Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sleek Haul! Review + Swatches (Part I- Del Mar Limited Edition Palette)


Hi yall, long time no blog. I've been swamped with uni/work/life blah blah the usual! But I have a review for you today, of the ever so popular Sleek eyeshadow palettes.
You've most likely heard a tonne about these just as I have. I was very excited to try them as they're highly recommended by many beauty bloggers and I am a novice makeup enthusiast looking to expand my range.

I decided to pick up unusual colours that pushed my comfort zone as there was a low commitment factor due to the affordable price of each palette. Even if I didn't particularly like the shades, I wouldn't be too devo testing them out as they are great value for money. I wanted to divide the posts up into short and succinct reviews, so here is part 1.

"DEL MAR" Limited Edition 



Del Mar is...
A bright matte dominant palette that verges on the edge of vibrant and lively.

The good:
  • Great variety of colours to sample, affordable, generally very good quality.

Standout shades: 
  • Blue Marlin- a gorgeous rich matte turquoise with exceptional colour payoff, blendability and staying power.
  • Lounge Lovers- satin "baked" style shadow in a unique blue/grey toned gold. Opaque and buttery.
  • Chilled Out- non chalky white shade perfect for highlight. Great quality in such an affordable palette!
The bad:
  • Overall not too bad, but the lighter colours were a little chalky and the colour payoff was not bad but not as amazing as the deeper shades. Would have to say talamanca looks quite gross on my skin and opening party looked plain tacky on my yellow asian skin tone.
  • Not very versatile- colours are difficult to use together. Unless you are a fan of bright looks, it will be difficult to get a lot of use from this palette solely without other neutrals.
  • Packaging is surely very sleek and secure, but dummy proof since an idiot like myself constantly has trouble opening it.
And here is a random eye look I played with using Chilled out on the brow highlight, Lounge Lovers as the inner corner highlight, Feel Euphoric as the lid shade and Blue Marlin as and eye line. Excuse the grossness of flash and my uneven discoloured skin and ungroomed brows (It was the end of the day and I was oily and had removed all my day makeup. We're all human hahaha.) I am used to desperately relying on primers to get the desired colour payoff so I was very happy with the shades I used to create this look.


My next reviews will be on the Supreme Palette, the i-Divine Vintage Romance, and Face Form contour kit in "light"!

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