BURTS BANNER

25.6.15

The New Cream-To-Powder Blushers From Sleek That Are Definitely Better Than NARS

The thought of blusher used to stir up connotations of vintage ladies, English Rose complexions and a matte finish that somewhat aged the wearer. However, a flush of colour on the cheeks can update your look and provide an incredibly modern twist - if you get the texture and tone just right. Although I love premium brands, when it comes to the strength of their colours they sometimes fall a little short; it's often the more affordable names that develop a product to be reckoned with, which is exactly what's happened with Sleek's newest cream-to-powder blush. Available in six bold tones and packaged in the exact same compact as NARS, these £5.99 bargains are definitely top of my list for summer.


These richly creamy blushers are incredibly pigmented, transforming from a soft cream to a light powdery texture upon application with the skin. The silky, long-wearing formula glides on smoothly for a soft and comfortable finish that's easy to blend, buff and build; it mixes just as well with a heavy foundation as it does with a lightweight BB cream or naked skin. Although the colours are quite scry in the pan, the buffing benefit of a stippling brush will ensure you only apply the amount you need - taking care to use only a small quantity at any one time.

As someone that likes to wear a touch of powder to finish my look and keep it in place, these work brilliantly to add depth and contrast to my look without feeling heavy. The stunning hues cover a range of tones - from soft pink to warm coral and fuchsia - that will brighten and flatter all complexions; the key is to play about with the colours you don't think will suit you and pick out the ones that actually do! I love a coral or peachy tone in the summer as it's a lot more delicate (plus blends with bronzer brilliantly,) while the bolder pinks work great with a sunkissed glow and freckles.

I do like the NARS blushers, but find it can be quite hard to get the colour I require from the pan; their powdery finishes also aren't great for the warmer months, as the texture has a tendendy to just melt away. These are long-lasting and stay put all day long, even in stifling heat (I've tested them!) so I'm amazed that these are only £5.99 each. They're cheap enough to justify a multiple purchase, whilst fooling people into thinking you've picked up a NARS blush on your lunchbreak! Bonus.

What do you think of these new Sleek blushers? Are you a fan of their colour cosmetics?


The new Sleek Cream-To-Powder blushers are available now, in six shades, priced £5.99 each. Pick them up in Superdrug and Boots stores nationwide, or online.


Features PR samples unless otherwise stated. To read my full disclaimer, click here.  

SIGN UP TO THE LBQ FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTER HERE! 
BLOG POSTS, NEWS, EXCLUSIVE OFFERS & COMPETITIONS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX.
Share:

29 comments

  1. These blushes sound AMAZING, it's such a shame that I don't like any of the shades :( x

    TR's Thoughts

    ReplyDelete
  2. Need those pinky shades!!
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. These look amazing, I'll definitely be checking these out (:

    Philippa - ByPhilippa

    ReplyDelete
  4. Really gorgeous colors! :) Love the fact that it's cream to powder. <3
    www.GlossyFinds.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are so gorgeous!

    Lauren x | https://laurenselwood.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love Sleek's powder blushes and I love other brand's cream blushes so I have to give these a go! I'm always a fan of the bright coloured blushes so I would try any of these colours. Lovely post.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow blushers better than Nars...that sounds amazing and these look amazing too. I definitely like a peachy coral tone for the summer. I'll have to pop into boots in the luncher and pick some up! xx

    franklyflawless.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the look of these and cream-to-powder sounds perfect for my combination skin! I will definitely see if my local Boots/Superdrug are stocking these yet :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    ReplyDelete
  9. Anonymous25.6.15

    Can you tell me what colour the one closest to your wrist is please? Looks stunning x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry, I'm rubbish at writing down what shade is which - but all of them will be available together in store.

      Delete
  10. These blushes look awesome! I really like the coral shade, which you swatched on your wrist. I've been meaning to pick up some of Sleek's powder blushes, but I will definitely be getting some of these too!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I absolutely love Sleek Blushes ever since I got their Blush by Three Sets. The pigmentation is unreal. Excited to give these a try.

    Yas xx
    The Not So Secret Lives Of Pizza Lovers

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love that these are so affordable! Cream to powder blushes are my favorite, especially in the summertime! xo

    EsraSevgi.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great review as i love sleek blushers anyway and have the normal powder and normal cream ones but cream to powder i do prefer so will have a look at these thanks xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  14. I rarely use blusher,so these cosmetics aren't for me ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love Sleek powder blushes and these sound amazing too. I'll definitely have to pick up one or two.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow these look AMAZING. Wish it was easy to get my hands on Sleek makeup here in Australia! x

    Katina | www.katinalindaa.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm sure you must be able to order online and get them imported? Worth a try!

      Delete
  17. These look absolutely fab! I will definitely check some out!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

    ReplyDelete
  18. The colours look so nice and the packaging looks great! So affordable too! :)

    Tayla | Daisychains16

    ReplyDelete
  19. I need to try these! The price is great, they look like they have more product in than the Bourjois cream blushes. It's also a bonus that they are a cream formula as NARS seem to have discontinued their cream blusher line. Xx

    Tania | whentaniatalks.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  20. These sound amazing! Will Definitely be on the lookout!

    Amanda | www.mrsdloves.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. These sounds amazing yet looks so pretty! I can't wait for these to be available in Indonesia.

    lemmeswatchit.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. These look amazing. I need to try these.
    xo, Jodie
    http://www.jodiecaughey.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. These look stunning, I only wish I could wear those shades :(
    http://alyshapaulsen.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  24. These look stunning!! I often find cream blushers disappear on my oily skin but at this price, I think these are worth a try!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  25. I may need to look into these but I can't recall seeing Sleek products anywhere, must look carefully.

    ReplyDelete
  26. These look lovely, but it would have been good if you had labeled your swatches. Xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah I always forget - but when I swatch everything together it's more to show off the pigment and texture; you shouldn't really shop from a swatch!

      Delete

© London Beauty Queen | All rights reserved.
Blog Design Handcrafted by pipdig