Friday, 11 April 2014

Sleek Blush in Rose Gold

As you may have noticed in my recent Drugstore Haul post, that I picked up one of Sleek's best known blushers - Rose Gold. I have read so many times that it is an amazing dupe for Orgasm by Nars - and considering I don't have the funding to get the cult Nars blusher yet (key word: YET!) I thought I would pick this up, and for £4.49 it's hardly breaking the bank.

Sleek Blush Rose Gold Shimmer Pink Dupe Nars Orgasm Coral

Sleek blushers come in a sturdy matte black plastic case with shiny writing - I think the packaging makes the blush look a lot more expensive that it actually is. It's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand or just to pop it in your bag if you need to touch up your make-up on the go - the sturdy case shuts with a satisfying click too so you know that it's going to be nice and safe in your bag and nothing is going to come out covered in pink powder! 

Sleek Blush Rose Gold Shimmer Pink Dupe Nars Orgasm Coral

Sleek Blush Rose Gold Shimmer Pink Dupe Nars Orgasm Coral

The blush has a generous sized mirror in the lid, making it perfect for touch ups on the go. The product fills almost the entire bottom of the pan meaning you use up most of the space of the packaging - which I like as it's not wasting anything like extra materials which I find unnecessary (which I have seen quite a few brands/products do). 

In the pan, Rose Gold looks like a gorgeous coral pink toned blusher with flecks of gold running through it. The flecks of gold initially put me off as I'm not a huge fan of glittery things in make-up, but i'll get to that in a minute. The formula is buttery soft and is super easy to apply and blend too, the glitter isn't actually glitter but a gold shimmer meaning there are no rough bits in the product, so it would suit most skin types.

Now, I don't own Nars' blusher in Orgasm so I can't do a comparison - but from what I've seen online and from what I've swatched of Orgasm in store - they are very, very similar. The only difference I would say is that Nars leans more towards pink and Rose Gold has a little more gold running in through it, but there generally isn't a huge difference between the two.

Sleek Blush Rose Gold Shimmer Pink Dupe Nars Orgasm Coral

But after swatching it and looking up reviews (which, since becoming a beauty blogger, is something I always do now before I buy a product) - I was pleasantly surprised to see that is just gives off a very subtle shimmer that looks gorgeous when the light catches it.  As with all Sleek blushers, Rose Gold is ridiculously pigmented and just a gentle swipe of your finger or brush in the pan will give you plenty of product.

Rose Gold also blends out beautifully and is build-able - meaning if you put too much on, it is relatively easy to fix, or you can build it up more for when you transform from a day look to a night look. I have also read quite a bit about this blush and seen a lot of photos of ladies wearing it - and I don't think I have found a skin tone it doesn't suit, yet - and the majority of people seem to agree.

This blush is now my all time favourite - it gives my skin a gorgeous, healthy glow and goes really well with my skin tone - which is something I struggle with considering I am quite pale and normally find some colours just don't work! I'm pretty confident this is going to be a staple piece during the Spring/Summer months for me, and I am so glad I picked it up!


  1. Oooh, this is a beautiful colour! Danielle xx

  2. I've been wanting to try a Sleek blush for a while. Such a pretty colour x

    1. It's definitely my go to blush at the minute! x


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