Sleek Mediterranean and Caribbean palette review and swatches
WARNING! Before you read on you might just want to go and grab your sunglasses as the swatches of Sleek’s Limited Edition summer collection are seriously bright!
Released last week (June8th) and available at your local Superdrug counters now, their Caribbean and Mediterannean mini ranges promise to bring the holiday to you; A small but thoughtful consolation for those of us with zero holiday plans this year.
Santorini and Bonaire swatched!
These collections are far from subtle and as you can see, may not be for the shy or for those of us that like to stay fairly neutral with our make-up no matter what the weather is.
But if you do like to experiment with colour then the shades Sleek have created in these collections are perfect for injecting some fun into your make-up.
Top row – Bamboo, Aquamarine, Midnight Garden, Sunset, Washed Ashore, Magenta Madness.
Santorini (£4.29) is a fabulously bright, almost neon fuschia. It’s a stunning shade which surprisingly I have attempted to wear over the past few weeks and loved.
Like all Sleek products Santorini is super pigmented so a very, very light hand is needed with its application.
I recommend using a duofibre like Mac’s 131 or a fan brush if your as pale as me or just don’t want clown cheeks! Also as it’s a bit of a statement blush I’ve found wearing very little eye makeup and using this ‘pop’ of colour as the focus works really well.
Bonaire (£4.29) may look scary in the pot but when applied the shocking orange turns into a pretty, coral wash of shine on the lips.
Pout Polishes are very similar to Mac’s Tinted Lip Conditioners so they offer hydration and shine with a touch of sheer colour for a fraction of the price. I do like these but I don’t use them often enough as I really hate using my fingers to apply them.
Bottom row – Summer Breeze, Sand Walker, Kiwi Zest, Lotus Flower, Hummingbird, Moors Treasure.
L-R – Bamboo (matte), Aquamarine(matte), Midnight Garden (matte), Sunset(shimmer), Washed Ashore(slight shimmer), Magenta Madness(matte).
For me the most exciting part of any Sleek collection is the palette; Nowhere else on the high-street offers such great quality eyeshadows and astounding array of shades for the tiny price of £6.95.
The Monoco palette inspired by the blue seas and bright skys of the Med is stunning to look at, but unfortunately that’s all I’ll be doing with it.
Although there are some unique and unusually gorgeous jewel colours in this palette as you know I play it safe and probably will never wear most of them.
Having said that, I have been using Bamboo (soft cream) as an all over wash colour and Sand Walker (light taupe) in the crease a lot.
If I’m feeling a little braver I’ve also enjoyed adding a touch of Washed Ashore (mid-tone orange) to the centre of the lid but that’s as far as I’ll go!
L-R – Summer Breeze(matte), Sand Walker(matte), Kiwi Zest(shimmer), Lotus Flower(shimmer), Hummingbird(shimmer), Moors Treasure(matte).
Sleeks latest shades would look amazing teamed with a tan this summer so if you are interested they do tend to sell out fast so run to your nearest Superdrug or order online not to be disappointed.