Product Type: Sleek makeup
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Sleek Corrector and Concealer Palette.
Sleek Corrector & Concealer Palette
Member Name: ladyofcampfires
Sleek Corrector & Concealer Palette
Advantages: Covers dark circles completly and easily, stays put, decent number of shades.
Disadvantages: Does absolutely nothing for spots...
When I was recently browsing in a local Superdrug store I decided to take advantage of their three for two offer across all cosmetics and one of the items I decided to buy was this Sleek Concealer Palette. My skin seems to go through phases when it comes to spots and I'll either be completely spot free or completely covered in spots! I also have a few little scars on the bridge of my nose which I try and hide as best as possible and suffer with those dreaded dark circles under my eyes too. In short, concealer is something I use very regularly and I do like to try different products just in case I'm missing out on some miracle concealer product!
I bought this particular product as a concealer palette is something I was yet to try and I did find the idea of doing so appealing. This product cost me £7.99 and Superdrug is the only store I've seen which sells Sleek make-up, it's also available on www.sleekmakeup.com though.
The product comes housed in a black plastic casing which has 'Sleek make-up' written across the top in a glossy black font. The bottom contains the name of the product, shade and weight (4.2g). Opening this casing in easy done just by pulling up the lid which then reveals three different concealer compartments and a little mirror. Unfortunately this little compact concealer palette doesn't contain any sort of application brush so you may wish to buy one of those too if needed.
The palette comes in five different shades ranging from light to dark which are simply numbered between 1 and 5, shade one being the lightest and shade five being the darkest. To be honest I think there is a shade here to suit anybody regardless of skin tone so that isn't a problem. I purchased shade 2, despite being extremely pale shade 1 looked too pale even for me, it was practically white!
Inside is a corrector, concealer and a setting powder. The corrector and concealer are both of a creamy mousse type consistency whilst the setting powder is obviously a pressed powder. Each of these in pressed into three circles which are probably just over an inch wide at the widest point. It did seem like a tiny amount of product to me at first but after using this for about a month now pretty much daily I can confirm these little amounts go a long way.
The first circle of product is the corrector and this is palest of the three which is supposed to give an 'instant lift' with its brightening properties. I apply this with a sponge applicator rather than concealer brush I find dabbing on the product with the a sponge uses less product and gives better results than painting it on with a brush.
The corrector works best at covering uneven skin tones and does a very pleasing job at covering up those dark circles under my eyes. I dab my sponge over the product and then just softly dab underneath my eye a few times and the darkness has completely gone. The brightening aspects, however, do seem to be more lightening than brightening as this is still very pale and doesn't match my skin tone at all. Having said that I do apply this underneath my foundation so the end result does leave my face with a matching and even skin tone! I tend to apply a little of this over blemishes as well as it really takes any redness I may be experiencing out of these which then gives the concealer an easier job at hiding them completly.
The middle circle of product is the concealer which I apply in the same way as I do the corrector, simply dabbing a sponge over the areas I wish to cover. This one looks very dark in the palette, almost orange and I was a little worried this would be far too dark for me. Thankfully it's not at all and is much paler when applied in small amounts onto the skin than it looks in the palette, it doesn't transfer onto my skin in orange tones either! I apply this in the same areas I applied the corrector to give extra coverage and to blend into my skin tone some more.
Applying the concealer under my eyes too makes them look completely wide awake and even skin toned without a single trace of any sort of dark circle at all, I'm very pleased with these results! It does unfortunately have difficulty covering blemishes though. The few little scars I have on my face are usually extremely easy to hide with concealer, this one however, does not do that. Spots are left looking less aggressive as there isn't a trace of redness in them however this stuff does tend to clump around my spots and scars making them look somewhat more obvious. It's quite counterproductive really!
After the corrector and concealer I'll apply my usual foundation and then I'll sweep the setting powder over my face. The setting powder is the third and final circle in this little palette and just helps keep the corrector and concealer in place. The powder transfers onto my powder brush easily and gives a light coverage to the areas I apply it. It's very lightweight and gives my face a matte finish. Again though, this tends to clump around my blemishes with the concealer and corrector and the combination of all three clumped together just looks awful!
After much experimenting with this palette I've now decided to use this purely under my eyes. If dark circles are a worry for you then this is absolutely perfect. It gives really good results, wakes the area up and covers those dark circles completely. Furthermore the coverage and wide awake looks lasts all day and is easily removed with a make-up remover wipe. For spots and blemishes though I completely would not recommend this. Whilst it'll take the redness out of these it won't really hide them and it all just sort of sticks to them in a clumpy and just horrible looking way. This palette will get plenty of under eye use from me but I'll definitely be sticking to other products for blemishes, spots and scars.
Summary: Excellent if used under eyes, horrid if used anywhere else.