Sleek BB Cream in ‘Light’: Review

Okay, I know what you’re all thinking: ‘a BB cream review? Have we time travelled back to 2011?’ No dear readers, we have not, so stop being so rude and pay attention.

Sleek BB Cream

Sleek are a brand that I’ve only seen online before. I’ve always loved the look of their products but prefer to buy makeup in-store where you can swatch and sniff (and shoplift) (THAT WAS A JOKE, JUST AN ALLITERATIVE JOKE). This meant that I got really over-excited when I visited Superdrug last week and got to play with their products in real life, and basically wanted to buy everything. But then I saw it: Sleek BB Cream.

Back in the early days of the BB cream bandwagon, I jumped right on and tried out two of the original UK high street offerings from Garnier and Maybelline. Maybelline I hated, but Garnier I loved and re-purchased several times. I’ve got to admit that I did find this magical ‘blemish balm’ was basically a glorified tinted moisturiser – but it was a glorified tinted moisturiser that I liked very much. I haven’t bought it for a few months due to forgetfulness/laziness/poverty, but it was one of the things I was keeping an eye out for while I was in town last week. So when I saw that Sleek offered one – and that they promised FULL coverage, which just blew my little mind – I was so intrigued I had to snap it up straight away.


There were 3 shades to choose from in store: Light, Medium and Dark. Now as proud as I am of my fake tanning ability, I still have to accept that when these are the only three choices, I’m in with the fair skinned girls.

Sleek BB 2

The first thing I noticed about this product when I tried it was that it’s quite dark for a ‘Light’ shade. This suits me fine but I would warn that if you’re not a fake tanner then this is probably too orangey for you. On the website they actually have a range of 7 shades, with a ‘Fair’ option that’s a better option for the Pale Gails out there.

Sleek BB Crream 3


When I started to apply the BB cream, I quickly noticed that it’s much different in consistency to the other ones I’ve tried. As I’ve said, the others have always been very akin to moisturisers and so I applied them with my fingers and found they sank in very quickly. I stared to do this with the Sleek cream, but found the product was much thicker and seemed to settle on the skin for longer rather than absorbing straight away. As I was trying to think of how I would describe it, the word that sprang to mind was that it was balmy, causing me to shout ‘DUH IT’S A BALM’ at myself in my head. I changed method and started to apply it with a brush as I would foundation, which worked much better.


In the words of William Shakespeare: frickin’ hell, I’m in love. The coverage that this provides is brilliant for a BB cream – every blemish was covered with one layer. It’s also got a very matte effect when first applied and kept shine away from my nose for a good few hours, which makes it practically a wizard’s potion in my eyes.

People who are used to the much lighter BB creams might find this too heavy for them, but I find that it provides great coverage while still maintaining the light feel of other creams. All in all, I couldn’t be happier with this product. Three cheers for merry England!

Have any of you tried Sleek’s BB Cream, or any of their other products? What did you think?

2 Responses

  1. estelle September 30, 2013 / 9:09 pm

    Ahhh, I really really need to try this Claire!
    Looks such good coverage, perfect for winter!
    Estelle x

    • Claire September 30, 2013 / 9:13 pm

      I honestly love it; have got the ‘Fair’ shade on its way to me right now as the ‘Light’s now a little too dark for me and I can’t live without it (dramatic, me? Haha) xx

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