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April 12, 2012

Review: Sleek Makeup I-divine Palette's and Lip Pout

Sleek Makeup is a brand I'd been hearing raves about from my Brit friends, but with the shipping time/cost it was left on the "list of things to try" list. Devu Cosmetics is a Canadian based webstore that stocks some of the most popular items from Sleek as well as other UK and drugstore brands. Being in Seattle, my items arrived here in less than a week. Although the selection is minimal, if you're looking for a Sleek stockist in the U.S./Canada I'd recommend them.
Review after the cut!

Sleek I-divine Palette in Acid Bright's ($10.00)
The Acid i-Divine Palette contains a fusion of vibrant colours for the more daring, with bright pinks to luminous greens amongst the 12 highly-pigmented pressed mineral-based eyeshadow shades. This palette combines matte and shimmer formulations with neon and complimentary shades.

Even though I said I was over brights, my inner 80's child and frequent 80's club nighter was swooning at the blinding neoness of this palette. I've never found a really good bright orange eyeshadow, and this one looked straight up offensive. Call me disappointed because as you can see the as neon's are chalky and not very pigmented. It's a classic case of looks better in the pan. Nothing you can't work with, but you will need a proper base under them. I'd skip it.

Sleek I-divine Bad Girl Palette ($10.00)
Bad girl contains strong and deep shades which allow one to uncover their hidden fantasies. This palette can be extreme, powerful, confident as well as sensual. Now this is why I wanted to try Sleek. Navy and Mettalic is so on trend in makeup right now and this palette has those perfect deep sexy intense blue's and steely metallic's. Every shade is pigmented and intense with color. I'm not sure if it's the same across the board with all Sleek palette's, but so far the pearlescent shimmers are the winners. You can see this palette in eye action here.
Sleek Lip Pout's ($8.00) appeared nearly identical to O.C.C. lip tar's. However, I didn't find them to be anything like OCC, which was a good thing! Outside of their similar packaging and colors, they are a much better fit for every day use. They feel lighter on the lips, are less drying, and taste better. I'd still choose OCC for a kit as they're more opaque and intense for photographing, but the Lip Pout's win for tossing in the purse.
Peachy Keen is a true milky peach that would look amazing with a mod or 70's style eye. The only downside it that it's not super opaque, so if you have pigmented lips use a primer first. Pinkini is an intense deep hot pink with a blue undertone. This was my favorite, it's such a beautiful color.
Lip Pout's can be mixed. If one shade isn't right add a little of this and a little of that. Cloud 9 (white) is especially useful for changing up the colors. I combined peachykeen and pinkini together above for an ombre lip.

I'm very pleased with my first venture in to Sleek Makeup. If you have any favorite's that you think I should check out do let me know. My next UK brand to try: Barry M. You guys are so darn lucky with your cool colorful drugstore lines!

*sample provided for review consideration