First impressions: Sleek Bare Skin Foundation
30 Thursday Oct 2014
Bare Skin foundation. Sounds too good to be true, but that doesn’t stop thousands of women like me seeking the holy grail of barely there foundation that looks like skin.
I love almost everything from Sleek MakeUP but have been disappointed by their foundation shades in the past. They’ve always run a little too orange for me, and I’ve always been between 2 shades and have never found the right one for me. I had a tip off from another make-up artist that this new formula might just surprise me…
I was walking through town minding my own business when my feet started wandering off on their own… right into Superdrug. I thought I might as well have a look while I was there and no trip to Superdrug is complete without stopping by the Sleek MakeUP aisle. I’d been meaning to try the Bare Skin foundation for a while but haven’t been able to get to a store to swatch and work out my shade. I’ve found that Sleek foundations are too variable for me to ‘guess’ my shade and buy online.
After a couple of minutes, I settled on Crème Caramel. It’s a little pink for my complexion and a tiny bit too dark. That said, the foundation is so sheer but pigmented (yes, really) that I only needed to applied a light layer to get the coverage I need (my skin is behaving very well right now). I was away on training last week and grabbed this as my foundation of choice (I had my Bobbi Brown as a back-up).
Anyway, on day two of the course, we had an early start and had to head out at 7am from our hotel. I had very little time to get ready so after a quick wash and cleanse, I popped a drop of foundation on the back on my hand and lightly rubbed into my skin starting from the centre of my face and blending lightly outwards. I didn’t powder as I thought I’d touch up my make-up when I arrive at the training venue.
As soon as I met the other delegates in reception, one of them (yes, the hot one) greeted me with a warm “Hey, you’re looking good today. Did you head to the gym this morning?” I was pretty chuffed that my late night was cleverly disguised by the teeny bit of foundation I slapped on. To be honest, the fact that the shade was a teeny bit bronzy and a touch too pink for me worked in my favour, as it gave me a really healthy looking glow. I didn’t end up powdering over it as I just fell in love with the dewy finish.
It’s not a foundation I’ll be using every day but for those days when I want a fresh, minimal, ‘me-but-glowing’ natural look, I’ll definitely be reaching for this.