Sleek MakeUP Luminous Pressed Powder – Review

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 21 - 2009

I’ve been playing with Sleek MakeUP’s new Luminous Pressed Powder which I was sent just over a week ago.

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It’s designed to be swept all over your face for a glowing, illuminated effect.

The powder, which is available in 4 shades is packed full of tiny light-reflecting mica pigments.  These are visible in the pan, and whilst very fine – are indeed pretty sparkly!  Unfortunately, the pigments are too fine for my camera to pick up on.  I did try!

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I received shade 02, which is far too dark for me to use as an all-over powder – not that that stopped me from trying of course.

Unfortunately, the shade just looked unnaturally dark on my skin.  I can however say that the mica pigments are just about subtle enough to be used all over without looking like a disco ball.

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It’s ok!  You can put the dancing shoes away!

I found that it absorbed oil effectively and didn’t clump down the side of my nose as some heavier powders will.

As it’s a golden tone, I am currently using it as a light bronzer just to warm up my skin a little where the sun (if we had any) would touch.  I was a little nervous about putting an illuminating powder on my nose fearing that it may be seen from out of space, but so far visibility is staying below the stratosphere.

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Packaging is nice for a budget item, other budget cosmetic companies could learn a thing or two from Sleek MakeUP’s consistently good quality casings.

You can dispense with the silly little powder puff and just use a large fluffy powder brush to pick up the product.

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If shimmer ain’t your bag (baby), then I’d refrain from applying it all over and use it more as you would a MAC MSF.  Ooh, actually… bet it would look lovely swept over your decolletage too, it’s a bit more subtle than some products designed to draw a bit of attention to the old boobies.  Make you look less like a slapper and more like a subtley shimmery ladee.  Innit.

It’s a nice addition to the Sleek MakeUP line, it fits right in and is fairly priced at £5.99.


9 Responses to “Sleek MakeUP Luminous Pressed Powder – Review”

  1. Shabby says:

    Oooh – really like the look of the packaging.
    Amazed at how far Sleek have come in terms of the quality of the products..

  2. VexInTheCity says:

    Ok, your review is good, the other review I’ve read wasn’t so complimentary. I don’t think I’m interested in these. I have a gazillion MSFs and ‘glowy’ products to keep me amused for the next few years.

    Great to try for those on a budget though.

  3. @Shabby – I dunno how they’re knocking these solid products out for the price. It’s all good though.

  4. @Vexinthecity – my review says… if you want some sparkles to luminize (is that a word) your face go for it, if you don’t – don’t. 😉

    It does what it says on the tin really.

    But no, if you’ve already got enough shimmery stuff you aren’t gonna be interested in this.

  5. PCMP_Forever says:

    I may purchase this but Sleek are catered for darker skin toned women, I’m olive complexioned, wonder if this may be a bit too dark for me too.

  6. @PCMP_Forever – In the press release it says that “Luminous Powder is suitable for Caucasion, Black, Mixed Race, Asian and Latino skin tones”

    So perhaps have a little look in Superdrug next time you’re passing. xx

  7. Connie says:

    the packaging looks really classy!

  8. @Connie – It is surprisingly good!

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