Monday, November 19, 2012

Sleek Make-Up Sparkle 2 Palette - Review

Just in time for the party season and Christmas is Sleek Make-Up's Sparkle 2 palette
which is the new sister palette to the original Sparkle offering.
Truthfully I wasn't a huge fan of the first Sparkle palette...the red eye shadow really put me off
but this time around Sleek Make-Up have nailed it with an array of festive metallics, sexy deep shades
and the obligatory glitter eyeshadow or five.

For £7.99 you get 12 shades in total:

Chocolate Penny - A metallic golden copper shade, very much like a shiny new penny.
Well pigmented, velvety soft with very little fall out.

Blue Spruce - A deep turquoise blue matte with just the right amount of green complemented with silver sparkles, glitter formula, well pigmented but a little dry in texture with substantial fall out.

Mulled Wine - A golden tinged cranberry matte (red/brown) with gold glitter, shares the same formula application notes as above.

Truffle - A deep metallic chocolate brown that applies beautifully with minimal fall out.
My favourite shade from the palette.

Mistletoe - Bottle green matte with silver glitter, a really beautiful and festive shade but once again dry 
with notable product fall out, however it is well pigmented.

Illusion - A deep aubergine matte (deep purple) with silver glitter accents, 
please see above for formula notes.

Festive - Bright Plum matte with silver glitter flecks, oddly out of all the glitter shadows this one wasn't as
dry and as a result didn't produce as much fall out more over it is well pigmented.

Gold Ribbon - Yellow gold shade which is metallic in formula but not as pigmented as the other metallic shades, when applied it gleamed a little green on my skin tone.

Glitz and Glamour - Another matte glitter addition this time it is a charcoal grey with silver glitter flecks.
Shares the same formula as the other glitter shades (Festive aside).

Tinsel - True metallic silver, really well pigmented.

Twinkle - Deep navy blue matte with silver glitter, not as well pigmented does need to be layered on.

Starry Night - Black matte with silver glitter, applies the same as Twinkle.

Shade wise the palette is faultless and is all you will need for the festive period,
on the whole the shades are well pigmented and easy enough to apply and blend out
but I did find the matte eyeshadows rather dry and the palette to produce a lot of fall out.
This is not a massive biggie in my eyes as you can easily clean away any mess/excess eyeshadow
but it is worth knowing before you buy.
The glitter in all of the sparkle shades is finely milled and will not irritate the eyes
but the metallic shades as often the case with Sleek Make-Up are the stand out performers.

Sleek Make-Up Sparkle 2 Palette* £7.99 and launches the 5th of December via Sleek Make-Up's
web page and selected Superdrug stores.

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  1. This is pretty nice. I also wasn't a big fan of the first Sparkle palette.

  2. Oh my goodness girl you have the longing on me now :O I have the first one i liked it but this looks fantastic I love it thanks for the review hunny im looking forward to it now :) :)

  3. This palette looks lovely - a really nice mix of colours. I've not Tried a Sleek palette before so might give this one a go.

  4. I need this in my life! It's beautiful xx

  5. This looks amazing! And so affordable! *adds to Christmas List. Thanks for sharing! :D

  6. They are so pigmented and sparkly, i want i want i want!!!:)

  7. oh my god, how amazing does this look?! festive looks incredible. xx

  8. Ooh this is just Christmas incarnate! Gonna have to pick this one up.

    Thanks for swatching it for us :)

    - Erin xo - One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days

  9. Those look gorgeous! I wish I could get Sleek around here, the palettes always look so good.

  10. You know I love Sleek palettes, but HATE glitter fallout... So, not for me this one :(

  11. Great post!! The colous are gorgeous perfect for the Christmas season!! :) ♥

  12. Wow, I need to try some Sleek eyeshdow. I've only tried blush & lipstick.

  13. Oh wow those are some amazing Christmassy shades!

    Would love for you to have a look at my blog if you get the chance. It's


  14. this is why I wish I liked colourful, non matte and glitter shadows, this looks so pretty but I would use about 1 or 2 of the shades :/

    1. Ditto but it is great for those who enjoy brights :)

  15. I love it, perfect for christmas party seasonnn :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  16. This looks great actually - much more wearable swatched than they look in the pan! I love the Mulled Wine shade.


  17. mmmmmmmm i'm not feeling this! It's too dark for me. I normally like glitter shades that are brighter or neutral

  18. They are perfect for the holidays!

  19. Need to get this! Maybe for my sister too, she'll love the whole Christmas theme and feel to this palette ^_^

  20. Festive is an incredibly stunning shade, perfect for Autumn/Winter. It's enough to make me want the palette just for that! xo

  21. This looks gorgeous, I really want to tryyyyy :)


  22. Im not usually a sparkles on my lids kind of gal but these colors are lovely. Really loving the look of Truffle:)

    Sara xx

  23. Those are stunning and great for the holidays.

  24. The colors are very nice! Will be in my 2013 wishlist.

    mwah mwah;

  25. Beautiful colours :) I have sleek palette in Oh so special and i just love the quality of eye shadows

  26. Gorgeous palette! i love twinkle!!!

  27. I like the palette specially the reddish brown shade.

  28. This palette is amazing love the colours and everything about it ! Cant wait till it will be released because i am definatly gliny to buy it ;D but in the last dare mag it said it is going to be f8.50 just to let you know ;)

    1. Hey :) oh I have no idea why that is, I have the Sleek press release in front on me and it's definitely going to be £7.99...51p saved haha ;)

  29. this looks stunning! I love the copper, green and dark shimmery plum! x

  30. it's funny that you write you didn't like the first one, except the red. The sparkle 2 offers only 4 new shades compared to the old one!


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