Monday, November 28, 2011

Sleek Berry Collection - photos and swatches

When I caught wind on the interweb that Sleek Make Up were bringing out a set for Christmas, I was intrigued.  But I saw photos of the products, I knew I needed to have them, so promptly picked it up in Belfast on Saturday for the grand price of £9.99 in Superdrug! 

The Berry Collection has a matte lipstick in the shade Cranberry, a blush in the shade Fenberry and a kohl pencil in Mossberry.  They're all gorgeously rich and pigmented and are perfect for the winter season.  They're vampy but still wearable and I couldn't wait to play with them!


I don't really use matte lipsticks because they can feel really dry on my lips and I like the feeling of product when I smush my lips together.  Cranberry has some slip in it, making it not 100% matte and so I am happy with that.  Looking at the lipstick in the bullet, I thought it was going to be a browny red and didn't think it would work on me.  A quick swatch on my hand showed that it's a rich, well, berry colour with red undertones.  It can be worn dabbed onto the lips as almost a stain and patted in with your finger, or for the daring ones, as a full on vampy berry lip.

At first I thought the kohl pencil (Mossberry) was a lip pencil, especially when I swatched it.  It has purple undertones to it and after I double checked online and saw it was an eye pencil, I got going with it on my eyelid.  I think I'll use it for both my eyes and lips though, it would work on either either.  It's a dry pencil so I had to warm it on the back of my hand first before applying it to my upper lash line as you'll see below.  I couldn't find my pencil sharpener so wasn't able to do a really precise line, I wish Sleek would have sharpened it to a point from the get go!

When I saw the blush (Fenberry), I got a bit scared.  I thought it was going to be really dark on my skin.  The swatch below on my arm shows what it's like unblended.  It's a rosey brown cheek colour that was really hard to photograph on my cheeks for some reason!  It looked pigmented in person but it wouldn't translate in the photo, maybe it was the lighting.

Swatches L-R: Cranberry lipstick, Mossberry kohl pencil, Fenberry blush.
So what do they look like on the skin I hear you say?  Here are some photos of the Berry Collection on my visage.  I felt a bit lonely being the only non-berry in the group, so for this post, I am calling myself Halle Berry.

The blush is one of those shades that can be used either on the cheekbones as a flush of colour, or as a contour colour to give you those all important sculpted cheekbones.  It's pretty pigmented so just be careful when you're getting stuck into it with your brush, start off light and build as you need to.

I think the kohl liner will be fabulous blended it all over the eyelid with some black liner on the upper lash line and waterline.  It makes my eye look really green and because of the purple undertones in it, it doesn't make moi look like I've been crying which is always a good thing.

My poor lips are in bits at the moment and so I'm on Operation Mind My Lips.  So word of warning with the lipstick; make sure you prime your lips with plenty of lip balm before using it.  This is one of those shades that could be used on the cheeks too if you wanted and as a light stain, regular lip colour and topped with gloss for a full blown va-va-voom lip.  Check out Lisa Eldridge's video here if you're not sure where I'm going with this.

The photo on the top left here shows all three products on the face.  It might be a little much to wear them all at the same time but sure it's only make up!


So will you be picking this up for your good selves ladies?  Tis the season to do some self gifting and all!

The Sleek Berry Collection is available from Cloud 10 Beauty for €12.99!*

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8 comments

  1. I don't know if I'm brave enough to wear that colour of kohl but the lippie looks amazing on you. Having said that I'm scaling back on what I buy for the next wee while as I'm disgusted with the amount of products I purchase and hardly ever use...!

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  2. Oh Goodness, love the look of this, that lippie look gorge on you missis! £9.99 for all of them? Yowsa!!!! xx

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  3. I just want to try that lipstick! Love sleek lippies and would love to try the whole berry, vampy thing :) xxx

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  4. Thanks for sharing! Love the blush :)

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  5. I love it! My order is coming now :D

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  6. Emma - I hear ya re the kohl but I'm gonna give it a shot as part of a smokey eye and see how I get on :) I hear ya also with the amount of products we have, I end up donating them to friends :)

    Andreea - Think this lippie would look fabulous on you :)

    Deniz - Hi!

    Daisy - I'm feeling the whole dark lip too especially coming closer to Christmas, let's see how we get on hehe

    Sidrah - me too :)

    Lara - it's fab, wish they did more sets like these ones

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