27 Sep 2011

Sleek Me, Myself & Eye and Au Naturel i-Divine Palettes

I recently was sent two further palettes from Sleek Makeup and I thought I'd show them to you here and give my review of these products.



Au Naturel i-Divine Palette (9 EUR)

The colors range in colors from white, cream, golden, burgundy, browns and black. These are pressed mineral eyeshadows and the pigmentation is quite good when considering the low price for 12 shadows. The size of each individual shadow is about the size of a US nickel coin if that helps at all.

On my recent trip to New York, I took two Sleek palettes as my only eyeshadow assortment and the Au Naturel was one of them - the other being the Oh So Special palette which I wrote about here earlier. These palettes are absolutely ideal for travel because they are extremely thin and compact, yet offer 12 shadows to choose from - which should be plenty for a vacation somewhere.

Generally the shadows are well pigmented, but I noticed some of the frosty shimmery ones don't apply as smoothly as I'd like - nowhere near the texture of a MAC Veluxe Pearl by comparison. They need a firm application with a good brush to apply well, but on the otherhand I love the variety of matte shadows that come in these palettes. I've definitely come to prefer matte eyeshadow over the intense shimmers, and the Sleek palettes always have several mattes in the mix. On the lasting power, generally they don't last on me as long as other more high quality shadows (for example Kryolan), I do have to touch up in the evening if I plan to go out after the day.

Suede Blush Nr. 921 (7 EUR)



This is one of the two blushes I took along to New York and I wore it almost daily. It's a warm toned peach-terracotta shade with a slight tawny undertone and matte finish. It's a very wearable daytime blush that works really well for anyone with fair to medium skin tone. A great blush that goes with nearly everything and every occasion.

Pout Polish in Bare Minimum Nr. 963 (7 EUR)

This is one of those products that I wish would look as pretty on as it does in the pot - sadly it doesn't. These are tinted lip balms that in my opinion just don't have enough pigmentation to really do much of anything. I would love to have a gloss on my lips that resembles this color as it doesn't have any glitter or shimmer in it, but it just barely shows up on me. I really need to apply a lot of product to see the peachy-pink tone, which isn't exactly appetizing.

The taste is another thing I really dislike. At first you put it on and it's like YAY VANILLA ICE CREAM YUM YUM IN MY TUM....2 seconds later it's like you're chewing on bitter plastic. I wish I could be a fan of these but I'm just not.


Me, Myself & Eye Palette (9 EUR)

Sleek Makeup teamed up with PPQ (As a non-Brit I had to Google what that is, apparently it's a London fashion label) to create this limited edition palette in time for London Fashion Week. The shades are definitely on the more colorful side but I could definitely see these working well for fall. My favorite is Primal Green (the very top right shade) which is a khaki golden green shade. The only thing I find a bit confusing here is the color selection - I probably could have done without the pink, red and purple shades which really seem to clash with the other colors and I can't think of any good color combination for those.

All these products can be purchased online at SleekMakeup or at Superdrug pharmacy if you live in the UK.

11 comments:

  1. asmaa175:43 pm

    Nice review =)I love Sleek Palette's because there easy to carry around and the colours are pretty pigmented for a high street brand. I have quite a few of these and love collecting the limited edition ones =).
    Just wanted to let you know that your pricing is a bit off, as the palettes are £6.49 (GBP), not sure what that is in euro's, and the blush and pout polish are £4.29 (GBP).

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  2. Asmaa: I'm quoting the prices from the website, maybe they raised their prices or Superdrug offers them cheaper.

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  3. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    i loved

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  4. asmaa1710:44 pm

    @ MissChievous: The website states the prices I have written above. Although I have to say that the website automatically changes the currency depending on which country you are in, so you are probably viewing the prices in Euro's =)

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  5. Asma: Oh good eye! Yes you are correct, I didn't even notice the symbol was for the Euro, not the Sterling. I've changed my post, thanks for catching that :)

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  6. love it colors look amazing!!

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  7. I want that palette! :)
    So beautiful. And SOOOOO wearable!

    xoxo,
    Gua
    http://waterfrontmakeup.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hey :)
    ich hab auch die sleek nude collektion und liebe die palette aber der lippenbalsam ist echt furchtbar.. ich finde den geschmack sooooo eklig :( schade um das geld..

    schöner blog post :)

    lieben gruß steffi

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  9. Anonymous3:12 am

    I LIKE THESE STUFF THEY ARE GREAT I WANT TO BE IN THE NEW CONTEST THAT YOU HAVE.

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  10. Paphiopedilum12:43 am

    Ich hab mir die Sleek Paletten auch schon angeschaut, mich dann aber doch dagegen entschieden. Erstens hab ich schon einiges Negatives darüber gehört, wie etwas daß sie recht starkt bröseln, und daher wenig ergiebig sind; daß sie teilweise nicht so toll pigmentiert sind, und man mords was aufs Auge pinseln muß, um eine gewisse Farbintensität zu erreichen; und zu guter letzt auch daß sie eine vergleichsweise geringe Haltbarkeit aufweisen. All das, und ganz besonders letzteres, find ich nicht so prickelnd... Und dann kommt auch noch hinzu, daß ich vorgefertigte Paletten eigentlich grundsätzlich nicht so gern mag, weil (logischerweise) so gut wie immer auch solche Farben mit drin sind, die ich entweder schon so oder sehr ähnlich hab, die mir nicht gefallen oder nicht stehen. Ich würde einige Farben also häufiger benutzen, und andere gar nicht, sodaß ich am Ende eine Palette mit einigen leeren, und einigen mehr oder weniger unangetasteten Pfännchen drin hätte; zu schade zum wegwerfen, aber halt so ein Trumm das dann nur rumsteht, Staub fängt und Platz wegnimmt. Abgesehen davon bezahlt man ja auch diese Farben, die man eigentlich gar nicht haben will, und das muß ja auch bei einem günstigen Preis nicht unbedingt sein. Daher bin ich also nicht so der Paletten Fan; es gibt natürlich auch Ausnahmen, es gibt ein paar Paletten, bei denen mir tatsächlich alle Farben gefallen, die enthalten sind, und solche kauf ich mir dann auch. Z.B. surreal violet oder blue dahlia von Estée Lauder; da sind jeweils aber auch nur fünf Farben drin, da ist die Chance, daß alle Farben einen bestimmten Geschmack treffen natürlich größer, als bei 12 Farben, wie hier bei den Sleek Paletten.

    Ich machs im Urlaub übrigens genau umgekehrt, ich nehm nicht ein paar wenige, kompakte Sachen mit, mit denen man gut reisen kann, sondern ich nehm immer fast mein ganzes Schminkzeug mit, wenn ich in Urlaub fahr, denn im Urlaub nehm ich mir immer viel, viel Zeit für ein tägliches, ausführliches "Lust-Schminken"; jeden Tag irgendein anderer Look. Ist natürlich bissl umständlich das alles im Koffer mitzuziehen, aber das macht echt Spaß, und ist u.a. ein Punkt, auf den ich mich im Urlaub immer ganz besonders freu!

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