Sleek Arabian Nights I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette : Swatches, Review

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing the Sleek Makeup Arabian Nights Palette which is a Limited Edition 12-eye shadow palette. The palette contains an intriguing mix of smoky colorful and neutral shades that give plenty of room to play!

 

Price : $11.99 for 12 x 1.1 g of eye shadows

 

 

Sleek Arabian Nights eye shadow palette

Sleek Arabian Nights eye shadow palette

 

Arabic Inspired Makeup using Sleek Arabian Nights Palette

Arabic Inspired Makeup using Sleek Arabian Nights Palette

 

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What Sleek says about the Arabian Nights Palette :

This exclusive i-Divine Palette is inspired by Arabian fantasy, seduction and warm rich colours. The deep tones of green, blue and gold melt together, forming beautiful smoky effects, suited to all skin tones. This exquisite palette is perfect for summer nights, there are endless possibilities for striking looks, sure to turn heads and make you look and feel incredible

Each shade is highly pigmented with unique shade names such as Gold Souk, Valley of Diamonds and Sorcerer.

 

 

Sleek Arabian Nights eye shadow palette

Sleek Arabian Nights eye shadow palette

 

 

My take on the Product

 

The palette contains 2 rows of eye shadows housed in a sturdy plastic palette with a large mirror. The packaging comes with a dual ended sponge tip applicator. The palette contains mostly bold shades – a mix of green, blue, plum and metallic neutrals. The overall quality of the palette is pretty fantastic with most of the shades being buttery smooth and richly pigmented. Out of the 12 shades, only 3 shades were slightly sub par with a chalkier texture and moderate pigmentation. The rest were a dream to work with – great texture, very easy to blend with minimal fall out. The eye shadows wore quite well with barely any creasing or fading for over 7 hours of wear (without primer) after which there was mild creasing on my oily lids. Apart from that, the eye shadows were fairly intact on my eyes after 9 hours when I took off my makeup.

I really liked the palette overall, the color selection is a dream for those who like smoky and bold eye shadows. Would have been a perfect 5/5 had there not been 3 under performing shades. Sleek palettes are great value for money and this one doesn’t disappoint either! Recommended!

Rating : 4.25/5

 

The top row contains (L-R) :

Scheherazade’s Tale (light peachy brown) – texture was quite smooth and creamy, frosted finish.

Gold Souk (glittery light gold) – slightly clumpy texture, some fall out, glitter finish.

Alladin’s Lamp (warm molten brown) – great texture and intense color pay off, frosted finish.

Sultan’s Garden (smoky green) – dry texture with sheer color, feeble green sparkle.

Hocus Pocus (cool dark green) – fairly good texture and pigmentation, frosted finish.

Simbad’s Seas (jewel toned bluish purple) – very rich and bold, good texture, frosted finish.

 

 

TOP ROW Swatches :

 

Sleek Arabian Nights Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Sleek Arabian Nights Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

 

Sleek Arabian Nights Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Sleek Arabian Nights Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

 

 

The bottom row contains (L-R) :

Genie (rich bronzed chocolate) – fantastic buttery texture with intense color, metallic finish

Black Magic (smoky warm blue) – smooth texture, satiny finish with a sheen, great color!

Stallion (burgundy brown) – good texture and color pay off, satiny matte finish.

Sorcerer (dark blackened blue) – dry, stiff texture, sheer color, was a complete miss!

Valley of Diamonds (deep plum with gold flecks) – smooth texture, matte base with light gold flecks

1001 Nights (pearly black) – really rich color with a beautiful pearly sheen.

 

BOTTOM ROW Swatches :

 

Sleek Arabian Nights Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Sleek Arabian Nights Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

 

Sleek Arabian Nights Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Sleek Arabian Nights Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

 

 

I used the following shades from the palette :  Scheherazade’s Tale, Gold Souk, Alladin’s Lamp (inner 2/3rd of lid)Black Magic (outer 1/3rd of lid and lower lash line)Hocus Pocus (centre of lower lash line)Valley of Diamonds (inner 1/3rd of lower lash line) –

 

Arabic Inspired Makeup using Sleek Arabian Nights Palette

Arabic Inspired Makeup using Sleek Arabian Nights Palette

 

Arabic Inspired Makeup using Sleek Arabian Nights Palette

Arabic Inspired Makeup using Sleek Arabian Nights Palette

 

Arabic Inspired Makeup using Sleek Arabian Nights Palette

Arabic Inspired Makeup using Sleek Arabian Nights Palette

 

Arabic Inspired Makeup using Sleek Arabian Nights Palette

Arabic Inspired Makeup using Sleek Arabian Nights Palette

 

Arabic Inspired Makeup using Sleek Arabian Nights Palette

Arabic Inspired Makeup using Sleek Arabian Nights Palette

 

 

[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tried the Sleek I-Divine Eyeshadow Palettes? What do you think of the Arabian Nights palette? Share your comments below! [/note]

 

27 Comments

  1. October 2, 2014 / 4:52 pm

    Its gorgeous! I am in love with all the colors <3

  2. October 2, 2014 / 5:04 pm

    Beautiful, you are looking like jasmine from arabian nights 🙂

  3. Joo
    October 2, 2014 / 5:10 pm

    finally u hv reviewed the sleek arabian nights palette.. i was waiting for this.. Thanks for the review..

  4. Joo
    October 2, 2014 / 5:11 pm

    well i really liked the review & this palette.. swatches are so clear & beautiful colors..

  5. apeksha
    October 2, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Such a fantastic palette! Lovely colors and great pigmentation!

  6. October 2, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    Love the shades and they’re all so pigmented! 🙂

  7. Ritika
    October 2, 2014 / 6:41 pm

    all the shades r awesome wish it was available in India

  8. shaziya
    October 2, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    Palette contains very good colours…

  9. ayesha123
    October 2, 2014 / 9:40 pm

    What was the total accumulated cost of yours ankita? according to japanese currency?

  10. Blush
    October 2, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    Love this palette and looks created by it.

  11. ayesha123
    October 2, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    Please do the video tutorial of this look.

  12. October 2, 2014 / 10:52 pm

    Pretty palette, all the shades are super gorgeous!

  13. October 2, 2014 / 11:55 pm

    Palette looks so lovely, love the genie shade

  14. October 2, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    I have this one and I totally loved it

  15. Radhika
    October 3, 2014 / 12:52 am

    Wow! Now I seriously can’t wait for the Vintage Romance tutorial! 🙂

  16. Shaf
    October 3, 2014 / 1:45 am

    Lovely. Pls review or swatch the other palettes too.

  17. Shaf
    October 3, 2014 / 1:46 am

    Lovely. Pls review or swatch the other sleek palettes too.

  18. October 3, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    I really need to get my hands on sleek products 😀

  19. October 3, 2014 / 6:43 pm

    highly pigmented colors

  20. October 4, 2014 / 12:23 am

    lovely shades…wish i could wear eye shadow more often…it gets tough with a kid running around all the time

  21. aliyajamshed7
    October 4, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    Nice review..love sleek eyeshadow palettes,.

  22. October 4, 2014 / 3:54 pm

    sooo pretty shades………….

  23. October 5, 2014 / 9:50 am

    The shades are fantastic.. Esp Alladin’s lamp!

  24. deeptika
    October 14, 2014 / 7:50 pm

    pallete is good!

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