Sleek MakeUP is a brand that I’ve been loving ever since it first appeared on the shelves of my local Superdrug. Now this is even before the eyeshadow palettes were named i-Divine, back when I started collecting them they were called just the normal Sleek Palettes and I THINK there was only one palette, and it was not packaged the way they are now. What I’m trying to say is my love affair with them started right at the start of their launch and they still haven’t disappointed me yet! There is lots of exciting launches in the pipeline so I thought I’d share with you what to look out for and grab the minute they hit the shelves.
Current New ProductsBlush By Three
I really wish I knew these were coming out previous to buying lots of their blushes, if I did I would’ve bought all of these! The colours all compliment each other in the palettes and are so handy to use. The thing I like most about it is that they’ve thought about the fact that some people like different tones of the same colour as a blush, and not just one block colour. With this palette you have the option of using different tones if you wish to do so. And, how good are these for travelling? know that Lace is really popular and sold out at many stands but hopefully I will be able to get my hands on either Lace or Pumpkin soon! There are 5 different palettes and are all priced at £9.99
Upcoming LaunchesFace Form
You might already know from my last (very late) February favourite product post, that the Sleek MakeUP Contour Kit has been a firm favourite of mine for quite some time, however I have a feeling that it is about to be replaced sometime very soon. Sleek MakeUp have created a new product which doesn’t make you think, is it Blush vs Contouring, instead they pair them together with complimenting colours. This is a new palette with a contour colour, highlighter and a complimentary blush. It comes in 4 shades to match different skin tones. I love how now I probably won’t need to carry a blush when I’m travelling as I travel from London nearly every weekend. They will retail for £8.99
This is what the four palettes will be called and what they will contain:
Fair- Contouring powder, highlighting powder and Rose Gold Blush
Light- Contouring powder, highlighting powder and Rose Gold Blush
Medium- Contouring powder, highlighting powder and a bronzer
Dark- Contouring powder, highlighting powder and a darker bronzer
Although the face form does come in 4 shades however I have light and medium here to show you.
Base Duo Kit
Sleek MakeUP are launching a new foundation compact which consists of light coverage foundation and setting powder in one compact. The Base Duo Kit contains a foundation and setting powder with two mirrors (one in each compartment) and is really handy as you find two types of bases in one kit that compliment each other and not only do you not need to search for two matching bases, you don’t need to go digging through your bag/make up collection to touch up on your foundation. I love that they have so much colour range across all their foundations, and this one is no different. This kit comes in 18 different shades but that’s not what attracted my attention the most… what did was the SPF 15 the foundation contains. I actually have played around with this foundation at a launch, and found that it is light but you can build it to a heavier coverage and it dries to a semi-matte finish. This will launch in March and will retail at £12.49
Base Duo Kit In Barley (01)
Eua La La Pencils
Sleek MakeUP are launching these lovely pigmented pencils which you can literally use anywhere! They’e not limited to just lips or just eyes. I know realistically you can use any make up pencil anywhere you want, such as using a lip liner in your waterline but sometimes a pencil that works well on your lips won’t work as well on your eyelids and vice versa. When I swatched these pencils the consistency did seem rich and pigmented so I’d be really interested in trying them out! They hit Superdrug on the 11th of April and will be priced at £3.99 each. I’m loving the look of the red and orange one especially.
Overall I have been super excited about all the Sleek MakeUP 2012 launches especially the Face Form. I love how there are 3 new 2-in-1 products, and especially as I travel so much it makes it much more convenient. When I first got my UD Naked palette, I used to travel with that but now I’ve gone back to travelling with my Sleek MakeUP Storm palette as it’s so much more lightweight. I guess Sleek MakeUP always impress me with their lightweight packaging and I’m happy to see that they are still carrying this on with their latest products. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a sucker for luxury packaging but when it comes to travelling, convenience and comfort always win.
My Feb favourite has actually been in my make up collection for quite some time and although it has been a firm favourite, I have found myself reaching for this lots last month. I managed to stick to choosing just one favourite this month (on which I failed in last month’s favourite) and the hands down winner is Sleek MakeUp’s Contour Kit in Light. I use this product to contour my cheek bones and under my jawline. Although I know people that use it to warm up their face, I solely use this for contouring.
