I'm a bit skeptical of high street BB creams having been disappointed by L'oreal and 17's offerings so I hesitated to try this at first, but I'm so glad I did now with this one from Sleek MakeUp
|Sleek Blemish Balm|
The packaging is nice, black and rubberized like NARS, although that has the usual issues in that it's a dirt magnet!
It calls itself a blemish balm rather than a "BB Cream" although it does say 'Be Beautiful Blemish Balm' so maybe its a BBBB cream :)
|Light 01 Sleek BB cream swatched, blended partially and blended completely next to swatch|
I imagine what would put most people off is the shade range in Superdrug stores in the UK: I've only seen 3 shades available (although there are 7 on the Sleek website) which are dramatically different, mine is Light 01 which was the lightest available and I'm an NW25 in Mac- a medium in most foundation colours.
|L-R: bare faced, Sleek blemish balm, finished face (no setting powder)|
The finish and texture of this product is what really sets it apart from other high street BB creams, I even prefer it to Dr Jart's for this reason. Despite being very high coverage for a tinted moisturiser, it really looks and feels, to me anyway, like skin.
I think the best way to apply this is with fingers as it's quite a thick consistency for a brush.
Have you tried this BB cream, do you recommend another one?