Sleek Oh So Special Palette First Impressions

As you may have seen in my previous post, I received this gorgeous palette in the latest Glossybox and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it, to put it to the test. I haven’t really tried much from Sleek, only their Matte Me liquid lipsticks which you may have seen me mention in my favourites post, as I love their formula. Yet I have never tried an eye shadow palette from the brand, so I had high expectations for this.

It’s classed as drugstore so the price of this palette is only £8.99, which is such a steal for 12 shades with a variety of colours and a range of mattes and shimmers. It’s perfect for the fall and winter months as it contains mainly grungey and autumn hues. However it includes a few pops of pinks and purples, which will be great for transitioning into the Spring. I love the diversity of this palette, as I have nothing like this in my collection and it’s not something I would usually buy.

In terms of the packaging it comes in a sleek matte black case, which is pretty simple and plain and will easily get dirty. It includes a foam eyeshadow brush, which is a nice touch but I certainly will not be using it, as a prefer a fluffy brush and a decent sized mirror, which makes it perfect for travelling. The shade names are on a plastic cover which is inserted inside, which is a little annoying as I have already nearly lost it every time I open the palette as it flies out. I would have preferred them to have been wrote underneath each individual shade. So I wasn’t overly wowed on the packaging!

The pigmentation of the eyeshadows upon first swatch left me with mixed feelings. As you can see from the picture the shimmers were more pigmented than the mattes, which I was disappointed about as I was hoping they would be as strong as one another.

Bow- A nude, which will be great as a base shade. Practically non existent from the swatch.

Organza- A shimmery rose gold, looks lovely all over the lid, especially in the inner corner.

Ribbon- A matte pink, would be a great transition shade in the crease.

Gift Basket- A shimmery burnt orange, one of my favourite shades.

Glitz- A shimmery silver, most pigmented shimmer shadow.

Celebrate- A shimmer dark oak brown, also the most pigmented shimmer.

Pamper- A baby pink matte, hardly existent from first swatch.

Gateau- A bright pink shimmer, a more daring shade that I probably wouldn’t reach for as much.

The Mail- A murky orange/brown shade, perfect as a base all over the lid.

Boxed- A light matte brown, great to use to deepen the crease.

Wrapped Up- A dark oak matte brown, perfect for the outer corner of the lid.

Noir- A matte black, used to darken outer corner, very pigmented.

Although, I was disappointed with some of the shades from the first swatch, as a lot of the mattes were less pigmented than I expected and came off chalky making them harder to blend. I created a pink eye look using Ribbon and Pamper in the crease and Gateau over the lid, and they came over more pigmented on the eye, especially due to the use of the Urban Decay Primer Potion. I will be sure to test out more of the shades to see how they compare on the lid.

Overall, I am still very undecided on my thoughts on this palette! I love the array of shades and the balance of both mattes and shimmers, yet the pigmentation has still yet to wow me.

Have you tried this palette?

Thanks for reading!

Mia X

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8 thoughts on “Sleek Oh So Special Palette First Impressions

  1. I find Matte shadows don’t swatch as well as shimmers and i always feel a bit disappointed, but at least they performed good on the eye! I like the shade range. Great post xx

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  2. I have never tried this palette but I have Sleek palettes. I agree in terms of having the colour name written on the actual palette as I nearly always lose the piece of plastic too! I cannot remember what they are like in terms of pigmentation, shows how much I use the palette! xx

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