Hi Guys and Dolls!!
A few weeks back I was contacted by Devu Cosmetics, a company from Canada that sells Sleek, Barry M and various other goodies that can be a wee bit difficult to get here in the US& Canada. Sure, for those of us in the US you can order from the Sleek site and the cost of the products and shipping are about the same, but Devu is much faster; it only took a few days for the palette to arrive from Canada to California. Mind, if you are in Canada, shipping is much cheaper/faster; I have many Canadian friends and viewers who lament about how long things take to ship to Canada. Enough with this shipping talk, let’s look at this palette!
In case you’re not familiar with the brand, Sleek is a UK brand of high-quality inexpensive and creative makeup. Sleek Palettes are pressed mineral shadows, and as such, they tend to have a soft, if flaky texture, with wonderful color payoff. Each palette has 12 shadows, a mirror, an eye shadow applicator
that I normally throw out and of course, it’s all in a sleek black palette.
My only issue with Sleek eye shadows that I’ve tried in the past that they aren’t particularly long lasting with or without primer. I do find that they last a bit longer with a sticky eyeshadow base (like a NYX Jumbo Pencil, or a creamy concealer). I haven’t had any issues with these ones, but I haven’t worn them for long hours either.
Description of the Me Myself and Eye Palette:
It’s the ultimate collaboration of beauty and fashion: Sleek MakeUP has teamed up with fashion house PPQ to produce the makeup looks for PPQ’s London fashion week show. The Me, Myself & Eye I-Divine is the result of a mutual admiration of colour, texture and vibrancy! Taking inspiration from PPQ’s S/S 2012 theme, the palette is a heavy mix of pattern and colour to toughen up feminine summer silhouettes making it the ultimate accessory for every self-confessed fashionista and beauty lover! Packed with an array of brilliant bolds, with matte and shimmer eye colours, you can create endless looks from smoky black, to glistening and gold. The finishing touch is PPQ’s renowned naughty sense of humour, with eye shadow names like Lilac Allen, Primal Green and Barry White!
The Palette comes with a clear plastic cover that shows the names of the colors, but I do wish it was labeled on the back as well.
Top row L-R Barry White, Black Box, Salt ‘N’ Peppermint, Simply Red, Pink Beret, Primal Green, (swatched dry with no base)
Barry White: Pearly white with a slightly gold shimmer, excellent color payoff, smooth as it’s namesake’s voice.
Black Box: Matte back with an ok color payoff/texture. Not the worst I’ve seen, not the best.
Salt ‘N’ Peppermint: Ooh Baby Baby, Baby Baby, Ooh Baby Baby, Baby Baby, Get up on this! Blue tinted mint with a satin texture, good color payoff.
Simply Red: Bright coral with a satin texture, good color payoff.
Pink Beret: This milky peach looks so pretty in the palette but sadly disappoints in practice, it’s both chalky and sheer.
Primal Green: Another winner, olive green with gold shimmer, and color payoff and a smooth texture that defies belief.
Bottom Row L-R: Fade To Grey, Blue Monday, Supernova, Chris De Burgundy, Lilac Allen, Golden Silvers.
Fade to Grey: Superb clean silver; it’s much better in person than this swatch shows. Excellent color payoff and a smooth as butter pearl texture.
Blue Monday: Yet another winner; blackened forest green with a smooth pearl texture and excellent color payoff.
Supernova: This swatched poorly when I took these photos, but I’m re-swatching each color on my hand to confirm my initial impressions, and this one seems much better now…odd. Taupe/grey with decent color payoff.
Chris De Burgundy: This shadow reminds me of velvet, it just looks soft & fuzzy. Matte Burgundy with good color payoff.
Lilac Allen: Lilac with silver pearl; This one is a touch frosty, good color payoff.
Golden Silvers: Gold with a silvery-gold pearl. This one isn’t as good as the other pearls in term of color pay-off, it took some building up.
Price: $10.50 USD for 12 x 1.1 g (13.1 g)
Where to get it: devucosmetics.com
Final thoughts: There are some real winners in this palette, my faves are Salt N Peppermint, Primal Green, Fade to Grey, Blue Monday and Chris De Burgundy.
Do you have this or other Sleek Palettes? Please share your impression of them in the comments below.
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