Just looking at this bottle I was worried this would look very dark on my pale skin and come up more orange toned and un-natural but I was totally wrong! This gives a natural light coverage finish to leave your skin looking very dewy.
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Foundation: Sleek Bare Skin Foundation in Barley 380 c/o
When applying to the back of my hand to warm the foundation up with my fingertips before applying to the skin using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, this process helps to stop the foundation from oxidizing as much. When applied to the face it does come up slightly dark but not as dark as it looks in the bottle! I do find it oxidizes more compared to other foundations I have used giving a slightly dark tint, but this could just be the mere fact my skins so pale. This foundation actually reminds me of the Nars Sheer Glow! The Sleek Foundation is much cheaper and makes the perfect alternative or dupe to the Nars Sheer Glow, mainly because it leaves your skin glowing and it looks very natural. 
I did find this foundation harder to blend using the smallest amount to give a sheer finish compared to more expensive brands but this is not a huge problem, you just need more, around two-three pumps minimum. Normally I use one pump and find this is enough product to cover my face and give natural results, but I do find this foundation much thicker in consistency, that I need more to get the same results I would with other brands. All in all, this makes a great alternative to Nars at a much more budget friendly price if your skins a little darker than mine this will be perfect! As you can see from the picture above it left my skin flawless and very dewy
I have passed this foundation on to my mum because her skin tone is much darker than mine and the shade matches perfectly! She loves it and uses it daily, so this can work for all skin types and ages, you just need to pick the right shade for your skin tone. It gives a beautiful finish and it’s hydrating too, covering redness and concealing uneven skin tone and dark circles. I could definitely see myself buying this again in a lighter shade, such as White Rose as it will come in perfect for work and everyday wear. 
Have you tried this foundation?
xo, Jenny


  1. Jenny says:

    Thanks so much Alice, means a lot 🙂 x

  2. Jenny says:

    Thanks so much and me too! I have been so impressed with everything from the range so far especially for the prices xx

  3. El Willmer says:

    Well if thats a dupe for Nars Sheer Glow I think I need it! Shame about it oxidising so much! But thank you for the tip on helping to reduce oxidisation 🙂


    • Jenny says:

      Thanks El and it is very similar, off course Nars is better but it can be out of some peoples price range especially if your not really into spending lots on make-up/skincare but this is similar but much cheaper and its light coverage too! x

  4. Shereeeen ♥ says:

    I think the finish looks amazing on you. I’ve never thought to try out a Sleek foundation but would definitely now 🙂 X


  5. Niki Lee says:

    It still looks amazing for your completion! I bet your mum will enjoy it though 🙂 what a great bargain, I really like foundations that are natural to not look overly cake faced haha xx


    • Jenny says:

      My mum loves it as it matches her complexion perfectly where as my skins a little paler especially in winter so it comes up slightly dark on me 🙂 and me too! I prefer light foundations compared to thicker ones as these always make my skin break out bad 🙁 x

  6. Ana Céline says:

    your skin looks great! Thanks for the review 🙂
    Ana Céline Labod

  7. Linda Libra Loca says:

    It never occurred to me to try Sleek foundation, in my mind they just do eyeshadow palettes. Seems I am mistaken.
    Thanks for introducing me.

    LindaLibraLoca Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Jenny says:

      They do lot’s of different cosmetics lovely and I highly recommend them all they are fab! Not over pirced either x

  8. Catherine says:

    I literally bought this product last week and have been very happy with it so far! Hopefully it continues to work as well on me as it has on you. 🙂


    • Jenny says:

      Did you? really glad to hear someone else liking this 🙂 I would definitely get this in a lighter shade, I mean it’s okay on my skin but a little dark 😛 x

  9. Great post! I need to try this!

    Missmacbeauty | Missmacbeauty

  10. Daisy Locks says:

    It looks amazing on you! A dupe for Nars sheer glow even? xx

    Emily ⎜ Daisy Locks

  11. I haven’t tried it before but after reading this I would love to. It looks gorgeous on you and being a cheaper alternative to NARS sheer glow is very appealing! Thanks for this fab review!


  12. The Style Rawr says:

    It sounds lovely! I haven’t used foundation in years, I definitely need to invest in a good one. 🙂

    Tara x

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With a love for minimal, sustainable pieces. Finalist in the UK Blog Awards & Company Magazine Award.