Sleek Oh So Special Palette

Sleek’s latest i-Divine eyeshadow palette offering is the Oh So Special palette, a gorgeous mix of 12 wearable shades that would suit any skin tone. A lot of their previous palettes have been a bit wild and whacky – but this palette has a lot more colours for every-day kind of looks.

 My favourite colours are Gateau, Ribbon, Glitz and Celebrate – although I’m not very good with wearing pinky shades on my eyes, I think they are really pretty colours. Here are some photos of my eyes over a few days that I used this palette…

Overall, I think it’s a great palette for £6.49, but I do struggle with the chalky texture of the shadows which leads to a lot of fall out. They are very highly pigmented, and for the price they’re worth it, but with other brands like MUA Pro bringing out cheaper palettes without the chalky issue, it will make me step back and think if I really want the palette before purchasing. That said, this is definitely one of my favourite Sleek palettes, and if you want to buy one and one only, let this be it!

Please note, this is a scheduled post – I am on holiday and will reply to any comments once I’m back x

Sleek – i-Divine Bad Girl Palette

Sleek Make Up have recently launched two new palettes – the Good Girl, and the Bad Girl. The Good Girl palette is various different shades of pink, and was made because of inspiration from a fan. I can’t really pull off the pinky-eyed look without looking like a character from Pinky and The Brain character unless it’s got shed-loads of brown in there too, so I decided to leave it and instead plumped for the Bad Girl palette. The Bad Girl is much more suited to me – with 12 shades perfect for creating smokey eyed looks and really impactful make up.

I am yet to actually try them on my eyes, but from swatching them there are a few which immediately jump out to me. Twilight is stunning, a really highly pigmented black toned purple. Abyss looks to me like the eyeshadow equivalent of OPI’s Ski Teal We Drop. Intoxicated is a gorgeous forest green shade.  Underground seemed a little hard to work with, I needed a lot more of it to get any colour from it. Gunmetal is quite similar to Urban Decay’s Gunmetal – are they allowed to do that?! I really like that this time round they have decided to give the shadows names, some how it makes it feel like much more of a pricey product rather than it sitting among the likes of the 88 nameless shades in the cheap as chips 88 palette.

While I’m on the subject of cost – this palette will set you back a mere £5.99 – that works out at almost 50p per colour, can’t really go wrong can you!? Yes the shadows aren’t quite the same quality you’d expect from the likes of MAC but this is a fantastic way of playing with colour inexpensively. The shadow is a little chalky but it’s highly pigmented and teamed with a primer I bet they will look fantastic on the eyes. I was at a photoshoot for Marie Claire recently and the make up artist had a range of Sleek palettes in her kit – if they’re good enough for her, they’ll do me fine!

in case you can’t read the names –  top row, L-R: Innocence, Gullible, Blade, Gun Metal, Underground & Noir. Bottom row L-R: Intoxicated, Envy, Obnoxious, Abyss, Twilight & Rebel.