Friday, 11 April 2014

Sleek cheeks with a touch of Rose Gold

For one who loves makeup I have surprisingly few blushers in my collection and I seem to always use the same shade regardless of which look I'm going for. When I'm browsing the shops I never really get drawn in by blushers, or inspired by them in the way that other makeup products speak to me and there is rarely a color that screams: BUY ME! But since using different colors obviously creates different looks I know I should get some more blushers and more importantly, some more colors. I've mentioned before that I'm perfectly happy and probably won't think twice about splurging on some types of products - e.g. skin care, but blushers is definitely not one of those and my previous limited experience with premium brand blushers hasn't been fantastically positive. So having brushed lots of brands to the side I very quickly thought of Sleek since I've heard so many positive things about their blushers, and with 11 different shades and a few blusher palettes in their range I was confident I would find a couple of new colors for my cheeks. I picked up two new shades from the "classic" range of Sleek Blushers (£4.49) and the one that I'm showing today is the much talked about Rose Gold, which is considered a dupe for NARS Orgasm, but since I haven't actually tried the NARS blusher this isn't a comparison review, and I'll only focus on the qualities of Rose Gold today. 
The blush comes in fuss free and sturdy plastic packaging, and although it's not very glamorous or exciting it's functional and it does have a good sized mirror in the lid, which is always a bonus. Being such a reasonably priced product you shouldn't expect too much from the packaging, but a modest exterior shouldn't make you doubt the quality of the product, and to cut a long story short - the quality is excellent! The formula is very soft, smooth and creamy and you only need to dab your brush or the tip of your finger very lightly in it to pick up a good amount of product for a rosy cheeked look. If you use your fingers to apply the blush, you can really feel how silky and light and buildable the consistency is but it's also rich in pigmentation so you don't need an awful lot to create a lovely radiant glow. It's a fairly long lasting product and I would say that you get approximately 5 hrs wear from it - on me I've noticed that it's faded and doesn't have the same even coverage as when I applied it around mid to late afternoon, but to be honest it's about the same for most blushers that I've tried regardless of price point. The shade Rose Gold is a perfect muted coral color with a subtle golden shimmer, and on the cheeks it has a dewy bronzed peachy look which I think would suit fair to medium skin tones. It's a beautiful naturally radiant look and don't be put off by the shimmer, it's very faint and only adds a pretty highlighting touch and for me I think it'll be a perfect cheek color with a tan (just bring on the sun). I'm very impressed this budget beauty and it may have been my first Sleek blusher but it certainly won't be my last!



92 comments:

  1. Love it... I think it goes with all skin types...
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    1. You're probably right. It's a beautiful peachy shade, so fresh and natural :o). Xx

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  2. I love your first picture, so nice with the butterflies!

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    1. It's a lovely shade, and fantastic price too :o). Xx

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  4. I have suede and really like it Charlotte! Great review xx

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xx

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    1. Thank you so much Stacey, I'll check that out too - perhaps that'll be my next shade :o). Xx

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  5. I'm like you with blushes, own 5 in total and I'm never too excited about them, but this shade is definitely worth checking out, it's really nice. I just got a sample of Benetint and I'm loving it :)
    http://mummysbeautycorner.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah yes, I've seen their Lollitint - such a pretty pink :o). Xx

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  6. It's such a gorgeous shade for summer! I used it nonstop last year :)

    Blu Button Box

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  7. Omgsh I want this shade such a pretty rose gold color ... well reviewed dear
    xoxo
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    1. It's so versatile and I'm so impressed with the formula :o). Xx

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    1. Completely agree to get such quality at that price is amazing :o). Xx

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  9. I love Sleeks Rose gold <3 It's such a gorgeous colour! xx

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    1. Absolutely - and the gold shimmer is beautiful :o). Xx

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    1. Well, it's so affordable that you should treat yourself to it :o). Xx

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  11. Aww, an amazing blush and a pefect colour.
    Have a nice Weekend my dear.

    Silvi
    http://fashion-beauty-zone.blogspot.de/

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    1. It's really beautiful and the shimmer has just the right subtlety :o). Have a fabulous weekend :o). Xx

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  12. I am still yet to try anything from Sleek :-( im on a spending beauty ban this month so maybe next month :-)
    Great post!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

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    1. Hey Rachael, at least when you break your spending ban, you won't need to spend a fortune for a fantastic product :o). Xx

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  13. Love the color of that bush,it's perfect for spring..... :*

    FASHION with VALENTINA.

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    1. I completely agree, I'm already looking forward to seeing what new shades Sleek releases for the A/W collection :o). Xx

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  14. Wow vilken fin blush! Måste verkligen testa Sleeks makeup :)

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    1. Jaaaa - absolut, den är jättefin och Sleek produkterna är ju inte så dyra heller så kanske släng in en av deras snygga ögonskugge paletter också :o). Xx

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  15. Love this blush its so pretty! Pixie Pink is another great Sleek blush, its a real girly pink... And the trio's are fantastic aswell! :) xx

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    1. Hi Alisha, thanks for that recommendation - I'll definitely check that out :o). Xx

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  16. Wow that blush looks totally stunning!! I love this shade with the golden shimmer. I have a similar one from a limited edition that's not available anymore. So I need this one. Happy Friday Charlotte :)

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  17. Oh this is so pretty... I want this :)
    Lovely swatch and review
    Xoxo

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    1. Ah, that's so lovely of you - thank you :o). Xx

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  18. Very beautiful shade! It does look close to the Nars blush. Great review! xoxo Lauren

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    1. I'm curious about the difference in quality, but for now this will do nicely :o). Xx

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  19. Nice review. i liked your creativity, those lil butterflies are super cute! Will the blush color suit olive skin tone??

