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Category Archives: Sleek MakeUP
Warmer weather cometh soon and I’m breaking down some of my picks for summer foundations for dark skin. But first, a quick update.
Guys, I know posting has been slowing up lately but I’ve been so incredibly busy not only getting posts together (plus the type of posts I’m doing now take WAY more time) but also submitting work for other outlets (I have a magazine story I wrote to share with you soon!) and I’ve been out of town the last few days visiting family (I told them I wasn’t going to make it to my niece’s graduation but surprised them and came anyway…lol) so I’ve also been a bit out of the loop. But I promise I’ll get it together because there’s so much cool stuff I want to post and ideas I have for other content. Not to mention I filmed a ton of videos that I just need to sit down and edit. More cool stuff is coming—don’t leave me…lol.
Sleek MakeUP, one of my favorite drugstore makeup brands that isn’t in major stores here in the U.S., (but you can buy it for relatively little shipping from their online store) recently sent over six new (or at least new to me) shades. You can see previous Sleek MakeUP lipstick swatches and reviews here and all Sleek MakeUP reviews here. You can also see TONS of lipstick swatches (over 100!) on me here.
It can be very tricky when makeup brands do eye and cheek palettes. VERY tricky. While eyeshadows can be pretty much universal and work on a wide variety of skin tones, blush shades though can be VERY tough. I’ve rolled my eyes so hard at eye and cheek palettes that come with chalky pink blush so often I might need corrective lenses. SMH.
Though I wasn’t completely understanding the hype around Ben Nye powders, I now use the ones I bought out of curiosity VERY regularly. I mean shoot—I bought ’em might as well use ’em. Plus I do like the finish and performance and the fact that I have like 5,000 lbs of powder that only cost me a few bucks…lol.
For you pink and purple lip color lovers, I bring you Sleek MakeUP Matte Lipstick in Mystic and Exxxagerate (c/o). The formula for Sleek MakeUP matte lipsticks are creamy with rich pigmented colors so you get a bit of bang for your eight bucks. The color lasts about 5-6 hours and since these are brighter mattes, you’ll still have a hint of color on if you can’t get to touch-up right away. Check out swatches of other shades here.