Happy new year, lovely ladies! I hope you took some time off to chill out or go wild over the Christmas break – whatever floats your boat. I had a very busy December, trying to get everything done before my last-minute trip to Sri Lanka, so I still owe you a couple of posts that were supposed to go up in 2016. Today we’ll take a look at Sleek MakeUP’s Rockstars Collection that includes two eyeshadow palettes, two lipsticks and two strobing souffles, all of which I was lucky enough to have been trying out during the holiday season.
The i-Lust eyeshadow palettes both include six shimmery, almost glittery shades. ‘Diamonds in the Rough‘, my favourite of the two, is perfect for that Greek goddess kind of look, with four powder and two cream eyeshadows that can also easily be used as highlighters. When applied, the pigmentation is subtler than expected and I did notice some glitter fallout as well, but they are super silky, blend beautifully, and are just lovely to wear all over the lid or in the inner corners. I’ll definitely be digging this palette out again once summer rolls around. The bronzy shades are right up my alley!
If the first palette is perfect for the lovers of neutrals, the second one, ‘Hidden Gems‘, is all about the colours. The shades, which are all powder, range from deep green and purple to blue and red, in addition to the festive classics – silver and gold. I have to admit, I normally find it really hard to pull off the majority of similar tones, but these turned out to be surprisingly wearable when I actually applied them to my eyelids. The fact that they blend out easily helps a great deal at toning them down and using them as accent colours in combination with neutral shades or black, for a fun smokey eye.
And now the best part of the collection if you ask me – Lip VIP metallic lipsticks. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like them, because I’d never gone for a metallic finish before, but I love them! The purple iridescent glitters add an interesting twist to your look, yet are still subtle enough to not freak out the general public.
‘Scandalous‘ is the perfect ruby red, while ‘Superstar‘ is a dark purple. One thing I’m head over heels with is the shape, which doesn’t only look super cool, but also makes the application a dream! When it comes to darker shades, it’s hard to apply them precisely without the help of a lip liner, unless you have amazingly defined lips naturally, but with these, lipliner is not essential. Not at all.
The formula doesn’t disappoint either. It’s a bit hard to describe it, though. Upon the application, it feels matte, but just the right amount of matte, if you know that I mean. It doesn’t drag, but it also doesn’t slide around like creamier lipsticks tend to do. However, once applied, it feels a lot more moisturizing and creamy. It’s a bit shiny and doesn’t settle, which is the reason why I can’t say it’s particularly long-lasting, as it does rub off while drinking or having a meal.
Do you love glitter? If your answer is yes, go grab the Strobing Souffles. ‘Pink Opal‘ will float your boat on condition your skin’s fair, with a slightly cooler undertone, while ‘Smoky Quartz‘ is designed for the warmer skintones out there. These whipped cream highlighters have a very unique consistency. Souffle really probably is the best way to describe them, as they’re neither liquidy nor what we know as creamy.
They blend out easily, but do have a considerate amount of pigment, so you really need just a tiny bit of the product. As mentioned, it’s all about the glitters when it comes to these two. They are quite in your face and for me personally, a bit over the top for highlighting the cheekbones, the nose and the cupid’s bow, but I did find another use for them. I wear them on my eyelids instead! The effect is gorgeous. You can easily use them to transform your everyday neutral matte look into a fun, party one by just applying the product on top.
If you would like to see some of these products in action, check out this ‘Get Ready with Me/First Impressions‘ video I filmed back in December. Sleek has really caught my attention with some of their products I’ve been trying out recently and I can’t wait to tell you more about the rest of them in the next few weeks. I found some proper gems amongst them!