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.
Rating: 4/5Disclaimer: the item was purchased by me for both personal and review purposes. The review is based on my own personal and honest experience with the product. For more information, please see my disclaimer.