When it comes to eyeshadow I'm pretty much brand loyal to the Sleek make up range, particularly when it comes to wanting night time shades and I particularly like the eyshadow palettes as usually I like all the shades contained so use them all and I also appreciate the nice packaging and large mirror and all round I just think the lot is great quality and that the eyeshadows stay on and in place for ages and in the compact you get enough of each eye shade to last months on end even with regular use!
This compact is actually one of I think four that I own now and cost me just £7.99 in Superdrug a while ago.
The compact is black plastic and is light weight and flips to open and on the top of it we are told that it is Sleek MakeUp and then on the underside of it we are told that it is mineral based, the shade is stated and contact details for Sleek are given. Flip open the compact and you get a large and real mirror to the top of it and to the bottom 12 rounds of pressed colour and a space that contains a long double ended applicator which is spongy and good quality.
These for me are my subtle eyeshadows that I own from this range and are mostly suitable for a daytime look, I did buy this one thinking I'd use it at night in the main and I indeed can and build the colour up well to get more dramatic effects so this suits all my eye make up needs really!
So colours...well you get a mix from an almost black shade, a cream, a couple of blues, browns and pinks...in fact of lot of pink as the compact contains 3 and a green shade. As always I like all the colours in my compact and I tend to use the browns, pinks and the green in the day and play with blues the black at night.
They are quite thick to apply giving a very intense, pigmented look and once on I find them to stay put without fading and/or creasing for hours and hours. They are amazing quality and a little goes a very long way indeed.
The compacts are robust, the applicator is great and I love the big mirror that doesn't distort my face but most of all I simply love the easiness of application, the ease of removal, the fact that they don't upset my sensitive eyes and that they look fabby on so thumbs up from me!
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Sleek eye shadows are by far some of the best eye shadows I have ever tried and the fact they are so affordable makes them even better. They have a wide range of palettes ranging from bright colours to neutral colours and I particularly love this original palette for its nice mixture.
The quality of the packaging first off is amazing! It feels very sturdy and has a huge mirror across the inside of the lid. I love that this palette clicks securely shut so there's no worrying about it opening in your handbag/makeup bag! The applicator that comes with the palette isn't great but lets be honest, are they ever? It's the quality of the eye shadows that counts.
The eye shadows in this palette are buttery and blend beautifully. Most of the colours are extremely pigmented and transfer well to the eye lid. The lighter colours aren't quite as pigmented as the rest but still look beautiful on the lid.
I rarely experience any fall out with these eye shadows, even with black!
The lighter neutral colours are great for day time looks and can be vamped up for night time with the deeper blues, greens and purples in this palette. This makes this palette such a staple as you can carry it with you all day and be ready to switch up your look. All of the colours are shimmery, helping to draw attention to your eyes while opening them up and making them appear more open.
These eye shadows are quite long lasting and last all day with an eye shadow primer. Unlike some other eye shadows, these don't smudge under the eyes during the course of the day.
I would recommend this palette and look forward to trying out other palettes from sleek
I love trying out new makeup, a while ago one of my friends bought this Sleek eye palette. After a few months of her telling me how good it was, I decided that I would buy it and try it for myself. I decided to buy the Original palette because it had the best range of colours and was the best value for money.
There are 12 lovely shades in this palette, there is a black, cream and different shades of purples, pinks, greens, browns and blues.
I think that this is a great collection of colours, it allows me to go for a number of different looks. I like wearing the browns on days when I am toning down my make up and going more neutral and I like the black on for when I am going for a smokier look. I also find that I use the green shades quite a lot, however I don't really like the purples with my skin tone.
What I Thought
These eye shadows are really nice when applied, they have great staying power, I usually find that I do not need to reapply them throughout the day or even in the evening when I have came home from work. They stay really vibrant looking and I think that the colours look lovely on my eyes.
I really like that the colours from this eye shadow don't crease into my eyes, they stay nice and smooth looking but are also quite easy to blend and there is quite a nice little shine that comes from them, I find that these eye shadows are really pigmented and it isn't hard to get a good coverage on my eyes, it only takes a little bit of powder per application.
Price and Availability
You can buy these eye palettes online for around £6. I have never came across them in the shops, but I bought mine on Amazon with my Dooyoo miles, so I feel like I got a great bargain with these.
I think that this is a great eye shadow palette, it is cheap, really well pigmented and easy to apply. Also there is a nice range of different colours available and this helps me achieve a wide range of different looks. Overall I would give these eye shadows 5 out of 5 stars and in my opinion think that they are just as good as the more high end eye shadows I use, such as the Urban decay ones. I will definitely buy more sleek palettes in the future and would recommend them to anyone who wants a good pigmented eye shadow at an affordable price.
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I have been coveting a Sleek i-divine palette for quite some time now and I decided to treat myself as a finishing university present. I must have stood in Superdrug for ages trying to decide which one I wanted. After a lot of consideration, I decided to go with the Original Palette. Each Sleek i-divine palette can be bought from larger Superdrug stores or online and costs £7.99.
All Sleek palettes comes in (for lack of a better word) a very sleek looking black box. The box is rectangular in shape and has the Sleek logo imprinted into the top of the lid. It is made from a black plastic but is extremely smooth to the touch and both looks and feels nice to hold. Although the box is plain black, and should look quite boring, I don't think it does at all. For me, the box looks more expensive than what the product cost and while there is nothing fancy or colourful to it, it is a nice box for eye shadows. Obviously, as a cheaper palette, you don't get all the fancy add ons like you would with something from the big Urban Decay palettes but as this is going to sit in my handbag mostly, I am glad for the simple design.
As you flip the lid open, you can see the 12 wonderful colours of eye shadow, as well as a large mirror on the inside of the lid. In front of the eye shadows, there is a long compartment where a double ended applicator sits. The reason I chose the original palette because the range of colours in this palette were more every day colours compared to some of the others. I wanted something I could use a lot and something I could take on holiday with me later on in the year.
On the top layer (from right to left) you get black, purple, dark blue, light blue, a teal kind of colour and dark green.
On the bottom layer (from right to left) you get a soft gold, light pink, slightly darker pink, brown, copper and a dark olive colour.
The eye shadows are made from a pigment which means the colours not compact like other eye shadows. These come away quite easily once you put a brush or applicator to them. I have used the applicator provided but I prefer to use my own, softer brushes as they tend to give a smoother application. As these are pigmented eye shadows you do need to be careful when putting the brush to the colour. If you press too hard, the colour will break and you'll end up with a messy box of powder on your hands.
When applying, it is best to start off with a little amount and to build up the desired colour. For instance, the purple could either end up as a soft lilac if you only use a small amount or it could also be a rich violet if you add a couple of layers of colour. I really like the diversity you get in just one palette and also the fact that the colours go really well together. This is a well thought out palette as you can use some of the colours as base colours while using some of the others as highlighters.
As these are pigmented eye shadows, it is highly advisable that you use some form of primer before applying them. Pigments are loose and by using a primer, it makes sure the powder sticks to the eyelid rather than it coming off over the course of the day. I use a Benefit primer underneath my eye shadow and this makes it last the whole day without any creasing whatsoever. Before buying this, I was very loyal to Urban Decay in regards to eye shadows but considering the price difference and colours available, I may now be a Sleek girl through and through.