Sunday, December 4, 2016

REVIEW | SLEEK ARABIAN NIGHTS EYESHADOW PALETTE

It was love at first sight. The deep colours, sparkle and glitter.. this palette was screaming my name. Best thing: it's only about $10! Want to know if it is as good as it looks? Then keep on reading.. 

Yes, Sleek did it again! They killed it with the packaging/sleeve, and I can't get over how beautiful the colors look. Just like every sleek pallete, the pallete is quite sleek (how fitting), it has a good large mirror, and 12 shadows. The shadows are a bit smaller than regular sized pans (think mac, Makeup Geek etc). I have one other Sleek palette, enchanted forest, which I also really like.

Quick side note: on the back of the sleeve they give you a suggestion of a makeup look and tell you which colors to use in order to create "mysterious eyes".

My favorites? Hocus pocus, Simbad's seas, black magic and valley of diamonds! But also the other colors are very pretty , especially the first 3 on the top row, which would be perfect lid colors.

Sleek keeps impressing me over and over again. Even though they are quite cheap, most shadows are really pigmented. I have to say that they feel dry (especially the mattes) and definitly not as smooth as my makeupgeek or anastasia shadows. What I really miss in this pallete are some good mattes. There is only 1, Stallion, which is very dry, not pigmented and really hard to build up.


The blendability of the shimmer shadows is quite good. I find most of them really easy to work with. The matte one is kquiion. They do have a little fall out, so I would recommend using something like shadow shields, or applying the eye makeup before the face makeup. The shadows are beautiful on their own, but to really make them pop a lot I suggest using a very dark base underneat. This will make them stand out even more. 

I really enjoy using this pallete. The quality is okay, especially for the low price you pay. I definitely recommend this pallete if you are looking for a nice additional palette with pretty but also colorful lid shades.

What is your favorite sleek pallete?

Love,
Françoise

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