9 May 2012

Review: Sleek Ultra Matte Dark palette

Sleek MakeUP has released two new eyehadow palettes, this time they contain 12 matte finish shadows. They are mineral based, but very pigmented. There are two new i-Divine palettes out, the V1 Brights, and the V2 Darks, the latter of which I have to show you today. These palettes launch today, May 9th, and are available at Superdrug in the UK, or online through their website.

Cost: 9 Euros

As you can maybe tell from the swatches, the darker colors show up very vibrantly, but the lighter ones are kind of chalky. I've noticed this before with the Sleek eyeshadow palettes. Luckily the other colors are nice and vibrant and more than make up for this. These are definitely a bargain for the price and quality. My favorite color is the teal color in the top row, far left.

In other news, I was washing my laundry today when I spotted the postman out my window. I saw he had a stack of parcels in hand, so I pretty much jumped the poor man to get my eager hands on my camera order.

EEEEEEEEEP!!! I am so excited! I can't wait to try this all out and film my next makeup tutorial with it. I might have some issues with it at the beginning, but I always jump in at the deep end when it comes to technical gadgetry. I've used an SLR before with my Canon 20D so am not a beginner anymore, but it might be tricky when filming. The pictures of the Sleek palette were shot with this camera and 2 different Canon lenses.

What do you think of the palette? Will you be picking one up?


  1. It looks decent and interesting to me, so, yes! :)


  2. I think I would try it! I love it!!! thanks for sharing! take care

  3. I love it!
    I'm in the UK at the moment and will definitely pick this up next time I go shopping!
    I've heard good things about that camera! Looking forward to see how the filming part turns out, the pictures look promising ;)

  4. Love the palette! I really like the matte colors that Sleek makes, so it's brilliant that they release two palettes with matte eyeshadows only :).

    The camera is nice as well, I own it as well ;).

  5. Anonymous9:07 pm

    The V1 is much more appealing to me. But sleek starts to increase their prices... 7 Pounds instead of 6.49.

  6. Hi,

    I like the new format of your web site. I like how sleek and clean it is.

    I would like to make a small suggestion. Please make it so that you can click on the featured image of a post (on your landing page) to get to the post (instead of just the title). I keep doing that, and it is frustrating. I know I'll get used to it, but some people will just assume the site isn't working and move on.

    Any competent coder should be able to fix this for you in a jiffy.

    I check out your blog every day (at least once) hoping for a new video. You're videos are great and have helped me a lot with my own makeup application.

    Any way, thanks and keep up the good work. :)

  7. und ich hab gerade gedacht: irgendwie sieht diese sleek palette anders aus?!
    da ist kein muster gepresst!

  8. Anonymous12:40 pm

    love the palette and the camera!


  9. Anonymous2:27 pm

    i cant find a site in order to buy some palettes! its so annoying! in their official site everything i want is out of stock. Do you know a site where i can buy online???
    P.S.: Nice blog!

  10. Kassie Steen7:38 pm

    Love your channel...blog..I have the canon rebel and love it....and was wondering ifvyou would want to have a beauty buddy in the USA? That way we can trade makeup/goodies from each side of the pond.Let me know if your interested...Kassie

  11. Anonymous6:19 am

    It frustrates me that sleek makeup cant be ordered and shipped to the us :( !!!
    Hope someday i can get my hands on some palettes


  12. i really love the sleek make up ... x

  13. Bought this palette as soon as I saw it! there's never any decent matte eyeshadow colours and these really suit me!

  14. too bad that the neutral colours are not showing up too well and they do look a bit chalky here... but the vivid brigter colours are very pigmented in the pics!


    I absolutely adore your blog. The makeup is wonderful and I'll really love to try that out!

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  15. Ich liebe diese Palette ;))

  16. Anonymous4:07 am

    I got this palette for my bday few week ago!
    I'm so in love with it!


  17. I got this palette last week together with 2 other palettes from sleek and I really like them so far!

  18. Anonymous8:09 am

    I collected "all" the SLEEK i Divines.....................and I collected the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palletes!