Friday, September 11, 2015

Sleek Makeup Review: Limited Edition Nautical Collection

One of my favorite activities during the summer is spending time on the water and whether I’m strolling along the lakefront or enjoying a boat cruise there is something magical about being on the open ocean. This year I spent time soaking up some sun along the French and Italian Riviera while yacht gazing in beautiful Saint Tropez, Monte Carlo and Nice. The Nautical Collection by Sleek is an infusion of bold pigmentation inspired by the sparkling sea and crisp afternoons sailing to paradise. 

The i-Divine Calm Before The Storm Mineral Eyeshadow Palette contains 12 gorgeous shades with a range of pearl, shimmer and matte finishes to create a variety of fun nautical effects. The selection of deep sea blues beautifully compliments the lagoon green and pretty seaweed teal. The light shimmer shades- (Starboard & Ahoy) are luminous and great for highlighting while the darker matte hues (Barque & Adrift) sculpt the crease, define the eyes and transition colors between lid and brow. Although the palette is vivid and eye catching you also have the option of going neutral to suit your mood, style and wardrobe.

The pigmentation is also quite versatile, many of the shades can go from sheer to medium and with a good primer they build to full coverage for more intensity. The texture is smooth and easy to layer with little fall-out and the vibrancy lasts all day without fading. I also like that the compact is thin and small enough for travel so you can take it on the go and create makeup looks that evoke bright, tropical vibes. The palette retails for just $11.99.

Shades from left to right: (top row) Starboard, Voyage, Pacific, Cesium, Amphitrite & Sovereign
(bottom row) Ahoy, Barque, Adrift, Seaweed, Navy Shower & Lagoon

A beautiful summer day calls for a knock-out lipstick and the shade Ready to Sail is a classic red that will glam-up your pout in an instant! This high impact pigment is infused with vitamin E and nourishing oils to protect and provide ultra-smooth comfortable wear. Although the finish is semi-matte the formula doesn’t dry out my lips and it retains a light, moist layer without too much shine. The lipstick is also quite easy to apply and the radiant orange undertone is ideal for the season. The color usually last a few hours and fades nicely for a pretty sheer effect. It retails for $7.49.

The collection also includes the Blush by 3 Palette in Santa Marina consisting of warm beachy shades to compliment the brilliant ocean blues. The matte orange-coral brightens dull complexions for a youthful, vivacious glow while the deep rose-brown with a hint of shimmer adds contour and dimension. The middle hue is too light to be considered a blush on most skin tones and although you may be able to use it for highlighting it doesn’t contain any shimmer. These colors are also trendy for fall and the smooth texture is quite buildable. The palette retails for $14.99.

You can also purchase the Nautical Collection as a set which includes all of the products above and retails for $29.99.

Sleek also offers a variety of waterproof, smudge-proof liners to make your pretty peepers pop! I have the shades Noir and Blue Moon also fitting for the nautical, ocean theme. The creamy consistency glides on smoothly for sharp, precise lines and the color is highly pigmented so you don’t have to reinforce your lines by layering. The color may fade a bit if you are active or perspiring but overall the formula is nice! The only thing I would change is the packaging, I always prefer pencils that twist up and don’t require sharpening but you can pick these up for $7.49 and they come in a range of awesome shades including: Cobalt Blue, Canary Yellow, Cocoa, Dragon Fruit and Molasses.

If you like crème blush Sleek has created a great formula for even coverage and a seamless finish. These ultra smooth petal hues blend easily with your fingers and instantly transform into a lightweight powder with a supple, dewy-fresh finish. The shade below is Carnation- a fun mauve-pink and there are 3 other soft, silky hues to choose from to flatter all complexions and emit a lovely spring glow. The blushes retails for $8.99.

You can find these products and more fabulous collections on the website by clicking HERE.

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  1. Is Sleek only available through online for Canada or are they in stores?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Hi Shireen,
      As far as I know Sleek is only sold online for Canada & the U.S. The brand is from the UK but they ship worldwide. Hopefully one day they will make it here but they do have some awesome palettes!

  2. This palette is gorgeous! I'm loving all of the shades of blue. This blush is super pretty too. Thanks for the review. :)

    1. You're very welcome Natalie, thanks for stopping by :)


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