The consensus amongst us Brown Skinned Beauties seems to be that the selection of BB Creams in dark shades are just not dark enough. The general reason (excuse) being thrown around is that BB Creams were originally aimed toward the Asian Market. That’s all understandable, but now that the target market has expanded, so should the range of shades. On that note I would like to introduce you to Sleek MakeUp Be Beautiful Blemish Balm.
Sleek MakeUp Be Beautiful Blemish Balm is designed to protect, moisturize, prime and conceal the skin. It is a full coverage BB Cream that is rich in pigmentation, yet very lightweight. Unlike the BB Creams recently released in the western market (ex: Maybelline Dream Fresh Beauty Balm) it is more of a lightweight foundation than a tinted moisturizer. You may also use it like a concealer to cover skin imperfections and also layer it for more coverage. It contains red algae extract which has anti-aging properties, antioxidant Vitamin C which aids in the reduction of skin discoloration giving the skin a natural radiant glow, Vitamin E which protects the skin from UV damage, Jojoba Oil for moisture, and peptides to aid in the repair of damaged skin. What a winning combination. It also contains SPF15 in the form of titanium dioxide, which is not a lot so I suggest that you use another form of sunscreen as well. This actually works out as an advantage since the low levels of titanium dioxide doesn’t alter your appearance too much with flash photography.
The Be Beautiful Blemish Balm comes in four shades Fair, Light, Medium and Dark. Dark is the darkest shade I’ve encountered in a BB Cream yet. For reference I am NW45 in MAC and it fits my skintone perfectly with my Summer tan. It may be a little too dark for me in the Winter though when I am lighter, I will have to wait and see. Dark will work for NW45 and darker skintones.
I met up with Danielle from the Style and Beauty Doctor this weekend to get a sample of the Blemish Balm in Medium to also show you guys…
Medium is the perfect shade for the caramel toned Brown Skinned Beauties, think NW40-43. You can mix Medium and Dark to create the perfect shade as well. I will be mixing a litlle Medium with Dark if I need a lighter shade in the Winter. Check out how Dark looks on me…
I first apply a primer and conceal under my eyes with my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW40 , then apply a small amount of the Be Beautiful Blemish Balm using a Stippling Brush and set with Ben Nye Neutral Set. I apply the rest of my makeup as usual. It stays put all day and I use oil absorbing sheets mid-day for my t-zone. As you can see the coverage is amazing and it gives the skin a radiant look. This is perfect for everyday use!
The Sleek MakeUp Be Beautiful Blemish Balm retails at
$13.99 $11.49 USD for 1.76 fl oz and will be available August 29th is available at Superdrug Stores and www.sleekmakeup.com