It has been a REALLY long time since I’ve even looked at my blog but I want to get back at it. Here goes nothing…
One of my favorite things to watch on YouTube is empties, probably because i’m so nosy and want to see what everyone is buying. It’s also a great way of saving a few £££ as the you-tuber has done the testing so you don’t have too! I’m now going start my own mini series of empties, including makeup, beauty and skincare.
I hope if you stumble upon my little blog you find it enjoyable 🙂
First up, Sleek Control Shine & Prime Primer
Price: £7.99 for 15ml
Claims: This primer claims to control oil and mattify the skin while minimising pores and skin imperfections. It is a lightweight formula, velvety texture which once applied is undetectable on the skin. It also claims to prolong the wear of your foundation.
How to use: Pat into the skin with your fingertips starting from the center going outwards. Can be used on its own or under makeup.
Ingredients: Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isododecane, Polymethylmethacrylate, VP/Hexadecene, Copolymer, Trimethysiloxysilicate, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl, Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (77891), Iron Oxide Yellow(77492), Iron Oxide Red (77491), Iron Oxide Black (77499)
It this product cruelty free?: Yes
My Verdict: This product is very hit and miss with me. I absolutely hated the first time I tried it due to its texture. When you rub it into the skin it can ball up which I didn’t like either. Its true that it does blur pores, this is most likely due to its high dimethicone content. I have VERY oily skin and do not feel it helped with the wear time of my foundation. It leave skin very soft but again, this will be down to the dimethicone which you can find in most primers. It did help my foundation sit nicely on the skin for the first few hours of wear time.
Would I repurchase? In short, no. There are a few products from sleek which I love but this falls short in too many areas. There is not a lot of product but it will last longer than you think as you only need a small amount. I feel that you can get better primers for around the same price point.