I recently bought the Sleek iLust Limited edition hidden gems palette (no longer available) from Superdrug because I was intrigued to try eyeshadows from the brand.
I haven’t tried them before (I know, what sort of beauty blogger am I?) but I have so many palettes it was nice to see something different on the stand.
I thought with the glitter it looks like the Urban Decay moondust palette so I thought I would give every single shadow a try by putting it in my weekly basket.
(from the Sleek Website)
Make your eyes gleam with gemstone sparkle, this stunning palette contains six intensely pigmented shades including ruby red, intense amethyst, shimmering sapphire and emerald green.
Firstly, this is very different to the usual sleek packaging for palettes. The iDivine palettes are usually black with the round pan eyeshadows. This was slimmer, still black but with a holographic design on them, which I really like.
The pans are bigger and square to their other palettes too which I love. It also comes with a double ended sponge applicator. I know lots of people despise these but I find them so useful for applying cream shadows to my eye – especially as a base.
When I first saw the shadows I was so excited by the glitter but as you can see from the two pictures above that quickly goes away after first use. Would have been nice to have it all the way through. They are pretty good shadows still and I enjoyed using them. They are not the softest shadows I have used but they also don’t have a tonne of fallout either. I think you just have to weigh up what you prefer.
Pigmentation and shade
Pigmentation is actually really good. I applied them all with my fingers as they are a one and done shadow in my opinion. Definitely a statement eye.
To me, although they are bold colours they are wearable bolds for any person. I particularly liked the green (emerald) shade which was a nice wash of colour and had a real shine to it.
With all my eyeshadows I use primer so I think that is what keeps them on. These lasted the whole day each time I wore them, there wasn’t any creasing, but that could be the base again.
I actually really like this little palette, even though I am slightly disappoint that the sparkle left with the first swatch. I was hoping they would rival the moondust palette but I don’t think they are even comparable.
Overall I do like it and I think I will keep it in my palette collection as it is different to lots of things I already own.
What do you think of this palette? Did you get your hands on this?
Andrew James (Beauty and The Boy) says
Sleek is one of those brands that never disappoints im really impressed with this palette gorgeous! <3
Love all the bold colours here, I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to make up so would only be brave enough to wear a little of the silver.
Although the colours are bold they actually are quite muted on the eye – believe it or not x
Sarah Bella says
Sleek is one of my current favourite make up brands although I haven’t tried this palette. I love the colours A LOT! The Pigmentation looks perfect, too!
I was so impressed with the pigmentation but I actually haven’t heard good things from others so I wonder if I just got a good palette!
I love Sleek. I’ve seen this palette but never really thought about getting it
I honestly don’t own anything else apart from this palette – can’t wait to play with it more x
Ickle Pickle says
My eldest daughter loves Sleek and would love this. The colours are lovely. Kaz x
They are lovely – and it was so affordable. Definitely a bolder look but so much fun x
Oh your photos, and these colours are just SO pretty!
Thank you! Things will definitely be changing photo wise as I got a proper camera at Christmas (rather than my phone!) x
Hayley Warren says
I love Sleek eyeshadows, I own a couple of the normal palettes and have been eyeing this up. It looks like something I would use, so I’ll have to have a better look next time I’m in store!
I haven’t really tried any before this…I do like it but I just don’t find any of the other palettes different enough to my others to buy them. This was x
Love the bold colours in this palette! I love sleek as a brand xo
Never tried this but have seen many people rave about the brand,
Looks lovely but I don’t like a palette to lose it’s glitter after first few swipes. Seems like it’s tricking us xxxx
Yeah it’s a shame it did that! x