Well good old Sleek have really pulled it out of the bag with the first BB that I can find specifically for black or darker skin tones. Sleek Be Beautiful Blemish Balm Cream contains red algae extract for anti-ageing, Vitamin C for brightening, Jojoba oil to moisturise and Vitamin E to protect from free radicals so it is certainly fulfilling the skin care credentials. It’s also SPF15 so that is another BB box ticked and the dark shade isn’t a token ‘slightly darker’, it’s a rich brown that can be blended down to suit many tones. They’ve basically catered for the very pale and darker tones that struggle to get BBs that are right for their skin… a very neat move to listen to what people who can’t find the right BBs are saying and actually act on it. I’m so impressed I barely have the words!
|Sleek MakeUP Be Beautiful Blemish Balm Cream in Dark|
Sleek MakeUP suggest you can also use the BB as a primer, concealer (spot cover areas that need more concealing such as pimples or acne marks) and to get a higher coverage, apply the BB in one layer, wait to dry and get a more foundation like finish with a second cover.
Bearing in mind I don’t have black skin, I am not ever going to be the best judge of this product (and I hope when it goes on sale you will feed back to me), but to me it is a very, very good start in recognising that women of colour would very much like BB creams suited specifically to their tone. I should also add there are four shades; Fair, Light, Medium and Dark (I know.. I completely forgot to add Medium in the first picture). Medium is also pretty dark – too dark for my Mediterranean complexion (I would be Fair in this range) but I don’t want to second guess a specific skin shade or ethnicity it is suited to.. I’m not knowledgeable enough to know exactly.
|Also in Light and Fair (the very palest one)|
|Sleek MakeUp BB Cream in Medium|
It launches on 29th August into Superdrug stores and on the Sleek MakeUp site for £8.99. I’m excited about this!