Think Pink with Sleek Creme to Powder Blush

Think pink
Think pink

When I think pink I’m usually thinking blush or lip products. I do love a light pink eyeshadow though and hope to share one with you in this series. But today I have a blush from SLEEK MakeUP that pushes all the right buttons for me.

Sleek MakeUP Creme to Powder Blush
Sleek MakeUP Creme to Powder Blush

press sample

First button: Crème to Powder Blush! I love creme/cream blushes more than the average bear. If you give me a choice between cream and powder I’m going to pick cream.

Second button: Crème to Powder Blush again. I usually don’t believe companies when they call their cream blushes “cream to powder” but this Sleek MakeUP blush is actually what it says it is. The blush starts off as a cream with an intense shot of color but blends down to a light powdery effect. It’s dewy upon application but becomes a powder soon after blending.

Sleek Creme to Powder Blush in Amaryllis
Sleek Creme to Powder Blush in Amaryllis

Third button: this isn’t greasy or moist. It’s a dry cream yet it blends without a problem. With some creme blushes your finger can practically sink down getting lost in the cream. But Sleek’s version is on the firm side while still easy to apply. There’s no problem getting the pigment onto your finger (which I use) or brush.

Sleek Amaryllis Creme to Powder Blush
Sleek Amaryllis Creme to Powder Blush
Sleek Amaryllis Creme to Powder Blush
Sleek Amaryllis Creme to Powder Blush

Fourth button is the price which is only $8.99 US. Even though Sleek MakeUP is a UK company, the prices are in US dollars and they ship quickly. Shipping is also free with a $35 order (I’ll have more reviews of Sleek MakeUP coming so it will be easy to find $35 worth of gorgeousness).

Sleek Amaryllis official swatch
Sleek Amaryllis official swatch
Sleek Amaryllis Crème to Powder blush swatch
Sleek Amaryllis Crème to Powder blush swatch

Fifth button is the color. While Sleek’s official swatch isn’t what I’ve found, I love how this looks on me. When I first apply it the color is as bright as my hand shows but then I blend with my finger and I end up with a bright yet subtle long lasting blush. I mostly wear neutral eyeshadows with lots of golds, browns, taupes and creams so you’d think I’d want a warmer blush – but I love the coolness of a pink blush on me. Sleek Crème to Powder blush is available in 6 shades (French Rose, Amaryllis, Gerbera, Carnation, Pink Peony and Crimson).

Sixth button is the ease of use. It’s recommended that you use your finger with this blush and that’s the way I use it. I blend with my finger or a sponge after. I try not to start with too much on my finger but if I do, it’s easy to blend down without starting over.

6 buttons + 6 shades + 1 reasonable price = a baker’s dozen of reasons you’ll like this as much as I do! — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane / Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera, Silica, Ozokerite, Beeswax, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis ( Jojoba ) Seed Oil. MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891 ( Titanium Dioxide ), CI 77492 ( Iron Oxide Yellow ), CI 77499 ( Iron Oxide Black ), CI 77491 ( Iron Oxide Red ), CI 15850:2 ( D&C Red 6 Ba. Lake ), CI 15850:1 ( D&C Red 7 Ca. Lake ), CI 19140:1 ( FD&C Yellow 5 Al. Lake ), CI 45410 ( D&C Red 28 Al Lake ).

 

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Christy Peeples DuBois | 15th Sep 15

    This is such a pretty color, though I’m not sure this color would work for me. I would love to feel the consistency of it from looking at the picture.

  2. Renu | 16th Sep 15

    I’m usually not a fan of creme blushes because they make my pores stand out, but this sounds like a more powdery and easy to work with creme.

  3. [email protected] | 16th Sep 15

    I am a big fan of cream blushes because they’re so easy to apply and they’re better for my dry skin. This blush from Sleek sounds fabulous since it really is a cream to powder. I wish Sleek was sold in stores somewhere because I’d love to see their entire product line.

  4. Lola Seicento | 16th Sep 15

    What a gorgeous shade of pink! Pink and a cream blush?! I’d say that this is a Marcia-perfect combination!

  5. Julie | 16th Sep 15

    After reading so many fabulous UK blogs, I have always wanted to try Sleek! I had no idea they shipped to the US, now I think I really need to give the brand a go!

  6. Mandy Chameleon | 16th Sep 15

    I’ve never gotten into cream blush, but the color looks really pretty!

  7. Heather | 16th Sep 15

    So pretty, pink is my favorite blush!

  8. Aleya Bamdad | 16th Sep 15

    I love that they contain jojoba oil. Not only are they pretty but they’re moisturizing too.

  9. Kat Dinges | 16th Sep 15

    So bright but oh my goodness I need!

  10. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 16th Sep 15

    That’s a gorgeous shade! Looks like you’ve got it all “buttoned” up. Sorry I couldn’t resist.

  11. Lisa Heath | 16th Sep 15

    I’ve never tried this brand but that looks incredible!

  12. Phyrra | 16th Sep 15

    That’s a lovely color!

  13. Kath TheFabZilla | 16th Sep 15

    That’s a beautiful pink!

  14. Bailey | 17th Sep 15

    Ooh, I love their powder blushes, but didn’t even know these existed. Might have to put together an order!

  15. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 17th Sep 15

    I LOVE Sleek products. I have a whole stash of their stuff 😀

  16. Erika | 17th Sep 15

    That’s a pretty, bright pink. I bought some Sleek back when for a giveaway but I’ve never tried it, myself. lol

  17. Eve | 17th Sep 15

    such a beautiful colour! love it! i think i’m gonna try it since its not too expensive!

  18. carleen | 17th Sep 15

    Ooooh! I would love this on I think! I like cream to powder and the shade is perfect.

  19. Babi C | 17th Sep 15

    I ADORE Sleek blushes! I really have to pick up a few more!

  20. Chelsea | 17th Sep 15

    I love the cream to powder formula! These colors are really pretty too

  21. Jamie | 19th Sep 15

    This blush looks beautiful!

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