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  1. Tine
    January 14, 2013

    Hehe high five for writing about BB creams today! (ahem. Lame :P)

    While I’ve not tried this before, I’m really glad they have shades for darker skin tones. So many people have complained that they can’t try out these “BB creams” (emphasise on the quotes) because of the stupid 1-shade policy. Finally! The beauty brands have listened! :P

    • Paris B
      January 20, 2013

      As you might have guessed, I didn’t realise we had BB Cream posts on the same day but high five! :D I do like the idea of having darker shades – darker skinned ladies shouldn’t be left out of the fun!

  2. Becca
    January 14, 2013

    Oh wow, that really is quite dark and brown–especially when swatched next to all the other bases. If that is Light, I can’t imagine what Medium or Dark look like! :P
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    • Paris B
      January 20, 2013

      Sadly yes, it did look terribly brown. I’m not sure why although some readers have said theirs isn’t as brown hmm…

  3. Victoria
    January 14, 2013

    The swatch really looks dark on your hand. I am tempted to try BB creams but the shades are always to fair for my medium-tanned skin. But this brand looks to have provided more shades which is good for medium to dark skin girls. Is there any difference between BB creams and tinted moisturisers and have you tried Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturiser? Was just wondering how it would fare against BB creams.

    • Paris B
      January 20, 2013

      In terms of shade, I think Sleek got it hands down pat! Medium-dark skintones need BB Creams too and its great they realised it. Other readers have pointed out that I might have gotten a dud as Light should not be this dark but who knows eh? As far as BB Creams and Tinted Moisturisers go, my personal philosophy is that they are the same thing. Purists disagree, saying BB Creams provide more skincaring benefits and are thicker and better for skin in the long run and they have SPF. Tinted Moisturisers are usually lighter in texture with no SPF (although some do) so I’d say its a matter of preference. I never bought into the BB Cream hype :)

  4. Amber Joy
    January 14, 2013

    I have the the sleek bb cream in light and, unless they’ve changed it since this past fall, that’s not the same ‘light’ as mine. My ‘light’ is a good 2 or 3 shades lighter than yours and has much more of a yellow undertone to it. I also purchased the shade in medium, and it’s much more similar to the shade you’ve shown in this post. I wonder if they sent you the wrong shade?
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    • Paris B
      January 20, 2013

      Yikes! I didn’t realise that Amber. This was what was printed on the box and tube so I had to assume it was the same. Pity. I do like the texture a lot but the colour just doesn’t do it for me :(

  5. ST
    January 14, 2013

    i have always been using Taiwan skincare and makeup products. i have been using this (http://www.sasa.com/SasaWeb/eng/product/viewProductDetail.jspa?itemno=105709002002) for about 3 years and it works wonders. i have introduced this to many friends who use it now as their default bb cream.

    st

    • Paris B
      January 20, 2013

      Looks interesting, ST. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Claire
    January 14, 2013

    wow, that shade is really dark. it seems to even out your skintone very good, that’s a huge plus I think. I have a really hard time finding a foundation match, most of them are too yellow, orange and too dark. I only really like their blushes but when my skin is super dry, they look extremely powdery on me :( they have such gorgeous shades though.
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    • Paris B
      January 20, 2013

      I don’t know Clarie. The texture was great but my skin looked dull after everything so its definitely not working out shade wise. I have one of their powder blushes that I picked up during a sale but haven’t tried it. I think the product I like the most from them is the Pout Polish. Quite nice with lovely colour :)

  7. Nikki
    January 14, 2013

    *does a double take* seriously, they also make BB creams now? wow!!!! I like it if the BB cream texture is thick yet blends easily! I love the fact that they have various shades, my friends always complain how “white” their bb creams are against their skin!