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    1. Thank you so much that's really lovely of you :o)! I think it will, and the golden undertone would probably look great! Xx

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  20. I have this blush as well and it's so gorgeous!
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    1. It is and the silky texture is wonderful to work with :o). Xx

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  21. This brand has great products. The blush has beautiful color and also great pigmentation. :)
    Fashion Happenss

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    1. I completely agree, it's a very lovely surprise :o). Xx

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  22. This looks like such a great blush. The color is beautiful!
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    1. I love the golden shimmer, I think it'll be gorgeous in the summer :o). Xx

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  23. I've really wanted to try out this blush but been a bit scared about it having too much shimmer?

    Em xx
    http://littlelandofem.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's not glittery as such, and it's very subtle :o). Xx

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  24. Wow looks really nice ♥ but unfortunately nars really hard to find at my country . And anyway thamks for sharing . Mind for following each other? Tell me

    Xx
    theanotherpartofme.blogspot.com

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  25. I know what you mean about not picking up enough blushers! I really really want to try a Sleek one, they look and sound so lovely.

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. And they're affordable so no need to feel guilty :o). Xx

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  26. i love this makeup!
    nice post!
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  27. that is such a pretty color..it has been on my wishlist for a while now and i think i need to order it asap!!

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    1. Oh you should, if you get it - let me know what you think of it :o). Xx

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  28. I love sleek blushers! I think this came with the face form palette I have and I seem to be wearing it every day, it creates a beautiful look x

    daisy-drops

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    1. I know what you mean - it's a great every day shade :o), Xx

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  29. beautiful color!

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    1. It's really beautiful and I think it would work with a lot of skin tones :o). Xx

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  30. Beautiful shade! I definitely want to try out some Sleek blushes.

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    1. They're incredible value for money, so just go for it :o). Xx

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  31. I love my Sleek blush in Flushed Charlotte - loads of pigment! This is definitely on my list! xx

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    1. Oooh, thank you for that - another shade to have a look at :o). Xx

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  32. A really lovely blusher like you I don't really use blusher, opting for a shimmer brick instead. Have a lovely weekend Lucy x

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    1. I do too, especially now that the weather is getting better, but it's really fun to try some new colors :o). Have a great weekend! Xx

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  33. It's so beautiful! Too bad we can't get Sleek here in Australia... :(

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

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    1. Ah, that's a shame - perhaps there are other dupes for Nars :o). Xx

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  34. Beautiful color. I think I need this color now.
    Beautetude

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    1. :o) - that's exactly how I felt when I saw it :o). Xx

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  35. Sleek Blushes are pretty amazing, they're so highly pigmented.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Definitely, I'm very impressed by them :o). Xx

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  36. Sleek is my favourite makeup brand by far! Their blushes are insanely pigmented and in such stunning shades too xx

    www.missmakeupmagpie.com ♡

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    1. Absolutely, it's a shame I haven't found a Boots that stock it so I can try the swatches on, but so far I've been lucky with the shades :o). Xx

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  37. I really love this shade, and I think Sleek products are so good for the price! I keep meaning to get one of their palettes, as you get 3 blushes for £10, which is amazing really. x

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    1. Hey Amber, I agree it's a great deal and the shades are so pretty too :o) Xx

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    1. It's a really lovely shade, I highly recommend it :o). Xx

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  39. That's a pretty blush color for the spring <3

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    1. Completely agree, it's a lovely peachy shade :o). Xx

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  40. Some high end blushers are completely worth the high end price tag; sorry you haven't found a decent high end one yet! (Illamasqua is a fantastic blush buy)
    I'm actually...not a fan of this blush. I think it's a bit too shimmery on me, but I do have to agree that Sleek does make ridiculously pigmented blushes!

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ

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    1. Thank you for the recommendation, I'll have a look at Illamasqua :o). Xx

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  41. I am just the same with blushers; I literally have two in my make-up collection! This one sounds lovely. I must try out some more shades soon. :) xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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    1. I don't think you'll be disappointed :o). Xx

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  42. This is my favourite blush at the moment I use it every day. I can't believe how cheap it is!

    Joey | www.asecretshopaholic.com

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    1. I agree with you - great price without compromising quality :o). Xx

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  43. It's so pretty! I cant believe its this cheap too, think I might have to buy it!:)x

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    1. It's well worth trying and I*m already looking forward to other shades I'll be getting :o). Xx

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  44. Thanks for this review!! I have nars orgasm blush and basing it on your photo above, I think it is quite similar!!! Would love to swatch this in sleek counter soon :)

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    1. Nars Orgasm is a great shade and I've heard so much about it, but for now I'll stick to this :o). Xx

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