Wednesday, 1 August 2012

FINALLY got my hands on Sleek Rose Gold

This must be the most elusive blush in history. It was love at first swatch when I sampled it in Superdrug last year, but it’s taken many fruitless (and sometimes expensive) trips to Superdrug before I finally got my hands on my very own Rose Gold... then I went and dropped it, hence the crumble in the corner!
This is my first Sleek blusher and I’m blown away by its quality, especially given its tiny price tag. I would describe the shade as a rosy coral with gold shimmer. It’s often heralded as a dupe for Nars’ infamous Orgasm blush. I can see the similarities but Rose Gold has a lot more gold shimmer and Orgasm is pinker.

The powder texture is amazing, almost buttery and layers like a dream. It is very rich and well pigmented. I don’t actually find the colour to be that intense, but the gold shimmer is strong.  A little goes a long way and if you’re fair skinned you might want to apply with a light hand. It’s an instant face brightener and a brilliant summer shade. The finish is somewhere between frost and shimmer, which is right up my street. Its staying power is decent, it does fade a little more than I’m used to with MAC and Benefit blushers, but at a fraction of the price I ain’t grumbling!  For me, the result are somewhere between a blush and a highlighter and on the face it reminds me a little of Coralista.

I wore it over MAC’s Melba the other night for a more intense peachy/coral shade and it looked amazing. Melba is a matte shade so I wasn’t doubling up on the shimmer, but did intensify the colour. The packaging is slique and there’s a generous sized mirror inside the compact, again similar to Nars. 

Overall this is a brilliant multi-use blusher. Amazing texture, gorgeous shimmer and an absolute bargain ... £4.49 from Superdrug stores, find one if you can!


  1. Well done you for managing to find this blush! I really want to try it but cannot get my mitts on it anywhere! Lovely colour payoff too.
    Louise x

  2. Well done on finding this, I've been trying to get my mitts on it for ages now - I've had no success! x

  3. I know, it's taken me over 6 months to find one. I've spoken to staff at Superdrug and they said Sleek don't keep them stocked up.

    Claire x

  4. It looks so pretty on you! On me, it leans very red so it makes me look sunburnt more than anything :p But I love the golden glowiness of it.

  5. I absolutely love this blush! You reminded me how gorg this is. i need to take it out more often.
    It's looks so pretty on you.

    1. Thanks you Mercedes. It's a firm favourite now x

  6. It looks like Nars Orgasm. I'd looove to try this one! x

  7. I found this to be too shimmery on my skin.. But it's definitely a gorgeous shade

  8. This looks incredible. The perfect summer blush!


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