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
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.
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 :
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 :
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) –
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