If you guys have ever read my Sleek Collection post than you would know I’m a huge fan of Sleek Makeup as a makeup brand. They have some amazing products at some reasonable prices. My favourite items to purchase from their line is their palettes simple because their so pigmented and affordable. From time to time Sleek Makeup tends to release limited edition collections and my post today centres on their Whimsical Collection which they have released for Summer 2016. From this collection I only purchased the palette, however they have released 3 different shades of their VIP lipsticks and 3 different shades of cream blush sticks.
I have to say I love the design of the outer box. It’s very eye catching and bright making it so pretty for the summer months. I only wish that the palette was the same in design however they made the packaging of the palette with the same black acrylic as their permanent line of palettes. The only difference is that this has a catchy phrase “All the fun of the fair” written on it in periwinkle blue lettering. Also like their permanent line you get 12 shadows in the palette, each more pigmented than the other. You also get a lovely large mirror and a stupid sponge applicator.
Personally for me, when I first opened the palette I was super excited with the colour selection. However now after swatching them and playing with it a bit I found that some of the shades aren’t as pigmented as others and some are severely powdery to the point where they can dust of the eye lids when you’re trying to apply them.
The first shade in the palette has to be one of the more neutral shades out of the bunch. I would call the finish of this shadow a satin-shimmer because it basically feels like a pressed pigment. The shade is called Carousel and I would describe this as being a champagne shade that’s great for highlighting.
Next shade was the one that made me buy the palette if I’m honest. I don’t really own anything like it in my collection. The shade is called Shoot the Chutes and is a stunning turquoise iridescent green with a slight blue undertone to it. Very odd description I know but it’s how I see it.
Shade three is called Loop the Loop and is a peach. Nothing really special if I’m honest but a good addition to the palette colour range overall.
This shade is the first matte in the palette and it’s called Ferris Wheel. I will say that all of the mattes in this palette are terrible for being powdery, chalky and having a ton of fallout. Not a fan of the mattes in this palette.
Another matte is Twister, it’s not as bad as some of the others because it’s colour is more neutral than the rest. I have noticed that the less colourful the colour the less powdery/chalky it is.
Teacups is beautiful! Hands down another favourite next to Shoot the Chutes. It is a pink based peachy that has gold shimmer running through it. It has such an amazing three dimensional look on the eyes when applied that it’s perfectly fine to wear alone.
The shade Hit the Bell is a very neutral shade in that it is a shimmery brown mocha colour. If you combine this with Carousel then you got a nice easy going wearable neutral eye for the day. Even though they are both shimmers , on the lids they are very wearable during the day.
I’m going t group these next three shades together because each one is worse than the next. The shades are Swing Boats, Hook A Duck and Helter Skelter. All mattes, all powdery, all chalky and none of these colours are faltering.
I’m a lover of purple eyeshadow especially because my eyes are brown in colour. This shade Dodgems isn’t bad….but it’s not great either! you can find better if you really wanted this shade within your collection.
Last shade in the range is called Hall of Mirrors and it’s exactly that, a silver reflective colour. Lovely on the eyes, very faltering. Overall this palette has more dud eyeshadows than it does good ones. The good ones however are so unique that I personally can justify the price of paying 13.49 euros for technical half a palette. Would I recommend it? Honestly no! Their are nicer palettes from Sleek that are just as good for the summer months within their permanent line and they only retail for 9.99 euros. I recommend the Sunset Palette and the Vintage Romance palette. Have you guys picked this palette up by any chance? Let me know!
-Talk Soon xx