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Sleek Makeup Haul, Photos and Swatches

There are a lot of fabulous makeup brands that aren’t sold in the US. Luckily for me, many of them can be purchased online (if you’re willing to pay a premium for shipping). I’d been hearing a lot about Sleek makeup on the various blogs I read so I decided to try it out.

I absolutely hate paying for shipping, but I knew I would have to pay it if I wanted to get my hands on some Sleek. I ordered a lot of stuff in the hopes that it would make me feel better about the $13 charge. I got a little bit of everything.
Storm Palette:
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Swatched in same order as above.
Swatched in same order as above.

 

I’m really impressed with most of this palette. The shimmery shades are buttery smooth and well pigmented. I’m not as impressed with the three matte shades though. The lightest matte (left side, 3rd from the bottom) is decent, but the dark brown and black shades (top two on right side) didn’t swatch well at all. The shimmery shades only required one quick pass of my finger to get the swatch seen in the photo above. After three passes with my finger on the mattes, they were still really sheer. I tried using the sponge applicator tool included with the palette to see if it applied better that way, but it didn’t show up any better that way. I might just be spoiled because I’m used to Inglot’s matte shadows, which are without a doubt my HG mattes.
Blushes:
Rose Gold
Rose Gold

 

Pan Tao
Pan Tao

 

L-R: Rose Gold blended, Rose Gold swatched heavily, Pan Tao blended, Pan Tao swatched heavily
L-R: Rose Gold blended, Rose Gold swatched heavily, Pan Tao blended, Pan Tao swatched heavily

 

These blushes are so soft and smooth. I was concerned about Pan Tao because of my issues with Sleek’s matte eyeshadows, but it certainly doesn’t suffer from sheerness or chalkiness. Rose Gold isn’t anything like I expected it to be. It has a LOT of shimmer, so I’m a little concerned it might make me look like a disco ball. The blended swatch is quite pretty though, so I’m hoping that applying it sheerly will give a soft glow instead of a shimmer bomb.

Face Contour Kit: 
Face Contour Kit in Light
Face Contour Kit in Light

 

L-R: Highlighter and bronzer swatched heavily, highlighter and bronzer blended
L-R: Highlighter and bronzer swatched heavily, highlighter and bronzer blended

 

I contour my cheekbones daily with Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster and the highlight shade in the MAC Pink Power MSF. I love the way it looks, but the two compacts take up a lot of room in my makeup bag. I usually stay over at a friend’s house at least once a week, and often for entire weekends, so I try to bring as little with me as possible. When I saw this contour kit with a bronzer and highlight in one skinny little compact I knew I wanted to give it a shot. The bronzer is matte, which I love, and doesn’t pull the least bit orange. The highlighter is a little bit frosty, but it blends nicely so I think it can be used sparingly.

Creme to Powder Foundation Tester Kit:

Creme to Powder Foundation Tester Kit in Light
Creme to Powder Foundation Tester Kit in Light

 

L-R: Shell, Sand, Calico, Bamboo, Latte
L-R: Shell, Sand, Calico, Bamboo, Latte

 

Ack, I have no idea why my arm looks so ghostly white in that picture. I swear I’m much tanner than that! But I digress.

I bought this because I liked the idea of having a tiny little foundation palette to toss in my bag for touch-ups. I plan on using this more as a concealer palette. Clearly Shell and Sand are going to be used the most, but I think Latte and Bamboo might be good bronzing bases or subtle contouring shades.

Kohl Eyeliner Pencils:

L-R: Green Ivy, Sheer Marine, Gold
L-R: Green Ivy, Sheer Marine, Gold

 

After swatching these, I must say I’m a little disappointed. The swatches took quite a few passes to reach the opacity that you see here, and all three crumbled while I swatched. The Green Ivy pencil was the smoothest. I’ll have to see how these work on my eyes, I might have to try warming them up with my hair dryer before trying to apply them.

Pout Polishes: 

Pink Cadillac
Pink Cadillac

 

Electro Peach
Electro Peach

 

L-R: Electro Peach, Pink Cadillac
L-R: Electro Peach, Pink Cadillac

 

I was expecting these Pout Polishes to be extremely sheer, but I was hoping they’d add a bit of color while keeping my lips moisturized As you can see from the swatches, they actually give a fair amount of color. I wore Pink Cadillac today for a few hours and I loved the subtle pop of pink. These aren’t the type of gloss where all of the shades look identical once you put them on your lips. Pink Cadillac also gave a good dose of moisture and stayed on my lips for about 2 hours (I ate after 2 hours, so it obviously didn’t survive that!). It was stickier than a balm, but not as sticky as most lipglosses.

And that’s a wrap! I’m excited about using these products in the coming weeks. I’m really impressed with most of what I’ve swatched here. I know I was hoping that I wouldn’t feel the urge to order more Sleek after getting such a  big haul, but I definitely am eager to try out some more blushes and Pout Polishes.
Have you tried anything from Sleek? Anything else I should try out

About Kayla

A small-town girl with an itty bitty wild side. I love makeup, fashion, travel, movies, hiking, coffee, and my Kindle.

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