Sleek Makeup

HellO lovelies!

Last week while I was staying with my parents I tagged along with my mum one day as she went about getting her shopping. We went into the chemist to collect her bits & pieces & I got to looking at all the makeup displays.

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Like a child drawn to sweeties conveniently placed at tills. I’m a sucker for big bold coloured makeup boothes.

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I’ve been on the lookout lately for a big pallette & I was spoiled for choice as Sleek had a big selection of colours on display.

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Every colour you could wish for. The pallettes costs €9.99 & they contain 12 colours.

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In hindsight I wish I’d gotten this one. The colours are so vibrant & would make a great statement look with just a sweep of one on the top &/or bottom lash line combined with a nude lip for a super quick look with a big impact. I suppose there’s nothing to stop me from getting another one. Can never have too much makeup I guess.

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I opted for these two. Original & Vintage Romance.

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The size of the mirror was fantastic. The colour of the shadows was highly pigmented & the double ended wand was the length of a pencil which made it so easy to get a good grip of it for precision use. I can see why they chose their brand name because the pallette itself was very sleek.
It’s thin, weighs next to nothing so very easy to pop into your bag on a night out.  It felt very smooth, lovely to hold & I thought the packaging was very pretty. The only negative I have on this product is the amount of fall out.

I’d recommend either putting tissue under your eye held with two small dabs of vaseline or to do your eye makeup first then clean off the fallout from your cheeks then proceed with foundation.
For me the pros outweigh this 1 minor flaw, at €9.99 for 12 varried colours with such a big selection to choose from it’s a total bargain.

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My beautiful friend Steph acted as my real life swatch. She has piercing blue eyes so she used the gold & purples to accentuate her pretty peepers.

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Here’s a helpful diagram to show you what colour is best suited to you the next time you’re getting beautified.

Have any of you used Sleek Makeup before? What did you think of it?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

~LoVe & huGs~

*MaRiA*

xO

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How To Fix Broken Powdered Makeup

HellO there!

Firstly here’s a *MahoOsive* big ole thank you for stopping by my brand spanking new blog.

Tonight I’d like to talk about a personal heartbreak I suffered a few months back.
I’d treated myself to the Benefit Brow Zings eyebrow duo (at a whopping £28). I’d never imagine spending that kind of money on such a small item but I’d won a few pounds on a lottery ticket & figured it was free money so to speak & if I was going to splurge then now was the time.

Well a few weeks back I noticed a small chip in the corner of the powder section & sure enough the crack slowly crept across until it was completely shattered.  I was gutted to say the least, not beaten I took to the trusty internet & found a method to fix it . .

Lets get started . . .

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Here’s what I used. Alcohol, broken pallette & some cling film to tap the powder into.

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Here’s a closer view of my poor little smashed up Brow Zings.  It’s highly pigmented so when I opened/closed it bits would escape staining wherever it touched making it a nightmare to use.

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I emptied it onto the clingfilm & wiped all the residue off the pallette with kitchen roll.

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I used the end of a teaspoon to break up the larger pieces so it was all the same consistency.

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I then added a few drops of the vodka to the powder, wrapped the cling film tightly around it & used the spoon & my fingers to mould it together. Then transferred the paste back into the pallette & smoothed it down with the spoon handle.

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And here’s the end result. Not too shabby eh!
I’ve left it near the radiator so it will eventually dry out & turn back into a powder.

It’s alot cheaper than forking out another £28 for a replacement that’s for sure!
I have broken so many eyeshadows & pressed face powders thats will now get a second lease of life. *yiPpEe*

Have you tried this method or anything similar before?

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~LoVe & HuGs~

*MaRiA*  xO