Review: Sleek MakeUP Aruba Blush and Bonair Pout Polish

 Sleek MakeUP Caribbean Collection, available from

I have heard and read so many amazing things about Sleek MakeUP. So, you can imagine how incredibly ecstatic I was when I found out that I was going to be sent some of their products to try out! I'm talking 'slap yourself upside the head' ecstatic! :)

I was very kindly sent the new, limited edition Caribbean Collection to try out. I'm going to review the blush and Pout Polish first, and then post a review of the palette later on, so I don't totally overwhelm you guys with pictures!

 First up, here's the blush:

 Sleek MakeUP Blush, Aruba - $6.50 available from

This blush is a super bright orange. I was really excited to try it out because not only is orange HUGE this summer, but I'm a big fan of Sam Fine and he always recommends using an orange blush on women of color. I have a couple of other orange blushes and I compared them to Aruba. You can definitely tell that this one kind of blows the other 'oranges' out of the water!

 Nyx Orange, Sleek MakeUp Aruba, Nyx Love

Now this orange is pretty bright and the blush is very pigmented. It might be a little bit difficult to wear if you have lighter skin. For those of you with darker skin, I totally recommend this blush. I think it would work quite well on women over here, since many of us love a good tan!

And it's definitely not a color to be afraid of. I know it looks really bright in the pan, but just look at how pretty it looks on my skin.

 I just love this blush!

Aruba is definitely a blush that you need a light hand with. I think it would be easy to go overboard with this color. But, if you apply it lightly and build it up, the results are gorgeous, glowy cheeks. 

OK, now on to the Pout Polish!

Sleek MakeUP Bonaire Pout Polish, $7.80 from

Apart from the fact that the color is gorgeous, this Pout Polish has some great ingredients. It does not contain Lanolin or Petroleum Jelly, which are two ingredients I try to avoid in lip balms. Instead, it has jojoba oil, shea butter, almond oil, avocado oil and wheatgerm oil. It also has an SPF 15, so it protects your lips during the day. That's always a plus, no matter what kind of climate you live in!

The color in the pot is a bright orange, but on my lips it is much more subtle. It is very shiny and actually kept my lips pretty well moisturized.

I have heard some people complain about the smell/taste of this, but I actually quite like it. It's not a very vanilla smell like MAC's lip conditioners, it actually smells a lot like a chamomile and honey tea that I have!

One thing I noticed about this is that it melted quite easily under my fingers. I would definitely be careful about leaving this in your car or any hot areas because it seems like it would melt easily.

Unfortunately, Sleek MakeUp is not yet available in Dubai but they do ship internationally, so head over to and get clickin'! Remember that these products are limited edition, so they won't be available for long!

Have you guys tried these products yet? What do you think of orange makeup?

These products were sent to me by Sleek MakeUP


  1. That blush looks gorgeous on you!

  2. aussiebeautyreviewsJuly 17, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    I'm in love with the whole orange makeup trend at the moment! I just bought Siren lipstick from Revlon which is a bright bright orange and I love it. Must check out some more orange blushers, the sleek one looks great on you. 

  3. prettyinthedesertJuly 17, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    Thank you! :)

  4. prettyinthedesertJuly 17, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    Thanks! I haven't quite worked up the courage to try orange lips, but I might check out the Revlon one, thanks for the tip! :)

  5. These products look so beautiful :)

    Love Christine ♥

  6. Love it all! Sleek always puts together the best collections. 

  7. Such gorgeous colors!! :]

  8. prettyinthedesertJuly 18, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    They are even more beautiful in person, if you can believe that! :)

  9. prettyinthedesertJuly 18, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Oh, tell me about it! I'm already excited about the next one! :)

  10. prettyinthedesertJuly 18, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    I know! And so perfect for the summer :)


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