Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Superdrug - £8.99 (available 29/8)

Usually on my blog you'll only see reviews from products i genuinely love or feel the need to voice my opinion on something specific. If i simply don't like a product, i just won't mention it. With that in mind, here's what i think of this product.

If you've been reading my blog for a while now you'll know that i've been trying lots of BB creams from various brands (here, here & here) so when this little one from Sleek popped through my letterbox i was excited to give it a go as i'm a big fan of Sleek and use their blush palette regularly.

I started using it a couple of weeks ago now, during which time i started using some other skin care products too. I naturally have good skin, I'm not sensitive to anything and aside from the humid weather we've been having it's been in quite good condition. So when i started to break out, i mean literally break out to the point where i had 5 separate spots over my face which were very painful and have left marks, i was pretty worried. Now this is so unusual for me, like it's never happened before so i was quite shocked. I stopped trialing the products and stopped wearing make up completely to give my skin a rest and just see what was happening. After a couple of days it had cleared up and although it wasn't great, it wasn't bad either but it also meant i had to work out what was causing it.

On Sunday when i was getting ready to go out i reached for the Sleek BB cream, i don't know what made me pick it up but I'm glad i did. Within minutes of applying it my skin started to feel very irritated and a rash appeared around my mouth, over my chin and down to my jaw line. It was incredibly itchy, became inflamed and little spots (which are still there but better) appeared (to see a pic click here). It calmed down after a while but it i was pretty annoyed I'd had a reaction in the first place, but at least i knew what was causing my skin to hate itself. I have now gone back to using my usual products and trying out new ones and so far it's absolutely fine and got back in to the original condition which I'm really happy about.

If i didn't have a reaction to this product i don't think i would have used a lot anyway. It's a little too thick (will attach a picture later - forgot to upload) for my liking and it doesn't give a decent coverage, for me personally anyway.

Obviously this goes without saying but just because i had a reaction to this it doesn't mean you will too. I know lots of other bloggers who have raved about this and rate it highly. Unfortunately though it's just not the right product for me and i won't be using again.

Please let me know if you try the Sleek BB cream and what you think about it!

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  1. I'll definitely stay away from this product. I have really sensitive skin and this would probably cause the same reaction.


  2. I'll probably still give it a go as I'm a huge fan of Sleek products but keep the potential reaction in mind! Thanks:)

  3. I have quite sensitive skin so i might give this a miss. Sucks you had a reaction!

    Sophierosehearts x

  4. That's such a shame! I've heard such amazing things about this product and I've been dying to try it, but because of my sensitive skin I think I'll give this a miss now :-( x

  5. That's such a shame it has affected you like that, I may still give it a go, I've not actually bought a BB cream yet! x
    Sirens and Bells

  6. Its a shame that happened to you. I'm still going to try it because I don't think there is much else on the market for dark skin so I'm very curious as to what its like.

    Lola x

  7. I think I might be the only person that doesn't really see the point in BB creams. I've tried the Garnier one but I found it to be just like a tinted moisturiser x

  8. I have never really used a BB cream or any other "facial" makeup, I did once for graduation and I woke up with hives the next day - very unfortunate.

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  9. I have this as well and I used it for a week. My skin broke out into numerous tiny itchy pimples. I thought it might have been the new facial wash I was also trying at the time, but it sounds so similar to your experience! I'm giving my skin a break from both new things and going back to my old foundation and facial wash, and my skin's actually clearing up. I will give the BB cream a go again in a week to make sure it actually is this!

  10. I'm not a BB wearer... I do wanna try a few though see if it helps with clearing my skin :)


  11. Thanks for the info! I have just bought the Maybelline one and I really like it so far!

  12. Oh wow I can't believe this happened. Good for you though. I think this is a really fair review, considering and I think it's great that you wanted to spread the word. Thankfully my skin isn't very sensitive but those who do have sensitive skin should be aware that something like this could happen. xxx


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