Sleek has a strong reputation for creating some intense, strong coloured blushes. From single compacts to packs of three, they've come up with several palettes with complementary shades. The California palette is a special kind that has three cream blushes in gorgeous everyday shades including Newport Peach, The Surf and OC Newport Peach.
Medium toned pink with a glamorous dash, The Surf, a bright orange toned shimmer is best used as a highlighter and Newport Peach makes a perfect cross between the pink and peach, making it my favourite colour from the trio. While all three are shimmery shades, Newport Peach doesn't pack as much of the shimmery punch, dying down to a rather matte but warm peach.
All velvety cream blushes are so dense in pigmentation, a little goes a long way. One test swipe with your fingertips leaves you with a burst of full-on colour.
As a cream blush, it isn't too oily, neither is it too heavy. The Sleek cream blush formula has nailed it as it gives you just enough time to apply and blend before the colour finally settles into a matte finish. The only con is that it needs to be used with a light hand or the colour can come out too dark, but best when used with a good blush brush (Real Techniques Blush brush or even the Mac 129). Gently swipe across the colour, and swipe in light circular motions across your cheek. Using the blusher, layer it on in stages if you want to build the colour. Overall, for Tk1,250, it's an excellent palette for everyday use since the blushes are of high quality and lasts a good 5-6 hours.
Where to find it Banglashoppers, Banani. Ph: +8801559 222444 Priced at Tk1,250