    • Paris B
      January 20, 2013

      Yes the deeper shades are a huge plus for me too! I think its great for a brand to listen to this and then respond :D

  8. mrsdjones
    January 14, 2013

    I chuckled when I saw this sentence “I could fry an egg on my face”. Happens to me a lot! Blame the hormone imbalance! Some of the foundation will leave me looking like one. Huhuu.. I bought DrG BB cream 4 yrs ago, one of the famous one from Korea but oh boy I hate the grey cast! Ewwww! I never buy a BB cream since then. Talk about being traumatized. LOL

    I love Sleek Makeup packaging. Black, simple and straightforward. I don’t need this but oh, now I feel like trying one. Thanks to you! :p
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    • Paris B
      January 20, 2013

      You know how distressed I am when I don’t have oily skin to start with haha! :D I haven’t tried many of the top Korean brands after a few trials made me realise that for the most part, Korean BB Creams tend to have that funny grey cast. I swear I don’t understand why unless Korean ladies find it helps their skintone so maybe they have different skintones from us? But anyway, yeah, I don’t get it :P This Sleek one is pretty good in terms of texture. Colour wise its good for those who have deeper skintones because I think that’s where the strength is!

  9. liyeun
    January 14, 2013

    Hmmm, how do u compare this with Bobbi Brown’s? Maybe u wanna try Chanel’s CC cream? I got to use it during the weekends and am loving it! It’s comfortable and suitable for fair skin chickas like u and me! Lol

    • Ting
      January 14, 2013

      Hello liyeun, I’m really curious how the CC cream works comparing with BB cream? does it have a strong smell?

      Paris! I think medium is too dark for you. I happen to have Fair face form but haven’t tried yet. Rose Gold they say is a dupe of Nars orgasm (yep everyone comparing blush to Nars big O).

      I have seen even urban decay and tarte launching the BB creams. Now I wonder why doesn’t the CC creams catch on? :)

      • liyeun
        January 14, 2013

        Hi Ting,

        The CCC smell is a little strong, but I find it more pleasant than BB creams’ that sometimes could smell like some hair dye product. (oops I don’t know if other would agree with me cos I’ve only tried Lancome’s and Dior’s). I cant avoid the smell upon application, and it lingers for a minute or two.

        However, I find the coverage of CC much better as the color is yellower, which would suit alot of skintone, rather than BB creams that usually have more of a beige tone that could turn a little greyish on the skin. Oh, I have to say that I need to touch up after 3 hours though as my nose start to show some oil. I have worn it for more than 8 hours and I do not see any patchiness. However, it might accentuate flakiness if there are dry spots on your face, so I suggest piling your face with hydrating moisturizer and etc. I might repurchase unless I have tried Bobbi Brown’s BB cream.

        I hope you will have a good experience with the CC cream, too!
        ^_^

      • Ting
        January 15, 2013

        Hello Liyeun,

        Aaahhh now you got me real curious about the CC cream. I assume you have to powder over it too, yes?

        Thanks for sharing your in depth experience of using it. :)

      • liyeun
        January 15, 2013

        Yes, I dust a lil loose powder all over my face and pucci meteorites on my nose bridge. I wore it whole day today and I hv compliments from promoters from Shiseido and Bobbi Brown when I stopped by there! Hehehe

    • Paris B
      January 20, 2013

      I prefer Bobbi Brown to this primarily because the colour suits me better. I like the Sleek one for texture but can’t go at it long term thanks to the colour. I have sampled the CC Cream and I find it too drying for my skin :( Colourwise, its ok for me but I do have a review coming up :)

  10. Issa
    January 14, 2013

    I guess it’s time to check out this BB cream that I got from you. :) I hope it controls my oilies too! I haven’t tested it yet.

