Back in September I attended my first Sleek Makeup event. It was quite spectacular. Sleek Makeup fans know how to bring the party.  At the event Sleek launched their #myfacemyrules campaign video which was about empowering makeup lovers to wear makeup any way they wanted.  The greater message behind it was ‘be who you want to be’.  I have to say that statement liberated me. Makeup came to me late. Mum life and blogging paved the way for me to try it out. Good skincare was always my focus and I’m usually remained makeup free.  However, after years of crap sleep due to night feeds etc. I realised that good skin wasn’t enough to make me to look as polished as I wanted. Then, when I began blogging it was about the kids and our life. Slowly, I 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.


High Street Makeup Brand For Brown Beauties

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.

My Face My Rules

After attending Sleek Makeup’s #myfacemyrules I felt liberated to simply ‘do me’. Firstly, I needed to get to know my face in a makeup context. Then, I select what was best to wear 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 would 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.



Makeup that truly is ‘life-proof’

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.


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