Sleek: Au Naturel Palette

I wanted to let everyone know that I’m going to try to use the same format for all of my product reviews from here on out.  I feel it will be nice to keep the continuity, not to mention the fact that it will make for easier reading and will allow me to be much more clear and concise.  The format will be somewhat similar to the format I have been using for my nail polish reviews with some adjustments depending on the product type.  I am still working out some bugs and will be making changes as needed so please bare with me.  Also, feel free to let me know what you think or let me know if you have any suggestions.

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Rating System:  Poor, Okay, Average, Good, Excellent

Brand:  Sleek Makeup

Product Name:  I-Divine Au Naturel Palette 601

Formula: Good

Pigmentation:  Excellent

Application: Good

Wear Time: Good

Amount of Product:  12 x 1.1 gram (0.03 oz) shadows

Price:  €8,80- €9,50 Germany,  £7.50-£7.99 (UK)  (€10,00 on Sleek’s site)

Availability:   I purchased this from a seller on Amazon.de called Liylisa, which is where I’ve ordered some Sleek palettes in the past.  There are a few other sellers but this one usually has the best pricing I find.  You can also purchase Sleek products, this palette included, on Amazon.co.uk as well as on Sleek’s site.  Please be aware of the fact that Sleek does not ship to all countries, and although I cannot confirm for sure, but I have also heard that they do not ship to some states in the U.S. as well.

What I liked:  These eyeshadows have a soft silky texture and they’re very pigmented.  While I do quite like the colors in the palette, Moss, Bark & Regal are particular favorites of mine.  Not only do you get a decent variety of colors, but there is also a range in the finish of the shadows in the palette.  The fact that the mirror takes up the whole inside of this palette is quite nice.

What I didn’t like:  I don’t like the amount of cast off that results when trying to pick up colors.  Sleek has changed their eyeshadow palettes by doing away with the waffle embossing which I know some people did not care for.  Personally I feel I experience more cast off with this palette. Perhaps it might be due to this change or just the formula of these shadows in particular.  I also really wish that at least one of the lighter brown shades had less of a peach tone to them.

My two cents:  Perhaps many of you already were aware of this, but Sleek has updated their packaging.  The palettes are still the same inside (aside from the the new smoother flat embossing), however the logo on the outside lid of the palettes now looks a bit different.  Anyhow, I have been really happy with this palette as well as the other two Sleek palettes that I own (Oh So Special is my favorite so far).  For the quality, amount of product and price point you can’t really beat these.  It’s just a shame that Sleek isn’t more widely available.

Tips:  I suggest using an eye primer with this palette, which I personally do with all powder shadows now that I’ve experienced the benefit of eye primers first hand.  Another thing is that I found that application was easier and the results looked better thanks to the fact that I recently invested in some better brushes.  At the very least I think a good crease brush and a blending brush is incredibly helpful.  Let it be said, that I am by no means a makeup artist or expert and need all the help I can get where application is concerned.

My apologies for not including swatches of this palette.  In case anyone was wondering, I did not include swatches because quite frankly there are so many out there that I just felt as though it seemed unnecessary.  As always, thanks for reading and check back soon.

 

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