I’ve never tried a corrector and concealer duo or palette before but I have been considering the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit and Corrector in a bid to combat my under-eye darkness. Although because I have dry skin, my eye contour area tends to be on the dry side so I was worried that the concealer and corrector might cling to such areas, so I’m a little apprehensive about spending £24 and £18.50 respectively. The Sleek Corrector and Concealer Palette is available in five different shades for an amazing £7.99, however the palest shades 01 and 02 are never in stock both instore and online at Superdrug. I was really pleased to discover that Vanity Palace stocked all five different shades, and I was finally able to get my hands on the palest shade 01 of the Sleek Corrector and Concealer Palette.
The Palette contains 4.2g of product, with a corrector, a concealer and a setting powder. Both the concealer and the powder contain an SPF of 15, and UV filters. The palette is packaged within a matte, black, plastic casing with a mirror within the lid. Size wise the palette is maybe a third bigger than one of the Sleek powder blushes.
I like how secure the packaging is, and how protected the contents are making this perfect for travel or a makeup bag inside an handbag. Sleek packaging is slightly similar to that of NARS in that it has the tendency to show fingerprints and marks, due to the matte finish although this doesn’t bother me personally.
The corrector is a pinky peach shade to help neutralise any darkness under the eyes, and leave the area looking brighter. Before applying the corrector I always ensure I apply a rich eye cream to hydrate and prepare the skin. I prefer to apply and blend the corrector in with my ring finger, as I find that the warmth of my skin helps with the blending rather than using a brush.
The corrector has quite a thick consistency which I like as some correcting concealers tend to be quite watery and ineffective at diminishing dark circles. This salmon pink concealer works incredibly well at neutralising my dark circles.. so much more effective than I ever anticipated. I love how once I’ve applied it, it doesn’t leave any detectable product on the skin.. it blends in so well, and looks so natural.
I really wish Sleek sold this corrector individually as I’m seriously smitten and I imagine I’ll work my way through in no time, although at £7.99 per palette it’s very affordable. The concealer within the palette is yellow toned, which in the pan looked much too yellow for my skin’s cool undertone. However once it’s been blended into my skin, it’s actually a good colour match for my pale skintone. The concealer has a thick consistency which does have an habit of clinging to my dry patches unfortunately, but this is the case for me with most concealers.
In terms of its covering capabilities, it’s a really good concealer and works well at concealing blemishes and breakouts as well as redness. The concealer sets within a minute or so, and Sleek recommend setting the concealer in place with the powder included within the palette.
The powder within the Sleek Corrector and Concealer Palette is again yellow toned to match the concealer, and has a very fine, silky texture. Due to how yellow the powder is, I’ve found it better to apply the powder with my fingertip as it gives a much lighter application. When I apply the powder with a brush it leaves my skin looking much too yellow, however it is a decent enough setting powder and does what it claims at keeping the concealer in place.
I just wish the powder was a touch less yellow for my skintone. Overall I’m really happy with this Sleek Corrector and Concealer Palette as it’s so effective and each of the three products within the palette work very well. I really can’t believe the Sleek Corrector and Concealer Palette is just £7.99, and I’m so pleased with the results that I now longer have the desire in trying the much more expensive Bobbi Brown versions.