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Friday, December 14, 2012

Sleek i-Divine Palettes Review & Swatches! [Au naturel & Dark Mattes v2]

Goodmorning ladies!
Introductory thingy for my Greek followers :
As you can see this is my first post in English and you may not like it, but I now have pretty many followers from different countries and thought they might be interested in what I write but the translator is not really decent, so I have decided to write some of my posts in English (only those that could interest non-Greeks as well).

Straight to the products:
So,today I'm going to talk about two eyeshadow palettes I recently got, the "famous" Sleek i-Divine palettes in au naturel and dark mattes v2. I have wanted to order them for so long, until Sephora announced those two palettes would be found in all Greek Sephora stores for 10 euros each, which was a steal because online I would pay the same price plus shipping! Needless to say they were so beautiful that I bought both of them. Let's see some pictures!





I love, love, love their packagings! As you can see they come in a beautiful little carbon box with the name of the palette on it. The palette itself is all-black with the Sleek brand on it, and inside is a HUGE mirror, twelve beautiful eyeshadows and a two-edge sponge applicator. Something I also liked about the eyeshadows is that they have names. If you lose the transparent sheet that comes with them say goodbye to the names though :P ) I intend to keep them because they offer some kind of protection to the eyeshadows from getting dusted, etc. I think their packaging is quite sturdy and durable and doesn't seem to break easily. I've travelled two times having them with me and none of the eyeshadows or packagins were damaged.
A friend of mine did the same and one of the eyeshadows broke a bit. I don't know what to say, I guess we should be careful with them no matter what but they don't seem as fragile and easily-breaking as others.

Let's see each palette on it's own!

Au naturel :

Close up of the palette colours :


Swatches

First row:



I'm afraid you won't be able to see the exact colour pay off because my lighting doesn't help much, but those two were the best photos I could take, really. I know you still can't see almost anything but I tried :P
The first five are all neutral mattes and they're very discreet, ideal for morning make-up looks, I also like to use most of them under my eyebrows as they're light. I like all of them, but truth be told, they are not that pigmented, and no, the reason is not that they're matte. The darker matte colours have amazing colour pay-off. Still, I'm pretty pleased with them, they're buildable and great for every day use. (I'm talking about the first five, because the sixth shade is shimmery and is really pigmented) I like their texture, they feel really soft but they crumble a little bit (not a big deal for me)

Second row:


Huge difference in comparison with the first row's colour payoff, don't you think? The first and fourth shades are shimmery, the second semi-matte-satin, and the third, fifth and sixth shades are matte, but as you can see all of them are super pigmented! Those can be combined with the first six or be used for nice smokey eyes, they can certainly get tons of use!


Dark Mattes v2

Close up of the palette colours :


Swatches:


First row:


Second row:


All twelve colours in this palette are matte and as you can see they are greatly pigmented! Just a swipe and you get amazing colour payoff. Most matte eyeshadows tend to be chalky and don't blend well, but I can assure you those eyeshadows are really soft and blend very, very well! Only three of the colours are light, the rest are dark. All of them are incredibly beautiful and you can create so many looks with this palette! I love this even more than the au naturelle palette!

OVERALL

Pros

  • Elegant and handy packaging
  • Really cheap price for quality
  • Great combination of colours
  • Very good pigmentation
  • Soft texture
  • Blendable-buildable
  • Amazing colour payoff

 Cons


  • Not all au naturelle shades are very pigmented
  • They crumble a little bit

Overall those two palettes are great products and definitely worth their price! I'd love to get a few more, and I really recommend them!

Score: 4.5/5

Do you own any sleek palettes? What do you think of them?
Maria
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40 comments:

  1. i am so loving these palettes :) today i have to place order i think i should get these too :) nad I am so loving your blog look.. specially on my left and right :)

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    1. Ιf I were to place an order I'd definitely buy oh so special as well, it's gorgeous!! Oh, thank you so much for the kind words!! :)

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  2. Πολύ ωραίο post....αυτές τις παλέτες τις έχω λατρέψει!!!

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    1. Ευχαριστώ πολύ γλυκιά μου! Λογικό,είναι φοβερές!

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  3. omg these palettes are damn gorgeous! i want to buy one too :(

    xx

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    1. Go ahead and buy then, you'll be amazed for sure! xx

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  4. I want to buyyyy one also. ;)
    I follow you also ! ;)

    www.izabielaa.blogspot.com

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  5. but I'm here. I dont know, maybe # 303

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  6. really lovely palettes dear ^^

    Caroline
    http://missoline.blogspot.com

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  7. amazing blog!!! i follow you now ;)
    i would love to follow me back because I really love your blog!!
    kisses
    http://blogcashmeremafia.blogspot.com

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  8. Nice shades !


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  9. Eχω την ματ παλετα και μου εχει αρεσει πολυ, παρολο που παντα φορουσα μεταλλικες σκιες!!
    http://fairymakeuptales.blogspot.gr/2012/12/dear-santa.html

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  10. Δείχνουν τέλειες αυτές οι παλέτες της nyx! Πρέπει να της πάρω οπωσδήποτε!!
    Φιλιά!

    http://dreamofbeauty22.blogspot.gr

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    1. Sleek, από Nyx δεν έχω τίποτα ακόμα, χαχα! Να πάρεις κούκλα μου, θα τις χαρείς πάρα πολύ!

