Sleek Crème to Powder Blushes

sleek_blushes01UK brand Sleek Makeup is well known for its lovely, pigmented and very affordable powder blushes. It has now launched a new range of cream blushes that finish with a powder effect, and I couldn’t resist grabbing a few.

The Sleek Crème to Powder blushes are available in six shades, all named after flowers; the shop I visited only had four of them so I got them all, Pokémon-style! They are incredibly pigmented, so much so that my fingers were stained after swatching. And there is no shimmer in sight.

The packaging looks exactly like NARS’ – it remains to be seen if they’ll be as hard to remain clean as that brand’s infamous black casing; I imagine the fact that these are creams and not powers will be a relief for the slightly obsessive among us. On the bright side, they are easier to open than Sleek’s original blush packaging.



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And now to the swatches, in the same order as the products were pictures before: Gerbera is a warm orange, Pink Peony is a bright (almost neon) pink, French Rose is a mauvey rose and Crimson is a bright red shade. I swatches them full on and then sheered out to give a better idea of what they’d look like when applied.


I also photographed a couple of close-ups for good measure.

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Conclusion: These are excellent additions to Sleek’s range of blushes and continue the tradition of good colours and great pigmentation. I can’t comment on wear time and performance as I haven’t tested them on my face yet, but if previous experience is anything to go by I’m sure these will be winners.

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