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3.16.2012

Sleek Makeup Bad Girl i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette | Product Review, Swatches, and The Look.

Taking off from this teaser, here is a full view of the items I received earlier this week.

My Sleeks! Eyeshadow palette, blush, and lipstick.
I was looking forward to just the blush and the lipstick, since they were the ones mentioned by Pao (Achi Pao, as I fondly call her) during our Facebook conversation. So imagine how thrilled I was to find an eyeshadow palette included in the package. A wonderful surprise, indeed!

Just to give you a background, Sleek Makeup is a London-based brand of high street makeup. Theirs is a wide range of products that are chic, trendy, and suitable for women of all ages and races. Being the only high street brand with 17 different shades of foundations, Sleek Makeup is also renowned for their competitiveness against widely-recognized designer labels and premium brands.

For this post, I will be concentrating on the eyeshadow palette alone. These three products are just  way too wonderful to be crammed in a single entry!

Moving on, when I saw the the name of this particular eyeshadow palette, my first thought was, "How appropriate!" I was referring to myself, of course. :)

Bad girl! 
Inside the box is this compact - black, slim, sturdy, and indeed very sleek.

Slim, chic, sleek!
Now here's the view inside the compact - twelve pearlescent shades that are oh-so-bold and drop-dead gorgeous.

Not for the faint of heart.
This palette may be too intimidating for those who are not used to wearing (dark) makeup. But if you want to step out of your comfort zone and would want to 'go to the dark side', I suggest you give this palette a try.

Swatched on skin.
With its creamy texture and soft touch quality, this mineral-based palette contains a large amount of mica which reflects light and gives the shimmering effect to the eyes. The pigmentation is just as exceptional. A gentle glide of your brush or applicator on each shadow (which is what I did with the swatches above) is enough to give your eye all the color it would need. Which is why you should be wary when using this palette, as you might overdo it. Just a little of these powdery eyeshadows can definitely go a long way.

Here's the look I created with the Bad Girl i-Divine palette.

Green smokeys!
Using Gunmetal to define the lids, I blended it with a hint of Underground on the creases. Next, I blended it with Intoxicated on my outer V. Using Innocence to highlight this look, I dabbed a bit of it on my inner lid and with a feathery stroke, gave it a sweep all the way to my brow bone.

Smoking green! :)
For someone whose least favorite color is green, I actually loved the smokey look I created. I had a lot of fun doing it, too. I'll experiment with the blues next time as I haven't done a blue smokey yet. Of course, I'll be sharing that 'artwork' here in my blog.

The look. :)

Face: L'Oreal Base Magique Primer + Missha  Signature Real Complete BB Cream # 21
Eyes: Sleek Bad Girl i-Divine Eyeshadow, Avon Extralasting Liquid Eyeliner in Black,  Kohl Royal Selections Eyeliner in Charcoal Gray, Avon Supercurlacious Waterproof Mascara in Black, Ever Bilena Eyebrow Liner in Brown
Cheeks: Avon Smooth Minerals Blush in Blushed
Lips: Jordana Double Length Lip Liner in Rose, Avon Ultra Color Rich Moisture Lipstick in Apricot Mystery

In summary, here's my two-cents' worth for the Bad Girl i-Divine eyeshadow palette.

What I love:

- Sleek and chic packaging. Sturdy yet light enough to carry around in your purse.
- Wide range of color. Majority of the shadows are dark, but very versatile.
- Highly-pigmented and long lasting colors. Can be worn with or without a primer.
- Blendable shades. The shadows may look intimidating at first, but are pretty workable.
- Creative eyeshadow names. Can I just say that I love Rebel the most? Because it's purple, and it's MY monicker.
- The shimmery effect on the eyes. Adds the spunk and flair to the overall look.
- Suitable for sensitive skin.
- Affordable price of Php 650.

What you might not like:

- The waffle design. Honestly, this is my first time to come across an eyeshadow with waffle prints. It looks weird but I find it a bit cute, though.
- Dark shades that may be a bit too overwhelming for some. Not to worry though, as Sleek Makeup has several other eyeshadow palettes (such as Storm, Au Naturel, and Original i-Divine) that may be more suitable for those who prefer lighter colors.
- Not yet available at department stores or drugstores, in case you're the type who'd want to see things in actual before buying them.

Sleek Makeup is officially distributed in the Philippines by Ms. Smile of Updated Trends. Purchases can be made through her online store, or at bazaars such as this.

Stocks are also readily available with Ms. Sol of Digital Traincase. If you want to check out more Sleek Makeup and see the products in actual, I suggest you visit the bazaars where Updated Trends and Digital Traincase participate in. You may place your order or inquire about their upcoming bazaar schedules through the following:

Facebook: Sleek Makeup PH / Digital Traincase
Multiply: Updated Trends / Digital Traincase
Twitter: Digital Traincase

I'll be posting about the blush and lipstick later on, so do visit my blog again for the review, swatches, and like what I always say - 'the look'. :)

While the Bad Girl i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette was given to me for free, the opinions stated in this article are entirely my own.


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20 replies:

Anne @ Green Eggs and Moms said...

I love how there's a shade called Rebel :) And yes, shades are not for the faint of heart. Am not as daring so I go with neutral colors... whenever I feel like adding a splash of color to my very pale-vampire-skin that is.

Okay fine, I don't look like a vampire but I look pale :)

Mama Zen said...

I love those colors!

Sumi Go said...

I've been hearing and reading a lot about Sleek! :D Love the colors Bad Girl Palette and love the look you did! :D So rocker chic! I hope I can get my hands on some of Sleek's palettes soon.. :)

Blair Villanueva said...

i love the shades! very nice and yeah you are right, it is sleek! kitang kita sa sosyal na packaging at texture :)

Tara said...

What a fun review. Love the name :)

mrsmomx6 said...

Wow...that is soooo cool! I want some :)

Sharon

melandriaonline said...

i love smoky eyes and red lips, this collection really rocks, hope i can have one too.

Kelly said...

Some beautiful shades in that collection!

Chubby Chieque said...

Creating a perfect art needs perfect tools too.

But you done a great job. Your color is a fave and I used it, slightly year in year out. (Dior)

I am working in one of Sweden's largest bank and heavy shades is not adviceable. However, I used make up when I have parties and other gatherings. Love make-ups.

Happy SSS...
/C

Mitch said...

Gorgeous colors!

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments, everyone!

I'm now taking the time to visit your blogs and comment on your posts.

Happy weekend! :)

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Lourdes Espanol said...

This is the first time I've heard of this brand. I like your eye makeup.

ChrisAir Seneba said...

I love its packaging, and I agree with the waffle I am not used with the design too lol. by the way it suits you

bev said...

never heard of this brand before nevertheless i love the shades and i hope i can have that palette too..

bev said...

never heard of this product before nevertheless i love the shades and i hope i can have that palette too...

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured. Thank you for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Finding Beauty in a shadow. Have a blessed Sunday.

Rose

Jade Malone said...

Beautiful colors! I am a makeup lover myself. Obnoxious, abyss and twilight are my favorite I would say, just from the example you posted... (although, I'm a red head and could basically NEVER pull off those colors! lol)
Do you notice any creasing without a primer?

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Mich of Mich Eats and Shops said...

I super love Sleek products. Before, when it wasn't available in the Philippines yet, I had my boyfriend buy them for me from the UK. Hahahaha I'm so glad that it's finally here! I have to make that trip to Quezon ave! I might give a sleek palette na lang for my next giveaway! So awesome!!! xxxx

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