I realised that my blog has been outfit heavy of late, so for today’s post I thought I’d keep it light with a quick little review of this sweet eye and cheek palette from Sleek MakeUp. I’m not quite sure how I feel about these combined palettes overall, I’ve always preferred it when different types of product are packaged separately. Initially, when I got this mini palette in a beauty box the other month, I set it aside without much excitement. However, I’ve been casting my eye over my make up again this week through the lens of ‘what is going to be most useful for holiday’ – turns out that this little baby is not only portable, it’s super versatile too.
The Sleek MakeUp Eye & Cheek Palette in See You At Midnight is mainly made up of bright jewel tones, many of which have a slight duochrome cast to them. The two larger pans are blushes – the dusky rose brown ‘Antique’ and the rich burgundy pink ‘Pomegranate’ – both of which are available to buy separately. The shadows are some of the top shades from the i-Divine Palette in Vintage Romance. The blush and shadow shades have all been chosen to complement each other perfectly to make creating looks really easy. However all these shades are shimmery, so if you’re more keen on matte makeup then this might not be the palette for you.
As you can see from the swatches below, aside from the Pomegranate blush, the pigmentation isn’t as great as some of the other products I have tried from Sleek, I needed to take quite a few passes at them to get the colour to show up on camera. The formula is easily built up though, and they’re smooth and blend very well. I found them easy to work with and there was minimal fallout, just a tad more on the darker colours as is to be expected. The purple and blue shadows have the most noticeable duochrome cast to them, which gives added dimension when applied over the whole lid.
I mentioned how versatile this palette is, and for me the best thing about it is that each of the shades here can be used for things other than their intended purpose. The Pomegranate blush, which is my favourite product in this palette, can also be used as an eye shadow. The shade rivals that gorgeous pink ‘Love Letter’ from the ABH Modern Renaissance palette – albeit a little more shimmery – and also shades like Porter or Paradox from Colourpop. The Antique blush is great as a bronzer when used with a light hand, and the gold shadow works as a gold toned highlighter, which looks wonderful with sunkissed holiday skin.
I’m very fond of this little palette overall. It’s perfect for my upcoming week away; I’m only taking hand luggage and I really need to travel light, so anything like this which cuts down on the amount of make up products I have to pack is a godsend. It retails at £9.99, a little more than I would happily pay for it, but Superdrug have 3 for 2 offers on Sleek MakeUp very frequently which is when I’d definitely pick another one of these up.