So today I am reviewing the Sleek Be Beautiful Blemish Balm Foundation. I had been wanting this for so long because I feel like any product that would serve the purpose of acting as a foundation and also helping to improve the skin must be in my stash. I don't like the idea of wearing foundation everyday, and I feel like when I do, I might as well wear one that would not clog my pores but instead, help to fight any blemishes.
Also I will be reviewing the Jordana retractable eye pencil in Purple Fusion.
You can have a look at what's written behind the squeeze bottle-a lot of appealing stuff there: reduction of wrinkles and skin discoloration, promotes skin suppleness, presence of peptides which I know is great for the skin...
After: Make up all done
After: Make up all done
My Review of the Sleek Be Beautiful Blemish Balm
General: This foundation has about 6 shades, and I custom-blend the Light 01 shade with the Dark shade. It has SPF 15, and so far it hasn't caused any break outs on my skin-it better not, as it is supposed to fight break outs! It definitely isn't "cakey"; in fact I think it is a bit too "dewy" for me, and I feel like it might look too glossy when it gets hot and humid. As for blendability, the foundation blends out very well; I use my foundation brush, and then use my Mac Studio Fix powder to set, using a powder brush. Also it has no noticeable scent.
Coverage: I would say it gives 70 percent coverage, and from the pics, it covered the small spots on my face, but if you have very dark spots, this foundation may not do a very good job of covering them. I used some concealer to cover up some discoloration.
Staying power: I used a primer as a base. I had to touch-up with loose powder about 2 hours after applying the blemish balm.
Packaging: Good. Sturdy squeeze tube.
Would I repurchase?: Yes, because it is a blemish balm, and because I can use it when I do not want heavy coverage but still want to have a fine finish on my face. The only thing is that like I said, I worry that this product may not be able to withstand hot and humid weather or rooms!
My Review of the Jordana retractable eye pencil (Purple Fusion)
General: I used this eyepencil on the lower lid after applying black gel eye liner to the water line. It is visible and the retractable-ness of the pencil is SO convenient. Only that you would not be able to tell when you are running out of the thing. It is soft on the skin as well. I definitely like it. You can check out swatches of the eye pencil in my recent haul post.
Staying power: It lasted all day.
Price:N500 (Check Poise store at Ikeja shopping mall)Would I repurchase?:Yes
Other make up products used for the look:
Face: Flori Roberts Shine Away Primer, Sleek BB foundation, Mary Kay concealer, Mac Studio Fix powder, Sleek Face Form contour kit for contouring the face.
Brows: Sleek eye shadow (Storm)- black and brown, Elf Complete Coverage concealer, Davis pencil in dark brown
Eyes: Sleek Face Form contour kit- highlighter for brow bone, bronzer for lid, dark shade for contouring the eyes, Love Alpha gel eye liner
Lashes:Maybelline Colossal Volume Express
Lips: Sleek Flash A Pout Lipstain in Naivety
Tools: Real Techniques foundation brush, brow brush, pixel eye liner brush, shadow brush, powder brush, spooly, small concealer brush for brows.