Monday, September 23, 2013

Sleek Makeup Luminous Pressed Powder

Way back in July I picked up (or rather, had delivered by Royal Mail) Sleek's Luminous Pressed Powder hoping it might be a dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. I haven't the Hourglass powder so I really can't say if it is in fact a dupe but it seems that the concept is similar. Sleek's powder is infused with light reflecting mica pigments for a fresh, dewy glow which is how I like my skin to look. I've never been a fan of an overly matte or powdered face and I am always drawn to products that use words like dewy -  luminous - glow - or radiance in their description.  The mica pigments can be seen when heavily swatched on the hand but once the powder has been swept across the face any shimmer is blended seamlessly into the skin leaving a slightly radiant and fresh complexion (just the way I like it). 

The powder also contains SPF 15 which makes it great for sunny summer days. I'm always a fan of layering multiple SPF products on top of each other (gotta keep the wrinkles at bay) so finishing of my skin with a powder containing SPF is perfect. With all that being said if you have oily skin I would not recommend this for you because it does nothing in the way of oil control and that plus its luminizing mica pigments would probably leave you looking shiny like a disco ball (and not in a good way). 


  1. have yet to try sleek but have heard amazing things! I need to get some things for sure their pallettes with blush, highlight and contour look so beautiful. I would want to try this in the winter when my skin isn't oily in the t zone anymore. thanks for sharing a great review hun! xx. gigi.

  2. this sounds amazing. we have wanted to try sleek for so long because we have heard so much about their products, but unfortunately it isn't available in Australia. While it is available on line, we like to swatch products before buying them

  3. Clearly not the right powder for me, as my face is usually an oil slick... Thanks for the review!

  4. Thank you for the review - I really like the packaging and the fact that the powder has a luminous finish to it. x

  5. Thanks for the review - I've been looking for a good illuminzer in a slightly more budget-friendly price range and I think this may be it!

  6. Sounds amazing, at the moment i use the "e.l.f" one, but i´m also considering to buy the "soap and glory" Illuminator powder, but this one looks amazing

    S t y l e a n d P a p e r

  7. The pressed powder sounds fantastic! I love that it has spf in it too!


  8. It seems so good!
    Ciao ciao
    Nicky Tomorrow NEWPOST!


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