Sleek Makeup has recently launched their Eye & Cheek palettes containing 4 eye shadows and 2 cheek colors and today I’m reviewing 2 of the palettes – All Day Soiree and A Midsummer’s Dream. I absolutely LOVE the eye shadow palettes from Sleek (and their blushes too!) so the combination of these 2 stellar products from the brand is very exciting. I’ve put both the palettes to the test, lets see how they fared.
Price : $14.99 each (Rs 960)
Available in 4 variants at Sleekmakeup.com.
Sleek Eye & Cheek Palette – A Midsummer’s Dream
This palette is predominantly warm toned with its bronzy, coral colors and contains 2 cool toned eye shadows that add some contrast. The top row (from the left) contains a bronzy coral cheek color, a light grey matte eye shadow, a matte ivory eye shadow and the bottom row contains a pearly berry brown (marsala) eye shadow, a matte taupe eye shadow and a satiny coral blush. I think I would have preferred a light and dark brown instead of the grey and the taupe eye shadow. Warmer colors would have worked better on the whole for the palette but it isn’t impossible to incorporate the cooler colors into looks.
The texture of all the products in the palette is lovely – all the powders feel soft and buttery, decently pigmented and blend beautifully on the eyes and cheeks. I like the variety of the finishes which makes it possible to create different looks. The wear time though, especially for the eye shadows, isn’t fantastic and an eye primer is definitely needed if you want anything beyond 6 hours. Apart from the average staying power, I really like this palette and find it very flattering for my warm medium complexion!
Used this palette for the Eyes and Cheeks here –
Sleek Eye & Cheek Palette – All Day Soiree
This palette is better suited for paler complexions since the palette is centred out beige and peachy hues with a pop of pastel pink. The top row of the palette contains a champagne cheek highlighter, a shimmery warm peach eye shadow, a satiny light coral eye shadow and the bottom row contains a shimmery beige eye shadow, a matte rosy brown eye shadow and a pastel pink blush with soft sparkle. Once again, there is a mix of cool and warm colors that lends some variety to the palette though I prefer a more harmonious composition. Some of the shades look very similar on my medium warm skin but on lighter skin, I think they would be better differentiated.
The powders in this palette are silky and have decent pay off though I think A Midsummer’s Dream has slightly more buttery textures – especially for the cheek products. The wear time is not too great so an eye primer is needed to enhance the wear of the eye shadows. The cheek colors wear about 5 hours on me. Overall, a nice palette but someone with paler skin would find this more suitable and flattering!
Used this palette for the eye makeup here –
Overall, I quite like the idea of eye and cheek palettes and they certainly come in handy while you’re on the move. The combination of 6 eye shadows and 2 cheek colors in varied finishes makes room for several different looks. I found the textures and pigmentation in both the palettes to be good though the wear time of the eye shadows was just average (nothing a primer can’t fix!). I liked using the warmer bronze/coral palette A Midsummer’s Dream a lot more than All Day Soiree which had paler colors better suited for lighter complexions.
These palettes are now available at SleekMakeup.com for $14.99 each. Do check out the 2 other palettes in this range – Dancing till Dusk and See You at Midnight.
Overall Rating : 4/5