Sleek has been impressing the heck out of me lately. It's not that I thought it wasn't a good brand, it's that I have limited access to it in Canada, which means I have to order online. This means I can't test it in stores and have to rely on online swatches to see if I'll like Sleek products. Since the Pixiwoos use Sleek eyeshadow palettes constantly in their tutorials, I figured I couldn't go wrong with this Sleek Oh So Special palettes.
I am so impressed by this palette. Seriously, it is amazing. The shadows are (almost) all very pigmented and apply beautifully. Only a couple shades gave me some issues (namely, Gateau and Bow) but I will explain why - I don't think this affected the overall quality of this palette. Plus, I find the colors unique - I can't find exact dupes in my collection. I also think this palette strikes a good balance between matte and shimmery shadows. Most colors you would use in your crease are matte and most shadows you would use on your lid are shimmery - well done Sleek!
Now for the tiny disadvantages of this palette. The Bow shade is very chalky and not pigmented - it's barely visible and you could basically use invisible loose powder in its place. I don't know why this was overlooked by Sleek but the only way I can even imagine using it is for blending out shadow. Even then, I'm not sure I would use it. Also, the shade Gateau was VERY soft to the point that I pretty much dented the shadow and had to push it back in the pan because it was crumbling. I'm not sure if that's just me or it's because the shadow is so shimmery. Either way, it's not a huge deal, I just have to be careful when applying it. Consequently, there is a bit of fall out with this shadow as well. Actually, don't load your eyeshadow brush with product as there will be fall out with most of these shadows.
I hope this was helpful to you! I'll hopefully be reviewing more of these palettes - I'm very happy with the quality of them!
Have you been trying any Sleek makeup? What do you think of the shadows? Do you find fall out troublesome with these palettes?
Hope you've had a great start to your week!
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