  11. Angela
    January 15, 2013

    This is actually the first review I’ve read about the Sleek BB Cream. It seems decent but the color is definitely really dark. But it may work great for my oily skin. I’m going to check this out.
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    • Paris B
      January 20, 2013

      Glad you found it useful Angela. As far as texture goes I think its great stuff. Just a bit of a pity the shade was a poor choice for me. Hope you find a shade that suits you :)

  12. rachel
    January 15, 2013

    I’m a MAC NC41 and purchased the bb cream in medium. Unfortunately, it’s way too dark for me…but I really love the formula and all that it promises to be. I think the medium shade suits MAC NC/NW45-5o best; so beware for those for are intending to buy this!

    • Efrain
      January 15, 2013

      With the new shades I think I’m light 02 o.O (that’s a color match I’d never think for me) I’m a MAC NC42. Which one do you think I should try?
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    • Paris B
      January 20, 2013

      I will agree with you, the formula is lovely! Thanks for chipping in with a shade selection tip!

  13. Efrain
    January 15, 2013

    I really think that is the medium shade, because of other online swatches, although I believe still fair is a better match for you; now I have a new lemming.

    I’m waiting to read about Nars TM and how it works in a warm weather.

    P.S. Sleek has added three more shades to their BB cream.
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    • Paris B
      January 20, 2013

      After this, I definitely think Fair is the best bet. This looked much too dark and made my skin much too dull looking. The Nars TM is wonderful! I love it (and that’s saying a lot :D )

  14. Maria
    January 15, 2013

    That’s tan not light :) I’ve never cared much for BB creams. When I want to moisturize or repair my skin I use a cream or go see a dermatologist. I prefer foundations in terms of coverage. Unfortunately, I have a huge problem with the proper shade.

    • Paris B
      January 20, 2013

      Hi Maria, yeah, its definitely too dark to be a light shade :) I don’t get the BB Cream hype either but people keep telling me its because I haven’t found one to like. Ah well, I still prefer using foundation any day :D

  15. Ika Roseworn
    January 16, 2013

    I got onto the BB Cream bandwagon only about a year ago as I wasn’t convinced ONE product could do so much. I’m still not convinced but I like it now. I either use it as a primer or as a light foundation. I like the Asian ones better despite some looking grey on me. I bought the Sleek BB Cream and after researching on the suitable shade for me, I settled for Light. I am NC40 in Mac and Light isn’t the best but it works, somewhat. I remedy that with bronzer which is a staple in my makeup routine anyway. I like that it gives a little more coverage and, like you, not oily. It’s just the shade from Light to Medium is a BIG jump: Light is a tad too light, Medium is too dark. But finally, a BB Cream for the darker skintones. I never did understand the “one shade fits all” nonsense.

    • Paris B
      January 20, 2013

      I never understood that one shade thing either. It never made sense because skintones are so varied. I’m glad the Sleek one works for you. I really like the texture but their shading could do with some work. They’ve since come up with 3 new shades to bridge the Light-Medium gap so I think that’s great :D

  16. Wojis
    January 17, 2013

    I just love Sleek, the eyeshadow pallets are wonderful and the blush is sublime, one of my favourites is Rose Gold. I have 6 eyeshadow pallets and I love all of them.

    • Paris B
      January 20, 2013

      I have been curious about Rose Gold blush for ages! But I picked up Flamingo during a sale a while ago and that’s pretty too! Oh and their eyeshadow palettes are pretty good for the price.

  17. Kel
    January 21, 2013

    Its sold in Metro Singapore…am now tempted to try this….lol

    • Pixie
      May 23, 2013

      What is sold in Metro? Sleek?

  18. Kim
    May 20, 2013

    They’ve rolled out more colors. They actually have light, light 01, and light 02 to choose from. I think what you tried was the old package of light 02 which is very dark.

  19. Alli
    July 1, 2013

    hey, can i ask where you bought this? i live in Malaysia and its so freaking hard to find, mind my language. x

    • Paris B
      July 5, 2013

      Hi Alli, you can get it from the Sleek Makeup website http://www.sleekmakeup.com/ They ship overseas and the shipping for a few items isn’t very much since they dropped the price a while ago. Good luck!

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