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!|
|And another gush of OMG! :)|
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.
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! :)|
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.
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
What I don't like:
- Not as sheen as I would have expected to be
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:
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While the products featured above were given to me for free, the opinions expressed in this article are entirely my own.
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