Name: Creme To Powder Foundation Tester Kit
From Sleek’s website:
Oil-Free Crème to Powder is a full coverage smooth concealing foundation that leaves you with a flawless and matte powder finish.
What I liked:
- handy to try several foundation shades at a time and find your match
- medium coverage
- evens out the skintone and cover small imperfections and redness
- mette finish
- thick texture feels light on
- easy to blend with fingers or sponge
- keeps shine at bay for a few hours
- the price
What I didn’t like:
- slightly creases around the eyes
- texture can be hard to blend with a brush
- if you like a glowy finish or full coverage, this is not for you
Buying foundation online is always tricky as you’ll never know if the color you picked will be a good match for you or if you’ll just end up wasting money on something that you won’t be able to use. So, I think it’s great when makeup companies come up with little and inexpensive kits that will allow you to try a few shades at a time to see which one better suits your skintone and test if you like the texture, coverage, etc.
So when I saw Sleek Creme To Powder Foundation Tester Kit, I just had to try it. There are 4 kits available – Light, Light/Medium, Medium/Dark and Dark – and each one contains 5 shades. I got the one in Light which includes Shell, Sand, Calico, Bamboo and Latte, and even if I was almost sure that the lightest one would still be too dark for my pale skin and I definitely wouldn’t have any use for the other 4, I ordered it anyway. Afterall, you never know what shade is gonna match you and if you wanna try something, wasting €2,00 is better than wasting €14,00 (the full size price), isn’t it?
As I feared, Shell is slightly darker and too yellow for my skintone but I still wore it a couple of times to write this review. Although I think I may try to use the shades in this kit to contour as it’s so hard to find a matte bronzer or contouring powder that’s not too dark for me. Also, there’s not enough of each shade to be worn for a few weeks so I couldn’t test if this stuff breaks out my skin or not. Therefore, this is more a reflection of my first impressions with the foundation than a proper review. And my first impressions were definitely very positive.
Creme To Powder Foundation has quite a thick consistency, although once on my skin it doesn’t feel heavy at all. On the contrary, it feels like I have nothing on. It is also very easy to blend if you use your fingers or a sponge, but with a brush, it might take some work. I was also worried such a tick foundation might crease, but it only did slightly around my eyes (which was easy to fix) and nowhere else.
As for the coverage, I would say it is medium with one layer. It evens out the skintone really well, covering redness and minor imperfections, leaving your face looking naturally flawless with a matte finish. However, if you’re looking for a full coverage foundation that will cover scars and other serious imperfections, or simply want something that will give your skin a dewy finish, this isn’t really for you.
I didn’t find the texture drying on my face, but then I always moisturize prior to foundation application so that may be why. You might have different results but I was very pleased with it. And I was also pleased that, although it didn’t keep oil at bay for the whole day, it did so for several hours and I didn’t have to use a blotting paper often throughout the day.
Another plus about this foundation is the staying power. I suggest you set it with a setting powder anyway, but even if you don’t, it won’t slip off your face but will last all day until you decide to take it all off with a good bilayer remover if you want to remove it quickly. And did I mention this has no scent? I so love that my nose doesn’t have to put up with strong, sweet or chemical smells when I wear this!
Overall, Sleek Creme to Powder foundation Tester Kit is a handy and inexpensive way to try a foundation that most people can only buy online. It has a thick texture that’s easy to blend, feels light on and offers medium coverage with a matte finish. It does a great job at evening out the skintone and lasts all day. However, it slightly creases around the eyes some people may prefer something with a fuller coverage or different finish.