review sleek makeup i-divine original eyeshadow palette

I have my friend Anastasia to thank for introducing me to Sleek Makeup. She’s not the kind of girl to rave about anything, so when she couldn’t stop singing its praises, I knew it’d be a winner.

My first foray into the brand was the Sleek I-Divine Original Eyeshadow Palette. Makes sense to start with their first palette, don’t you think?

What’s In Sleek Makeup I-Divine Original Palette?

Sleek I-Divine Original Palette contains 12 mineral-based eyeshadows. It has both neutral and colourful (but still very wearable) shades, all of which have a shimmery finish.

Thank Mica for the finish. It’s a naturally occurring mineral that gives sparkle to products. The bigger the size of the mica, the shinier the eyeshadows are.

Texture

All the shades feel very soft to the touch, apply smoothly and are very easy to blend. Maybe it’s because they all have the same finish, but there honestly isn’t a dud in this palette.

Pigmentation

I’m completely blown away by how pigmented each shade in this palette is. One coat packs a serious colour punch! I still recommend you use an eyeshadow primer underneath, but even without, you’ll still get opaque coverage in just one swipe.

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Staying Power

Again, that’s impressive. For starters, none of these shades creased on my oily lids. They easily stayed put all day without any nasty surprises.

Fragrance

It’s fragrance-free.

How To Use It

With your own brushes. Sleek Makeup has included a sponge-tip applicator in the palette, but I don’t find it to be very good. You can use the shades both with and without an eyeshadow primer (they’re THAT good)

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Performance & Personal Opinion

I’m thoroughly impressed with Sleek Makeup I-Divine Original Eyeshadow Palette. Whether I use a primer or not, I only need a quick swipe to get each shade to show up and stay put on my oily lids.

You don’t need to be a pro to use this palette. The shades are so soft, they blend effortlessly!

The best part? You can create any type of look your crave with them. I use the soft pink and neutral brown shades for daily wear. You know, errands, office… They’re great for when you want to look polished and elegant, but without attracting too much attention.

I’ll add a pop of blue or green on days when I fancy some colour. Life’s boring without it, you know what I mean? At night, l’ll create a smokey eye with the darker shades.

If you travel a lot and need a palette that can cover all basics (well, almost – there are no mattes here), this is it.

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Who Is This For?

  • Teens on a budget
  • Darker skin tones
  • Anyone who wants a versatile palette with both neutral, colourful, and smokey shades
  • Lovers of shimmery eyeshadows

Who Is This Not For?

  • Anyone who likes sheer shades
  • Anyone who isn’t into colourful shades
  • Fans of matte eyeshadows (there’s not even one here!)
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Packaging

I dig the packaging, too. I find the black case sleek, classy and… useful. Unlike most palettes, it also has a large mirror you can actually use when you apply your makeup.

The palette also comes with a double-sponge applicator, but I prefer to use my brushes. I’m not a fan of sponge-tip applicators – they tend to soak up too much colour.

Does Sleek Makeup I-Divine Original Eyeshadow Palette Lives Up To Its Claims?

CLAIMTRUE?
12 shades of super-pigmented, long-lasting, mineral based eyeshadow.Yes! They’re pigmented like crazy and last ages even without a primer.
Pearlescent shadesh contain mica particles that highlight and illuminate giving an overall radiant effect.Yes, they’re shimmering and make your eyes sparkle.

Price & Availability

£8.99 at Asos and Look Fantastic

Do You Need It?

If you have a darker skin tone or you’re looking for an all-in-one eyeshadow palette for travelling, this is hard to beat.

Dupes & Alternatives

Have you tried Sleek I-Divine Original Eyeshadow Palette? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Mica, Talc, Kaolin, Magnesium, Stearate Dimethicone, Paraffinum Liquid, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Propylparaben and Methylparaben, +/- [CI77510, CI 77289, CI 77491, ,CI 77492].