So I have 3 Eyeshadow palettes and two Blush by 3 palettes, and honestly I think the relationship between Sleek and myself may sadly be over as I was not impressed by their palettes. Sleek MakeUp is a UK-based brand and I even read that the Acid Palette which has the neon theme has been restricted for purchase through Sleek MakeUp directly due to the neon pigments used in some of the eyeshadows are not FDA approved for use on the immediate eye area. Honestly this did not ring any fire bells off in my head as personally, once you apply a primer first on your eye, it's a sort of protection from the direct pigment on your skin, so this issue was trivial for me. So without further ado, let's delve into the palettes I got:
ACID PALETTE (aka The Box of Carnival as I call it)
This palette is Sleek's most brightly neon-colored eyeshadow. It consists of 12 shades with no names to them and honestly it isn't anything I thought it would have been. I found that the matte neon-hued shades are extremely chalky which prevents the actual color in the palette to show up on your eyes, no matter what primer you use. To get them to show (as in my pics) I had to heavily pack on the eyeshadow, which will be a bit too much if it was on my eyes. However the frosted, shimmery shades are divine, as the textures are creamy and buttery and the color pay off is fantastic.
Fucshia-Magenta with blue undertone
Neutral-Warm white tone
Medium-Dark Cornflower Blue
Light-Medium Sky Blue
Medium-Dark Magenta purple
Light-Medium Yellow toned Green
Light-Medium Neon Green
Medium Cool Tone Silver Shimmer Grey
Deep Dark Black
This palette consists of 12 warm colors, hence the name Sunset. It is amazingly pigmented seeing that all shades are frosted and shimmery, except the black which is a satin-matte. All the other colors are creamy in texture, almost like butter, so much at times it crumbles and the color pay off is amazing. Unlike the Acid palette I did not have to pack on the shadow. This palette impressed me the most, I think in my opinion may be one of their best palettes. Only thing I wished for is that it had names to the shades.
Vibrant Red with Warm Orange undertone
Warm-Dull Copper with Brown undertone
Bright Tangerine-Orange with Yellow undertone
Dark Burgundy Brown with Copper undertone
Copper-Red with Warm undertone
Rusty Orange-Brown with Golden undertone
ULTRA MATTES V1 BRIGHTS
The reason for my purchase of this palette was because I thought after the failure of the matte shades in the Acid palette, for some reason I thought Sleek would have gone back to the drawing board and try to come back with a different matte texture to their matte shades, which they sort of did, the matte shades are a bit softer and a bit creamier but you still have to pack it on heavily, which is not something I like doing with eyeshadow. Again 12 shades, very colorful, very catchy to the eyes and they have names to them.
Baby Sky Blue
Fuchsia Pink with Blue undertone
Medium-Dark Fuchsia Pink
Bright Medium-Deep Yellow
Medium-Deep Sky Blue
Medium-Deep Tangerine Orange
Soft-Light Baby Pink
Light-Medium Grey White
BLUSH BY 3 PALETTES
On the packaging Sleek states that these are intensely pigmented matte and shimmer blushers and it can be layered to achieve the desired look. I'm not gonna say I don't like it, but I don't love it either, again the matte shades comes off a bit chalky. There are 2 matte shades on both ends and a shimmer bronze-like shade in the center.
Now this palette is strictly about orange. The 2 shades at the ends are 2 different shades of orange, one plain orange, the other a coral orange shade, the center shade is a shimmery highlighter like shade.
My experience with Sleek MakeUp wasn't the best, but I have them and I intend to use it whenever I can, I was just disappointed that for such a pricey product, it did not live up to the standard I would have expected it to be. I do not think I will be purchasing anymore Sleek products but I know there are a lot of products they have that may make me change my mind from the bad taste these left in my mind.
For the products I mentioned I give this
If you have had a better experience with Sleek MakeUp, let me know in the comments, I would love to hear from you.
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