Exploring Sleek Makeup

Exploring new brands is always a lot of fun, I've found quite a few favourites thanks to just taking a chance with a brand I've not delved into before. Sleek came to my attention a while ago when I was recommended their compact Contour Palette and back then I didn't even know about their prices. I would say Sleek are in the high end spectrum but very low down within it; their products are just above drug store price braquets, but way above in quality. Whilst pricing is everything when you class a product as 'high end', I think quality plays a massive role in that too. What are your latest beauty discoveries? Tried Sleek Makeup before?

As it was the first product I tried, the Face Contour Kit has always been a stand out for me, and was the reason I wanted to explore Sleek a lot further. You can see it's not very big and, to be honest, isn't for the contour obsessed. Whilst I do contour, it's not a huge part of my everyday makeup routine so this little gem was perfect for me. 
For £6.49, it wasn't a huge investment like the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, but does a fine job. It comes it three shades; light, medium and dark, all in the same classic Sleek packaging. It's contour shade is pigmented, buildable and blendable; on the highlight side, you get a light, luminous highlighting powder that delivers a delicate yet gorgeous finish. It's small, slim and fits neatly into my makeup bag (and lets face it, that's probably overfilled anyway). 
Since Too Faced's Chocolate Bar eye shadow palette become a prominent part of my life, my expectations for eye shadows have gone way up. Pigment is a must; fall out is super annoying; and range of colours is essential. Whilst Sleek's I-Divine Eye Shadow Palette collection sells for only £7.99, it's quality and range will surprise you. There are 17 palettes in this collection, so you have plenty of choice when it comes to finding your perfect set. Mine, the Enchanted Forest palette, closely resembled the colours in Too Faced's original and Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar's, with an array of 12 gorgeous colours

You can achieve smokey eye's, golden classics, summer berries and neutral blues with this set; it has a lot of potential and room to play around with. Each colour has a fantasy related name, like Fairy Godmother, and also comes in a chic black, understated case with a brush (which I'll only ever use once, as usual). 
Unless you've been stuck in a hole, you've probably noticed the insane upsurge of cosmetics companies creating matte liquid lipsticks (thanks Kylie!), Sleek being one of many to make an affordable rendition of this otherwise expensive of-the-moment thing. Matte Me, Sleek's new matte liquid lipstick collection, consists of 6 must have colours; Fandango Purple, Petal, Brink Pink, Birthday Suit, Rioja Red and Party Pink
I have the lipstick in Birthday Suit, a really wearable nude that is probably my favourite of the bunch. Everyone needs a nude in their collection, and this one is certainly a lipstick I turn to often. Birthday Suit is always selling out and I can see why, it's a very popular colour right now. Application wise its really, really easy; either use your finger or its strong, precision applicator for an even coverage. I prefer to use the applicator as it turns out looking amazing every time, and whilst Sleek say there's no need for a second layer (which really there isn't), if you wanted to add a second coat once the first is dried, it's so simple and effective. 

As far as wearability is concerned, I performed the tap water test and ran the water over my swatch without any wear or tear. That was the most surprising thing for me, it's so affordable yet so durable and doesn't dry out your lips like some other liquid lipsticks tend to do. Sleek have a brilliant formula and a great range of colours to make the impact you want. 
Visit Sleek's Social Hub to connect with them across platforms and visit their Get The Look page for inspiration and product recommendations for all skin types. Sleek also have their own blog which is a fun section of their sit for challenges, their latest releases and more. Furthermore, they're are the proud sponsors of Britain's Next Top model, so you can get the looks, behind the scenes and exclusive inside scoop on all the makeup featured on the show.

Have you delved into the world of Sleek Makeup? What's the latest new brand you've been trying out?

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