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"

I say:
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
 

18 comments

  1. Wow what a gorgeous palette!

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  2. Oh my gosh~ I really want to get my hands on some Sleek palettes. Its such a bummer theyre not readily available near me =\

    I think this palette is so wearable~ I actually really like the peach shades!

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  3. the shades look gorgeous on your skin tone :) may have to use mine today :) x

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  4. prettyinthedesertJuly 27, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    It really is! :)

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  5. prettyinthedesertJuly 27, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Yes, I have to order them too. I'm so jealous of the UKers that can just pop into Boots and buy it!! :(

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  6. prettyinthedesertJuly 27, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    hehe thanks! Yes, I would love to see the looks you create with it :)

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  7. Wow, this palette looks so gorgeous :)

    Love Christine ♥
    http://christineiversen.blogspot.com/

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  8. I really REALLY wish the states had sleek!  I want to try out this palette.  Great swatches hun!

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  9.  that's a great palette. I own the original one which is dusting somewhere in my cupboard lol. too bad we don't get sleek here right :(

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  10. prettyinthedesertJuly 28, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    It is amazing!! :)

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  11. prettyinthedesertJuly 28, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Oh I hear ya. They aren't available here yet either :( But you can try ordering online!:)

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  12. prettyinthedesertJuly 28, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Their palettes are just awesome! I know, I wonder if there's some way we can beg/bully them into launching here! hahaha :)

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  13. Oh my, I've totally fallen in love with your review and am stoked they ship internationally! Am going to grab me up one of these, for sure! :)

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  14. Christina WolthersJuly 28, 2011 at 8:09 AM

    I completely agree with you; this palette is soooo perfect!  Plus with your complexion and skin tone,  the colors are going to look amazing on

    xo

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  15. OH! Those colors are so beautiful!! I have been dying to try the sleek palettes! :]
    lorealdes.blogspot.com

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  16. prettyinthedesertJuly 28, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    aww! That comment totally made my day! hehe Yes they do ship internationally and it only took me a little over a week to get my stuff, which is great! :)

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  17. prettyinthedesertJuly 28, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    I'm actually worried that I won't buy any more makeup because this has all the basic colors I need haha Thanks! I actually have a few looks I need to share :)

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  18. prettyinthedesertJuly 28, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    OOh yes you should try them, I totally recommend this palette!

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