What is it?
A Sleek blusher palette containing 3 shades of blusher – 2 matte shades and one shimmery shade. The one I have is shown here and is the orange/peach/coral palette.
These palettes come in a few different colour ways and contain 3 highly pigmented blusher colours all in a sleek black palette ideal for travelling.
These are highly pigmented, smooth, blendable and great value for money. In the palette I bought, there are two matte shades – a bright orange and a bright coral – and a shimmery peach too. I can’t say I know about the other colour ways as I didn’t look at them properly in the shop but I believe that there’s a pink toned palette and also a brown/bronze coloured one. I would assume the ratio of matte to shimmery shades would be the same for the other palette but perhaps not. If you have any of the others then feel free to comment below and let us all know!
Worth the money?
As with all the Sleek make up I own, I was thoroughly impressed. The matte shades are pigmented and smooth, these colours aren’t chalky and it’s great to have a shimmery shade and matte shades all in one palette. The packaging is great for travelling, sturdy and yet not to bulky – sleek, slim and simple with the added bonus of a large mirror.
These palettes cost £9.99 here in the UK and are available from the Sleek website or Superdrug.
What is it?
A BB cream that comes out white and blends into the skin when rubbed in. Light coverage base used in place of a foundation and similar to a tinted moisturiser.
I have to say I was disappointed with this product. For starters it only comes in 3 shades and although it apparently adjusts to your skin tone I’m not convinced everyone would find the right shade for them.
Now, I got the fairest shade, have warmer undertones to my skin and tan really well in summer. I’m not deathly pale by any means but I’m certainly not the colour this came out on my skin!
I like the way it feels on my skin, it’s light, non-oily, minimal coverage (which I don’t mind as my skin is pretty good) and doesn’t make me shiny. However, I am NOT orange! This is supposed to adjust to your skin colour and having worn it several times now, I would say it really doesn’t work for me colour wise.
It does adjust slightly but bearing in mind this is the fairest shade they do I resent having to bronze up my neck a bit to get it matched enough to leave the house. This is just too orangey to me, I don’t think anyone, unless they fake tan is really similar to this colour, it’s not a natural tone for anyone’s skin.
The only time I found I didn’t really have to work with it to get it to match was in the height of summer when I was really tanned. This is the one and only time I can get this to work for me and so I will be saving for then.
Worth the Money?
Personally I won’t be repurchasing this which is a shame as I normally love The Body Shop products. If you have lighter skin tones I definitely don’t recommend this. It’s £12 for a tube which isn’t awful but I’ve heard some amazing things about the BB creams from Dr.Jart so I would suggest trying one of those instead as there are several different type and the colours are a better match for most skin tones.
If you are interested then here is the link to purchase The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream:
PS. If anyone else has tried this product and had a different experience with it please do comment below!
It’s rainy outside so I made a rainbow look just to brighten things up a bit 🙂 All eyeshadows used are by MAC.
These are the items that I ordered from the new collection.
Highlight powder ‘Crew’
Initial thoughts: I like this a lot, however, I was really surprised that it swatches a very pale pink colour. It has less of a sheen than a normal highlighting powder and is a fairly odd colour.
Having said this, the stripes of colour are just an over spray so I’m expecting it to swatch an off – white colour after the stripes have worn away.
Blusher ‘Fleet Fast’
Initial thoughts: Lovely mid-toned peachy pink, shows up very well on the skin so a light hand is needed with this blusher. The above photograph I would say shows the colour to be ever so slightly more pink than it actually is in person.
Lipstick ‘Sail La Vie’
Initial thoughts: This is supposed to be a bright coral colour (excuse the lighting on the picture – it was a very grey day!) and in comparison to a true red it looks coral, however, on the lips, to me it’s not a true coral. I feel like it looks like less of a coral and more of a bright orange red. Still love it though!
Lip Pencil ‘Throw Me a Line!’ (pro longwear)
Initial thoughts: True red long – lasting lip pencil. Glides smoothly, nicely pigmented and stayed put all day!
Lipglass ‘Blessedly Rich’
Initial thoughts: Very pigmented, quite shimmery but gorgeous burnt orangey colour with golden shimmer. I feel this colour is very unique.
Here are the items I have swatched for you: Left to Right : Sail la Vie, Throw Me a Line, Blessedly Rich, Fleet Fast and Crew
As always, these products are available from the official MAC website as well as free standing stores and some department stores. Most of the items in the collection are LIMITED EDITION so if you like any of them, get them quick!
So I’ve been keeping an eye out for this collection for a while now and am so excited to get my hands on some of these gorgeous items! Every year MAC launches a huge summer collection and I’ve been eagerly awaiting this one as the last few smaller ones haven’t really got me very excited. I have prepared this post for you just so you can get a better idea of what you might want to get. Enjoy!
