Sleek Makeup Sparkle Palette Review + Classy Artwork

Posted by on Saturday, January 15, 2011

Did I not mention that I'm practically a professional artist before? No? Oh, well I think it's something you should know. Seriously, I'm so good GCSE Art wouldn't have me. I'd show up the teacher, you see.

 Sleek. We meet again.
 Is it me, or has there not been as much buzz around this palette as there have been over Sleek's previous releases? It's just that since the usual early release reviews, no one seems to have actually purchased one, bought it home and blogged about it. Maybe it's because the Bad Girl/Good Girl palettes are still fresh in people's minds.
 It only took Sleek 39319 years to catch on that naming your shadows is a good idea. I like the clear insert though, even though I totally threw it away after these photos were taken.
 Gorgeous shades. Sleek usually make shades that aren't too light and have nice pigmentation, which is one of the reasons that they're so popular. And these shades are *really* pigmented. Case in point:
 Above are my fingers after the first round of swatches. I'd wiped them off with a tissue as well. It took generous amounts of make up remover to restore my fingers to their natural state.
 This is the firs trow, swatched. Everything is intensely pigmented. While I'm still pissed with Sleek, I grudgingly gave credit where it was due. This palette has, so far, been blowing my mind. The glitter translates on the swatches, too, which I considered a sign that it wouldn't fall out all over my face.
If I'd stopped my review here, I would have been incredibly chuffed with Sleek. This is a case of, "Go and swatch this for yourself" because the sheer amount of pigment was just incredible. I could have barely touched my brush to the pans to have enough to cover like both eyelids. In fact, I'm convinced that all you need to do is hover your brush about three centimetres over the pans and eyeshadow just jumps like magic onto the brush. It's a theory I need to investigate more, but I'm pretty convinced in my hypothesis. And the last two shades applied like butter. The slip was just perfect. It was almost like applying silk to your eyelids.

My Pixie Epoxy came after I'd worn an eyeshadow from this palette for the first time. I was foolhardly, though, and thought all I'd need to wear this palette would be a slightly sticky base and so, armed my brush, the palette and a tissue for under my eyes, I set to work on Monday before school. I usually only spend about ten minutes (the last ten minutes before I absolutely have to leave the house, lol) on my makeup, so didn't feel the need to allocate any more time for it on that particular day.

The next series of ~incredibly high quality~ drawings illustrate my makeup application that day.

 "Check out my palette! It's a beast. I'm totally going to do a smoky eye today. To hell with the no makeup policy!"
 Narrator: Armed with brush, Lena set to work applying her chosen shades.
 "What is this."
 "NO SERIOUSLY WHAT IS THIS WHY IS THERE GLITTER ALL OVER MY FACE WHERE HAS THIS GLITTER COME FROM, SLEEK. INFORM ME. ENGLIGHTEN ME. WAI."
 "AN ENTIRE SHEET OF A4 PAPER IS NEED TO EXPRESS THE ANGER I CURRENTLY FEEL. NO MATTER HOW HARD I SCRUB, THIS GLITTER IS NOT VACATING MY FACE."
 "Realer tears have never been cried."
I had no more time to be faffing around with my face and went to school, highly light reflective. As the entire student population crowded around and mocked, I silently raised my fist to the heavens and cursed Sleek and their glitter (and base colour, just saying) fallout.

Naturally, the palette is now:
tl;dr version: Despite the tissue, silver glitter and base colour ended up all over my cheeks, and the glitter just would not go away no matter how much or what type of makeup remover I used. Then I put on a crap tonne of foundation, which I'd normally never wear to school, and you could still see it. It was ridic. As the day at school went on, glitter would periodically fall off my eyelids and onto my cheekbones.


So traumatising.

14 Comments

  1. I agree with you: this Sleek palette contains gorgeous shades!!
    XOXO from a new follower here,
    Catanya

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  2. Has anyone posted the vid on youtube? Isn't that what 'friends' do? Wish I had been there. Sounds hilarious. I mean - terribly unfortunate and embarrassing for you. Ahem. Good staying power then? Don't know much about art but this could be material for a Tracey Emin-type installation piece?

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  3. Lol @ the comic. Very entertaining. So in other words you didn't like the palette? I have Sunset and Storm. I am not impressed and hardly use it. Some of the colors are very draggy, and did not blend well at all.

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  4. That's hilarious!
    I tagged you with the Stylish Blogger Award :)

    http://acetonenailblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-first-tag-stylish-blog-award.html

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  5. Thanks for following, Catanya!

    Lmao jaljen. They wouldn't dare. I may have exagerrated just a tad...but one of my friends DID go "Lol, your cheeks look a bit glittery today" in Tech. I was not impressed.

    Lol glad you enjoyed it, Shan! I didn't really like it. It's got lovely colours, but the effort required to use them is too much when I do 95% of my makeup in a rush in the morning.

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  6. yikeeesss for the glitter all over your face... i'm sorry it had to happen to you... (((hugs)))
    i enjoyed your classy artwork! lol
    have a great rest of the week!

    XO,
    Jan
    http://hueandme-jan.blogspot.com/

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  7. Lol! Thanks so much Jan!

    I hope you have a good rest of week too.

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  8. HILARIOUS post!!! love the drawings :D

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  9. Lol thanks for the tag, Katt! Sorry I didn't reply before, I guess I didn't see your comment :/

    Thanks Persephone and kelligonzo! :)

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  10. LOL I only have the Sunset palette and I only use the red. Just found your blog and am enjoying the content. :)

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  11. I think if I bought the Sunset palette, I too would only use the red. And perhaps the blue?

    Thanks for commenting, D! I'm glad you're enjoying it :P I hope you continue to do so!

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  12. I know this post is really old but I remember reading it back in the day and finding it hilarious and I stumbled across your blog again and just wanted to comment! It's safe to say I won't be buying that palette, but you did make me laugh hahaha x

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