Sleek MakeUP are one of my favourite drugstore makeup brands, and it’s always puzzled me that they haven’t really had any foundation products even though their makeup range is pretty extensive. Their newest launch; the Sleek MakeUP Lifeproof Foundation was introduced alongside a #myfacemyrules campaign which is their way of positively recognising and standing up for everyone’s right to define their own beauty, without boundaries.
There are 24 different shades for the foundation, and Sleek even have a foundation shade finder tool on their website to help you find your ideal shade. With 24 shades on offer I had high hopes I’d be able to find a shade which matched my super pale skin, so I bought the palest shade which is LP01 £8.99.
The Sleek MakeUP Lifeproof Foundation is packaged within a matte black, squeezy bottle with a cap and contains the standard 30ml you generally get with foundations. The foundation is described as being sweat proof, oil-free, medium to full coverage and shades include cool, warm and neutral tones. Each of the shades on the Sleek website have a shade description to help you choose such as LP01 being “fair with cool pink undertones” and LP09 being “medium with warm olive undertones” which I think is helpful as most brands don’t include a breakdown of each shade like this.
“Lifeproof your look with this foundation that goes the distance. Soft-focus powders create a blurring effect and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines. The oil-free formula can help skin look even and shine-free, whilst imperfections are concealed.“
I had really high hopes that I’d be able to get a shade to match my skintone but unfortunately there isn’t a pale enough shade for my skintone, as LP01 is too dark sadly and I have to use two thirds foundation to one third of white foundation mixer in order to create a shade that matches my skin perfectly.
One of my readers very kindly sent me a small sample of LP02 and sadly that doesn’t match me either, and I’m surprised that there aren’t more pale shades within the shade range as there are only three shades within the “fair” bracket and they’re not fair enough. Especially when Sleek have their Concealer and Corrector Palette which is available in five different shades, and the palest palette (Palette 1) is considerably paler than the palest shade within the Sleek MakeUP Lifeproof Foundation 24 shade range which is strange.
Coverage wise, I do like the foundation as it offers decent coverage of imperfections without being too mask-like and heavy on the skin. It’s not my favourite foundation I’ve tried for under £10, and I personally would recommend the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation instead as it offers similar coverage whilst also looking a little radiant and the Light Porcelain shade is a great shade for skin as pale as mine. I think this Sleek foundation will be a good option if you can find a decent enough shade, but I just don’t love it enough to have to faff about with lightening it every. single. time. just to get away with wearing it.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried the Sleek MakeUP Lifeproof Foundation?