worldwide for their inexpensive yet good quality makeup. Their eye shadows, blushes, and lip products all scream pigment which isn't the case with other inexpensive products. I was keeping myself from purchasing any of their blushes even though there were hundreds of raves because I knew I didn't need any more cheek colours but when I found a good deal online, I caved in and got Rose Gold. It is one of those blushes that are being compared to NARS Orgasm (again, I wonder why there are a lot of Orgasm-ish shades) and even though I no longer own that said blush, I can clearly remember how it looks. Let's see if it can pass as a dupe for the said blush or if I even like it at all.

Sleek Makeup describes their blushes as....

A highly pigmented blusher to brighten and define cheekbones. The silky-fine formulation provides long lasting blusher which helps to create a subtle but radiant cheek area. 
Apply using a small powder/blusher brush, by swirling the brush over the surface of the blusher. Tap off excess powder and apply onto the apples of the cheeks to emphasise your cheeks and your smile, or just below the cheek bone to create a sculpted look. 8g

What I like:

  • The compact is small and sturdy and does not totally look cheap. It is indeed very sleek.
  • There is a mirror inside the compact which is very useful for touch ups.
  • The shade is a gorgeous peach-pink shade with gold flecks.
  • Very pigmented. On the swatch below, I only dabbed my finger and did not even swipe it across the blush yet I was able to get that much product.
  • Lasts a few hours which is acceptable.
  • No allergic reactions, no breakouts either.
  • Inexpensive for Php 400-450 for 8g of product.
  • Has a shelf life of 24 months or two years. 
  • Now locally available, thanks to distributors and resellers.

What I don't like:
  • A very pretty shade, albeit too shimmery for my liking. It is a "shining, shimmering, splendid" blush. If shimmers are your thing, you will definitely love this. I'd choose iridescence over shimmers any time of the day.
  • Oxidizes on me and looks bronze-y after a couple of hours on me.

Overall rating: 4/5 Aside from oxidizing on me, I can't say this isn't a good blush because it is. The shimmer thing is just a personal preference.

Will I buy again?  In case I decide to, I'll probably go for Flamingo which is another pretty shade. :) But I don't see myself purchasing a blush from them soon. :)



Have you tried Sleek blushes? How do you find it and what shades would you recommend?

Have a blessed Sunday, super awesome peeps! :P



  1. yeh, i've tried this one, i love love the packaging, super great for travel.
    the consistency is very similar to nars' but a tad chunkier than theBalm's ;-)

    1. I agree with you observation regarding its texture. I dig the packaging as well.

  2. Sleek blush is pretty color. I don;t have this product but what I head some blog and site review, said is it a pigmented. when I saw it color can tell how so pretty... have a good sunday to you and your family :-)

    1. It is indeed a pretty shade and pigmented, but it's just a tad too shimmery for my liking. Try it too! Have a great week to you and your family. :-)

  3. Pammy I totally agree with your review though very pretty when swatched I just think it will emphasize my pores.

    1. I agree on how it can emphasize someone's pores. If you give the swatch a closer look, the blended side, you'll see more shimmers than pigment. But it could just be that I didn't blend it well enough. Still, too shimmery. :-/

  4. ive never tried sleek items pa pero ive been meaning to as in konti nalang hehe

    1. Go, I think their products are value for money naman. :)

  5. wow the color and the packaging looks nice, but I think they went overboard with the shimmer and glitter... I think it should be for the eyes or lips only and not on the cheeks... :)

  6. this is one of my fave blushes, to use on clients! but it looks blah if used on oily faced individuals. so I normally use this on clients with normal to dry skin. This really gives that beautiful glow especially at night time.

  7. I'm brokenhearted to see this doesn't fit me at all. Puro gold flecks lang yung nagshow up on my NC30 skin. I was told I looked like a gold fish. :(


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