7/27/2011 / 18 Comments
Review: Sleek MakeUP Oh So Special Palette
Sleek Makeup i-Divine Oh So Special Palette, $12.60 from www.sleekmakeup.com
Sorry, I forgot to take pictures before I swatched/played with this!
A close up of the shadows
Sleek MakeUP says:
"Sleek MakeUP's new release is an eyeshadow palette that encapsulates everything that is fashion forward, sophisticated, and feminine. Shades from every day beiges and peachy hues, to sultry matte browns and shimmery greys makes this i-Divine a staple in any woman's makeup-bag - no matter what her age"
This palette is insane. The colors are just perfect and they work so well together. This palette also has a good mix of shimmery and matte shadows, so it's great for texture.
I've read a lot of reviews comparing this to Urban Decay's Naked Palette and I have to agree. I am not sure about the exact shades because I don't have the Naked Palette, but they are similar in the sense that they're both 'all in ones'.
This palette has pretty much everything you need for your day-to-day looks. Whether it's for work, a night out, running errands or whatever. It's also great for traveling because it is really compact and you can create a variety of looks from it, so you'll save on space.
If you've been saving up for the Naked Palette, I definitely suggest trying this out first. It's such great value for money.
On to some swatches! :)
Swatches: Bow, Organza, Ribbon, Gift Basket, Glitz, Celebrate
Pamper, Gateau, The Mail, Boxed, Wrapped Up, Noir
I found the matte shades in this one to be a little more pigmented than the Curacao palette. I also love the staying power of these! I wore a couple of shadows out the other day, without primer, and they lasted all day on my greasy lids without creasing!Yay!!:)
The most surprising shadow was Gateau. It looks a little bit peachy, but when you wear it, it turns into a gorgeous goldy shade, perfect for highlighting (I might even try this on my face).
Glitz and Celebrate are very pretty, too. Celebrate kind of reminds me of MAC's Beauty Marked. They are both gorgeous for an evening look. Glitz looks gorgeous applied on it's own with a little liner. The shimmery shadows are almost buttery in texture, so they are super easy to apply and blend.
The peach shades kind of worried me at first, because I try to stay away from pinks. But they are actually quite wearable, especially when you wear them with a brown in the crease.
Which brings us to Gift Basket. I think this is my new favorite crease shadow. It defines my creases without being too dark or making my other shadows muddy. The mail pretty much blends in with my skin, so it's a great base color for me.
And then there's Noir. Ah, Noir. Can you just see how dark that is? It's gorgeous! I like my blacks to be as black as possible, none of that sissy "soft black" hahaha if that makes sense! I've actually used it to line my eyes and it works great. This one does have a little bit of fallout, though so just make sure you have some wipes or something handy :)
Have you tried this palette? What are your favorite shadow combos?
This palette was sent to me by Sleek Makeup