The Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette came out in December and while I’ve never succumbed to buying any of the Naked palettes I’ve always been on the lookout for dupes (as always). Even though I haven’t found anything exact, I did come across the Oh So Special palette while browsing the Sleek section in Superdrug. The Naked 3 palette made me swoon over soft and dusky pink eye shadows, and on an average day I’ve always been a neutral kind of gal when it comes to my eyes. However this palette gave me the urge to go for something out of my comfort zone.
Products I used:
- Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 303 True Nude
- Sleek Luminous Pressed Powder in LPP 03 – as a bronzer
- Sleek Blush in Flamingo 937
- Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Medium 3
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer
- Sleek Au Naturel 601 Palette – Cappuccino as a base, Taupe as a inner corner highlight, Bark as a brow filler
- Sleek The Original 594 Palette – Gold shimmer shade for the outer corner and crease
- Loreal Superliner Perfect Slim in Intense Black – on the eyelid
- Rimmel Scandeleyes Mascara in 001 Black
- Primark natural lashes (not sure of the name)
- No. 7 Eyelash curler
- Natural Collection eyeliner in White – in the bottom waterline
- Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Barely There 776 – dabbed on using my fingertip
Sleek Eau La La Liner in Blue Moon 323, Sleek Glitter Eyeliner in Caribbean 272 & Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps in Hearts Black on Gold
If you read my last post, I explained that I recently celebrated my 21st Birthday, and I thought it would be nice to show what beauty related presents I received that I could put in this blog. I was so chuffed with everything I got, and was so excited to try it all out! I haven’t managed to use everything yet, so I’m not able to give a review, but I know I will end up with some favourites that I will definitely be blogging about soon!
I was given Sleek Eau La La Liner in Blue Moon 323, a gorgeous, creamy blue pencil eyeliner with a soft felt tip applicator. I’ve never tried blue eyeliner, but I know that it’s supposed to look amazing with blue eyes which I have, and can make your eye colour really pop. I’m going to try it with Sleek Glitter Eyeliner in Caribbean 272 on my eyelids, a really pretty, sparkly blue liquid eyeliner. This was another gift I recieved, and I think they would go really well together with a shimmery gold eyeshadow. I can’t wait to try the look out.
I also received Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps in Hearts Black on Gold. If you read my post on my review of Nail Wraps, you will know I love these! I am desperate to put them on, but I know as soon as I use them I won’t be able to again, (obviously unless I buy a new set myself) so I’m saving them for an extra special occasion. They are so cute, I love the hearts and I know they will look lovely on.
The makeup I have been lusting for for a while now are the Sleek Makeup Palettes. I was so happy to receive two of them! I got the Original 594 and the Au Naturel 601. The Au Naturel Palette is perfect for every day looks, especially the lighter brown, beige and cream shades, but it also comes with some shimmery darker shades which are great for night out looks as well and giving definition to your eyes. I’ve started to use Moss and Bark in the day, and Nougat for a highlighting colour.
The Original Palette is perfect for trying out more colourful and daring looks, with some highly pigmented shades these are amazing quality eyeshadows. I know will want to try out looks with all of the colours, as they will blend well together and look really pretty. I’ve so far used the black and the bronzier shades and I’m really impressed.
I had an amazing birthday, I mainly received some beautiful jewellery, as well as what I’ve shown, and I’m really grateful for everything I got!
Thanks for reading. xo
I’ve been eyeing up Sleek’s makeup stand in Superdrug for a while now, having bought one of their Tinted Lip Conditioners a few months ago.
Their Pout Polish has been compared to Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge, however I think the consistency of Sleek’s Lip Conditioner is much thinner and has more of a glossy coverage, where the Pot Rouges focus more on colour. The only thing I find similar is the packaging.
Even though the Pout Polish has a subtle colour, I love using it throughout the day. It’s really moisturising, and it smells amazing. I just can’t put my finger on what it actually smells like! I bought mine in Peach Perfection.
Sleek Makeup Pout Polish in Peach Perfection – £4.30 (I’ve used this to death as you can see)
My recent purchase from Sleek is their Blush in Flamingo. It appears in the palette as a really scary, bright pink. I immediately thought this could be too much, but having used MAC’s Powder Blush in Frankly Scarlet for years, which is a really bright red/pink, I knew how I would apply the colour.
Only a tiny amount is needed on the brush; once it’s on I tap the excess off then I apply it to my cheekbones. It leaves a really pretty pink shade on the cheeks and gives a healthy flush of colour without looking doll-like.
This blush reminds me of NARS Blush; to me the consistency is pretty much the same, the packaging looks nearly identical and comparing the price of NARS’ at £21, I’d rather buy Sleek’s at a fraction of the price.
Sleek Makeup Blush in Flamingo – £4.30
Sleek Makeup has really impressed me with the quality and the prices; I’ll definitely be going back for something new soon.