Friday, June 15, 2012

Sleek I-Divine Ultra Mattes pt. 1: V1 Brights


I LOVE Sleek!!! I know they are considered a drugstore brand overseas, but they have some of the best products... PERIOD! I often find myself reaching for their palettes over my MAC, MUFE and Inglot shadows because the quality is just that good. The only thing I don't particularly care for is the shipping price to the USA ($13), but that's just because I've gotten used to free shipping for darn near everything!

Anyhoo! I picked up both of the new Ultra Mattes palettes before seeing any swatches based off the fact they've never done me wrong before, and I've got to say I'm glad I did. I love matte shadows, but honestly, they are not the easiest to work with. But these Ultra mattes by Sleek are actually pretty creamy and are easily blended (without the washout effect). There is a bit of fallout from several colors in both palettes, and I've worn with and without primer and have experienced NO creasing. I will say that the V2 Darks palette has the best pigmentation overall, even though I had to build up the black ALOT to get the swatch (more on that later)... anyone else have that issue?

But enough of my rambling, here's what you came here for in the first place... swatches! Enjoy.

Sleek I-Divine Ultra Mattes Palette V1 Brights

** All swatches done dry WITHOUT base/primer **

Part TWO: V2 Darks coming soon...

-Miss Brina