July 02, 2012

Sleek Makeup Acid Palette Swatches & LOTD


I've finally gotten around to doing this review from a previous haul. Sleek Makeup is a UK based company. Each of their palettes cost $10 or $10.99 online according to their site these can't be sold in the US due to FDA regulations. These are available in Superdrug stores in the UK for £6.49 or £6.99.  

I really dislike sponge applicators generally as I find they're useless to work with. To prove this point, whilst swatching, it fell apart completely. The mirror with the palette is a decently sized one, the packaging isn't anything particularly fancy.

However the colors are lovely. As these were just drugstore products, I was pretty impressed by these. On these own, they weren't good but with a decent primer, or preferably with NYX jumbo pencil in milk as a base, these work really well, blend well and are reasonably long lasting and it's so cheap. My look of the day has managed to last for at least 5 hours and it looks exactly as it was when I first applied it. I found the metallic type finishes were of much higher quality than the rest of the matte shadows.

All swatches on the left are over Urban Decay's eye shadow primer potion
All swatches on the right are over NYX jumbo pencil in Milk


   UD Primer Potion                                          NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil

The pink swatches better than the purple did with no primer. Purple was a bit chalky but it was fine with the primer potion and jumbo pencil. 


   UD Primer Potion                                          NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil
The green chalked reasonably well. The white was more difficult to work with, using the nyx jumbo pencil in milk kinda defeated the purpose of having white eyeshadow?


   UD Primer Potion                                          NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil

I found the neon yellow to be a bit chalky and it didnt turn out that great with a primer, on top of the Jumbo Pencil it was fine. The neon pink was reasonably decent.


   UD Primer Potion                                          NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil
These both swatched fine with and without Primer, obviously it was tons more effective with primer potion. But it worked best on top of NYX's jumbo pencil in white.


   UD Primer Potion                                          NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil

These both had a metallic finish to them and were much easier to apply than the previous ones. They also worked reasonably well without any form of primer at all.


   UD Primer Potion                                          NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil

The blue also had the same metallic finish as the above the two and swatched with no problem. The black on the other hand was absolutely useless on its own. (Also as a side note, I was expecting this to swatch as a dark grey, its black very black) Worked better with primer and best with the pencil. It also had a matte finish like most of the shadows in this palette. 


I used 9 out of the 12 available colors for my LOTD



2 comments:

  1. I have never heard of these but you are right the colors are lovely and luckly I have a nyx jumbo pincle in milk. lol while the colors are pretty alone they really pop over the white

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  2. That's really pretty, great job

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