Lust and glitter with Sleek MakeUP palettes

Sleek MakeUPIf you haven’t tried the fabulously affordable UK line Sleek MakeUP yet, this is a great time to do so! They are having a sale on a pretty cool collection called the 24K GOLD GIFT SET (LIMITED EDITION). It normally sells for $41.49 and right now it’s on sale for $30.00.  The collection includes:

  • i-Lust Eyeshadow Palette in The Gold Standard
  • Glitter Me Lip Gloss in Private Jet
  • Midas Touch Highlighting Palette
  • Makeup Bag

Sleek MakeUP recently sent us some products to test and while I haven’t tried everything in the 24K Gold Gift Set I have tried most of it.

THE GOLD STANDARD I-LUST EYESHADOW PALETTE (LIMITED EDITION) sells for $11.49 and includes four shimmer powder eyeshadows and two cream eyeshadows in golden shades. The six shades are housed in a chic palette with a mirror and a dual ended brush, with one side a standard eyshadow brush and other side is a sponge tip. The palette is sturdy and actually closes so well it’s tough to open, especially if you have long nails. The brush is just so-so…you will want to use your own brushes.

Sleek The Gold Standard I-Lust Eyeshadow Palette
Sleek The Gold Standard I-Lust Eyeshadow Palette Laurent and Coco

Laurent is a shimmery plummy brown that is INCREDIBLY pigmented.  I put this on and was like WHOA!  Use a little and build your way up. Coco is a coppery gold with shimmer that is very pretty as a lid shade.

Sleek The Gold Standard I-Lust Eyeshadow Palette
Sleek The Gold Standard I-Lust Eyeshadow Palette Margiela and Vera

Margiela is one of the two cream eyeshadows, a taupe with golden shimmer.  I don’t do well with cream eyeshadow since I have oily lids, but this one has good pigmentation and wears better than most cream eyeshadows do for me. Vera is a light shimmery gold that is a few shades lighter than Coco with more of a yellow tone.

Sleek The Gold Standard I-Lust Eyeshadow Palette
Sleek The Gold Standard I-Lust Eyeshadow Palette in Vivienne and Louis

I’m sorry, somehow I swatched these two in opposite order – in the palette it goes Louis then Vivienne, but in my swatch picture Vivienne is on the left and Louis is on the right. Vivienne is a pretty shimmery champagne that is great as a wash, or for the lid or brow. Louis is the second cream eyeshadow, and it looks like a shimmery gold in the pan but goes on rather sheer with sparkles. I am not a fan of this one. There is no real color and the sparkles tend to migrate.

Five out of the six eyeshadows are winners for me, so I do recommend this palette, especially for the price. Most of the shades are highly pigmented and I love the color combination.

Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette
Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette

The 24K Gold Gift Set features the Midas Highlighting Palette, which I haven’t tried. However, I have tested the SOLSTICE HIGHLIGHTING PALETTE ($14.99) which is similar, just different shades. This highlighting palette features two baked powders, one cream highlighter, and one shimmer powder. The finishes are all metallic and meant to give skin a sheen.

Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette
Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette Ecliptic, Subsolar, Hemisphere, Equinox

I feel like the Solstice Highlighting Palette is a bit ‘young’ for me. At my age, too much sheen or shimmer isn’t flattering. That said, those of you in your 20’s and 30’s will enjoy this palette. The powders are all highly pigmented and are in flattering shades. They can all be used as highlighters as well as eyeshadows, not to mention for some shimmer on arms and décolletage. I really like the one cream highlighter, Subsolar. It sheers out beautifully and is a great highlighter, especially high on the cheekbone.

Sleek Glitter Me Gloss in Uptown Girl
Sleek Glitter Me Gloss in Uptown Girl
Sleek Glitter Me Gloss in Uptown Girl
Sleek Glitter Me Gloss in Uptown Girl

The 24K Gold Gift Set includes a Glitter Me Lip Gloss ($7.49) in Private Jet – I haven’t tried that shade, but I have tried the GLITTER ME LIP GLOSS IN UPTOWN GIRL (LIMITED EDITION).

 This is a sheer lip gloss with a raspberry tint and lots of shimmer. I like it – the shimmer isn’t grainy and the gloss has a nice slip. I tend to wear this over lipstick since it doesn’t provide much color on its own, but it definitely makes a party out of a subdued or matte lipstick.

I think the quality of Sleek MakeUP is terrific for the price point. Check it out and take a look at the 24K Gold Gift Set while it’s still available.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Sleek 24K Gold Gift Set
Sleek 24K Gold Gift Set

23 COMMENTS

  1. silviabia | 11th Nov 15

    Love the palettes, specially the i-Lust!

  2. Irina G. | 11th Nov 15

    Love both Sleek MakeUP palettes!

  3. Christine Wagner | 12th Nov 15

    These palettes look very pretty!

  4. Julie | 12th Nov 15

    I seriously need to try this brand, everything looks like perfection! I love the packaging on that highlight palette!

  5. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 12th Nov 15

    Love the look of the eyeshadow palette!!

  6. CJ Schindler | 12th Nov 15

    I really love these colors and this is a great price! I’m definitely going to check these out! A lot cheaper than Sephora’s pallettes, thanks for sharing

  7. Destany | 12th Nov 15

    I really like these colors.

  8. Amber | 12th Nov 15

    I need that gold i-Lust shadow palette. How beautiful!!

  9. Kath TheFabZilla | 13th Nov 15

    Those are really pretty!!!

  10. Polarbelle | 13th Nov 15

    The pigmentation looks outstanding!! I’ve never tried Sleek. I have to put it on my list.

  11. Jamie | 13th Nov 15

    Wow, these look so highly pigmented!

  12. Bailey | 13th Nov 15

    Isn’t the palette tricky to get open?! Glad I’m not alone. Aside from the cream shades, I have been loving the shadows.

  13. Aleya Bamdad | 13th Nov 15

    I like both of the palettes. I’m also knocking on 40 but like a little shimmer sometimes.

  14. Kristina | The Feminine Files | 13th Nov 15

    Wow, all of the Sleek Makeup I’ve seen looks amazing! I have to try some soon.

  15. Renu | 13th Nov 15

    I want the iLust Gold Standard palette! I’ve only tried their iDivine palettes but this has lovelier packaging!

  16. Lisa Heath | 13th Nov 15

    The gloss is really pretty!

  17. Brooke @ Blushing Noir | 13th Nov 15

    I wantssss that highlight palette! I drool every time I see them post it on instagram!

  18. Lola Seicento | 13th Nov 15

    What a gorgeous palette, and that lip gloss is just the perfect shade of pink!

  19. Nidia - Lit From Within | 13th Nov 15

    I know I’m not supposed to like shimmer and glitter so much at my age, but I can’t help it. I’m a magpie.

  20. Mandy Chameleon | 13th Nov 15

    Great pigmentation!

  21. Natalie Brown | 14th Nov 15

    While I like Sleek eye shadow palettes, I don’t think this one is for me. I do really like the lip gloss though. Such a pretty color!

  22. Miranda Mendoza | 15th Nov 15

    Wow, the shadows are way more pigmented than I thought they’d be!

  23. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 16th Nov 15

    ive been a fan of sleek makeup for YEARS

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