Product Review: Sleek Makeup Eye & Cheek Palette In See You At Midnight

by Gio

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Name: Eye & Cheek Palette in See You At Midnight
Brand: Sleek Makeup
Size: 9g
Price: £9.99

From Sleek Makeup’s website:
Multi-functional palette contains four eyeshadows and two blushers from our bestselling i-Divine and Blush range. Eye & Cheek Palette provides all of your colour essentials in one convenient compact.
These velvety smooth eyeshadows and blushers are highly pigmented and long-lasting, making blending and defining simple.

What I liked:
– contains four dark eyeshadows and two blushes to create wearable nighttime looks
– blushes are pigmented, soft to the touch, easy to blend, and longlasting
– two of the eyeshadow shades are pigmented, soft to the touch, and blend easily
– eyeshadows last long when used with a primer
– sleek black packaging comes with a big mirror

What I didn’t like:
– two of the eyeshadows shades have a drier texture
– Romance in Rome is quite sheer
– Honeymoon in Hollywood is a bit harder to blend compared to the other shades

Usually, the only place you’ll see me at midnight is my bed. I like to go to sleep early and wake up early. I’m boring like that. But, if I were to go on a night out with my girlfriends, I’d totally be rocking the new Sleek Makeup Eye & Cheek Palette in See You At Midnight. This beauty features 4 cool and dark eyeshadow shades from the Romance i-Divine Palette and two blushes.

I don’t own the Romance i-Divine Palette yet, so I was thrilled to have the chance to try a few of the shades. Unfortunately, they were probably chosen based on colour, favouring the darker ones, than on quality. Two of the shades, Romance in Rome and Honeymoon in Hollywood have drier textures.

Romance in Rome, a cool-toned, dark purplish blue with a frosted finish is on the sheer side, and, no matter how you apply, you’ll never gonna get an intense and vibrant colour payoff. Honeymoon in Hollywood performs better. A cool toned, deep berry wine with a satin finish and silver sparkle, it has better colour payoff, but it is a tad more difficult to blend than the other shades in the palette.

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Bliss in Barcelona, a cool-toned dark purple with a frosted finish, and Meet in Madrid, a pale gold with a frosted finish as well, are wonderful. Pigmented and soft to the touch, they blend like a dream. Used together, these four shades create a dark and mysterious, but somewhat tamed, look that’s very wearable. You won’t have to worry about looking like you’ve been punched in the face when you wear them.

Although, if you have pale skin and are not careful, the Pomegranate Blush could make you look like a clown. This stuff is very pigmented! A raspberry red with a touch of gold shimmers, it has a soft texture that’s easy to blend. On darker skintones, it looks divine!

Antique, part of the Romance collection with the Romance i-Divine Palette, is instead more friendly to pale princesses as well. A medium brown shade with rose undertones and silver shimmer that’s not over the top, it provides a great alternative for those who want the focus to be on the eyes and keep the cheeks natural. Like Pomegranate, it is pigmented, soft to the touch, and easy to blend.

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While the blushes lasted for most of the day on my dry cheeks, the eyeshadows started to crease and fade after about 6 hours of wear. That’s if you don’t use a good eyeshadow base to prime your lids beforehand. If your lids are very oily, you may experience some creasing even with a primer after 8 hours, though.

The eyeshadows and blushes are housed in a rectangular black palette. The size is neither too big nor too small, and perfect for travelling. Inside, you’ll also find a big mirror, a mini blush brush, and a dual-ended sponge applicator for eyeshadows. While I find the mirror very useful, I haven’t tried the applicators yet. I prefer to use my own brushes. I get better results that way.

Summary
Sleek Makeup Eye & Cheek Palette in See You At Midnight contains four cool-toned and dark eyeshadows and two blushes to create wearable nighttime looks. The blushes, and two of the eyeshadows are pigmented, soft to the touch, and blend like a dream. The other two eyeshadow shades, instead, have a drier texture that impacts their performance somewhat: one is sheer, and the other a bit harder to blend. Staying power is good.

Rating: 3.5/5

Disclosure: this item was sent by PR for consideration.In addition, the review contains an affiliate link. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

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12 comments

Jean October 20, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Great review. I especially like that you give both pros & cons and explain exactly why.

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Gio October 20, 2014 - 5:55 pm

Jean, thanks. I’m glad you like it.

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Stavroula DrugstoreBLover October 20, 2014 - 3:23 pm

The colors look beautiful, nice swatches! Pomegranate is the name of the blush in the palette? Is it the same as the single blush? If so, it’s pretty, but yeah you have to be careful when applying it, because it’s really pigmented like you said! 🙂

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Gio October 20, 2014 - 5:56 pm

Stavroula, I think it’s the same, yes. Gorgeous colour, but application can be challenging, especially if you have fair skin. 🙂

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Chic Readings October 20, 2014 - 3:38 pm

I like these colors but they don’t like me:) Great review!

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Gio October 20, 2014 - 5:57 pm

Helena, oh no! Why not? They are dark, but very wearable shades. 🙂

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MonicaP October 20, 2014 - 4:44 pm

A bit dark for me, but the gold swatches quite beautifully.

Monica.

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Gio October 20, 2014 - 5:57 pm

Monica, the gold is very pretty indeed. 🙂

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Trisha October 20, 2014 - 5:29 pm

What a cute palette! Too bad some of the shades weren’t so great.

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Gio October 20, 2014 - 5:58 pm

Trisha, it’s very cute indeed. Even though a couple of shades weren’t that great, you can still create some beautiful and wearable looks with it. 🙂

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Allison October 20, 2014 - 10:36 pm

I’ve heard good things about Sleek, but haven’t tried them yet myself. I’m sorry that a couple of the shades were disappointing, but the colors looked pretty, though not super-vibrant, from the swatches (though I am never looking for vibrant so it would be OK for me).

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Gio October 21, 2014 - 6:32 pm

Allison, these aren’t as vibrant as Sleek Makeup eyeshadows usually are, which I think it’s what disappointed me most. But they are beautiful, wearable shades that will appeal to a lot of women. They’re quite easy to pull off.

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