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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Sleek Eyeshadow Palette Review | Vintage Romance


It was when I started my Sleek Eyeshadow series (Oh So Special here, Ultra Mattes V2 here) that I came across the Vintage Romance palette that was being sold for £4.50 on Amazon here. I loved the look of the cranberry and deep purple shades so it was a bit of a no brainer for me, in my basket it went.


The Sleek Vintage Romance palette contains 12 shades, most of which have a shimmer finish, there's only one that I would say is completely matte. Whilst some of the shades are very bright and eye popping, it's still a very wearable and versatile palette. It's also a palette I think a lot of people would enjoy, due to the cranberry eyeshadow trend and some of the brilliant eye catching shades. The pigmentation of most of the shades is what I have come to expect from Sleek; high quality at an affordable shade, however there are around three shades that don't quite match the status quo.

 I have to say that I think Sleek went all out when picking the name for these shades, I mean how cute is; Court in Cannes or Marry in Monte Carlo. It's not quite so often that shade names do catch my attention but I love how these almost read like a love story as you go across. Go ahead, give it a try!






The first three shades are:
  • Pretty In Paris is a pearlescent light silver. It has a decent amount of pigmentation for a highlighter shade, and it actually shows up!
  • Meet in Madrid is a lovely slightly rustic, gold. It's a more toned down version of a pure gold, however the pigmentation is great! You only need one swipe of this for a fully metallic effect. It's also a great alternative to a highlighter shade for those who prefer warmer tones.
  • Court in Cannes is a coppery bronze with a deep golden sheen. The pigmentation is outstanding, it makes a beautiful lid shade.
(Just a quick note: these three shades are far more pigmented than my images show, plus with them you're getting the perfect silver, gold and bronze shades without having to buy separate eyeshadows. These three shades are everything you need for a metallic eyeshadow look, or affordable highlight shades.)


Then we have:
  • A Vow in Venice is a muted deep aubergine shade. The shimmer isn't so apparent in this shade, it comes across as more of a sheen. This would be a good shade for the outer corner. As soon as I swatched this, I was thinking it looks like a MAC Cranberry dupe!
  • Marry in Monte Carlo is a shimmery rose pink. It's a bit lighter than I was expecting but it works well as a lid shade.
  • Honeymoon in Hollywood is a deep burgundy shade with a few silver flecks. The formula feels a bit drier than the other shades but the pigmentation certainly packs a punch, it's a very bold shade and my favourite out of the palette.
(I'm so glad I brought this palette for these three shades alone, I would imagine similar shades would cost quite a bit to buy separately from other brands).



Next we have:
  • Lust in LA is a pale olive green with a metallic sheen.
  • Romance in Rome is a navy blue with a metallic finish, however the pigmentation isn't as good as the other shades so it comes across as slightly subdued.
  • Propose in Prague is a matte brown, the colour just reminds me of sand. The pigmentation of this shade is quite poor too, but it could work as a transitional shade.


Finally we have:
  • Bliss in Barcelona is a deep purple, with a hint of blue. The pigmentation is quite good, and the finish has a slight metallic sheen.
  • Forever in Florence is a very glittery, dark purple. I love the depth of this shade, it's great for adding that smokey look without disappearing into other shades.
  • Love in London is the alternative to the normal jet black found in Sleek palettes. This is again a very, very deep and glittery midnight blue, but I think it works very well. It's super pigmented as well.
Overall, would I recommend it? Of course! I think this palette was a steal at £4.50, and even at its normal RRP of £7.99. Again, Sleek have surprised with the value for money offered, and I love the mix of shades in this palette. It's definitely one to buy if you love the cranberry/burgundy hues that make a comeback every Winter.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
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44 comments:

  1. I really, really enjoy Sleek as a brand. Their packaging is simple and their products brilliant and their price is even better! With such a wide range of palettes, it's difficult to know which to own though! The Vintage Romance palette is gorgeous though, some really beautiful shades!

    Musings & More

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    1. My thoughts entirely, I've ended up accumulating quite a collection without trying! I think this one is my new favourite :)

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  2. These look so lovely and pigmented! I still haven't tried any sleek shadows and I'm definitely more into my neutrals but they look like great quality!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. One of their new palettes would be perfect for you, there's a lot more neutrals in that one :)

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  3. This is such a pretty palette and what a bargain as well! I often forget about Sleek so I definitely need to remember to keep an eye out for them more :) x

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    1. Haha this would definitely make a top 5 under £5 :)

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  4. This eyeshadow palette indeed looks SLEEK! Love those gorgeous shades of purple and gold!

    http://stylesprinter.com/

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  5. I need to do a Sleek haul, seriously I had such a great experience with the brand and I'm dying to get my hands on the highlighting palette.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Same here, it's the only highlighting palette I'm interested in at the moment :)

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  6. This is such a lovely palette for winter and evening looks as it's got the deep dark shades as well as golds!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. I hadn't though of that, but yes this will be lovely for those winter nights! :)

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  7. Love these kind of shades, especially the rich burgundy ones as I just love using them in my makeup looks. Looks like a fantastic option for the price x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I am finding myself leaning towards them too, there's so many great tutorials focusing on these sort of shades and they always look so flattering :)

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  8. I know many people like Sleek, but I just could never really get into the brand. :/
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I guess with so many brands we're so spoilt for choice :)

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  9. I love sleek eyeshadows. They come out just as I want it. These colours are really pretty.

    www.theglossychic.com

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    1. The shades do apply true to pan which is great :)

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  10. These shades are all so beautiful! Need to get a palette as cute as this one asap!
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

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  11. Meet In Madrid and Marry Me In Montecarlo look like such gorgeous shades!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  12. They're all really beautiful shades. Looking at them at first, I thought they were too dramatic for me and I'd never be able to pull of shades like that but from your swatches, they don't seem as overwhelming in fact I'm considering making the purchase!

    Sally - DiagonSally

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    1. They're not too dramatic in reality at all, and with this palette there's so many ways you can play around with different looks to see what you prefer. I think you should give it a go, I'm sure you'll have a few ideas! :)

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  13. I have this palette, it' so lovely! I love purples/pinks :) Sleek is definitely by far one of the best drugstore brands! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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  14. Love the shades in this palette, all the drugstore brands seem to be focusing on nudes or rose gold so it's nice to see some warm purples. The Cannes shade is beautiful!

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog

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    1. I think the burgundy shades slightly top rose gold for me, but that's because I just love the looks you can create with them :)

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  15. This palette is gorgeous! I NEED!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. the palette looks gorgeous. I've been looking for a dark brownish red colour and the one in this palette looks perfect!

    Stephanie | www.stephykeung.com

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  17. I love these colors. They have such a nice vampy quality to them!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

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    1. Haha I love anything with a vampy look :)

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  18. I love the look of this palette. I feel like I need to add these shades...I've been running on gray shadow or nudes for too long!
    www.streetmadonna.com

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    1. I would definitely recommend giving it a go :)

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  19. The shade 'meet in madrid' and 'marry in monte carlo' look STUNNING!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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