Back in September I attended my first Sleek Makeup event. It was quite specular. Sleek Makeup fans know how to bring the party.  At the event Sleek launched their #myfacemyrules campaign video. It was all about empowering makeup lovers to wear makeup any way they wanted, a little a lot, boy or girl. The greater message behind it was ‘be who you want to be’.  I have to say that statement liberated me. I got into makeup late and it was totally down to my kids and blogging. I have always been more about good skincare routine, I’m usually barefaced.  After several years of crap sleep due to night feeds etc. I found that good skin wasn’t enough to make me to look as polished as I wanted to be sometimes. Then I began blogging about my kids and our life and I slowly moved into hair and makeup.  At Sleek’s event I was colour matched. I still had my Isle of Wight bronze glow so shade LP19 and it was perfect. It’s great that a high street brand has catered for brown beauties. The fact that I have to mention it means this is not the norm. There was also a panel discussion as part of the event, panellists included; Liam Hackett (Founder of Ditch the Label equality and anti-bullying charity) Gemma Carney (Radio Presenter) Habiba  Da Silva (Influencer) and Tolani Shoneye (Beauty & Lifestyle writer, Buzz feed UK).  Gemma said “The party is better when it’s bigger”. I couldn’t have put it better because diversity matters. Sleek Makeup Lifeproof foundation lives up to its name.

After attending Sleek Makeup’s #myfacemyrules I felt liberated to simply ‘do me’; get to know my face in a makeup context and wear  what  was best for me my lifestyle.  Although my summer tan has gone, and yes black people do tan, I can still use my Lifeproof foundation.  In the colder months I need a lighter foundation shade. I think LP 16 would be better for me now. However, I‘ve been mixing my LP19 with moisturiser topped with a face powder in a lighter shade for a fresh faced natural day time look. When I want to go glam, I include a bold lipstick and eyeshadows.

Sleek Makeup’s Lifeproof Foundation (30ML tube RRP£8.99) truly is … life proof. Sleek says it’s; Soft-focus powders create a blurring effect and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines. The oil-free formula can help skin look even and shine-free, whilst imperfections are concealed. Well, I’ve had the benefit of its ‘magic’. If you are a regular reader you will know I’m in the perimenopause phase. Factor in day sweats and school runs I need makeup that holds.  My LP19 has been true to me, I look flawless through it all. There are 24 shades to choose, the darkest being LP24 which would suit an ebony brown beauty. Visit Sleek’s website for more information.