Sunday, October 3, 2010

Exploring my Sleek palettes collection, Day 4: The Original

Alas, we've reached the end of our short journey through my Sleek palettes collection! I'm so sad, really. There are so many lovely Sleek palettes that have been released over the past year or so, and I do have some regrets about missing out on one in particular (the Sleek Safari palette, which of course had a ton of browns and greens - yum!). For my last entry, I'll be showing you The Original palette. Yes, that's its name. Creative, hm?

(in cool light, no flash)

I'm going to assume (and hope) that The Original palette is named so because it is, in fact, Sleek's original palette. It's not the most cohesive palette in terms of color choices, but the wide range of colors and tones that the palette offers does allow its user to create a myriad of (brightly colored) looks. Out of the four Sleek palettes I own, this one is probably my least favorite just because I can't really use the palette on its own to create a look. Like I said, the color choices aren't cohesive. In case this statement isn't clear, let me show and describe the eyeshadows:

(in warm light, no flash)

Here is a description of the colors in the top row, from L to R:

(in cool light, no flash)
  • The standard Sleek matte black color. I've really come to appreciate that each palette has such an incredible black shadow. Honestly, it's the best black I've come across, and it works well as liner or to smoke up any eye.
  • A cool-toned lilac-y purple color.
  • A cool-toned metallic blackened blue color, with the slightest hint of green. There's not enough green to make this a teal, but it's definitely an ever-so-slightly warmed-up blue.
  • A very bright, cool sky blue color.
  • A pretty shimmery teal color.
  • A warm grassy green color.
See what I mean about the lack of cohesiveness?

(in warm light, no flash)

Here is a description of the colors in the bottom row, from L to R:
  • An almost slightly chunky (it's too shimmery) butter color. Again, I wish this color would have been matte. Oy.
  • A very shimmery, almost metallic golden pink color.
  • A very shimmery, almost metallic warm golden-orange-sand color.
  • An orangey-rust color.
  • A burnished bronze color, very lovely!
  • A golden-green color.
Yup, there's a bizarre mix of colors in this palette. If you're one for very bright and colorful eyes, I think'd you enjoy The Original palette a lot, but if you're like most people and you usually do not do rainbow eyes, then it is just something fun to have. It's definitely not necessary, but it's a cheap way to experiment with shades you might not necessarily want to shell out the big bucks for.

5 love notes:

Y said...

I LOVE looking at the Sleek palettes! I want to definately get one.

Joey said...

Hi Y!

The Sleek palettes are awesome. Converting the pound into the USD, it comes out to about $7.50USD/palette. Pretty cheap, considering how wonderfully pigmented the shadows are. If you can find someone in the UK to get you one, I highly recommend it! Which palette were you curious about?

Becca said...

This one is my fave - these palettes in general make me crave those cheese sandwich crackers. Wonder why.

fashionedinfinland said...

I liked this palette, but I like to use colorful makeup :) Te golden one was the weakest, unfortunately, I liked the color a lot :/

styrch said...

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