Today I have the new Sleek Collection to show you, it's something I'm been waiting a long time for, so I'm very excited to show you! It's released today, so I made sure I was up and ready to head down to Superdrug to get my hands on it. The collection includes the standard three items, Au Natural Palette (£6.49), Suede Blush (£4.29) and Bare Minimum Pout Polish (£4.29). I'm sure or not if it's limited edition, I've heard conflicting information, but with the Oh So Special Palette being recently added to the collection it would be strange to see this entering the regular liner, we shall see!
Reviews will follow, these are just the initial swatches :)
The Pout Polish and Blush both have the abstract flower pictures printed on the actual packaging, the palette is plain black inside with the image only being on the cardboard sleeve. I thought this idea looked a bit tacky at first but now I have a fair few Sleek blushes and pout polishes it's great for telling them apart at a glance.
Incase you can't read my not so great picture...
Top Row L-R: Nougat, Nubuck, Cappuccino, Honeycomb, Toast, Taupe.
Bottom Row L-R: Conker, Moss, Bark, Mineral Earth, Regal, Noir.
In total there are 4 shimmer shades (Taupe, Conker, Moss and Mineral Earth) with the other 8 being matte shades.
|Top Row of shadows.|
Shadows in reading order - Nougat, Nubuck, Cappuccino, Honeycomb, Toast, Taupe.
These are all fairly pale colours which is why they aren't showing up so well on my skin, but the pigmentation is there. Depending on your skintone there is a great range of highlight and lid shades. Also the shade Taupe, I really wouldn't say was what I'd call Taupe, it's more of a champagne.
|Bottom Row of Shadows|
Shadows in reading order - Conker, Moss, Bark, Mineral Earth, Regal, Noir.
These are the darker shades, the range is great, with a matte black, varying shades of brown and a muted purple - more details in the full review, to follow. I can imagine making a great smokey eye with these shades, I'll have to try it this evening!
Bare Minimum Pout Polish
I've actually had Bare Minimum for a few weeks now, my Superdrug had it out early, so I can tell you what I think of the product fully, not just 'ooo pretty!'. In a nutshell, this is effectively clear on the lips but gives good moisturization and has an SPF15 in it. It also smells good and is smooth, but I know some aren't a fan of the Pout Polish smell.
If you want more details, I've talked more in the full review, a link can be found at the top of the post.
And finally onto the Blush, called Suede. It's a muted browny orange colour - less brown and more orange than my picture shows though, sorry! It's not like anything else I have, so I'm excited to try it out. Although being quite orange I'm a little apprehensive of how it's going to look on my super pale skin, only time will tell! But for those more tanned I can see this making a great nude blush.
|L-R: Suede Blush, Bare Minimum Pout Polish.|
First Impressions are good, the quality I'm come to expect from Sleek seems to be there and the colours, I'm hoping will work for daytime make-up looks - I'm starting a proper job soon, so I'll neede to get back in the swing of work friendly make-up, eek!
Thanks for reading my post, I hope you found the swatches useful, do you plan on picking anything up from this collection? Or is it a bit plain for you, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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