Monday, 12 April 2010

Sleek Palette – Storm 578

This is my favourite eye shadow palette that I own, and I own a few!  I first came across this gorgeous bunch of colours, when in work one day I served a woman who had the most beautiful brown, gold smoky eyes, that I’ve ever seen before.  I was stunned by how amazing her blue eyes looked with all the shimmering gold tones, so obviously I asked her what she was wearing, and she said it was a really cheap brand in Superdrug called something like Sleek.  Straight after work I went out and picked this palette up and its been my favourite since.

I will give you some swatches of the palette, not that you probably haven't seen millions of them before!

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As you can probably tell from the images, # 1, 2, 4 & 7 are my all time favourite.  All together they create a stunning shimmery brown eye.  I much prefer shimmery eye shadows to matt, not sure why, I think they just are more stunning.  2 is the perfect base colour and brow bone highlighter.  I would ADORE for Sleek to make a few of these colours in their own compacts so I could carry the ones I’m wearing around individually, instead of carrying the whole palette as I’m scared I’ll drop it and it’ll brake! 

#12 is the blackest black eye shadow I have ever come across, seriously, you need the tiniest amount to get so much black.  #10 is the one that I find drops onto my cheeks the most when applying, its the most fall-out-y, but it is a very nice dark blue shade. I haven't used #5 & #6 much as I don’t think pinks suit me, but after swatching them I’m reminded to start wearing them more as they are super shimmery and attractive.  I also like #8 & #9 to add some colour into my black smoky eyes.

One reason I love these eye shadows, is that they are SO pigmented, you only need the tiniest amount to get the most gorgeous colours.  One of my pet peeves are shadows which look gorgeous, but are only achievable with lashings and coats of the product, well, this product serves me well in the pigmentation department.  I do think that Sleek should name each eye colour individually as well, just to make it easier when talking about each colour!

For £4.99, I assure you that this is one of the most best priced, good quality eye shadows sets you could ever get your hands on!

I also have the Original palette, which I will pop swatches up off within the next few weeks!  Who else adores Sleek?  Would any one like to see any looks which I create with this palette? XX

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12 comments

  1. Hey Katie!
    Omg~Storm is my fave palette too! I own (got from a UK/US swap with a fellow blogger) Acid & Chaos as well but It's not as wearable like the Storm palette which I use practically everyday. I do try to save it though since I like here in the US & they dont sell that here =/ Boo!!! I've been wanting to get my hands on the Bohemian & Original Palette

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  2. Everyone loves this, it's amazing. It would be great if Sleek did individuals or just little 4 shadow palettes.

    Gotta love sleek <3

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  3. i have this palette and love it too:) id love if you could do a post on some looks you create with these colours as im rubbish with combining shadows :) xxxx

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  4. I'm always jealous when I see people post about Sleek palettes because I can't get them in the US =( They look awesome and I've heard only good things about them.

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  5. these are all very pretty colors,
    i am very interseted in make up.
    but yet i dont know to much.
    if you could please follow me and comment some of my blogs with ideas for me or tips,
    id be greatly appreciated.

    xoxo Amanda Werner xoxo

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  6. Yes I love it too! I prefer it to the Original palette. Post some looks please, I'd be interested to see how you work with those colours :) xx

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  7. I love Sleek! So good to see other people talking bout it, this palette I fell in love with, so true about the pigments, if you havent already try the gel eyeliners too-some great colours!

    WOuld love to see some looks you would do with this palette, your techniques are always so good.

    Bx

    Beautyh2t.blogpspot.com

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  8. Nikki - Its a shame they don't sell them in the US! They should at least start selling the range online for you guys to buy!

    Rosie - Totally agree with you Rosie! A 4 eye shadow compact would be so cute! It would be good if you could choose your own shadows to go in there aswell!

    Kara - Will definitley do some looks for you girls and post them up here soon! XX

    WillWorkForMakeup - I think we should all email sleek and ask them to start selling them in the US! Haha. Maybe you could go on Makeupalley.com and see if you could swap with someone?

    Amanda - Makeup is very easy to apply you just need lots and lots of practise to know what suits you! XX

    Lucie - Yeah I much prefer this one to the Original, I think the colours in this are slightly more wearable day to day! I will get some looks up soon! XX

    Beauty H2T - Ahhh I've been meaning to try out their gel eye liners, I will pick some up when I'm next in Superdrug! I'll get some looks up soon using this palette! XX

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  9. this seems like a very versatile and wearable palette. too bad it's not available in australia! not many things are available here and if available they usually cost 2x as much!

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  10. I totally love the storm palette - here's a recent post of mine about it.

    http://missyellieuk.blogspot.com/2010/04/one-day-one-palette-2-looks.html#comments

    It would be great to see more looks that you've done with it.

    I agree, they should bring out some quads, I would definitely buy them!

    Ellie x

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  11. Hi
    I have just been awarded a Sunshine Award and am consequently listing your blog as one of my 12 favourites – have linked to your blog in my post ...
    http://smaira-dollymixfits.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunshine-award-awwwwwwwww.html
    Smaira

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  12. I have this palette too and I love it so much! I find that I have barley used any of my MAC eyeshadows since discovering the sleek palettes! Some of the colours may not last as long, but they still stay put for a pretty good amount of time and anyway, at the price I can afford to re apply them so it really doesn't matter! :)

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