SLEEK MAKEUP I-DIVINE AU NATUREL PALETTE : Review & Swatches
(Author ~ Sanchita )
Hello Friends !
I am here to review one of my favorite eye shadow palette from Sleek. Sleek is that brand that will give you amazing pigmentation, long-lasting no-creasing eye colors and within reasonable price tag. What else do need girls? Well, they have a handful of eye palettes from the i-divine range and it would be a dream to own them all. For now I just own three of them and among them is the Au naturel.
Price: USA – $12, India – 1046 INR for 12X1.1 g
Sleek Makeup says: Au Naturel is an array of matte and shimmery eye shadows providing a subtle yet contoured effect for day, that can be built up for a gorgeous evening smoky effect using the velvety browns and shimmering fawns.
Packaging: the eye shadow in encased in a black plastic case that shut with a click. An impressive slim packaging with an in-built mirror inside accompanied with the double tip sponge applicator. Yes, you would the packaging and it was surprisingly lightweight.
The palette –
This one is a eye shadow palette consisting of 12 shades. The top row is the neutral row where you can find all the soft peachy, beige and light shimmery eye colors, very much suitable for the daytime looks. However the unsatisfactory part is the pigmentation is very low. Apart from the fact that the colors are chalky, most of them matches my skin tone and hence it was hardly visible on the hands when I swatched them. Except for 6, none of the colors were good enough to be called a proper eye shadow. Therefore, I used the first row colors, except 6, to set my concealer on upper lid and neutralizing the pigmentation on my eyes. Well not completely good, but they do a satisfactory job.
Now comes the good part i.e. the second row. As much as I hate to swatch the first row, the second row makes me fall in love with the palette. Such amazing colors and pigmentation. I am obsessed with dark matte colored eye shadows and that is exactly what I find in the second row. To start with the black (noir) is the cult favorite of mine. A bit of it can create wonder. They have some 4 colors from the brown family with subtle shimmers. A single swipe is all I need for the swatch.
I have oily eyelids and therefore imagine the condition in summers. I wore this eye shadows on various occasions and sometimes with or without primer to find out about the staying power. Well, when the colors are worn alone it stays on my eyelids for a good 6-7 hours and after that I noticed fading and creasing. When the same colors are worn under a base or primer, it lasts the entire time unless you take them off. Another notable thing is that underneath a primer or base the eye shadows are very stubborn and difficult to remove.
- Nougat: A matte chalky white with no shimmers.
- Nubuck: Matte light ashy grey with smooth finish.
- Cappuccino: Soft matte satin beige. Almost like my skin tone.
- Honeycomb: A chalky matte pale yellow with no shimmers
- Toast: A matte pale peach with no shimmers.
- Taupe: A very light peach with loads of shimmers.
- Conker: A shimmery dark reddish bronze.
- Moss: A dirty golden brown.
- Bark: A deep grey with brown undertones.
- Mineral Earth: A deep bronze.
- Regal: A faint taupe with no shimmers.
- Noir: A matte pitch black.
Lastly, I would like to speak about the price. Yes, I agree the shipping is a bit of a trouble but of you actually see the price tag alone, it is a steal considering the quality it provides.
Good Points: :-)
- Sleek packaging and lightweight.
- A cool combo of day-to-night palette.
- Amazing pigmented 2nd row colors.
- Very long lasting.
- Reasonable price.
Bad Points: :-(
- The 1st row is disappointing.
- Availability. I wish Sleek comes soon in India. I am going to rob all the palettes. Hahaha. :P
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