Sleek MakeUP Be Beautiful Blemish Balm
If you've read the About Us section of brownbeautytalk, then you'd know that I am a huge fan of Sleek's Be Beautiful Blemish Balm Cream or BB Cream as its popularly known. Hence why I was ecstatic when the opportunity popped up to review it along with the Sleek Creme to Powder Foundation. I have always been a MAC kind of girl when it came to buying foundations, this is possibly because of my lack of knowledge at the time. However, after a makeup emergency saw me unable to make it to a MAC store, I headed to Superdrug for a makeshift. It's been almost two years and I still only use the Sleek MakeUP Be Beautiful Blemish Balm. I received Sleek's Be Beautiful Blemish Balm in Dark, a shade that can suit a wide range of darker skin tones. Rarely do I find a product that I love inside and out the way I love this one. There are currently only three shades in the collection, Light, Medium and Dark but I think the three shades cater to a huge spectrum. At £8.99 each, you can afford to even buy two shades and mix for a better match. It is a full coverage BB Cream but because I prefer a light coverage, I only use one layer. I found that the product blends really well on the skin especially when I use a buffing brush.
When the BB Cream craze began in 2012, the shade selection for Women of Colour (WoC) was minimal. The brands that did have shades were off the mark with many WoC complaining of the dreaded 'ashy' look and others wanting more coverage. I can assure you that not only does the the Sleek's Be Beautiful Blemish Balm provide great coverage but it also leaves a nice glow with a semi matte finish.
The only issue I had with this product is that it oxidises through the day. To fix this, I tend to either use Delilah Cosmetic's Pure Touch Micro-fine Loose Powder or buff a small amount of the Sleek Creme to Powder Foundation.
Sleek Makeup's Be Beautiful Blemish Balm costs £8.99.
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