Anyway, let's get to the haul. My previous experiences with Sleek blushes have all been good, so I was really very excited to get ahold of these babies! I'm just going to spend some time drooling over these now, because they just look so gorgeous. The photos below are provided for you to join in the gratituous drooling! Take that, overly-expensive, crappy makeup! Sleek's got your ass kicked!
The blush above is Pixie Pink. It's one of Sleek's more popular colours, and of course it would be, because neutral light pink is a universally flattering shade. The good thing about Pixie Pink is that it's not too pastel, so it would look good even on darker skintones, and is less likely to go ashy. It's nicely pigmented, too.
Next, Sleek's Rose Gold Blush. This is a very NARS Orgasm-ish colour, and seems quite close. From what I can tel, Orgasm is pinker, but both are basically pinky-peach blushes with gold shimmer. Since NARS blushes tend to break me out, (if you were reading the blog during its days of infancy, you'd know my love-then-hate relationship with NARS blushes), I do like it when a brand puts out something similar to a NARS shade - after all, despite their pore-clogging ingredients, NARS does have some nice blush colours. Anyway, there are plenty of Orgasm dupes out there, and while this isn't a dupe, it's something similar which I quite like. This is a little on the warm-toned side.
I also got Flamingo, which actually, doesn't come in the colour of a flamingo at all. I mean, if you think about it, flamingos are really shrimp-coloured, because those birds get their colouring from the food they eat. But "Shrimp" wouldn't be a very nice-sounding blush colour name, would it? In anycase, this doesn't look like the colour of a flamingo/shrimp to me. Which is a good thing, because it's better. I'd call it a medium bright neutral rose - the universally flattering colour for flushed cheeks. Absolutely my type of shade.
The last blush I got was Sleek's Pomegranate. Now you know I love my intense blushes, and this is definitely one of those I love. This colour reminds me a little of NARS Sin (another one of those confounded NARS blushes I loved until they gave me cystic acne), in that it's got a deep pink-purple base with gold shimmer. I do think Pomegranate is brighter, however. It's a little intense, but applied with a light hand would look great on nearly everyone, except perhaps really warm-toned girls. I love this.
And of course, my Sleek Eye Dust in Vitage. I really like this. It's a gorgeous antique brown-gold shade. Not too warm, not too brassy, not too boring. It's actually the kind of shade I would wear to work, hypothetically, if I bothered to drag myself up early every morning to do my eyeshadow. (I'm afraid two years of working a full-time job has made me lazy in the looks department...But I'm still hauling! Go figure.)
Anyway, that was my haul, and I can't wait to try these items, especially the blushes! You guys know I'm a blush fiend, so of course that would be the one item I ordered tons of. What have you guys been hauling? Tell me!
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