Hey girls (and boys),
I’ve been wanting to post about my latest find in the beauty department! Just before I left Manila for the holidays, I was invited to the launch of the Sleek Make Up counter at SM Makati. I hadn’t heard of the brand but it turns out that it had already developed a cult following here in the Philippines. This make up brand from the UK is known for its quality products (think MAC standard) but reasonable prices. With this sort of accolade I was eager to test the products out and check for myself.
There were three products which stood out to me in particular. Let’s start with the eye shadow palette (Au Naturel 601). The colours are very me (loads of browns & neutrals), with 8 in matte and 4 with shimmer. They were surprisingly well pigmented with not too much fall out. Apart from the make up it self I really like the packaging – the palette is really thin and light. Perfect for sliding in your bag. Its best feature however, is the huge mirror! So handy to have around. Last time I checked this goes for 731 pesos on luxola.com.
I also really liked the highlighting palette (Precious Metals). There’s 4 different colours (3 cream and one powder/gel), and they feel beautiful and silky on the skin. Apply the tops of your cheekbones, arches of the eyebrows, essential use as your regular highlighter but also works well for the body (collar bones and shoulders).
My favourite product comes last: the Sleek Lip creams and glosses. As you can see, the lip creams (Matte Me) become completely matte – I mean it literally doesn’t budge – after a couple of minutes. I also find it really easily to apply as it has the consistency of a gloss at the beginning, so it glides on easier than a regular lipstick. My favourite shade is Birthday Suit (photo above).
So there you go. Overall I would recommend the products, particularly at their price point (have a look at luxola or visit the SM Makati counter for pricing). I also think my mum is stealing my Matte me so I’ll have to go pick up another one!