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Owning a good concealer is essential for me. Generally I don't get enough sleep resulting in dark circles under my eyes which I'm very keen to cover up. They aren't majorly dark but dark enough for me to want to cover them up nonetheless. I don't suffer badly from spots but now and again I get a few and also tend to have a few blemishes and imperfections that I like to conceal. I have used the same concealer for a few years now so thought it was time to try something new. I tend to find that I need two concealers; one for under my eyes and one for blemishes. This is because I have never yet found one concealer that does both jobs really well. This was my reasoning behind buying this palette. I thought having a corrector and a concealer for separate uses but in one product might be more useful for me. The packaging is the same as all other Sleek products. It comes in a black matte plastic case with 'Sleek' across the top. It has a mirror on the inside and is small enough to carry around in your bag so is very handy to use for touch ups while on the go. The palette consists of three pans of product. It contains a corrector and a concealer which are a creamy sort of consistence, as well as a setting pressed powder. The palettes come in five different shades allowing you to choose a shade that suits your skin time best. The first pan, the lightest one, is the corrector. This is what I use for under my eyes. I really like the corrector as it's brightening properties really help to lighten up my dark circles and make my eyes look more awake. The concealer is the next pan along which should be slightly darker than the corrector. I do like the concealer too but for covering blemishes I prefer concealers with more of a heavy coverage than this one. The powder seems like any other decent powder. I don't use this very much because I use face powder over my entire face anyway but of course, this one is useful for on-the-go use. Both the concealer and powder contain SPF15 which is always a positive and an added bonus. I really like the consistency of the concealer and corrector as it feels quite creamy and goes onto the skin nice and smoothly. Although the concealer isn't really enough coverage for me personally and it is not a product that would replace my usual staple products, I would still recommend trying this product as it still works and is something I like to keep in my bag for touch ups throughout the day. It is very useful and handy. The best thing about this palette for me is definitely the corrector. I bought mine from Boots for £7.99 which is a decent price in my opinion.
Just recently my health has been really playing me up. I'd never describe myself as a healthy person usually but I manage and get by well enough. I suffer with M.E and Hypothyroidism which along with an eating disorder all really exhaust me plus life can get us down at times and although I sleep well enough I never really think I get enough sleep even if I grab 15 hours or more (which does happen from time to time!) and never wake up with that fresh as a daisy feeling sadly. Because of feeling so run down though my skin has on my face has created havoc. I have dark bags under my eyes and always feel like I've been punched around them in my sleep and I have spots popping up from time to time too. Knowing how good the brand that is Sleek is when I was in my local Superdrug store I decided to see what the range had on offer and I stumbled across this and decided to buy it. At the time there was a deal on, buy 3 items for the price of 2 so I bought three different things, alone though this costs £7.99, for what it is though I would pay that with no offer if need be to be fair to it. The compact is oblong in shape and matt black and made from plastic with the words Sleek embossed into it and it flips open to reveal three round shades of colours from very light to darker and then to the top of it (lid) there is a large and brilliant mirror. No applicator is supplied so you can use your finger or your own brush of some description if you want to, me I own a nice Ruby & Millie brush that is small enough to use for these then on the base of it the weight is stated (4.2g) as is the shade number (I went for shade 1 as I really am very pale skinned and there 5 shades available in total to buy from the range when I spotted this) and contact details for the manufacturer were clearly stated. Its nice enough minimal packaging this and looks the same in appearance as what the eye shadow compacts are housed in from this range too. Using It: The first shade is the lightest colour and this is the corrector and you are meant to apply this first by dabbing it on then you use the second circle of colour in the same way which is the concealer and this brightens the skin tone alot. I use this under my eyes and on my spots and whilst this doesn't completely eradicate the appearance of my spots it does make them look less angry, under my eyes it really does brighten the skin up and then you are left to use the third and final circle of colour which is the setting powder and you can either use this straight over the work you've already done or apply foundation........me, I have played about with this little set and what works best for me is to use this trio of products after foundation to get the best effects from it. The powders are powder but a moist sort of powder (dense), they don't really smell and are simple enough to apply as a little product goes a very long way indeed and this very much suits all of my facial needs. I couldn't be without this set for my eye area and this really does last and aast not just in the compact but on my face too and when I want to remove it at the end of the day its very simple to do so with my usual make up removing routine. I did think initially when I bought it that it may be a waste of my money with bags like I have but it really isn't and I use it very often indeed and have been really pleased with it and when I run out (which wont be for ages!) I will replace it without a doubt, full price, on offer whatever! A great buy Google if interested or nip into Superdrug!
