That Sleek makes some great eyeshadow palettes was already know to me, but I had yet to try their face palettes. I am familiar with their blushes, but their bronzers and highlighters I had never tried before. So when I was in the UK and stumbled upon this palette for fair skin I was curious to see what it would be like.
Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette in Fair
Sleek is a brand known for its amazing pigmentation and great quality products at a reasonable price. Their blushes are super pigmented and their eyeshadows blend nicely. For the longest time the Face Form palettes weren’t high on my list. That was until I swatched them in store. The color fair seemed to have a bronzer light enough without becoming muddy, a warm toned champagned highlight that complements my skin tone and a pretty blush that is close to Sleek’s Rose Gold which is a dupe for NARS Orgasm: one of my favorite all time blush colors.
Sleek Face Form palettes come in the same black packaging as the eyeshadow and blush palettes. The outer casing (in my case it was unfortunately torn, but it was the last one they had) is the only way you can tell them apart in an easy way. The palettes always look sturdy but the click closure has led to some broken nails the past. Since all the palettes are identical, I ended up labeling mine on the front so it is easy to see which one is which.
The palette comes in Sleek black packaging with the brand name printed on the front in glossy letters. The name of the palette can be found on the back. Sleek Face Form palettes retail for 9.99 pounds in Boots and Superdrug at UK drugstores or online on their official website Sleekmakeup.com. The palette is available in Fair, Light, Medium and Dark. I chose Fair, but I do feel that both Light and Fair looked very similar in the pan.
When you open the palette you are rewarded with a mirror that stretches the full length of the palette. That is one thing that I like about Sleek. They don’t waste product by adding in flimsy brushes or covering up half the mirror. Their products are all about the product and so you receive a fair amount of product in their palettes. One palette contains 20 grams of product.
The color selection here is spot on I feel. These look they are going to be wearable face colors for someone with my skin tone. Since the packaging was torn in store, I opened up the palette to see whether the product itself was still in tact and that’s when I truly fell in love with this product. Isn’t it absolutely gorgeous?
The bronzer is a light chocolate brown shade. It reminds me of Too Faced’s Milk Chocolate Soleil bronzer which I have. That is a very nice light bronzer that is great for pale skin like mine. Even though I am not as fair at the moment as I usually am I love how this is a matte bronzer that will look good on me whether it is summer or winter.
The highlighter is a warm toned champagne color. It reminds me of The Balm’s Mary Lou-Manizer, but it is in fact a lot more subtle on the cheeks (for a full review of that, click here). Where this looks quite intense in the swatch, it is easy to blend this out and give yourself a sheer but glowing finish. Using a light hand is still recommended, but with a good highlighter brush I find that is no problem.
The blush in here is a vibrant coral shade with golden sheen. It is very similar to Sleek’s Rose Gold, but not quite like that classic. And since Sleek’s Rose Gold is a dupe for NARS Orgasm that is what you can compare this with. I feel this blush has more gold in it than Orgasm though, but it is absolutely stunning on the cheeks. As with the other two products: a little goes a long way. So use a light hand and a fluffy brush (I prefer a Real Techniques stippling brush for applying Sleek blushes).
On the swatches are intense. As you can see, the highlighter is a tad powdery and not as silky as its The Balm counterpart. That I think is the reason why the highlight of this isn’t as intense as with Mary Lou-Manizer. The bronzer seems to have a bit of an orange undertone on my arm, but I find that on my cheek it works really well and doesn’t look muddy. The blush is on a whole other level. Look at that shine!
And just so we can all admire the prettiness close up: the swatches from another angle.
On my cheeks I only applied a very subtle layer. Like I said, I have fair skin so I don’t want to look like a muddy disco ball that’s been out too long in the sun. The gorgeous golden sheen of the blush is a bit lost in these pictures, but I think that may be, because the highlight is ‘taking over’ and overruling the effect. The bronzer mimics the hollow of my cheek nicely and the three shades go perfectly together on my skin.
I can conclude that if you find the right Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush palette in the shade for your skin tone, that you have a one-stop-shop for all things face in one handy compact. This would be a perfect palette for travel as you have all you need in one go. That’s why I feel this may very well come with me on my US/ Canada trip this summer. The colors are gorgeous, pigmentation is like you could expect from Sleek and the product blends like a dream and stays on nicely. Yes, I’m in love.
Would you buy this product? Why?