Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Sleek MakeUP Bronze Block Review

Hey beaut's!

As the British Summer is now in full swing I've been loving that whole bronzed/glowing look and as our friends over at Sleek decided to release a bronzing block I thought it would only be fair for me to give it go a review it in full for you all, so say hello to Sleeks Bronze Block in Dark*!!

The Sleek Bronze Block (£7.49)  is available in 2 shades Light and Dark, yup for some bizarre reason Sleek have decided to ditch the in between medium option and go straight for light to dark which I must admit confuses me slightly. I definitely think the Light shade will be loved by fair skinned beauties as it really is quite light and certainly wouldn't be very noticeable on my skin tone, the Dark shade which I have is OK for medium/olive skin tones when used with a light hand (definitely go with the 'less is more' moto) and I think darker skin tones would also find this brozing block suitable too.
The Bronze Block is made up of four complementary shades which claim can be worn alone to contour/enhance a tan or combined to use as a blush or to illuminate the skin. Within the Bronze Block their are 3 shades of bronzer and 1 blush, the top two bronzer shades are matte and go from light to medium, then the third bronzer on the bottom left is really quite dark and contains minute shimmer/glitter particles, the blusher on the bottom right is a dark coraly-pink and again contains some minute shimmer/glitter particles. The quality of the shades within the block really are great, they are super soft to swatch, packed full of pigmentation especially the blusher and blend out with ease requiring hardly any effort whilst applying at all however... If you want to use the four shades within the block separately it does prove to be quite a difficult task due to the size of each little square being so small, so I find it best to swirl my blusher brush all over the four shades because no ones blush/bronzer brush is going to be small enough to use the shades separately, if you do own a smaller contour brush like the Real Techniques offering then your winning when it comes to using the block for contouring as the brush is the perfect size to pick up the top two matte bronzer shades and does a fantastic job at achieving a gorgeous contoured look without looking muddy. 
Overall I find the block slightly love-hate for me, I love the quality and the formula of the shades within the block I just wish it was somewhat larger so it would be easier to use each square separately, I would of also loved it if Sleek would of kept the block completely matte aswell because the darker bronzer shade contains those minute shimmers which can make the bronzer look un-natural and slightly like a disco ball which is never great. Like I said beore I do love to top two matte shades for contouring and the blush is very nice but I do find myself want abit more from the Bronze Block unfortunatly, it's so annoying beacuse I really wanted to love this bronzer but I think it's ok.

Have you tried Sleek's Bronze Block?? What did you think beaut's?? I'd love to know. 

nopin

7 comments:

  1. That's a shame that you didn't like the bronzer, the kit looks amazing otherwise :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  2. This looks perfect for contouring but I agree, it definitely looks difficult to use because of the sizes of each block x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

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  3. Why I still haven't tried Sleek makeup is a mystery- it is so popular among bloggers. The shades look really pigmented. I get where you're coming from though- it seems like it would be easier to use if it was bigger. The disco ball look is never good.
    Julz Obsessions xx

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  4. Ooh this is the first time I've heard about this product!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  5. Love the shades in this, it does look really pretty but annoying that they are small squares so cant really use them separately too easily!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  6. I was thinking about purchasing this but the size put me off, all the colours would end up blending together which is never good x

    daisy-drops

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  7. I haven't tried this but It seems deceptively small haha! I think that might of put me off too...

    Latasha | todayiadore.com xx

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