When I was recently browsing in a local Superdrug store I decided to take advantage of their three for two offer across all cosmetics and one of the items I decided to buy was this Sleek Concealer Palette. My skin seems to go through phases when it comes to spots and I'll either be completely spot free or completely covered in spots! I also have a few little scars on the bridge of my nose which I try and hide as best as possible and suffer with those dreaded dark circles under my eyes too. In short, concealer is something I use very regularly and I do like to try different products just in case I'm missing out on some miracle concealer product! I bought this particular product as a concealer palette is something I was yet to try and I did find the idea of doing so appealing. This product cost me £7.99 and Superdrug is the only store I've seen which sells Sleek make-up, it's also available on www.sleekmakeup.com though. The product comes housed in a black plastic casing which has 'Sleek make-up' written across the top in a glossy black font. The bottom contains the name of the product, shade and weight (4.2g). Opening this casing in easy done just by pulling up the lid which then reveals three different concealer compartments and a little mirror. Unfortunately this little compact concealer palette doesn't contain any sort of application brush so you may wish to buy one of those too if needed. The palette comes in five different shades ranging from light to dark which are simply numbered between 1 and 5, shade one being the lightest and shade five being the darkest. To be honest I think there is a shade here to suit anybody regardless of skin tone so that isn't a problem. I purchased shade 2, despite being extremely pale shade 1 looked too pale even for me, it was practically white! Inside is a corrector, concealer and a setting powder. The corrector and concealer are both of a creamy mousse type consistency whilst the setting powder is obviously a pressed powder. Each of these in pressed into three circles which are probably just over an inch wide at the widest point. It did seem like a tiny amount of product to me at first but after using this for about a month now pretty much daily I can confirm these little amounts go a long way. The first circle of product is the corrector and this is palest of the three which is supposed to give an 'instant lift' with its brightening properties. I apply this with a sponge applicator rather than concealer brush I find dabbing on the product with the a sponge uses less product and gives better results than painting it on with a brush. The corrector works best at covering uneven skin tones and does a very pleasing job at covering up those dark circles under my eyes. I dab my sponge over the product and then just softly dab underneath my eye a few times and the darkness has completely gone. The brightening aspects, however, do seem to be more lightening than brightening as this is still very pale and doesn't match my skin tone at all. Having said that I do apply this underneath my foundation so the end result does leave my face with a matching and even skin tone! I tend to apply a little of this over blemishes as well as it really takes any redness I may be experiencing out of these which then gives the concealer an easier job at hiding them completly. The middle circle of product is the concealer which I apply in the same way as I do the corrector, simply dabbing a sponge over the areas I wish to cover. This one looks very dark in the palette, almost orange and I was a little worried this would be far too dark for me. Thankfully it's not at all and is much paler when applied in small amounts onto the skin than it looks in the palette, it doesn't transfer onto my skin in orange tones either! I apply this in the same areas I applied the corrector to give extra coverage and to blend into my skin tone some more. Applying the concealer under my eyes too makes them look completely wide awake and even skin toned without a single trace of any sort of dark circle at all, I'm very pleased with these results! It does unfortunately have difficulty covering blemishes though. The few little scars I have on my face are usually extremely easy to hide with concealer, this one however, does not do that. Spots are left looking less aggressive as there isn't a trace of redness in them however this stuff does tend to clump around my spots and scars making them look somewhat more obvious. It's quite counterproductive really! After the corrector and concealer I'll apply my usual foundation and then I'll sweep the setting powder over my face. The setting powder is the third and final circle in this little palette and just helps keep the corrector and concealer in place. The powder transfers onto my powder brush easily and gives a light coverage to the areas I apply it. It's very lightweight and gives my face a matte finish. Again though, this tends to clump around my blemishes with the concealer and corrector and the combination of all three clumped together just looks awful! After much experimenting with this palette I've now decided to use this purely under my eyes. If dark circles are a worry for you then this is absolutely perfect. It gives really good results, wakes the area up and covers those dark circles completely. Furthermore the coverage and wide awake looks lasts all day and is easily removed with a make-up remover wipe. For spots and blemishes though I completely would not recommend this. Whilst it'll take the redness out of these it won't really hide them and it all just sort of sticks to them in a clumpy and just horrible looking way. This palette will get plenty of under eye use from me but I'll definitely be sticking to other products for blemishes, spots and scars.