This review is for Ee Von as she wanted to know what I thought about these palettes. I purchased these back in March. For those who don't know, Sleek is a UK brand that aims towards women of color. Their range is colorful, pigmented, and good quality for an affordable price.
BRAND: Sleek PRODUCT TYPE: Eyeshadow Palette (12 Pan Palette) SHADE(S): Storm & Safari PRICE: 4.99 £[GBP] (around 8USD) PROS: Price, Size, Packaging, Color Pay Off CONS: Availability, Fall Out, Packaging Would I Recommend? Yes
I really like the packaging for these palettes, its smaller and slimmer than the MAC 15-pan palette, so it makes it easier to travel with. I really love how it doesn't take much room at all. You can have over 6 or more of these palettes and it'll barely take up any space. I adore the matte finish (no fingerprints!) and the shiny logo - very attractive and chic. The double-ended sponge-tip applicator is useless and fell apart the day I got the palettes, lol.
Why did I put packaging as a con as I like the packaging so much? Well, here's why. When I first received these palettes I didn't think anything was wrong with them, I even used them a few times without any issues. But one of the palettes (Safari) was flipped upside down as I was packing it to do a client's make-up, when I opened it, some of the pans fell out. I don't know if anyone had this issue as well or if I just got a defective palette, but it left a bit of a mess and I didn't like it. But its nothing that some super glue can't fix, haha.
All swatches are done without a base. Very pigmented and smooth shadows. The black in this palette isn't as black as I would like, but you can still do a nice smokey look with it. There are 3 matte shades and the rest are metallic. My favorite color out of this palette is the golden shade (next to the black).
A look using the Sleek Safari Palette.
Click on the image to see how I created this look.
The Sleek Storm palette is great for those who are into neutrals. I especially like the cranberry shade (far upper right corner). I use this palette pretty much every time I'm not sure of what look to do. The black in this palette is more pigmented than the one in the Safari palette. Storm also contains 3 matte shades. The blues in this palette are nice too. They're great for smoky looks. There are some fall outs with these shadows, but its nothing too bad. I do recommend applying your shadows first before your base make-up if you're planning to do a smoky look though.
If you can find this palette (online shop at Sleek Make-Up, I definitely recommend you try at least one palette. If you're more of a matte shadow type of person - there are I believe two palettes you can choose from.
DEAR FTC: Palettes were purchased with my own money. Not affiliated to the brand or being paid to endorse the product.
I also forgot Pieces of Me tag! I've been so busy and occupied with life that I haven't found time to blog like I usually do.
I like: That I can finally take a break & enjoy my summer. I don't like: That I'm starting to have more bills. S***! I want you to know: I'm more personal than you think. I've planned: To save up for a Malaysia trip this winter! I want to say to someone special: 2010 isn't our year ):
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