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December 22, 2012

REVIEW & SWATCHES: Sleek Sparkle 2 Palette

So today I'm reviewing Sleek's Sparkle 2 Palette and I have to say that these eye-shadows really did wow me. Sleek's palettes are always lovely but I really do love this one! (And the box is a lovely bonus, it's so pretty- I think it would make a lovely Christmas present or stocking filler.) I recieved this in my goody bag from the #Bbloggers Xmas Event and I'm really glad I did because as this is a limited edition product I might have missed out on it otherwise.

The palette itself comes in the standard matte black compact and is just as sturdy and high quality as usual. I think the packaging (like the box it comes in) looks sleek (excuse that pun...) and expensive. My dad's girlfriend who hadn't heard of Sleek before refused to believe that you can get your hands on this palette (and others like it) for as little as £7.99*, but it's true! Sleek's products are just amazing value!

Top row: Chocolate Penny, Blue Spruce, Mulled Wine, Truffle, Mistletoe and Illusion
Bottom row: Festive, Gold Ribbon, Glitz&Glamour, Tinsel, Twinkle and Starry Night

The eye-shadows are all named and I've included them in the images' captions. On first inspection they all look incredibly sparkly, perhaps too sparkly even. However, what you find as you swatch them is that the pigmentation is amazing and the glitter is quite chunky and set apart from the body of the eye-shadow. Notable exceptions to this are Chocolate Penny and Tinsel which are a lot more inherently sparkly than the other shades.

(left to right, top row:) Chocolate Penny, Blue Spruce, Mulled Wine, Truffle, Mistletoe and Illusion

Of the above shades Mistletoe is my favourite just for it's gorgeous formula, it really glides on incredibly well and it's pigmentation is amazing (these swatches are from one swipe of an eyeshadow brush). I also love the colour of Illusion and Truffle, however, all of these look very wearable even Mulled Wine which as a red I wouldn't normally pick up.

(left to right, bottom row:) Festive, Gold Ribbon, Glitz&Glamour, Tinsel, Twinkle and Starry Night

Some of the shades on the bottom row are slightly less pigmented (Festive and Tinsel in particular) but Starry Night is really pigmented and the colour of Twinkle is just gorgeous!

All in all I'm really happy with the quality of this palette and the shades are fantastic, they're all really wearable and the pigmentation is generally really fantastic. The colours look quite seasonal too but I have a feeling that a lot of these are going to be the staples for my evening eye looks in the upcoming months. I'll have to do a FOTD featuring some of these as I think they deserve some more attention!

This palette is available on Sleek's website for £7.99* and although it isn't on Superdrug's website I've seen it in Superdrug stores so it is definitely worth keeping your eyes peeled for it, especially as it's a limited edition palette!

Do you have a favourite Sleek eye-shadow palette?




  1. Glad you're loving this. Chocolate Penny is my favourite. I completely agree with them perhaps being too sparkly, I was immediately put off by the big chunks of glitter but when you swatch them its not so bad.

    Looking forward to seeing what looks you come up with :)

    Lola xx

  2. I love blue spruce

  3. Nice post dear!
    i love the colours on your palette
    have a nice sunday

  4. This looks so pretty, the swatches are gorgeous! x

  5. I haven't stopped wearing since I got it. Love it. x

  6. I had a similar one in a beauty box, and have heard good things from others about it, so I am looking forward to trying it out. x


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