Sleek review: iDivine Vintage Romance palette

Here’s the other palette I bought at Beau makeup stores in Groningen!
The weather today is… grey, unfortunately not the sunshine we had during my other review, though I think these photos give a good impression on what the Vintage Romance palette is about.

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It’s a lovely palette with purple and golden shades. Almost all of them are shimmers, except for the one brown colour on the top right. The iDivine palettes seem to always include light and dark colours in the same palette, so you will always be able to mix and match with whatever you want to accomplish, whether it’s a neutral look or smokey eyes, this palette definitely has everything you need, no matter what your eye, hair or skin colour is.

The colours that really caught my attention were the lightest gold (top row, second on the left) and the brightest purple (lower row, third on the left), so that’s why I bought it. The bronze colours on the top row remind me of the bronze and gold colours I have in the Storm palette. I think this whole palette would really match with Storm.

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Pigmentation is exactly what we expect from Sleek. It’s good, it’s pretty, it does what we want it to do, which is shine. Some colours are more shimmery than others, but you’ll be able to tell that from seeing the pans. It’s kind of obvious that there’s one matte, some soft shimmers and then some real shimmers. They do need a primer though, especially with hooded and folded eyelids, I discovered that this palette needs it more than the Sunset palette. I guess that’s what you get with shimmers.

What I love about this palette is that the ones that looked really dark are actually OK when I see them on my skin, but that didn’t mean they were not pigmented enough, which is surprising. Normally, I don’t go there, I don’t do dark smokey eyes and I avoid using black eyeshadows for daily, neutral looks. This black, as you can see, is not black black, but it has a grey-ish tint to it. That’s not very positive, I know, but hey, I’ve got Bulletproof for real harsh black, so I’m actually happy to have some softer darks. It’s good that that specific collection is expanding 🙂

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Would I recommend this palette? Most definitely, yes. Enjoy!

Love,

-M.

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Sleek review: iDivine Sunset palette

There’s this little cosmetics shop in Groningen called Beau, it’s not entirely new but I discovered it a few weeks ago. The best part, they sell brands like Sleek and the Balm!! ❤
For all of you fellow people in and around Groningen, it’s practically next to the UB!

So, obviously I bought new makeup during my first visit there last week. I got myself two new eyeshadow palettes, here’s my first review of Sunset, one that has been on my list since the discovery of Sleek altogether 🙂 (they didn’t sell them at Superdrug last year)

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It’s hardly neccesary to explain: I love this palette. Look at the swatches. It’s just as good as my older palette, Storm. It has strong pigmentation, the colours are lovely, it’s cheap, no downsides, what else can I say?
One thing: you DO need a primer, especially when you have hooded lids or any kind of folded crease like me. The shimmery ones tend to get sticky and yuck in the crease, if you know what I mean… But I always use and recommend primer so that shouldn’t be an issue.

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The look above is something that Sleek suggests on the back of the carton box. I really like it, you can go all out with the brights or keep it natural like this. My favorite so far: the bright orange! It’s the reason I bought this palette 🙂

Love,

-M.

Sleek palettes!!!

Hi everyone!

I went to London last weekend (YAY) and stopped by at Superdrug to look for some Sleek products. We don’t have them in the Netherlands, but I absolutely love the I-Divine palettes. So, I got myself these two:

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These are Storm and Ultra Matte V1.

I really like Storm for it’s neutral colours. There are some sparkling ones, some mattes, dark and light. I think the pigments are great, really, all of them, especially for this price. It’s wonderful for school/work, quick and easy to use, perfect for 5 minute makeup (:
What I don’t like is the sponge brush, but I never liked sponges. I use my own brushes.

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The bright coloured palette made me so happy, because the colours looked very bright and it felt like spring when opening it. However, when testing the colours, I was slightly disappointed by a few. As you can see in the swatches, there’s quite a few that hardly show up. The lightest colours are hardly visible on my arm, though I have another picture where it shows my fingertips. There really is some product. The pinks were letting me down, I expected more of them. The blue of the second row and the orange look really good. The blue is, but the orange is not as good as it looks here, I had to rub it more to make it show up like this.  The yellow really surprised me though, it’s phenomenal, even though the photo doesn’t really show it.

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These palettes are small and therefore more practical than a 120 palette, for example. This week I’ve used Storm almost every day. Our bond is getting strong, I’m telling you (:
Although I obviously still LOVE bright colours, I was just sitting on a cloud every day trying out new things with this one.

I hope you found this post useful. I found out that these photos were not my best shots, haha. I did Storm last, and you’ll be able to see those shots are obviously much better, since I figured I shouldn’t be doing this by the window.
If you would like to know more, feel free to ask.

Love,

-M.