Part of Sleek’s Romance collection for autumn 2013, Antique is an interesting blush shade in that it is quite hard to describe. My best attempt is this: a bronzed rose with silver sparkle which, while not superfine, is not too in-your-face either.
As you can see by the pictures below (which were taken under natural light but as the sun abandoned us), it is a shade that will probably flatter most skintones, although it could look muddy on fairer ladies if we are not careful. The sparkle is noticeable but not exaggerated.
Outdoor swatches, under direct natural light.
Indoor swatches, in the conservatory so still under natural light.
To put things into context, I did comparison swatches with a few of my similar-looking blushes, some matte and some shimmery or metallic. I have labelled the first pictures for reference, and the blushes used are: A) Benefit Dallas; B) Sleek Antique; C) Sleek Honour; D) NARS Douceur; E) Shu Uemura M Amber 89 (old gen); and F) Shu Uemura M Amber 86 (also old gen).
Again, the swatches are pictured in different lighting conditions to show differences in tone and texture. I hope this is helpful to someone out there!