As promised here's a quick review with swatches of my new Sleek palette. I've been eyeing this palette for quite some time because it has pretty fun colors to work with that can still be rocked everyday. I'm really happy I was able to get this for P550 instead of the usual P650-P750 price since Makeup Hub By Naturele Collezione went on sale a few days ago. I immediately placed in an order for one palette. So since I got this from the mentioned shop, I'll also be doing a quick review of their service. :)
Shipping / Packaging : ★★★☆☆
The sale went up on the 13th of March. I immediately placed my order but since the internet was acting up again, I sent my order form via message. On the 14th, after following up with Miss Sarah, I eventually got my "online invoice". I paid via GCASH on the 15th and she informed me that she will ship it out on the same day. I received my order around 3 days later via LBC. I'm not sure why it took such a long time for my order to come in but it arrived safe and sound, wrapped in a thick layer of bubble wrap. That's all. Just bubble wrap. No "business card" of the shop or a sticker logo. In my opinion, it would have been a nice personal touch BUT what's more important is that I received my order in tip top shape!
Color / Design : ★★★★★
First off, I'm in love with how sleek a Sleek palette is. It has a lovely matte black packaging with lettering that have a satin-like finish to it. Just lovely! Definitely something you'd like to have displayed on your vanity. It doesn't look cheap or anything. As for the actual shadows, well I'm in love with all the colors. This is a mix of matte and shimmer shadows and it has 10 very wearable and fun colors. Plus the "waffle" like pattern on the pressed shadow is quite cute.
Almost ALL the shadows are super pigmented! Well, almost. I've had problems with some shades but still all you need is a good primer/base and patience to build up a good solid color. In fairness to this palette, my swatches below aren't so good and the picture quality is a little off but in real life the shadows are super pretty and I did have a hard time taking the swatches off my arm. *lol* But all in all, I love all the shadows.
Overall : ★★★★★
I have no regrets purchasing this palette. I love the design, the shadows, the pigmentation and longevity. Plus a lot more. I'd recommend this palette to those who aren't afraid to step out of the "natural" shadow world and start suing pops of color. Another nice thing about the palette is that it's a limited edition palette from when Sleek teamed up with british fashion house PPQ. How cool is that?
In regards with the shop Makeup Hub By Naturelle Collezione I'd give them a 4/5 for overall service. I like the shop because they offer a lot of different brands not locally available. The down side is it's a little bit of a challenge to get a quick reply from them due to the massive amount of buyers they have messaging and texting them. My advice is to have patience in waiting since all their products are extremely worth the wait! *wink*
Now, here are the swatches! These were taken under white light, without flash and without a primer underneath. My personal favorites are : Salt N' Peppermint, Primal Green, Blue Monday and Chris De Burgundy.
I had problems with Barry White, Fade To Gray and Golden Silvers. They come off quite sheer for my taste BUT they are definitely buildable.
Top Row (L-R) : Barry White, Black Box, Salt N' Peppermint, Simply Red, Pink Beret, Primal Green
Bottom Row (L-R) : Fade To Gray, Blue Monday, Super Nova, Chris De Burgundy, Lilac Allen, Golden Silvers
So there you go my lovely readers. I hope this review helped. I know loads of people are looking for swatches of Sleek palette. I promise to do more reviews once I get my fluffy hands on more Sleek products.
Product was bought with my own money. I was not paid in any way to do this review. Everything said is 100% my own honest opinion.