Friday, 25 May 2012

Review + Swatches: Sleek Ultra Matt Palette V1 - Brights

This palette couldn't have come at a better time for Sleek. Bright colours and beautiful sunshine go pretty well together! And this palette sure packs a punch! And I must say I'm really liking it! Sorry for the slightly late review, but as I always say, better late than never! I'm full of excuses! This is available from Superdrug & Sleek's website for £7.00 - price increase! (but still reasonable!)

As always I've included a summary at the end :)

Sorry about the funny coloured reflection!

The Basics 
The most important part to start with is that these are permanent so don't worry if your Superdrugs sold out - should be back in stock (hopefully!). That aside this palette has 12 mineral eyeshadows all in bright shades, but it has a sultry sister - V2, which has some deeper darker shades in it. Each eyeshadow has 1.1g of product, which is pretty decent. The packaging is simple, sturdy and looks nice and has a new style with the logo on the front! But also come in a cardboard packet with a more funky design.


The Formula
As you can see from the pan shots, the finish is flatter now as opposed to the criss cross pattern of the previous palettes. This formula is really really pigmented, but does take a little more effort to blend. But matte shades have a habit of being a bit for tricky! And actually Sleek's done a really good job with them here, the colour lasts all day, with creasing starting at about 8 hours. Some shades can be a little powdery, but overall very soft and creamy and lovely! 


The Colours...
Chill - A pigmented baby blue shade! 

Pout - A medium fuchsia shade with slight red tones. 

Cricket - This shade is a little on the powdery side, but a beautiful green that doesn't have much of a yellow tone. 

Bolt - Again quite powdery, but a well pigmented blue, slightly paler than a primary shade. 


... and some more! ...
Sugarlite - A really nice medium/light purple that swatches more on the pastel side

Dragonfly - Super pigmented blued green, slightly deeper than cricket. 

Strike - A bright yellow based orange, which swatches on the sheerer side. 

Floss - This on is a pastel cool toned pink. Pigmented, but due to my skintone the swatch isn't that visible. 

... and the rest! 
Pucker - Super similar to Pout, but slightly more intense and brighter. Would have preferred something else here as it's almost identical to Pout. 

Bamm! - Again this one isn't as pigmented as the majority, but is a bright primary yellow

Crete - A very pale grey shade, almost white! 

Pow! - This looks like a white, but actually it's more cream with hints of yellowy green in some lights, so subtle though so works well as a highlight for pretty much every look - although maybe not stark enough for my pale skin! 

The Good - cheap, pigmented, permanent, practical packaging, great colours for summer, value.

The Not so Good - the two pinks are almost identical, would have been nice to have a black or another colour instead, some shades are a bit powdery.

Would I repurchase? Yes, although of all of Sleeks bright palettes, I think the Caribbean one still holds the top spot.

Who might like it? People that like bright, fun colours!

The Bottom Line - Great quality especially for £7 and really fun to play with!

All in all I still have a soft spot for Sleek and their gorgeous palettes. I can't help but wonder what they have up their sleeve for us next, I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for a limited edition summer palette/collection. And maybe my toes too haha! But anyway thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the post, H :)


  1. ordered it hope to get it soon

  2. I agree, both pinks are almost the same. :'( I cannot difference them on my eyes


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