A week or two ago I asked Twitter for winter blush recommendations, preferably not high end and the two specific blushes that kept cropping up were Sleek's Blush in Pomegranate and Flushed. After searching for swatches, the two seems almost identical bar the fact that Pomegranate contained shimmer, whereas Flushed did not. So I settled for Flushed, not being a big fan of glittery cheeks, and went about searching through the blushers I already own for one by Sleek to see if the formula was up to par. And right at the back of my blush drawer was one still wrapped in cellophane, brand new and the shade? The very one I'd decided that I would buy the next day. If that isn't a sign of owning too much makeup, I don't know what is.
Anecdotes aside, I've been using this blush by Sleek for and I'm thoroughly impressed. The pigmentation is incredible considering the low price tag, but you have to extremely careful when applying it to your cheeks as any more than a few light taps of your brush into the pan and that's you gone from looking like you've been out in the cold to being a stand-in for a circus act. I adore the shade, it's a deep berry red that brings warmth to the face and - as the name suggests - gives a "flush" of colour. The formula is faultless, lasts all day on my skin and as a bonus goes perfectly with one of my all-time favourite lipsticks, MAC Brick-O-La.
Any other Sleek blush shades that I need to try out? At less that £5 each, I can afford one or two more... right?