Sleek and The Balm are the stars of my blush world lately! Who wouldn't fall for The Balm's kitsch packaging or Sleek's amazing prices?
[[ The Balm 'Frat Boy', The Balm 'Hot Mama', Sleek 'Sahara' ]]
I'm sure everyone owns a variation on NARS 'Orgasm' blush, right? Well, The Balm 'Hot Mama' is mine! A clean pink infused with gorgeous golden shimmer. This isn't the kind of blush I'd usually go for, favouring matte blushes, but it brightens up tired skin and works with practically any look. 'Hot Mama' also works fabulously as a highlight shade. I snagged mine in TK Max for £6 - bargain!
The Balm 'Frat Boy' is yet another shade I wouldn't choose for myself normally (I received this in a beauty box) but I really love it! Cool toned plum-pinks shouldn't work on my medium yellow toned skin - but 'Frat Boy' does. This looks awesome built quite heavily for 80s style blush or as a subtle, pretty flush of colour.
I bought Sleek 'Lifes a Peach' to replace Shu Uemura 'Medium Peach' and came home with 'Sahara', too. Sleek 'Sahara' looks darn terrifying in the pan - a deep, rusty, orangey terracotta, but is so flattering when worn. 'Sahara' works wonderfully by adding a rich hint of colour to give a healthy complexion. Sleek blushes are very pigmented, so always use a light hand and a fluffy brush.
[[ The Balm 'Hot Mama', The Balm 'Frat Boy', Sleek 'Sahara' ]]
The Balm 'Hot Mama' is priced at £15 from Feel Unique.
The Balm 'Frat Boy' is priced at £16 from Feel Unique.
Sleek blushes are available from Superdrug and online at £4.30 each.
Which blushes are you loving lately? Which are you planning on adding to your collection? Right now I've also got my eye on Sleek 'Flamingo' and 'Suede'...