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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.