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 It also seems like various stores stocked it, then it was retracted, and now certain selected stores are selling it again.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!
OH my, that palette looks AHmazing!!!ReplyDelete
It is, I'm really enjoying it! Thanks for commenting, Lauren!Delete
I have that palette. Very pretty colours. :) I need to look at the Foschini in Sandton, as I haven't been able to find Sleek in Pretoria.ReplyDelete
You must try their blush compacts as well. :)
I wanted to get a blush compact, but the ones they had there were way too bright for me. Especially the bright orange put me off! Which one would you recommend?Delete
I'm too am new to Sleek MakeUP and my first experience with them is also the Storm pallet and I must say that since I got it, it has been my go to palette! I can't get enough of it!ReplyDelete
I must try and find some stockist in Cape Town because if I love their palette I'm sure I will love their other products too :-)
I've also been using mine every day since getting it! I would also love to try out other things, but the shelves were empty. :( Please let me know if you find stockists in Cape Town so we can let the other ladies know! Thanks for commenting!Delete
The only stockist in Cape Town (that I know of) is the Foschini in Golden Acre mall in the CBD. I live in the CBD so its not that hard for me to get to the mall, but lets just say it's not your Sandton City. Don't know why they chose that Foschini. I went there a few months ago and they have quite a lot of stock. Got 2 blush compacts - they are great!ReplyDelete
The Golden Acre?! My word... That IS random! My brother works in the CBD, maybe I can ask him to hook me up with a blush palette. ;) Which ones do you have?Delete
Yes you should. I have Lace and Pink sprint. They are a bit daring and different.Delete
I just googled it and they look ahhhmazing! Definitely going on my list. Thanks, Anye! :)Delete