Wednesday 15 June 2011

FOTD Using Sleek Mediterranean Collection

So here's the result of my first experiment with the new Sleek Mediterranean Collection...

There are a few looks I'd like to try with this so may post another FOTD before the week is out.

For this look I decided to go with the colours i was drawn to first which were the Kiwi Zest and Hummingbird as they REALLY remind me of the sea and being on the beach (which i suppose is the intention of the collection in the first place).

It's quite a bright look so would be perfect for a night out. HOWEVER.... I was only going to work haha. In fact i got so carried away playing with my new potions that i totally lost track of time and so did not have time to take the photos for this post until just now or would have been mega LATE. As a result the light had faded and i had to use flash, but i hope the pictures give you a good idea of the effects I was able to create. 

Please note that this is AFTER working for 3hrs in a hot kitchen so i AM a little on the shiny side and it was easier just to touch up the eyes, blush and lips than take the whole lot off and start again haha. 

So here's what i used....

Foundation: Max Factor Lasting Performance - Natural Bronze
Concealer: YSL Touche Eclat (don't ask me what shade cos it's rubbed off the pen)
Bronzer (to contour): Bourjois Delice de Poudre in 52 
Blush: Sleek Santorini
Lips: Sleek Monte Carlo Pout Polish
Eyes: Sleek Monaco palette using Kiwi Zest (all over the lid), Hummingbird (crease, outer V and lower lashline)
Liner: Avon GlimmerStick in Starry Night Blue (lower lashline and outer part of top) 
Highlighter (on brow bone): BeneFit High Beam

The shadows went on really nicely. They are a great texture to work with. I did try the sponge applicator that came with it but i found a better result and finish using an eyeshadow brush followed by a blending brush (don't ask me for MAC brush numbers because my bank balance doesn't stretch to those haha).

To apply the blush i used my big blush/contour brush but next time i may opt for a smaller brush as i think a little at a time is needed with a blush this bright! Luckily it blended well. 

I applied the Pout Polish with a lip brush in the end. I know it's a balm, but application with the fingers only seems to add a tint of pink and, for the sake of the photos i needed to layer it on a bit and i liked the result i got with the brush.

Please excuse my eyebrows.... I'm halfway through totally re-styling them (they were threatening to engulf my entire face) and i'm such a wimp with the tweezers that I had to stop at halfway haha. 

To see the full palette and swatches of the collection please see my last post from earlier today on my first impressions of the collection.

Hope you like what i was TRYING to create. Let me know your thoughts. Is this a look you would wear on a night out or on holiday?


  1. Love what colour's use have used on your eye's...amazing...x

  2. Thank you! Glad you like it! This is my first FOTD and i was THIS close to deleting the post haha xoxo

  3. Wooow Love the cheeks and the lip colour is amazing! I always say that bright blushes create the most natural look..

    Thanks for the FOTD hun! =)

  4. your super duper lucky to get your hands on this! great photos x

  5. I love the colours :) Perfect for summer. x

  6. I really like the look, bold and colourful. Like you say its perfect for a night out, really fun and looks great. Well done for being brave with teh colours, its what this palette is all about :) xxx

  7. I adore this look! It really suits you, all the colors compliment you very well.
    I cannot wait for my Sleek goodies to arrive. Us poor beauty lovers from the states have to find really nice swap partners from the UK to get it at a reasonable price!


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