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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Sleek Eyeshadow Palette Review | Oh So Special

Sleek Eyeshadow Palette Review | Oh So Special


I feel as if I'm writing this after one of the longest breaks I've taken from blogging. I hadn't wished to take a break but I guess I became really overwhelmed by everything. I hadn't been feeling well for the past few months and then it got worse, although I have been feeling a bit better in the last week. Then on top of that I had an important assignment due in and I was really busy at work so it felt like I had no time for anything. Putting all of that to one side I'm feeling more refreshed and ready to crack on with blogging again, I just hope that I can carry on doing what I enjoy!

I'll just get right to it, Oh So Special by Sleek is my favourite eyeshadow palette of all time! It just has the perfect mix of shades for me, with this one palette I can create everything from a subtle neutral eye to a more smoked out burgundy look. Nearly all of the 12 eyeshadows in this palette are of great quality, and it's not too expensive at a RRP of £7.99 here. This palette contains 5 shimmers and 7 mattes.

Sleek Eyeshadow Palette Review | Oh So Special

Sleek Eyeshadow Palette Review | Oh So Special

Not only do the eyeshadows look amazing in the pan but they also apply very true to colour. They're very pigmented, especially the shimmery shades, so much so that they almost have a luminosity to them. Generally I haven't felt the need to wear a base with these but I do pop on a primer if it's going to be a long day. As is generally the case with Sleek palettes they include a light highlighter shade, an off white, and a deeply pigmented black, Noir, which doubles up very well as a powder eyeliner! I love using it with the Nanshy eye liner brush to get a bit of definition around my lash line.

Sleek Eyeshadow Palette Review | Oh So Special

The Shades:

  • Bow - Applies transparent but it can work well as a base as it brightens up the eyelid.
  • Organza - A lovely shimmery role gold, however it can be a bit hard to layer it as it's quite a glittery shade.
  • Ribbon - A warm matte peachy pink, great as a crease shade.
  • Gift basket - A warm glittery copper brown.
  • Glitz - A stunning metallic midnight blue!
  • Celebrate - A dark shimmery burgundy. This is one of my favourite shades ever!
  • Pamper - A matte pale rose pink.
  • Gateau - A bright glittery pink, but like organza it's a bit hard to build up.
  • The Mall - This was quite a neutral eyelid shade for me so it didn't show up too much, but it can be good for toning down the other shades by going over them if you've applied too much.
  • Boxed - A slightly cool matte medium brown, perfect for the crease.
  • Wrapped Up - A taupe matte grey, with a slight aubergine hint.
  • Noir - A matte black.

Sleek Eyeshadow Palette Review | Oh So Special

I just had to include this picture as it sums up the palette perfectly in my eyes, look how beautiful these shades are!

Overall, this is the palette I normally reach for by default whenever I have a special occasion, and I would really recommend this as there's so many possible looks you can create with this on it's own. The quality is also just what I would expect from Sleek, and all at a very affordable price!

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Have you given Sleek palettes a go before?

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45 comments:

  1. looving the colours! especially those pinky ones, just sooo pretty x

    darcia.pl

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    1. Thank you! They're some of my favourites too :)

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  2. Glad you're feeling better! This looks like a lovely palette, haven't tried any Sleek shadows before!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you! I would really recommend them, they're such great quality!

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  3. Welcome back darling! ^-^
    Thanks for this review, all these shades look so amazing, and I love neutrals colors!!*-*
    Have a lovely day!
    www.milleunrossetto.blogspot.it

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    1. Thank you! With Sleek palettes you generally get quite a good mix of neutrals and a few eye popping shades :)

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  4. So many beautiful colours! I bloody LOVE sleek make up - such good value for money!
    Katie. La Coco Noire

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    1. Same here, their products are starting to get a lot more recognition too :)

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  5. The shades are just stunning! I have always wanted to try out Sleek, I must get some bits!
    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
    Blog Lovin' // Instagram
    xx

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    1. It's worth checking out Amazon too, they have great offers on sometimes :)

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  6. Omg this is literally one of my favourite ever eye palettes! Sleek are so amazing, I have most of their eye palettes lol! Xx

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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    1. My collection has grown rapidly in the last year too, I think I have 4 of them now :)

