Sleek Makeup Review

Hello again, it has been a while since I have posted and that is because I have been on holiday (a post will be coming about that hopefully soon)! Sorry for the wait, but I am back, and will be a lot more regularly as schools finished for the summer. Plus my birthday is coming up so if I receive any makeup bits, I will make sure to review them! Okay back to this post!

Summer – as much as I love Autumn – is my favourite season for makeup, as my makeup always gets a lot lighter and I feel a bit better to go round with just some concealer and mascara on, rather than in the colder months. I thought I would make this post because (as always) I will find any (and I mean ANY) excuse to buy more makeup, and before heading to the beautiful Greek island of Zakynthos, I made it my aim to buy as much waterproof makeup as possible.

Ps. I ended up buying one waterproof mascara which I did not wear near any water, and a LOT of things which I did not need or think I needed until I saw it and I needed it (any makeup lover will understand). This is basically how I ended up with three ‘Sleek’ Palettes. All of which I brought on holiday and throughly tried before writing this review.

 

The first palette I instantly reached for was the much spoken about ‘Solstice’ Highlighting Palette. This palette is officially my holy grail palette for highlighters, and I am so glad I grabbed it after hearing about it from various Youtubers such as Tati and Jaclyn Hill. I bought this palette from Boots for £10.99. The packaging is really sleek (sorry about that pun, it was not intended) and gold which I love as the shine kind of reflects the actual product inside.

Here is the product itself:

First of all, it is so beautiful, I love the shades! The highlighter in the top left is a cream and I mostly use this on the inner corner, also if you use another highlighter over the top of the cream and it really intensifies the colour and shine. I also did some swatches and I will go through each shade on its own :))

 

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Bottom to Top:

  • The cream shade is called Ecliptic, I would describe this as a champagne colour in shadow, and when it hits light it shines with small bright champagne flecks. It blends really smoothly and it can be built up easily.
  • When I first saw the next shade I was pretty terrified as it does look very lilac-y if that’s a word! It is called Hemisphere and is one of the two baked powder highlighters, and because of this it is also super pigmented and glows so strong!! You only need the tiniest bit, trust me, I have learnt from my mistakes.
  • The next is named as a ‘silky shimmer powder’ and is called Subsolar. It is a yellow toned highlighter. This is my favourite one as it fits best with my skin tone and when I look forward it is as if nothing is there and then I turn and BAM highlight power!
  • This is a golden infused champagne colour called Equinox, I have to admit this shade is a tad dark for my personal skin tone but I let my mum borrow it who has a tanned complexion and she absolutely loved it and next day went to buy this entire palette just for one shade!!

This product is altogether really lovely especially for the price point and the fact it is from a drugstore brand makes it even better! It is great for travel and it was my obsession during my holiday as it made me look fresh and healthy!

 

The next product I bought was the Cream Contour Kit in Light 095. I really love this palette, I had never tried powder contour or any form of cream contour before this palette and this was really easy to use. I believe this palette was about £8,99. The packaging is Sleeks’ regular matte black case with the shiny black brand name on the front!

Here is the product:

I’m sorry my palette is messy! Each colour is super creamy, I do have to say that I prefer the dark three shades more than the lighter ones as they are a lot more pigmented and less streaky well straight away applied but they blend equally well. I did a swatches on my arm as I did before.

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These swatches are in the shadow, in the light and in the sun. Overall I like this palette and I definitely will be looking into more cream contour palettes to compare as this is my first.

 

The last product is an eyeshadow palette, I have heard from a lot of people that Sleek eyeshadows are the best in the drugstore and I wanted to test as I have several drugstore palettes for myself. I choose the ‘Oh so special’ I-Divine Palette. I picked this one because it had a range on neutral and brighter shades which were perfect for summer as well as all year round. The packaging is the matte black case as usual, and it was sold for £8.99.

Here are the shades:

Inside you get a full size mirror which is great with the price point and the colours and pigment is amazing! The metallic shades are so pigmented it blew my makeup mind! I love the two duo-chromes as well! The mattes blend really well and are super build able and not at all patchy which some mattes can be. I swatched each row for you:

Top row:

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Bottom row:

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Literally each one of these swatches was one swipe! Look at the blue one!! There are three duo-chromes in this palette and I love duo-chromes! The second one along on the top row is a pink shade that has gold pigment when it hits the light, the second to last on the top row as well is a deep blue shade that has a dark grey pigment through it in the dark and the final shade on the top row is a black that has a red tone through it in light! This was my favourite purchase by far, and I would recommend these eyeshadow palettes to anyone who is either on a budget or not! I will definitely be buying more!!

 

I really like Sleek Cosmetics! There products look good and are great! Even with the low prices they have a great range of shades and items and I am so glad that I stepped out of my ‘Maybelline’ and ‘Rimmel’ hole, (even though I still adore both of these brands)! Please let me know in the comments if you have tried any Sleek products that you love and I will make sure to try them!!

Thank you for reading, as always feel free to contact me, leave a comment and I will make it my duty to reply to you as it still excites me that people read MY blog!!

See you soon,

Livi x

‘happinessisapieceofcake’

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Omg these highlighters look amazing! And I can’t believe the palette is sooo cheap! 😮
    Definitely have to check them out :))
    Be sure to check out my blog and if you like it, give it a follow 😉 https://realwonderlandblog.wordpress.com/
    xoxo Larissa

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    1. Livi Kemp says:

      I will! And I know they are so good!!! Thanks for reading:) x

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  2. Bhavika says:

    I just did a post very similar to yours on my blog! I absolutely love the Solstice palette and I am so glad everybody talks about it since it is incredible for its price. I haven’t tried Sleek’s contour stuff but may do very soon as you have introduced me to, what looks like, a lovely little palette to have. xo

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    1. Livi Kemp says:

      It is really lovely and really easy to travel with! Love it! Thanks for reading:)) x

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  3. Lovely to get a cheaper version of something great post really enjoyed this x

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    1. Livi Kemp says:

      Thank you so much! I love your blog! Definitely following!! X

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      1. Thank you so much, I am only just starting to post so means a lot. An of course I will follow back, thank you x

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  4. Ely says:

    Love, Love, Love the Solstice highlighter palette! I’ll definitely be trying them out. Amazing post x

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    1. Livi Kemp says:

      Wow thank you so much, the Solstice Palette is amazing! X

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  5. Icy Sedgwick says:

    Their brow kits are AWESOME and I’m a bit fan of their Eau La La liner too!

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    1. Livi Kemp says:

      Ooo I will have to check that out! X

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  6. Great reviews and pics! I just discovered Sleek recently and can’t believe the range and prices, but can never decide what to buy. The highlighter palette looks especially tempting after reading your thoughts xx

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    1. Livi Kemp says:

      Thanks! You will be so impressed my the highlighter, its one of the best! Sleek is an amazing brand! Xx

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      1. Thanks for recommending. It’s difficult to choose as want the Laura Mercier and Becca ones, but the prices are just sooo good at Sleek! Will definitely check out again thanks xx

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  7. talkmakeuptome says:

    Great post, I love sleek products! Their blushes are eyeshadow palettes are Emmy faves x

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    1. Livi Kemp says:

      I 100% agree with you, I just purchased one of the blush palettes and it’s amazing! X

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