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  11. Την naturel την γλυκοκοιτάω πολύ καιρό, και κρατιέμαι μιας και έχω και την naked2 και την mua, και πολλά γήινα. Θα κρατήθω???

    ΥΓ: Στις πρώτες φώτο έχεις ανατριχιάσει ?

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    1. χααχχαχαχαχα,το ΥΓ σου.....
      Κρατησου- εμενα παντως δε μου αρεσε ....Αφου εχεις και τη Naked και ΜUA βρε!

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    2. Hahahaha, απ'όσο θυμάμαι όχι, τώρα πάλι ήμουν και αγουροξυπνημένη οπότε δεν παίρνω όρκο! Κοίτα, αν δεν την είχα θα προτιμούσα σίγουρα την oh so special που έχει γήινα αλλά και ροζάκια! Αφού έχεις αυτές τις δύο δεν έχει νόημα να πάρεις και αυτές!

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  12. Εχω τη Au Naturel,αλλα δεν ηταν αυτο που περιμενα,καλα η πρωτη σειρα αχρηστη,η δευτερη κατι λεει,αλλα και παλι δε ξερω,ας ηταν πιο ακριβη και ας ηταν λιγο καλυτερη...
    Δε τη βολευτηκα ουτε καν θυμαμαι που την εχωσα...
    Κριμα γιατι τη περιμενα πως και πως(τη παρηγγειλα απο ιντερνετ)....και δεν ειμαι να πεταω λεφτα τωρα.
    Κρυωνες οταν εκανες τα Swatces;
    Ευχαριστουμε παντως-First time here!Lovely blog!

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    1. Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ! Αν θέλεις ακολούθησε με κιόλας :)
      Koίτα και εγώ ήλπιζα να είναι πιο έντονες οι σκιές της 1ης σειράς αλλά έτσι κι αλλιώς χρησιμοποιούσα και τόσο διακριτικές οπότε με βόλεψαν μια χαρά! Η oh so special φαίνεται απίστευτη!
      Χαχα, απάντησα και πιο πάνω, δε θυμάμαι αλλά νομίζω όχι :P

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    2. οκ!Εκανα Follow και εδω περα απο το Facebook!

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  13. πολύ ωραίες,αν και η δεύτερη κλέβει την παράσταση πιστεύω!!!!!!φιλάκια!!!! <3
    http://jiubilo.blogspot.gr/

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  14. i love Sleek MakeUp so much! they have so many beautiful eyeshadows :) and wow, the Dark Mattes V2 looks sooo gorgeous, i'm definitely getting it too :) thanks for the lovely swatches hun! xo

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    1. You definitely should, it's great!! I'm glad you liked it :)

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  15. νααα και τα δικα σου τα sleek-o-καλουδια! ;)

    μια φιλη μου πηρε την au naturel που της αρεσουν οι γηινεσ αποχρωσεις!

    μεγειααα!!! να τις χαρεις!

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    1. Σε ευχαριστώ πολυυυυύ!!

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  16. Την au naturel την πήρα κι εγώ και μ' αρέσει πολύ. Την dark mattes την φοβόμουν λίγο γιατί προτιμώ τους γήινους τόνους αλλά στα swatches σου φαίνονται ευκολοφόρετα χρώματα. Μάλλον θα χρειαστεί να κάνω μια βόλτα στα sephora.

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  17. Τις θέλω κ τις 2... Κι είναι κ φθηνές, αλλά ακόμη δεν τα έχω καταφέρει... Πρέπει...
    Στο χω πει ότι μ αρέσουν αυτά τα ποστ που κάνεις ε?? ;)

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    1. Δε νομίζω να υπάρχουν ακόμα στα sephora αλλά μπορείς να τις παραγγείλεις online.. Βέβαια παίζει και να προτιμάω την undressed της MUA από την au naturelle, αλλά δεν είμαι σίγουρη ακόμα.. Το μόνο σίγουρο είναι ότι έχω εθισμό στις παλέττες :p Ευχαριστώ πολύ!!

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  18. Η Dark Mattes 2 είναι τόσο υπέροχη! Πήγα να την πάρω κι είχε εξαντληθεί, έφτιαξα όμως την άλλη από Inglot με μερικά απ'τα χρώματα που ήθελα πολύ και έχουν ΠΟΛΥ καλή διάρκεια (τα δοκίμασα προχθές, θυμάμαι ότι ήθελες να μάθεις). Ούτε ξεθώριασε ούτε τίποτα, το αποτέλεσμα ήταν τέλειο απ'το πρωί μέχρι το βράδυ, αλλά σκέψου ότι εγώ διάλεξα και ματ σκούρα χρώματα. Τέλος πάντων, πρέπει ν'αρχίσω να ψωνίζω από internet, τα'χουμε ξαναπεί αυτά!

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  19. The Matte is the next thing I'll be ordering from Sleek (no Sephora in Croatia), along with Face Contour Kit. I have almost all of their Blush by 3 kits and love them!

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  20. Love your blog!!! You are following mine and asked me to check yours out! love it :) I especially like this review since I've been thinking about getting these palettes :)

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