Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sleek I Divine Oh So Special


When I went to the UK I had a list of Sleek products to get, we wanted to get the Mediterranean collection for our giveaway and Rose Gold blush was right up there along with the contour kit (pretty much any product that we had seen Pixiwoo using).   When I was in Superdrug there was a lone palette called Oh So Special, I had never heard of it and since there were not that many other palettes in stock I though "ah sure why not".  It turns out I was quite lucky as this is a brand spanking newly released palette. (That is what I get for lurking around the stand when they were trying to re brand it...they may have needed to put up new shelves...I needed some makeup).  The colours in this palette are incredibly pretty and girly.  When you go left to right they get a little more daring and in your face.  There are twelve colours in the palette and there's an inlay with names for each shadow.
(Sorry for the grotty nail)



This palette has a number of matte colours which are Bow, Pamper, The Mail and Noir.  The lighter shades do not swatch very well and I was initially thinking I had made a bit of a schoolboy error in just grabbing any old palette.  The Mail being the worst of the bunch was not even nice to swatch and barely registered on my skin; this is definitely not a colour that I would gravitate towards.  My disappointment disappeared the moment I swatched Organza, it is a pretty golden pink.





Organza, Giftbasket, Glitz and Celebrate are reason alone to buy this very pretty palette - they are, for me, the standout colours.  The shadows are for the most part very pigmented. I had to scrub my arms to get the shadows off but be warned there can be some fall out as the shadows are so soft (when I swatched the matt black some of it came off onto my top so be careful - it was a white top).  The shadows lasted all day on my lids over a primer. I have gone from initially being unimpressed and thinking it was a bit MEH to being madly in love. What do you think?
Here is a very quick natural day look I did with Organza and Celebrate (sorry I forgot to take a picture with my eyes closed) but as you can see this is very natural and light, as the colours are so pigmented you can easily build them up for a more intense look.
You can buy Sleek from Superdrug (it is a bit of a nightmare to be honest as it's often sold out (or really badly stocked I am not sure which) you can also buy Sleek directly from their website but be warned shipping costs to Ireland are a bit spendy.

Alternatively and the best in my opinion for Irish customers is to visit Beauty Emporium's website which has a €2.00 flat rate for shipping to Ireland and €3.00 flat rate for UK Shipping (they are working on European shipping as we speak).
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8 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, and really wearable, love it!

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  2. Is that the Avon mascara? It looks great :-)

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  3. Ooh I LOVE those colours!!! Gorgeous....will defo bee seeking that palette out. Gonna be carrying my makeup round in a suitcase soon....

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  4. I really, really want this palette!

    Colours are so pretty :)

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  5. Hi there!
    How are you sweety?
    I was doing some research about Sleek products and I just found your blog! Great, since I am having a good time reading and seeing your swatches and pictures!
    Now this palette is in my wish list. I havenever tried Sleek products before so this might be a good beginning, what do you think?
    I am deeply in love with the shade Pamper, and your eyeshadow look has really captivated me!
    Did you know? I lived some time in Ireland a zillion years ago (I am from Spain) and I looooved it. Can't wait to be back!

    XOXO
    Catanya!

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  6. Hi Catanya

    thank you for the lovely comments, Sleek is not available in Ireland so when I was in the UK I had to grab what I could. I hope that Beauty Emporiums start shipping to Spain and you can get your hands on these goodies. I would say its lovely and sunny in spain now... its not in Ireland but ahh well.

    Lucy D i think the mascara may in fact be a smashbox one that I was trying for the day its similar to avon but more expensive.

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