Tuesday, June 19, 2012

AMW Reviews: Sleek Blush in Flamingo

Sleek makeup brand, how I love thee!
It's one of those many few brands that are inexpensive yet delivers!  So far, I'm still very happy with my Sleek Paint Pout and my Sleek Eyeshadow Palettes so it's high time I say something about their blush!

A blush will always be an "upper lifter" for my overall look!  No matter how tired-looking my eyes are, wearing the right shade of blush can give me an instant lift!  That's why I choose my blush wisely because Mr. AMW will always be there to remind me if I look like a "drunken master" or someone who sidelined as a clown!  


Sleek says ---
A highly pigmented blusher to brighten and define cheekbones. The silky-fine formulation provides long lasting blusher which helps to create a subtle but radiant cheek area.

Apply using a small powder/blusher brush, by swirling the brush over the surface of the blusher. Tap off excess powder and apply onto the apples of the cheeks to emphasise your cheeks and your smile, or just below the cheek bone to create a sculpted look. 
Size: 8g
Ingredients:


AMW says ---
Pros
  • Sleek, plain black packaging that has a huge mirror!
 
  • Very pigmented.
  • Applies smoothly on skin.
  • Lasts the whole day even without cream blush underneath.
  • Shows up even on dark skinned individuals.
  • A little goes a long way so this blush will last you a long time!
Cons
  • The color Flamingo is easy to over-apply making you look like a clown if not applied sparingly.
  • Because of its pigmentation, it is a bit difficult to control the amount of product to be applied on cheeks.
Overall
 This is my first ever Sleek Makeup Blush to date and so far, I'm impressed with its quality and pigmentation.  Flamingo is a heavily pigmented blush that shows up even on very dark skin!

Tips
  • Practice application using different blush brush to get the perfect pigmentation for your skin.
  • Applied too much?  Don't fret, use a preferred powder foundation or setting powder and gently sweep it on top of the blush to lessen pigmentation.
  • Check out blush application tips for your face shape by smiling and click here.
  • If you want to have a "glowy" finish, feel free to top your Flamingo blush shade with a shimmery powder for radiant looking skin.
  • If you are on for a heavily pigmented blush, go for soft, neutral eye makeup.
  • Always blend your blush well by using a clean powder brush. 
Will I repurchase?
Yes!

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who's looking for a bright pink, matte blush that has cool undertone.  This is long wearing and would work for medium to dark skinned individuals!  Fair skinned ladies may fine this a bit too unnatural to look at.


Where to purchase and how much?
Available locally at Updated Trends Multiply site for Php450.00 (approx $10.50).
** This just in!  You can check Sleek Makeup at Crossings The RAMP Shangrila Mall and Crossing THE RAMP Q. Ave.

Product photo and swatch

Sleek Blush Packaging is definitely sleek and easy to take along


Color on pan: Flamingo
Matte reddish pink shade

One swipe on my arm
Gives a nice, reddish pink satin finish without any glitters

Applied lightly on my cheeks
I finished with a bright colored lipstick sans the eye makeup!
I can still look human with just a blush and lipstick!
Dear AMW readers, have you tried the Sleek Blush?
What's your favorite Sleek Blush shade?
Any other recommendation for me?


Keep smilin'
Stay happy!






(Product sent for review.  Opinions 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

30 comments:

  1. it's one of my favs ever! *_*

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  2. Your keyboard stickers are so cute! Where did you get them?

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    1. sis! At Digibabe Sm San Lazaro, it costs Php100 lang! They have many designs pa! :) Go and check, I believe they have other branches too :)

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  3. That's a very pretty shade Nikki ^_^

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    1. Thanks sis! :) It is a bit too overwhelming for me at first but I'm getting used to it and loving it!

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  4. sorta reminds me of nars' angelika ^_^ but with better 'sleek'er packaging LOL

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    1. The packaging is definitely better no sis? I dislike the "dirty" look of my Nars blush! I heard people have been comparing this to the shade Nars' Angelika, I do not own Angelika yet but I'm loving this!

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  5. I'm using Pomegranate, and it's my most used blush to date. :)

    By the way, did you have a hard time opening yours? Mine was like a tough nut to crack! But I still love it anyway.

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    1. Hi Czjai, hmm..Pomegranate is one pretty color! I checked online after reading your comment! I may give it a try next!

      I did have a hard time opening the blush at first but I got used to it! :) There's a certain way lang kasi! :)

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  6. so nice of Mr AMW to tell you when your blush gets overdone, mine never do it lol, cuz he can't quite tell haha!

    i find sleek blushes the compact a bit hard to open, i always worry i'll break my nails someday :P

    flamingo looks pretty on you, even though it's such a strong pink shade!

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    1. yes, even on foundation, he would go: "Isn't it a bit too light on you?" lol he's got the eye!!! :)

      I agree with the compact, I'm scared of chipping my nail art too but I got the "right" tactic on how to open it, it takes practice! LOL

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  7. Achie
    Yan ang kulang ko sa makeup kikay kit ko, wala akong blush on but come to think of it, di ko na kelangan kasi rosy cheeks ako hahaha Feelingerang mestiza choz!

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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    1. LOL! sorry naman at mestiza ka! kaming mga mestizang HILAW we need blush! hahahah pero seriously, try bronzer type of blush for your skin tone, it'll give you the extra "ooomph" and glow :)

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  8. That looks so pretty and pigmented, love it!

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  9. I've heard a lot of Sleek blushes and am planning to purchase a shade. I forgot the name lang (hurr!). Pomergranate, I think? Basta yung plumish one for us morena girls!

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    1. Yup you got it! Pomegranate is the name and it is another one of those famous shades of blush from Sleek :)

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  10. i think sleek makes really pigmented stuff at an affordable price. i love how the blusher looks on u :D

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    1. I agree, for the quality and amount of product you get, the price is worth it :)

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  11. i love the packaging! and this blush looks realy pigmented! :)

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    1. I agree, but just a tiny bit difficult to open lang :) pero i love how sleek the packaging is and I can carry it everywhere!

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  12. wow bgay sa cheek mo ms.nikki...i love blush on parang glow tingnan ang face kpg may blush on ung light lng dpat para natural,kya idol kita ms.nikki ur d best,sna ma meet kita in person.god bless always.

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    1. Thank you Sherlyn for the kind words! Of course, we'll get the chance to meet someday! :) Just say hi na lang ha? Chikka chikka tayo :D

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  13. Hi Ms. Nikki, OMG! I've been reading your blogs everyday!!!Haha.. I Super Love you Make-Ups! How I wish I could purchase all of your expensive products! I'm really inspired by you! :))) Thanks for all the blogs! Anna :)

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    1. Hi Anna, thank you so much for the sweet message, sorry I do not sell my makeups for now as I highly use them for clients, but don't worry I'll let you know if I'll be selling some :) Or hey, much better, wait for contests? Who knows? I may give away some makeup items in the future :)

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  14. I have this exact blush and it really looks nice on me even though my skin is very fair. (Yes, this can work on mestiza maidens as well)
    The key to using this is proper blending and not using too much of the product - a little goes a loooong way! =)

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    1. thanks for your feedback, I know what you mean about applying with super light hand! :)

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  15. Hi Ms. Nikki, That's so exciting! I always join on your contests but unfortunately I didn't win.. haha! I'm also one of your Facebook likers on your fanpage.. :) As of now, I really can't purchase your make-ups, it's so expensiveee! ahaha.. Hope you could have some time to visit my account.. Thanks! Anna Valentino :p God Bless and Take Care!

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