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  7. Welcome back and I've miss your presence in the blogsphere! I have been testing two new Sleek eyeshadow palettes for weeks now and I must say the quality is some of the best from the drugstore.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Aww thank you! I read your reviews, they were great! :)

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  8. I have this palette and have mentioned it on my blog before and I have to say I totally agree with the face it's gorgeous, pigmented and overall everyone should have it!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. Snap! I think it's such a versatile piece for anyone starting out too :)

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  9. I hope you are feeling better now and don't hesitate to take a longer break if you feel it's needed. Health and happiness comes first! Anyways, the palette looks amazing and I am really loving the shades it offers :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Thank you! I'm feeling much better :)

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  10. I have actually looking at this palette the other day in Superdrug. Now after reading this post I definitely want to give it a go, lovely :) So thanks for recommending it. So many new products I want to try. I've just read a fab review of a Zoeva palette by Kay. Ahhh, can I just please win £1 mln in lottery lol.
    It sounds like we've been going through the similar stage when it comes to blogging, hon. Even though I don't know what exactly has been going with you but I've been away for a quite a while due to a number of reasons (update on the blog) and I feel you, hon. I am glad you are slowly easing back into the routine. I am trying to do the same. Hope you are feeling much much better now <3
    Big hugs!
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com/

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    1. Haha I wish I could win the lottery too! Although, I don't think I've ever actually played it :) Aww I hope things are better for you too now :)

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  11. These are some lovely swatches :)
    This post has reminded me of how much I love these Sleek makeup palettes! I need to visit a Sleek stand soon, I have found some new ones I need to have! LOL

    X

    Anjelique

    http://www.anjelique.com.au | snapchat: anjeliquetv

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    1. I'm the same, everytime I visit Sleek I find something else I really like the look of. For now, it's their new highlighter palette :)

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  12. Oh, I actually really love all the colours in this palette and they all swatch very nicely. I've used other sleek palettes such as their contour and brow palette but never tried any of their eyeshadows. Perhaps I should!

    Sally - DiagonSally

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    1. I would really recommend any of their Eyeshadow palettes, you won't be disappointed! I've always wanted to give their contour palette a go too :)

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  13. This looks so pretty I definitely have to try this!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  14. Wow, this pallet looks amazing, gonna have to check it out at the store :D

    www.sistertalessite.wordpress.com

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  15. I've only just gotten half decent at doing eye makeup so I'm stocking up on palettes and this one looks fab - loving the range of colours! Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well lovely - I took a huge break recently as well. As long as you're back feeling refreshed and happy that's all that matters :) x

    Viva Epernay

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    1. It's all about experimenting, trust me I'm not good at it myself! I used to watch a lot of tutorials that start with really basic looks, and I just try to start with 3 colours; so crease shade, eyelid shade and outer corner. Thank you, I'm feeling much better :)

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  16. I loove Sleek eyeshadows, their palettes are such high quality for the price! These shades look lovely! Thanks for sharing this! xx

    clumsyagenda.blogspot.com

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    1. Totally agree! I've read your reviews on them too, so I can see we're both huge fans of their eyeshadow palettes haha :)

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  17. beautiful blog post <3 I love blogs like this <3 keep up the great work hun :)

    Jadiee'sLittleBlog

    Jadiee'sLittleBlog

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  18. I love the look of this palette and all the shades are so pretty. I completely agree that you could create so many looks from this one palette so I definitely think I need to pick one up for myself. I'm glad you're feeling better and I'm looking forward to reading your upcoming posts :) x

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    1. It's definitely value for money because you're getting 12 versatile shades. I would also check Amazon as sometimes they have offers on the individual palettes, I got vintage romance for £4.50! Thank you :)

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  19. Organza, Ribbon and Gateaux are the most beautiful shades, and the pigmentation looks great! Glad this palette is only £7.99, it is such a great deal.

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy

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    1. Those are some of my favourites too :)

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  20. Great swatches, I'm long overdue a Sleek haul:)

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  21. Oh my goodness those colours! *starts drooling*
    I've not tried sleek before but I would totally be up for it. Thank you for the eye candy

    xxoBeka - www.bekaellen.com

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