Last week I attended an event in Sandton City, and because I live in Pretoria and don't get to go to Sandton City very often, I went there early with a sneaky shopping list. I went to two stores, but to keep the posts relatively short, I've decided to do one store today and the other one on Thursday. This will be a haul and "first impressions" post as I have obviously not had enough time to test the products out thoroughly.
My first stop was Foschini so that I could get my hands on some Sleek MakeUP products. I've heard a lot of bloggers talk about Sleek, but somehow it's a brand that has eluded me. It also seems like various stores stocked it, then it was retracted, and now certain selected stores are selling it again. I honestly have no idea what the story behind this is, so if any of you have the scoop (as well as where one can buy it besides at Sandton), please leave me a comment below.
To be honest, I don't know that much about Sleek MakeUP, except that it is a UK high-street makeup brand and that their products are of great quality and great value for money. After consulting my shopping list, and seeing the dismal selection at Foschini (the shelves were nearly empty, and half of the testers were missing so you don't know what you're buying), I settled on two products: the divine Mineral Based Eyeshadow Palette in "Storm" and the Pout Polish in "Frosting".
divine Mineral Based Eyeshadow Palette in "Storm"
The eyeshadow palette comes in a sturdy matte black case that clicks when you close it (always a plus point for me-- no powdery spills in my makeup bag). It houses twelve eyeshadows, a large mirror (the length of the palette), and a double-ended sponge tip applicator. The colours are beautiful and buttery and apply really easy. I wasn't expecting it to be picked up so well by my brush, to be honest. The nine shimmery shades are very shimmery, but are balanced out by the three matte shades. That being said, I would have liked a few more matte shades. There is a good selection of colours, but I think this would probably be better suited for nighttime looks rather than daytime. Although, I can't be bothered and like wearing these eyeshadows during the day. The shimmery shades include a caramel, a light gold, a dark antique gold, a rose gold, a rich plum, a dark bronze, a gunmetal blue, a dark jade, and a dark blue. The matte shades include a very light brown, a dark brown, and an intense black. The colours are beautiful and I look forward to experimenting with them to create various looks. When wearing it with an eyelid primer, I easily get eight hours' wear out of them. And for a grand total of R120, I think this is a serious steal.
Pout Polish in "Frosting"
The Pout Polish comes in a cute shallow round pot with a screw on lid. It is touted as a tinted lip conditioner and has an SPF of 15. "Frosting" is the lightest colour and is a bright bubblegum pink and smells of vanilla. When applied, it leaves the lips moisturised and with a sheer light pink tint. I've worn this on its own and under creamy lipsticks and I really like it. The consistency is difficult to describe, but I would say it's a bit more creamy and "spreadable" than the Labello lip butters (those in the tins). A Pout Polish costs R85. Not as good value for money as the eyeshadow palette, but obviously I had to get it.
So that's the first part of my haul done. Tune in on Thursday for my Topshop makeup haul, it's going to be a good one!
Have you ever tried Sleek MakeUP products? I'd love to know for my next trip to Sandton...
Until next time!