Sleek have released a new shimmer blusher collection which is a trio of three very different shades which aim to give a glow to the dullest of complexions. No doubt these will come in handy over the upcoming winter months. Being the blush fiend I am, I made it my business to check them out and see what all the fuss was about.
Rose Gold - A gorgeous gold/apricot/pinky duochrome shimmer blush. This makes the most gorgeous highlighter and really compliments tanned and darker skin tones. When I swatched it initially, I thought it may be slightly ashy, but when I wore it, it looked amazing on my NC50 skintone even if I do say so myself! I've already teamed this with Pomegranate and it looks hot, hot, HOT!! This looks like an intense version of MAC Style. The shimmer in this is just beautiful.
Pomegranate - A pretty shimmer blush with pink undertones. It has the least gold shimmer in it out of the three, In fact the shimmer is really more pink based. It gives a lovely flush of colour which will look stunning on those cold, crisp winter days. Pretty in pink? You will be wearing this on your chops! This is quite pigmented, but you can easily control its density and it builds up into a natural finish.
Sunrise - This warm bronzey blush with brown/red undertones and gold shimmer is pretty subtle on my skin tone (well I think so anyway) and I have to be a bit firm when applying it to get it to show up as vibrantly as I'd like. When the finish I want is achieved, it gives my cheeks a nice glow but I feel as if something is missing. I think I'm gonna team this with MAC Raizin next time to give it a little more depth.
They're not buttery soft in texture, but they're certainly not bad in terms of quality.The shimmer in them isn't chunky, nor does it feel gritty on the skin which is impressive considering how cheap they are. You can also build up the intensity of colour without looking like you have two harsh strips across your face as they blend really well. If you're a lighter skin tone, don't be scared of how bright or dense they appear in the pan, you can rock all three shades if you use a light hand, they're not as pigmented as say, NARS blushes.
They're lovely shades, which I would recommend, BUT I have one major gripe with them which I have to mention. I CANNOT for the life of me open them up without using a pair of tweezers!!! Seriously, I struggled to open them for a good 10 minutes before I grabbed a pair of tweezers and managed to pop them open. Please tell me I'm not the only one who has this problem. I have to use tweezers every time I want to open them! Packaging fail!!!
My favourite shade is a toss up between Rose Gold and Pomegranate. They both create different effects but are gorgeous both together and on their own. Expect to see them both in my next FOTD post shortly.
How much are they? £3.99 each
Where can I get them from? Superdrug, Sleekmakeup.com