Hello everyone I hope you've all had a good weekend and aren't dreading the Monday morning too much! This evening I'm finally getting around to the review of one of the new Sleek palettes. And I must say I've been having fun using it! It's very versatile, you can get very nudey looks, smoky looks and even some bright looks from it. I have a quick smoky tutorial here. All in all a lot of fun! It is available from Superdrug and Sleek's Website for £7.00.
As always I've included a summary at the end :)
This palette is a new and permanent release from Sleek and has a brighter sister - V1 Brights. Which I will be reviewing soon! Each one contains 12 mineral eyeshadows, each with 1.1g of product, so a very decent amount! As the name suggests every eyeshadow is matte which is something really great for the price. The palette design has changed very slighty - but is still the Sleek ones we know and love! But I think the formula has changed as well!
|Orbit, Highness, Ink|
Matte shadows have a tendency to not be as great, especially when they're cheap! These ones however are pretty decent. They have a really good pigmentation, especially of the deeper shades. which generally translates well to the eye. They are also really really soft and not too powdery. However I did have some problems with blending with the darker shades, nothing horrific, but still there was some work involved! Longevity wasn't too bad either, getting 8 hours wear over a primer and no noticeable fading. Swatches are also all over a primer.
Orbit - A green teal that's on the deeper side.
Ink - A blackened navy blue, still nice and blue though!
Thunder - This is a really interesting one, a green tinged grey. Beautiful and rather unique in my collection - I've used it the most so far!
Maple - A warm medium maroon shade with brown tinges.
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Highness - In the pan it's a blue based medium purple, but swatches a bit more neutral. Fairly bright as well!
Noir - This is the staple matte black, swatches a little more pigmented than some of the other palettes, but on the eye it's pretty similar is pigmentation.
Flesh - Not my flesh tone! But a nudey orange brown.
Paper Bag - A not too dark not too light slightly warm toned matte brown. Basic, but a great addition to the palette.
... the rest!
Dune - Similar to flesh but more yellow toned and slightly lighter. Swatches quite creamy coloured on me.
Pillow Talk - A standard matte white, decent pigmentation although nothing amazing it's still impressive. Makes a really nice highlight though!
Villan - Yes spelt like that! Another purple, this one less bright and more plummy/warmer.
Fern - A beautiful emerald green, but swatches a lot lighter than in the pan. Still nice, just not what you expect!
|Thunder, Maple, Noir|
The Good - cheap, soft, pigmented, good colour choice, nice packaging, rare to get a whole matte palette for this price!
The Not so Good - could blend better, I think the price has gone up again - I hate inflation!
Would I repurchase? Absolutely, I could never pass up a Sleek palette!
Who might like it? Being all matte shades makes it great for those concerned about fine lines around the eyes. But also a great smoky eye palette.
The Bottom Line - A great pigmented addition to the permanent line. I had a few issues with blending though.
I think I have a slight addiction to Sleek palettes, I pretty much use a colour from one everyday. I like the reliability and colour choice. And they're so fun and practical! Lots of praise here anyway! I will have the review of V1 - the brights soon, so stay tuned for that - it's very fun! But anyway I hope you enjoyed the post and I'll speak to you again soon, H :)