Oh so Sleek

As I slowly start incorporating more and more of the makeup I picked up in London in my routine, I’m finally getting to the point where I feel like I’ve used a particular product enough times to warrant a write up. I’ve actually been using these little bits from Sleek quite a bit since they made their way back Stateside with me.

Sleek Makeup Haul

I ended up picking up the Sleek Face Contour Kit in medium, and their blush in Rose Gold and Antique. The packaging is a semi-matte black, and actually reminds me a lot of some of the NARS products.

Sleek Makeup Haul Superdrug

Unfortunately, the outside is going to get dirty. It seems like all of the random remnant powder floating around in my makeup bag gravitates to these like they’re magnetic. I do really like how portable they are though, they close pretty securely so I’m never afraid of them coming open and getting my bag even more messy. That being said – they aren’t difficult to open either (huge pet peeve of mine, keeping a product so secure that even I can’t get into it – I mostly find this happens with tin containers…). The mirror is a nice size too.

Sleek Makeup Blush Rose Gold Antique

By far my favorite is the blush in Rose Gold (pictured right). It looks exactly like the name implies, it is just stunning. I may or may not have went through a few different Boots locations before I was able to find it too. #MakeupAddictOnAMission. I’ve read that it might be a dupe for the Nars blush in Deepthroat, but I haven’t made it to Sephora recently to swatch it. When I finally do, I’ll post the results on Twitter/Instagram to let you know how well that rumor rings true. Antique (pictured left) on the other hand, is a bit of a browny-dusty-rose color. I really like it for days that I don’t feel like spending time on a contour, but just want a little sweep of color. A little bit of an all in one if you will. Both shades are pretty blendable, so you won’t end up with that tell-tale line unless that’s the look you’re after.

Sleek Makeup Face Contour Kit Medium

I picked up the Face Contour Kit in medium, but even after spending time under the African sun, I wish I would have picked it up in light. Not necessarily because of the intensity of the color, but mostly the undertones. The bronzer is a little more orange than I’d like, but thankfully it’s not too noticeable unless you pile it on. All in all it’s a pretty decent little bargain kit to have around. Are there other contour kits that are better quality? Of course. But the less than $10 price tag on this one still makes it pretty appealing. Especially if you are just starting out with the contour trend.

Sleek Makeup Blush and Contour Swatches Rose Gold Antique Medium
You can find the Sleek blush in Rose Gold and Antique here and here, and the Face Contour Kit here. Have you used any products by Sleek before? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.


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  • I’ve never tried anything by Sleek but I have wanted to for so long!

    Holly | holly la beau

  • i have the sleek face form kit and it’s to die for! love the contour shade in there.

    brooke | brooke elise beauty

    • That’s the one that comes with the blush too, right? I originally wanted to get that one instead, but it seemed to be sold out at all of the Boots I went too. /=
      I wonder if it’s a different shade of bronzer or the same…

  • Have and love this! I get on well with Sleek cheek colour, but all the lip stuff I try falls short. Shame, because there are some lovely colours in the range!

    • I almost picked up one of their lip products, and the realized I probably had three others in the exact same color from Kiko/S&G/Etc… Haha. Glad I passed on it. But yes, sooooo in love with their blush [=

  • Anam Baig

    I also wanna give that contour kit a try.

  • Ayre

    love those shades… one day I’ll try Sleek products


    • If you can get a hold of them, they are such an incredible bargain!

  • Alice Young

    I’ve been wanting the Sleek Rose Gold blush, it’s so pretty!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  • I have a few products by Sleek and I almost never use them. What happened is that I ordered super bright colors online without realizing that their products tend to be crazy pigmented, so they’re a bit hard to work with for me. I have the Blush By 3 palette in Pumpkin (I think) and even with a feathery light hand the blushes are a little too bright for my taste.
    The Rose Gold blush looks absolutely gorgeous though, and the contour kit sounds like a great deal!

    • Oh no! I’m so sorry they ended up being a bit too bright for you. It’s so hard picking out bases for me online since it’s so hard to really see what undertones there are and how pigmented it actually is. ]=

  • I actually wanted to buy the Contour Kit when I decided to try out contouring, but somehow the Smashbox contour palette won me over. I might still buy the Sleek Contour Kit to practice with though (a).

    xx Izzy | Qthee

    • The Smashbox one looks so pretty. How do you like it so far?

      • I love the contour and the bronze powder, but the highlighter doesn’t do much for me since I’m very pale. It’s just too light. Nevertheless, I like the packaging (it’s very sturdy, has a mirror) and the brush that comes along with the kit. And I’m a fan of matte contour powders and all three are matte. The powder applies very easily and is very pigmented (blending is key). Plus, the how-to-contour sticker makes contouring quiet easy. So, yeah, I like this product :D.

        xx Izzy

  • I have Sleek Contour Kit (Bronzer, Highlighter, Blush). Bronzer and Blush (also Rose Gold) are really good, but highlighter it’s too much ‘pinky’.