Sleek are a UK brand which are slowly making their way to Australian shores. With the likes of beauty gurus like Beauty.Life.Michelle raving about the quality I decided to take one for the team and give them a try. Here’s how it went..
I have absolutely been DYING to review these little beauties since before I even bought them! A little background: Sleek are a UK brand which are slowly making their way to Australian shores. You can get a heap of their stuff online. I purchased these babies from luxola.com, a website based in Singapore, free shipping with $40 or more. (Hot tip: 2 of these come just under $40 ($19 each!!) so I purchased a $2 lip balm to save on shipping.) I first saw these used by Beauty.Life.Michelle and the began seeing them everywhere. They’re lovely, affordable and amazing quality for their price, and they come in tonnes of different palette variations! I purchased the iDivine Storm (left) and the iDivine Sunset (right).
To be honest, I was disappointed at first about the Sunset palette, if you check out the website, I was expecting some deep brown, bronzy shades and was confronted with red, red, red!! SO much red!! It took me some time to warm up to it, but a little experimenting later, and I am so in love. I never thought I could pull off red / orange looks, but it’s actually amazing! I’m actually a huge fan of the peachy pinks as well. See my favourite look from this palette below:
The iDivine Storm really impressed me as well. I wasn’t expecting as much, just a few ‘transition’ shades with the matte browns and a few goldy highlights, which I definitely get a lot of use out of, but I’m really impressed with the blues and the violet! I mix the peachy pinks from the Sunset palette with the violet shade for an everyday look. I experimented a bit with a tulip placement (dark shade with a central highlight), for this next look and I’m really happy with it:
All the shades are super creamy, blendable and fairly pigmented. I will say that it can take some time to pack these onto the lid if you’re after a colourful eye, but the extra time spent is worth it. And as much as I love them, they definitely don’t have the same lasting quality that, say my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette has. They crease throughout the day, but that may have something to do with my oily lids. If anyone has any suggestions for primer / setting leave them in the comments!
Overall, for $19 each I’m super impressed and have been getting a heap different looks with these palettes. Definitely worth a try if you’re considering purchasing a high-end palette but can’t justify the cost. Let me know if you’d like to see more looks!
Have you tried Sleek products? What did you think?
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