A few weeks ago I was invited to a lovely Sleek Makeup event. Sleek is not a new brand here but it’s one that’s growing and expanding and it was great to get the opportunity to play with the makeup and check out all the new releases. I was lucky enought to leave the event with a little goody bag of treats and one of them was this I-Divine Au Naturel Palette. I already own and love the Sleek i-Divine Oh So Special Palette especially the Organza shade which is pretty much all gone, so I was delighted to have another to play with.
It’s been ages since I’ve written one of these posts but I know I sure do love reading other peoples so I thought I’d show you what’s in my makeup bag today! First up is the bag itself. This is a lovely Penney’s find and I like it for carting around my day to day makeup in my bag as you really can’t miss the neon pink when rummaging. I’d prefer if it was slightly wider but it does the job. Here’s what’s currently inside – links to posts in the title if I’ve done a full review…
One of the most popular posts on my blog is my review of the Sleek Face Form palette here. People obviously can’t get enough of the contouring marvel. You might also have noticed that I am recently very obsessed with new brand on the block Makeup Revolution, some of their products have become firm favourites of mine. Well you might be interested to know that Makeup Revolution recently released a palette to give Face Form a run for its money.
Well you might have noticed that I recently got a bit carried away in Superdrug and bought one product too many. I don’t regret buying this one though! Sleek have a new range of gel effect polishes and they are very pretty. As we’re heading into Autumn I bought this neutral taupey grey shade called Revolver. The colour goes on totally opaque in two coats. It’s not as shiny as other gel polishes I’ve tried but it does have a lovely finish and it lasts really well. I’ve had it on three days with no sign of wear yet. This polish cost me £4.99 (€6.30) but I think it is good value for the quality of the polish.
I was hoping to have this post written a few days ago but I have been recovering from all my traveling and also I couldn’t make my mind up about my favourite products in 2013! There were lots of things I liked but the post can’t go on forever, so I’ve tried to be a bit ruthless. Below are the bits that really impressed me:
Sleek has very recently arrived in Ireland as there is now a counter in Boots Liffey Valley. You were always able to order it online but it’s super handy now. I was doing my big Christmas pressie shop in Liffey Valley and treated myself to a few bits from Sleek. I bought a lip balm, lip gloss and this palette.
I’m really ashamed to admit that I only got into contouring in a big way from my guilty secret – Keeping up with the Kardashians – I know, sorry! Those girls have some fabulous make up and are big fans of a well contoured cheek. I’m not entirely convinced that they use their own Khroma Beauty range though, I haven’t had the joy of testing that yet.
There are some great photos on t’internet showing the extreme version of contouring that Kim K uses, I don’t think it’s something that’d work for a day at the desk though! I had been using a combination of my own bronzer, highlighters and blushers for my contouring but I decided I’d give this Sleek Face Form Palette a whirl.