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I bought this eye shadow palette from Superdrug as it was on offer at the time. A 2 for 1 offer meant that this palette cost me under a fiver. For 12 eye shadow colours, I think this is a brilliant deal. So I bought 2 of them and my friend gave me half the money, so effectively I got it half price. However, I would consider this to be a very useful palette and if I saw one again in Superdrug or online, I would definitely buy one again at full price.
This eye shadow palette has 12 individual eye colours inside. I wouldn't usually list lots of things in my reviews, but if it was me reading this, I would want to know what colours are inside. The colours aren't named, so I have described them as best as I can. There is : a matte black, a vivid purple, a midnight blue, a sky blue, a forest green, a metallic lime green, pale gold, rose pink with gold pigment, shimmery petal pink, rusty bronze, a metallic high pigment gold and finally, my favourite the metallic, highly shimmery khaki green. The eye shadows are encased in a slim, black flip-top palette. On the front of the palette, the Sleek logo is written in shiny writing, which stands out from the matte black of the plastic. The case has a large mirror inside, covering the whole lid of the case. The eye shadows are in little round discs which do seem to be very secure so I don't have to worry about them falling out of their discs. However, I would worry about the colours shattering as they are mineral eye shadows. There is also a small, thin empty column underneath the colours, which is where I keep my own eye shadow brush. It did come with a double ended sponge brush, but the sponge doesn't give a good texture on my eyelids. They are mineral shadows, so I pat them on rather than sweep them onto my eyelids.
I really like this eye shadow palette. There are periods of time where I use it everyday. I find that because there is such a mix of different colours, some more neutral and some much more suited to night time wear, that I can use them for every eventuality. The colours have brilliant staying power and don't crease easily, if at all. The colour I have used most is the khaki green and the darker petal pink. The least used colour in my palette is the black, mainly because I don't wear too many dark colours. As the colours are quite shimmery I usually find I get a small amount of fall out from my brush, and then I go to wipe it away and end up with purple/blue/green glittery smudges on my cheeks. My tip would be to dust a little translucent powder onto your cheeks just under the eyes before doing your eye shadow, then if you have had any fall out, you can just brush the powder away and it takes the colour with it! Easy Peasy!
My only niggle I have with this product is that it isn't handbag friendly. I wouldn't carry this around with me as the colours can shatter very easily. The sky blue in my palette has cracked and this is from being in my handbag all day. I think this could be due to the fact that the colours are not packed in too much because of them being mineral based. However, on a lighter note, the big mirror in the palette is brilliant, because you can see a rather large portion on your face, rather than just being one eye at a time. Overall, I would definitely buy this product again, it has come in handy time and time again and has lasted me a very long time! Completely worth the money, and saves space having all those colours in one place!
12 eyeshadows for under a fiver, whats not to love!
Sleek, a brand found either online or in superdrug have produced an utter bargin, that i use often when im off out to a party. The palette itself is simple and thin, and therefore perfect for travelling, and looks professional in an all black case.
Each eyeshadow is provided in a round circle, the size of about a pound and there is an excellent range of colours. The upper line gives us much darker colours in the form of blacks, dark puples, blues and greens, while the lower tray gives us pinks, golds, bronzes and also an olive green. None are matte colours, each has a bit of sparkle in them to help bring your eyes to life. Sleek also provide us with a double ended sponge applicator.
The eyeshadows themselves are not of the best quality, but that is expected when paying £5 for a palette. They are crumbly and i find they tend to slip if a base is not used. Sleek do produce a primer to go with their eyeshadows, but i have found my foundation works just as well.
I tend to apply my eyeshadows using a small eyeshadow brush from the body shop instead of the sponge applicator provided as it is crumbly, and this helps me get the best effect. I find that with the sponge applicator eyeshadow tends to not spread as evenly and i often found little eyeshadow dots along my cheek bone under my eye.
Also as they are so crumbly the eyeshadow does break evenly and you do need to be careful when carrying them around.
The colours in the palette have been matched really well together, and many blend together to product a wonderful effect, for example the gold and the olive green produce a beautiful combination. With the right technique and a bit of practice i think this palatte has all you need to produce beautiful eye makeup.
These palettes are real gems. They can only be bought from Superdrug or directly from Sleek.
The packaging is a simple, black palette with a large, useful mirror. They are great for transporting around but you have to be gentle with them as they may crumble or break as they are mineral shadows. There are twelve shades in each palette that all compliment each other fantastically and several different palettes available, including limited edition ones.
They are brilliant value for money, I purchased the 'Storm' Palette, a neutral but beautiful range of colours that would suit everyone. It is easy to create different looks by mixing and matching the colours. There is a mix of Matte and Shimmer shades, all of which very practical and wearable.
The eyeshadows are gorgeously soft and very pigmented. They feel very high quality, but can be occasionally crumbly. Because of this, you do get a bit of fall out when you apply them to your eyes. Also, as they are so crumbly they may mix together whilst in your makeup bag, leaving a bit of a mess. Having said that, they last a long time when used with primer and do not crease. They can be used wet or dry and work as a fantastic eyeliner.
Sleek in the perfect way to describe this slim black eyeshadow palette. With 12 colours for under a fiver, it was impossible for me to resist trying it out. There are a few different Sleek palettes available, and my review is for the Divine palette.
I love the range of colours in this palette. Along the top row we have black, purple, a very dark blue-grey, electric blue, emerald green and a gold-green. On the bottom row we have a pale gold, two pinks, an orangey-bronze, a brown-bronze and an olive green. A lot of the colours go together so you can have fun trying out different combinations and mixing-and-matching. The colours range from subtle (the gold and pinks) to very bright (the purple and blue) so you can create a full range of looks from this one palette, and it can take you easily from day to night.
For the price the quality of the shadows is very good, although the powders are not fine and can seem slightly crumbly on application. For this reason I would recommend using an eyeshadow brush to ensure application is light and even, rather than the long, double-ended sponge applicator that comes with the palette.
I use several of these shadows as an eyeliner, and the sponge applicator is ideal for this as it is quite pointy at the ends. My fave eyeliner combo is to mix the grey-blue and the emerald green together, but both look great on their own too.
For the price this is a great buy and is ideal for anyone who wants to experiment with their make-up and try out some new colour combos without breaking the bank. It's also ideal to take on holiday as it's lovely and slim, and you can create such a wide range of looks from the colours provided.
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