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Sleek Makeup Pomegranate Blush + O.M.G! Lipstick | Review, Swatches, and The Look.

As promised, here is the second installment of my Sleek Makeup product review. I decided to hit two birds with one stone and just put the blush and lipstick together in one post. Mostly because I ended up using both products together in one 'look'.

First up, the Pomegranate Blush.

Sleek and chic!

With its sturdy and sleek black casing, the Blush looks like the mini-me of the Sleek Eyeshadow palette. And perhaps they made the case a little too sturdy as I had a hard time opening it. I actually had to insert a knife through that slit in the middle just to pry it open.

But the effort was all worth it once you see what's inside.

Blush, and nothing but!

A gorgeous spread of plum with subtle hints of pink shimmer to it. I love that it has a mirror and while some of you may disagree, I actually love the fact that there's no brush included. Because I get to have an entire pan of blush and blush alone - all 8 grams of it!

As described by Sleek Makeup, Pomegranate is "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." 

Pomegranate on my arm.

True enough, this shade does not fall short when it comes to color pay-off and pigmentation. But don't be intimidated by the swatch pictured above. I intentionally brushed a generous amount on my skin just to emphasize how vivid the color can be. This blush is also quite easy to blend, and I love its dewy effect on the cheeks.

Pomegranate on my cheeks.

And for Php 450, you do get your money's worth with this product.

Notice my lips? That's Sleek's True Colour Lipstick in O.M.G!
Yes, exclamation point included.

I told you, it's called O.M.G!
The name, I reckon, must be from the reaction elicited when you see the lipstick itself.

And another gush of OMG! :)
O.M.G!, as stated in the official website, is "a superb highly-pigmented lipstick enriched with Vitamin E which leaves amazingly rich shades on the lips with only a single coat."

Whoever is in-charge of these product descriptions must be a very honest person. Because really, all you need is a single coat of this lipstick.

One stroke!
I was a little confused with the formulation, though. The label obviously says it's 'Sheen' so I was expecting some 'shining shimmering splendid'. But as you can see from the swatch, it looks more matte than sheen.

And I must admit, I was slightly taken aback with the starkness of this red orange shade. At the back of my mind I was thinking, "Did Achi Pao really think I could pull this color off?" I was a bit unsure if I could, but was flattered with the challenge of wearing something this bold and vivid.

My out-of-focus macro selca captured the lip color just right. Daebak! :)
But I guess I managed to pull it off with this look.

I had to dab a bit of gloss though, because my lips looked a tad dry with its pseudo-sheen seemingly-matte formulation. (I'm not a huge fan of mattes, you know.) On the contrary, this lipstick doesn't feel dry on the lips and has an impressive color stay of 6 to 7 hours max. You can even skip the lip liner when you're wearing this particular shade.

The Php 450 retail price, though, may be a bit too much for drugstore makeup connoiseurs. But considering how highly-pigmented this product is (ergo, a little goes a long way), dishing a few extra bucks from your usual lipstick budget wouldn't hurt too much.

Face:  L'Oreal Base Magique Primer + Missha Signature Complete Real BB Cream # 21
Eyes: Almay Intense i-Color Trio for Hazels + Avon Simply Pretty Eyeshadow Duo, Avon Gel Eyeliner in Blackberry, Avon Super Curlacious Waterproof Mascara in Black, Ever Bilena Eyebrow Liner in Brown
Cheeks: Sleek Makeup Blush in Pomegranate
Lips: Sleek Makeup Sheen Lipstick in O.M.G! + MAC Clear Lip Gel

To cap this entry, here's what I think of the two products.

Sleek Makeup Blush in Pomegranate

What I love:

- Sleek and chic packaging
- Gorgeous shade of plum
- Highly pigmented but easy to blend
- Good staying power
- The 'dewy effect' on your cheeks
- Suitable for sensitive skin
- The mirror inside the compact
- No brush, all blush!
- Affordable price of Php 450

What I don't like:

- Compact is a bit difficult to open 

Sleek Makeup Sheen Lipstick in O.M.G!

What I love:

- Unconventional, oval-shaped tube
- Bold and vivid color
- Highly pigmented
- Excellent staying power
- Non-drying

What I don't like:

- Not as sheen as I would have expected to be

Sleek Makeup is officially distributed in the Philippines by Ms. Smile of Updated Trends. Purchases can be made through her Multiply store, or at bazaars such as this. Stocks are also readily available with Ms. Sol of Digital Traincase.

If you want to check out more Sleek Makeup and see the products in actual, better visit the bazaars where Updated Trends and Digital Traincase participate in. You may place your orders or inquire about their upcoming bazaar schedules through the following:

Facebook: Sleek Makeup PH / Digital Traincase
Multiply: Updated Trends / Digital Traincase
Twitter: Digital Traincase

While the products featured above were given to me for free, the opinions expressed in this article are entirely my own.

Sharing with This or That Thursday, Color Connection, Pink Friday, Pink Saturday and Shadow Shot Sunday.

16 replies:

momto8 said...

thanks for the review!! I need a lot of make up help!!

Lisa said...

Great review! I looks great on you!!!!

Heather said...

Great Color and review! It looks beautiful on you.

deb duty said...

Very pretty color.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Love ko talaga yang nunal mo sis. Here for Pink Sat mwah!

Jessica said...

beautiful pink blush and shirt Sis
:-) you look gorgeous too :-) Visiting from Pink Fridays, hope that you can return a pink visit too.

Czjai said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments everyone.

Blush naman ako at Ate Rose's comment. :D

J.Rylie.C said...

I like your deep red lipstick Tita! Thanks for joining Color Connection. Yay, mommy is letting me blog today.. Hooray!

Kelly said...

Now that's a sexy-colored lipstick!

Chubby Chieque said...


Love the red lipstick. Hanep talaga ang Pinas no? Trendy din.

Happy SSS,


lanie said...

pretty color, i love make up! visiting you on pink friday hope you could visit me too!
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Chubskulit Rose said...

Nagbabalik for SSS2. Thank you for your gorgeous contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Shadows of Nothingness, have a blessed Sunday!

Leah H. said...

Super like ko yung blush on, ganda ng kulay:)

Visiting for Pink Friday- hope you can stop by:)

Leah H. said...

Visiting again for color connection- hope you can stop by:)

emzkie said...

thats a pretty blush!

from pf

gRaSyAh said...

I love the color of the lipstick! So vibrant!!

Late visit from Pink Fridays!