Hello! To all of my UK friends who are probably asleep, I just wanted to say how dang lucky you are to have access to Sleek, Barry M, Famous by Sue Moxley, Boots, Jigsaw, French Connection, crap...so many great brands! When I was lucky enough to stroll around London last fall, I picked up 3 Sleek palettes and danced around Queen's Way with them all the way back to our Hotel. Here's the Sunset Palette (aptly named) in all it's waffle weave glory. Wendi, m'dear (whose blog I love) this one's for you:
Kudos to Sleek for having the colors actually match. What you see in the pan is what you'll end up with on your hand. Not like MAC which is gorgeous...you don't have a magic treat when you swatch and say "Oh, I didn't expect THAT". With Sleek palettes, usually what you see is what you get. I bought this for (no pound symbol on my keyboard, dang it) 5.99, buy 2 get 1 free at Superdrug. Oh, I miss London. *wail* Here's the swatches, over ELF Studio primer, taken indoors in crappy yellow lighting. But it's what the colors look like, so I guess it worked okay. Note, none of these are true primaries- well except black which is just um, black. The rest of these have a bit of a russet/earth/orange hue to them which keeps the red from being red, but instead it's a more fall leaf red orange. Hope that makes sense. The whole palette is very fall color to me- or Sunset (duh). The blue doesn't have a red tone, it's a brilliant sky blue. Luuurve it.
The far left shade (bottom left of pan) is a beautiful burgundy toned metallic mahogany. All of the shades in this palette have a pearlized metallic sheen to them, except the black which is a satin (kinda matte, but shiny). The shade I mentioned above is a bit of a duochrome with the maroon tone to the brown. Loved it.
Look at that vicious black! Sleek does my favorite black. I always use their blacks when I want a good one. I love that flesh tone shade, it's the furthest right shade on the bottom row of the palette. Gorgeous! However the one before it looks peach in the pan but comes off gold. Weird.