I love the how the powder feels, if that makes sense.. sometimes bronzers/blushers can feel chalky and powdery, actually so do some eyeshadows however this powder is more creamy and I can apply lots to my face at once without worrying that I’m going to have lots of fall out. The contour colour suits my skin really well, perhaps a little subtle but that is personal preference. It also blends out really well and is workable, and doesn’t end up looking like a line I just drew on my face!
I don’t really have anything negative to say about this product, except that I wish the highlighter was slightly warmer as it seems slightly ashy on my warmer skin tone. The quality of the highlighter is still impressive and I end up using it as an eyeshadow sometimes. The highlighter in the Medium kit is perfect for my skin tone so I might invest in that as the weather gets warmer!
A little extra note:
I have found the perfect highlighter. I absolutely love it although it might be slightly too shimmery for the cold days. That doesn’t matter though as I know it will be perfect for summer! It’s Fairy Dust by the brand Pixi and is part of their Tinkerbell collection. I will do a more in depth review of the Tinkerbell collection soon and also a giveaway from the collection so keep your eyes out for that! The Contour Kit and Fairy Dust go so well together, I’m really happy with the combination. Sorry for the super late monthly favourite (and sort of cheating again by adding the Fairy Dust)!
Have a good weekend, Tanzina
Recently I had the privilege of being invited to a lovely event held by Conran Bath and Body. The event was held in Sir Terrence Conran’s own fabulous apartment over looking the Thames and really opened my eyes to what the brand was all about. I’ve come across Conran products previous to the event in John Lewis, and to me it was clear that the brand was all about premium products. It was really nice to be able to have the opportunity to talk to the people behind the brand and see what other products they have lined up for us.
Now I’m not one to go on lots about the type of food, drinks etc served at events but I couldn’t help but take a picture of these since I love macaroons so much! How yummy do these look!
I was invited to the event by the beautiful Becca, who was lovely to meet and really welcoming. The hosting skill at the event were really impressive, as we ended up feeling really comfortable and relaxed. I was really impressed as it was different to other events I have attended.
The beautiful Becca.
Photo taken by the talented Benjamin Moore, find him on Twitter @whalestails
I also met Gary, who helps design the packaging and products the range has. He was really informative, explaining in details what helped him come up with ideas behind products. One product that automatically appealed to me is the Conran Body Scrub (post on that coming up) that had such a unique texture, quite similar to caviar. The scrub is grainy but not too much and Gary explained his inspiration behind it. He told me how he and his girlfriend had been testing lots of different creams, lotions, scrubs, gels etc previous to creating the products. After having a shower one day he noticed his girlfriend looking red all over and a little raw! He asked why, and she said because of the scrub they were testing. Thus the creation of Conran Body Scrub which doesn’t leave such results. He also showed images of future releases such as Scent 3 and Scent 4 and also a candle which I can’t wait to see!
Gary speaking to me.
Photo taken by the talented Benjamin Moore, find him on Twitter @whalestails
Speaking of scents, we were given the chance to sample potential fragrances that might be chosen for the new Scent 3 and Scent 4 range. The lovely ladies from Drom (the company who create the fragrance to Conran’s products) let us choose which one was our favourite and assessed our reaction to them. It was actually really interesting as I though I smelt a citrusy element to a really woody fragrance that had no hint of citrus in it at all. The funny thing was, a few others were saying the exact same thing which I found really intriguing. My favourite was a really nice floral feminine scent that I can imagine myself relaxing in the bath too. Really soothing
Here are a few snaps of the current collection, Scent 1 and Scent 2 on which I will do a more in depth post on sometime soon.
Overall, I had such a lovely time, and this event was definitely my most favourite on to date. To be honest, I think it”ll be quite hard to beat in terms of information that was provided and how welcome we were made to feel. I met some lovely people and really had a good night.
I want to say a massive thank you to Becca and the team for looking after us and making the night a success, and also Benjamin Moore for the pictures he took for us! If you want to see the collection take a look at Conran Bath and Body
You can see what I wore on my OOTD post here