Sleek Makeup Control Shine & Prime Review & Swatches

Today’s post is a quick feature on Sleek Makeup Control Shine & Prime, which was one of the products in Bloggers Tea Party goody bag! It was nice to have Sleek Makeup on board for Bloggers Tea Party because Sleek is on of my favourite makeup brands and I can’t stress enough on how much I love their palettes! To be completely honest with you, half of my makeup drawer is filled with Sleek products!

Nonetheless, even with a massive collection of Sleek Makeup eyeshadows and blushes, their base products are somewhat new to me! Hence, I was super excited to try out this Sleek Makeup Control Shine & Prime primer and aย Sleek Makeup Bare Skin Foundation (which I’ll be reviewing soon). Read on if you want to see how I got on with this product!

Sleek Makeup Control Shine & Prime Review & Swatches
Sleek Makeup Control Shine & Prime Review & Swatches
Sleek Makeup Control Shine & Prime Review & Swatches
Sleek Makeup Control Shine & Prime Review & Swatches
Sleek Makeup Control Shine & Prime Review & Swatches

Sleek Makeup Control Shine & Prime* (ยฃ7.99/15ml)

“This lightweight formula primes skin perfectly for flawless makeup application and the luxurious velvety texture minimises the look of pores. Control Shine and Prime is easy to apply and completely undetectable on the skin, leaving a shine-free, flawless complexion.”

Control Shine & Prime is one of Sleek Makeup’s newer products, among some other new releases like the Eye & Cheek Palettes and the Precious Metal Palette. First of all, I think the packaging of this products looks very “sleek,” just like all the other Sleek products with a simple, but sophisticated design.

In short, this product has no scent, has a beige base shade, is quite thick, but spreads out easily. The texture is rather silky when spread out due to its silicon base. It reminds me a lot ofย Benefit POREfessional, which has a similar texture.

Upon application it blurred out my pores and the uneven texture of my skin, which is all good. I have combination/dry skin so it lasted rather well on my skin, but I have heard that it’s not the ideal primer for oily skin. I wouldn’t say that it made a huge difference to my skin, but it definitely created a nice “flawless” effect for a couple of hours after application.

However, because it’s only 15ml, I have to use it sparsely, so I use it on my T-zone mainly. I think this Sleek Makeup Control Shine & Prime is one of those products that you can have if you want that “extra” addition to your look, but it’s not a product you can’t live without!

I choose “The City” with The Shard and river Thames as the background because for me this product reflects city life and long working hours, so what you need is a primer that makes your makeup stay put for a long and busy day.


  1. November 23, 2014 / 10:01 pm

    I'm not much of a primer person. My skin is pretty dry so my makeup lasts well on it's own. While I did enjoy the texture of this product, I didn't particularly notice any difference when I used it. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

    • December 8, 2014 / 10:36 pm

      I'm getting better at using primers. It's one of those makeup items that makes a tiny difference, but not a visible one. ๐Ÿ˜› x

  2. November 24, 2014 / 3:30 am

    I just heard of this brand but I don't think it's available here.

    xo T.

    • December 8, 2014 / 10:37 pm

      Oh no! It's an awesome brand and it's quite big in the UK. x

  3. November 24, 2014 / 4:24 am

    I loooove sleek but haven't tried too many products, but primer is one of my essentials ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx


    • December 8, 2014 / 10:41 pm

      You should try their eyeshadows! They're my favourites! x

  4. November 24, 2014 / 8:26 am

    Ooh, I'm a big fan of Sleek and this looks promising!




    • December 8, 2014 / 10:41 pm

      Glad you like the sound of this! x

  5. November 24, 2014 / 8:42 am

    I'm a huge fan of Sleek too and, like you, I haven't tried any of their base products – I have dry skin too so should maybe give this a try ๐Ÿ™‚

    Style Sunrise โ˜€


    • December 8, 2014 / 10:48 pm

      I've never tried a Sleek base product before this either, so I was quite excited to try this too! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • December 14, 2014 / 8:56 pm

      You're missing out! Sleek is amazing, especially their eyeshadows and blushers. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • December 14, 2014 / 8:57 pm

      Thank you! It's a fairly new product, but they're doing a lot more base products recently. x

  6. November 24, 2014 / 5:05 pm

    I definitely need to try out more sleek products!

    Also that London skyline photo is gorgeous. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Fii x

    • December 14, 2014 / 9:04 pm

      Yep, you should!!! and thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • December 14, 2014 / 9:17 pm

      It's probably not the best primer you'll find, but it does what it says. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  7. November 24, 2014 / 7:25 pm

    I'm on the hunt for a new high street primer so gonna have a look at this one as I love Sleek!

    Kat x

    • December 14, 2014 / 9:29 pm

      Sleek definitely has some of the best makeup products out there! x

    • December 14, 2014 / 9:33 pm

      Yay, glad you love it! x

  8. November 24, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    Ooh I didn't know Sleek had a primer – I have dry skin so I may have to try this! Also, I love that you use London as your photo backgrounds ๐Ÿ™‚

    • December 14, 2014 / 9:35 pm

      It's relatively new! Thank you, glad you like the photos. x

  9. November 25, 2014 / 9:34 am

    I haven't tried Sleek primer. I use Benefit The POREfessional whenever I have a long day ahead or an event and I am quite happy with it. I love Sleek iDivine eyeshadow palette in Storm as well as their blushes.

    Glam Oโ€™Clock | Beauty Blog

    • December 14, 2014 / 9:42 pm

      I have Benefit Porefessional too, which is very similar to this primer. The Storm palette looks awesome! x

  10. November 25, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    I like Benefit Porefessional so it's great to hear that this has a similar texture and feel on the skin! My skin can get quite shiny throughout the day so I love mattifying primers for helping to keep my makeup on and looking fresh. Great review!

    Meg at Meg Says

    • December 14, 2014 / 9:54 pm

      I think it's an interesting texture, but good nonetheless. x