Review: Sleek MakeUp
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sleekpost I just got some major goodies from UK cosmetics brand, Sleek MakeUp.

Currently, you can only order this line through their website, that aspect is a bit annoying, because unless you live in the United Kingdom there's no way to try these products out  before you buy them. This is my second order from Sleek, the first being last year, so I knew a little bit of what to expect quality-wise from their range of products.

Still, to make sure that I would love everything, I turned to youtube to see if specific colors would look good on someone similar to my skintone, how long the products lasted, and overall impressions to assist me with picking things out. I selected three of their True Colour lipsticks, an eyeshadow palette with matte colors, six loose mineral pigments, and I restocked my favorite contour kit!

Check out my reviews below:

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Last year, when I made my first order with Sleek, I ordered only one of their True Colour lipsticks in the color 'Cherry' (I highly recommend that shade), and from the first swipe, I immediately regretted not buying more!

This time, I chose two bright shades: Loved Up (bright pink), and Mystic (a matte pink/lavender), and one deep wine shade called Smother.

Each lipstick goes on very smooth, they all have a slight sheen (even the matte lipstick), but not too much. I would definitely recommend using a liner with each because they do have the tendency to feather a tad bit.

I think the colors are quite universal, and if you have darker skin, definitely using a slightly darker lipliner will help create definition around your mouth so you won't looked too washed out from the lighter colors.

Overall, these lipsticks are a must-have for me. I am becoming a total lipstick junkie, and at $6.49 each, I can afford to stock my collection without breaking the bank.

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Truthfully, I am really skeptical of matte eyeshadows. Often, they are chalky, and patchy, and really can be a pain to use. Totally not the case with this palette. The colors are all extremely silky to the touch, not a dry, powdery shadow in the bunch. The pigmentation is absolutely wonderful, even on the lighter shades. The palette contains twelve mineral based shadows, and costs $9.99.

Definitely a steal at ten bucks, you guys!

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Next, I got six of the Eye Dust loose pigment pots. I have only one other loose pigment to my name, and it's by MAC. I am in the process of freelancing more as a Makeup Artist, and these seemed like a great addition to my kit.

For one thing, like the eyeshadows in my i-Divine palette, these are mineral-based, and have quite a rich pigmentation. Seriously, just one swipe and you've got nearly opaque coverage.

As these are loose powders, you will most definitely need an eyeshadow primer of some sort to help these stick to your eye, and I would also recommend using translucent powder under the eyes to catch any fallout while applying this makeup.

These pigments are $3.99 each, and I'm quite pleased with this product. I'll be grabbing more of these ASAP!

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This is my second contour kit, I hit pan on my old one a few months ago, and this came just in time, I only have a bit left in the corners! My round baby face needs contouring, and this is the perfect kit for that! This product comes in three different sets: Light, Medium, and Dark. Mine is Dark.

The highlight is a beautiful, shimmery gold — admittedly, it's not the highlight I use anymore since I've discovered NARS' Albatross. It's still an amazing highlighter, just not my everyday one.

The contour is perfection! It's matte without any hint of glitter or shimmer! I cannot stand contour powders with shimmer, it totally defeats the purpose of what a contour is supposed to do, but I digress. The color is quite pigmented, so start off light, and build up more contour if needed.

I will probably pick up the other two shades as well for my makeup kit, it's such a great product for the price of $8.49.

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Overall, I am head-over-heels in love with Sleek MakeUp! For what's basically a drug-store brand of makeup, you have amazing quality products at a very affordable price.

The only con to this brand, I must say, is the customer service. I originally placed this order on February 5th, and waited impatiently for it to get to me! On February 21st, after my products still hadn't arrived, I sent a tweet to their account asking the status of my order (emailing them directly is useless), someone from Customer Service got in touch with me almost immediately, telling me she sent an email to me. My email said that my order had been cancelled because during check out, I never changed my country to Unites States from United Kingdom.

That was totally my mistake on putting my address in incorrectly, however, I feel like I should have been contacted well before the 21st to let me know of my error. I could have fixed that issue on the 6th, and we would've been in good shape. I was a bit annoyed that no one from their company got in touch with me over this, and on top of that, I never received any notification that my order had been cancelled. If I hadn't been on top of it, I don't think I ever would have known something was wrong with my order.

Anyway, I reordered everything on the 21st of February, and it was dispatched on the 22nd. I received my items in perfect condition on March 4th (I live on the East Coast for those wondering). The items were packed really nicely into a small, sturdy black box.

Besides the Customer Service issue, I really do recommend purchasing items from this company. You really do get a lot of bang for your buck, if you don't mind the wait.

xx,

The Glossier