Sleek i-Divine Palettes with Oh So Special and Curacao

by lyn on August 23, 2011 · 14 comments

in Eyeshadow, Palette, Sleek Makeup

The first time I came across Sleek Makeup was on Lipglossiping’s fabulous blog more than a year ago. It’s no secret (I think) that I have a huge crush on eyeshadows and absolutely adore colours. I do tend to get neutrals and slightly conservative shades because of work as I do not want to be known as Clown Lady at the office.

Anyway, I’ve been hemming and hawing about getting Sleek eyeshadow palettes for a while now and when they released the Oh So Special palette, I finally caved in because it looked like the perfect neutral palette that I needed in my collection.

sleek special

The Oh So Special palette houses twelve different combinations of matte and shimmers and the colours range from beiges to peaches, browns and greys. The shades are relatively neutral and should flatter most skin tones.

sleek special

The palette is slim and lightweight, which makes the perfect travel companion as it does not require much space. Although the colours are fairly neutral, I still find it to be a versatile collection of colours as you can create a variety of looks ranging from natural to dramatic.

sleek curacao

On the other end of the spectrum, Sleek seemed to have thrown all conventional colours out the window and in turn created a fun and extremely colourful palette with Curacao.

sleek curacao

With shade names such as Green Iguana and Bloody Mary, you’d know that this is not a palette for those who stick to plain, simple eyeshadows. Again, this has a mix of mattes and shimmers and the colours generally provide good pay-off but I have read that most folks have problems with getting one or two shades to show up properly.

sleek palette

I have just received the palettes on Saturday and haven’t had the chance to dip into them much. I have been using Oh So Special for work the past couple of days and am very pleased with it so far. I will start experimenting with more looks over the weekend when I get some time to play, especially with Curacao :-)

Sleek Makeup can be purchased from Superdrugs UK. For international folks, you can order from their website at http://www.sleekmakeup.com/ directly. Both Oh So Special and Curacao may be limited edition palettes so if you’re interested, best to get hold of them soon.
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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

prettybeautiful.net August 24, 2011 at 2:16 AM

i love your photos :D though the color combo is really fancy, but i can imagine it just being neglected if i had it

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Paris B / Pink Parisian August 24, 2011 at 3:25 AM

Oh so Special is permanent, Curacao is limited ed :)

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l y n August 24, 2011 at 7:17 AM

Thanks, Xin! I don't think Curacao will get too much use from me too but it's still fun to have around ;-) ParisB: Thanks for the info! I wasn't sure which was limited.

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Tine August 24, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Eeeps pretty nyer the colours! I have yet to try Sleek makeup but I'm loving the packaging, especially with the criss-cross powder top :)

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l y n August 25, 2011 at 5:10 AM

Tine: Don't they look like round wafer biscuits? Especially the browns, yum!

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S August 25, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Hello! They are pretty aren't they? =) I really like the Oh So Special palette but the bright colours in the Curacao one put me off! =)

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l y n August 26, 2011 at 4:18 AM

Hi S, I think many people will be put off my Curacao but it's such a fun palette and you can tone down the strong colours by blending well.

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S August 26, 2011 at 9:34 AM

I'm not very good with blending colours yet so I think it's best I stay away from strong colours! Do post a FOTD soon ;)

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Jen W September 19, 2011 at 11:15 AM

I love the Sleek Oh So Special Palette, and am really tempted to get Curacao now! So many fun colours, and I know the quality of the shadows are going to be good.

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l y n September 19, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Hi Jen, Agreed, these palettes are really good quality. You'd probably have a lot of fun with Curacao :-)

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Soo October 6, 2011 at 3:15 AM

I wanted to pick up Curacao but I've been scared of ordering from Sleek because I've heard horror stories about their customer service :/

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lyn January 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Hi Soo, I wasn't aware of issues with Sleek's customer service and haven't placed an online order with them before. These two palettes were purchased by a friend. I'd better start doing some research on their service because I was thinking of ordering from them O_o

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Sarah January 25, 2012 at 7:39 AM

How much this palette?

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lyn January 25, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Hi Sarah, Each Sleek palette costs US$10.50. You can order online from their website.

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