Sleek Antique blush

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.

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Outdoor swatches, under direct natural light.

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Indoor swatches, in the conservatory so still under natural light.

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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).

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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!

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Comments: 3

  1. Jess November 18, 2013 at 7:26 am Reply

    OMG!!! these blushes are all so pretty. I super love blush B and C. They seem to blend well with the skin for they are light and seem natural on skin. I can’t wait to have them =)

    • Nicole November 18, 2013 at 10:14 am Reply

      Sleek blushes are excellent, even in comparison with high-end products. :)

  2. Alice July 12, 2014 at 10:37 am Reply

    Hi :)
    Do You think it’s worth to have both, Honour and Antique? Aren’t they too similar?

    Alice =^.^=

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