Wednesday 25 March 2015

Sleek Blush in Life's a Peach | Review

Over the last few months I've been really enjoying deeper shades on my cheeks, but with spring now officially here I thought it's time I tried something new. Life's a Peach is a totally new blush for me, I've never worn an orange or peach colour, so was a bit wary to review this one because I had no idea how I'd like it.

I love the packaging of Sleek's blushes, they're compact and very slim, and have a good sized mirror in the lid so they're perfect for keeping in your make-up bag. Life's a Peach looks very scary in the pan, like it's going to be super bright and not too wearable on my pale skin, but because it's not too pigmented it's actually a really lovely shade. I'd say it leans more orange than coral, which is how I've seen it described on other blogs, but it's not so orange that it makes me look like an extra from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and that was my fear. It's totally matte with no shimmer at all, something that I was really pleased about given the shade of it.

To get the colour payoff in the photo below I had to swipe my finger four or five times in the pan, which is a lot more than it usually takes with a Sleek blush. In this case I think it's a good thing that there isn't too much pigmentation, because of the warmth of the shade it would look too much and over done on a lot of people, including myself. I actually prefer my blushes to be more buildable, as this one is. The one thing that's the same with Life's a Peach as it is with every Sleek blush I've tried is the blendablility; they blend out so easily with any brush you choose to use.

The lasting power isn't amazing, but then very few blushes actually last all day on my face, but I do get through most of the day with some colour still remaining. I'd guess that I lose most of the colour by about hour eight, which isn't bad for a budget blush.

The only complaint I have about Life's a Peach, and it is a very minor one, is that the smell isn't too appealing. I know it seems odd to smell a face product, but as I was applying it I got a whiff of something and it reminded me of burning plastic, not very pleasant at all. That aside though I really don't have anything negative to say about it.

I think I'll always prefer pink or rosy toned blushes, they just look better on my fair skin, but for a change Life's a Peach is great. I think I'll be getting a fair bit of wear from this in the coming months.

Sleek Blush in Life's a Peach is available from the Sleek website where they ship internationally, or from Superdrug and Boots for £4.49.

What do you think, is this something you'd be happy wearing? Do you have a favourite Sleek blush? I'd love to hear your recommendations.

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