The Product List is as follows:
MAC Hey, Sailor Lipstick (LE)
- Red Racer – Bright yellow red (satin)
- To Catch a Sailor – Highly frosted tan (frost)
- Salute! – Neutral peach (amplified)
- Sail la Vie – Bright mid-tone orange (satin)
MAC Hey, Sailor Lipglass (LE)
- Cut Loose – White gold with pearl
- Orange Tempera – Pale peach (Repromote)
- Riviera Life – Bright tangerine
- Blessedly Rich – Pale coral
- Send Me Sailing – Bright yellow red
MAC Hey, Sailor Pro Long Wear Lip Pencil (LE)
- Saunter – Pale beige nude
- Throw Me a Line! – Bright true red
- Shore Leave Light – vibrant coral
MAC Hey, Sailor Eyeshadow (LE)
- Crystal Avalanche – White with Reflects (veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
- Barefoot – Tarnished Gold (veluxe pearl)
- Jaunty – Light yellow brown (frost)
- Feeling Fresh – Bright green (frost)
- Nautical – Navy Blue (satin)
MAC Hey, Sailor Pigments (LE)
- Old Gold – High frosted tarnished gold (frost) (Permanent)
- Naval Blue – Deep smoky blue (frost) (Permanent, PRO)
MAC Hey Sailor Powerpoint Eye Pencil (LE)
- Hand Forged – Metallic yellow gold (Repromote)
- Emerald Sea – Kelly Green
MAC Hey Sailor, Bronzing Powder
- Soft Sand – Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
- Refined Golden – Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish (Permanent)
- Blue Stripe – Dark navy
MAC Hey, Sailor Pro Long Wear Bronzing Powder
- Naked On Board – Bronzy, yellow tone
- Sun Dipped – Dirty red tone
MAC Hey, Sailor Powder Blush
- Launch Away! – True peach (Satin)
- Fleet Fast – Pinky, gold coral (satin)
MAC Hey, Sailor Nail Lacquer
- Vestral White – Creamy white (cream) (Repromote)
- Touch of Red – Bright yellow red (cream)
- Gold Knot – Brass gold (frost)
MAC Hey, Sailor To the Beach Body Oil
- Seaside- Dirty Blushy pink with multidimensional sparkles
- Man Rays – Glowing tan with gold shimmer multidimensional
MAC Hey, Sailor Suntint SPF20 Liquid Lip Balm
- Sea Mist – Peachy nude with pearl multi-dimensional
- Rose Au – Poppy Coraly pink with gold pearl
- Abalone – See through with no hot pink pearl
MAC Hey, Sailor Brush 167SH Face Blender
MAC Hey, Sailor Zoom Lash Waterfast Lash Mascara
MAC Hey, Sailor Waterfast Black
MAC Hey, Sailor Gone Sailing Makeup Bag Set
MAC Hey, Sailor Dead Gone Sailing
Seperate Product Shots
Sail La Vie Bright mid-tone orange (Satin)
Salute! Neutral peach (Amplified)
To Catch a Sailor Highly frosted tan (Frost)
Red Racer Bright yellow red (Satin)
Cut Loose White gold with pearl
Orange Tempera Pale peach (Repromote)
Blessedly Rich Pale coral
Riviera Life Bright tangerine
Send Me Sailing Bright yellow red
Throw Me a Line Bright true red
Saunter Pale nude beige
Shore Leave Light vibrant coral
Sea Mist Peachy nude with multidimensional pearl
Au Rose Poppy coral pink with gold pearl
Abalone See through hot pink with no pearl
Crystal Avalanche White with reflects (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
Barefoot Tarnished gold (Veluxe Pearl)
Jaunty Light yellow beige (Frost)
Feeling Fresh Bright green (Frost)
Nautical Navy blue (Satin)
Verstral White Cream white (Cream) (Repromote)
Gold Knot Brass gold (Frost)
Touch of Red Bright yellow red (Cream)
Seaside Dirty blush pink with multidimensional sparkle
Man Rays Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer
Soft Sand Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
Refined Golden Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish (Permanent)
Nude on Board Bronzy, yellow tone
Sun Dipped Dirty red tone
( these are the Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders)
Launch Away! True peach (Satin) Fleet Fast Pinky, gold coral (satin)
Crew Off white with pale pink, purple and peach stripes (This is just an overspray! It does not go through the depth of the whole product)
Zoom Waterfast Lash
Pigment – Old Gold True yellow gold, frost (permanent)
Naval Blue Shimmery deep navy blue
Powerpoint Eye Pencils – Emerald Sea Emerald green
Blue Stripe Deep navy blue
Handforged Dirty gold
I have just ordered the products I wanted from this line so a post with reviews and swatches will be up as soon as i get my order in 🙂
These products are available at some department stores, free standing Mac and Mac Pro stores and of course online.