Sleek Makeup I-Divine Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette Proves That Neutrals Don’t Have To Be Boring

by Gio
review sleek makeup i-divine oh so special eyeshadow palette

I admit it: to me, Sleek Makeup i-Divine Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette didn’t look like much in the pan. Neutrals rarely excite me, you know?

But once I swatched them, I fell in love. These neutrals are anything but boring! Check out the pictures below for proof. πŸ™‚

What’s In Sleek Makeup i-Divine Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette?

Sleek Makeup I-Divine Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette features 12 neutral and smokey tones in shimmery and matte finishes.

The shimmery finish is courtesy of mica. It’s a naturally occurring mineral that gives sparkle to products. The bigger the size of the mica, the shinier the eyeshadows.

Colours

  • Celebrate: A beautiful shimmery purple with dark brown undertones
  • Glitz: Grey with blue undertones and a shimmery finsh
  • Gift Basket: A shimmery bronzy brown
  • Ribbon: A matte peach
  • Organza: A beautiful champagne shade with pink undertones
  • Bow: Matte cream
  • Pamper: Soft pink with peach undertones
  • Gateau: Pink with gold iridescence
  • The Mail: Matte beige
  • Boxed: A matte dark brown
  • Wrapped Up: Brown eyeshadow with purple undertones
  • Noir: Matte black

Texture

As always with Sleek Makeup palettes, the texture is very soft and easy to blend. I didn’t experience any fallout.

Pigmentation

Sleek Makeup is famous for their highly pigmented, soft shimmery shades. They don’t disappoint this time, either. Their matte shades are sheerer, but still pretty good compared to many drugstore counterparts. If you have a dark skin tone, you’ll probably have to build them up to your desired intensity.

Related: Sleek Makeup I-Divine Original Eyeshadow Palette Review

Staying Power

I find the staying power to be pretty good as well. They lasted about 8 hours on my slightly oily lids before starting to crease, but only minimally. A primer will easily make them stay put all day though.

Fragrance

It’s fragrance-free.

How To Use It

With your own brushes. The one that comes with the palette isn’t very good. I also recommend using an eyeshadow primer underneath to make the matte shades more vibrant and long-lasting.

Performance & Personal Opinion

As you can see from the swatches, the shades in Sleek Makeup I-Divine Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette are versatile and can be used for any occasion.

The light shades are perfect for the day while the dark ones are ideal for night-time looks. You can go from day to night with only this palette. Perfect for travelling, don’t you agree?

My favourite shades are Gateau, Glitz and Organza as they are just gorgeous with amazing pigmentation. Bow is barely visible in the picture above but that is because, when swatched it is pretty much the same color as that of my skin, but it has good color payoff, like the rest of the shades (Pamper is the sheerest one) and is perfect to highlight the browbone.

A couple of lighter shades (Pamper and The Mail) may not show up well on those with darker skintones but fair-skinned beauties won’t have any problems with any of the colors.

I find the shimmery shades easier to use. They’re so pigmented, a little goes a long way and blend like a dream. The mattes require a bit more work. You have to build them a little and they don’t blend as smoothly.

But hey, at least they aren’t as chalky and uber sheer as a lot of other matte shades you get at the drugstore. You can actually create some beautiful looks with them.

Who Is This For?

  • Anyone who loves neutral shades.
  • Anyone who’s looking for a day-to-night palette for travelling.

Who Is This Not For?

If you like bold and colourful shades, this isn’t for you.

Packaging

Like all Sleek Makeup I-Divine Eyeshadow Palettes, Oh So Special comes in a sleek black case that features a big mirror and a double-tipped sponge applicator. I dig the mirror, it makes application easier. But the brush is pretty useless.

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

CLAIMTRUE?
Super-pigmented, long-lasting, mineral based eyeshadow.Yes!
 Highlight and illuminate giving an overall radiant effect.Yes, the shimmery shades make you glow.

Price & Availability

Β£8.99 at Feel Unique and Look Fantastic

Do You Need It?

If you’re looking for a non-boring neutral palette you can travel with, you’ll love this.

Dupes & Alternatives

Have you tried Sleek Makeup I-Divine Oh So Special Eyeshadow Palette? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Ingredients

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

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18 comments

Fidya July 18, 2011 - 1:10 pm

La trovo una palette molto autunnale, ma decisamente scrivente!

beautifulwithbrains July 18, 2011 - 4:18 pm

Fidya, concordo, i colori sono molto autunnali ma adatti a ogni stagione. La pigmentazione Γ¨ ottima.

Vonvon July 18, 2011 - 2:53 pm

If only the one and only Superdrug not-so-near to me still as this palette in stock…… I love the pinks and peaches in this palette.

beautifulwithbrains July 18, 2011 - 4:19 pm

Vonvon, it is a permanent palette so it may come back in stock soon. I hope you’ll be able to get it. Ribbon is a lovely peach shade. πŸ™‚

Trisha July 18, 2011 - 6:38 pm

Some day I will own Sleek eye shadow…and that will be a glorious day.

beautifulwithbrains July 18, 2011 - 6:51 pm

Trisha, it will indeed. πŸ˜‰

Makeup Morsels July 19, 2011 - 2:53 am

Soo pretty! I saw swatches of this on Lipglossiping and really loved it, now you’re making me want it even more grr. Really don’t need any more eyeshadows, but this palette has such a nice combination of shades for everyday wear.

beautifulwithbrains July 19, 2011 - 6:21 am

Makup Morsels, oops, sorry! lol. πŸ™‚ I love the shades are all very wearable, yet not boring at all. It’s very versatile too. πŸ™‚

Tammy July 19, 2011 - 6:33 am

Oh, Sleek, every review I read and picture I see make me want you more.

beautifulwithbrains July 19, 2011 - 2:02 pm

Tammy, I hope you can find a way to get your hands on some Sleek makeup soon. I know you’ll love their palettes. πŸ˜‰

Hannah April 19, 2016 - 1:26 am

The layout and packaging of the palette reminds me of palettes by MUA.

Gio April 23, 2016 - 9:15 pm

Hannah, yes, they are similar. But, I think Sleek came first?

Hannah April 24, 2016 - 2:08 am

I don’t know. Before this review I’d never heard of Sleek. Quite honestly, I think MUA’s palettes look much prettier, and I’ve heard some of them are good dupes for the UD Naked Palettes.

Gio April 25, 2016 - 10:29 pm

I heard of Sleek about 7 years ago now. They’ve been around for a long time, but only exploded around the time blogging became a thing. Without UK bloggers promoting them for free, they’d still be an obscure brands few know about.

Yes, I’ve heard them, too. I love UD Naked Palettes, but it’s great to have so many cheap dupes.

H April 25, 2016 - 11:07 pm

That’s cool. I have UD Nakeds 2 and 3.

Have you heard of Makeup Revolution’s Iconic Palettes or W7? Like its Into the Buff palette?

Gio April 26, 2016 - 9:00 pm

H, yes, I have heard raves about them, but I haven’t tried them yet because I already have similar shades in my stash. πŸ™‚

Carla meadow March 19, 2017 - 9:51 pm

I love this eye shadow palette so much the shimmery colours are the best in my option i defently recommend this palette xxx I might do a review on another sleek palette this week on my blog xxx

Gio March 20, 2017 - 8:41 am

Carla, it’s very pretty indeed. Gotta love Sleek palettes. πŸ™‚

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