I’ve declared my love for the Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Palettes many times on my blog as I find them to be great value, and the quality is usually very good. Sleek launched the Goodnight Sweetheart Palette and the Nordic Skies Palettes for Autumn and they’re both limited edition so I decided to purchase them both directly from the Sleek website, and I’ve already reviewed the Goodnight Sweetheart Palette here back in November. The Sleek MakeUP Nordic Skies i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette £8.99 didn’t appeal to me as much as Goodnight Sweetheart as it’s packed with pastel shadows but as I was paying the delivery charge anyway, I decided I’d purchase Nordic Skies as well as their limited edition palettes tend to sell out quite quickly.
Sleek MakeUP say;
Lose yourself in the magic of a dreamy Nordic ocean fused with the iridescence of a glittering twilight sky. Icy shimmers of pastel lilac, green and coral alongside muted taupe and brown hues take you seamlessly from a wash of daytime colour to a smokier night-time look.
The picture of the Sleek MakeUP Nordic Skies i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette on the Sleek website gave the impression that the shades were relatively bold considering they were pastel shades, but in reality the shadows are all considerably more muted so I don’t feel that the stock photo is a fair representation of the palette as the colours are a lot paler than the photo implies. The palette contains twelve circular eyeshadow pans packaged within a matte, black plastic palette just like all of the i-Divine Palettes, and comes with a dual-ended sponge tip applicator and a mirror within the lid. The shades within the palette feature shimmer, satin and matte finishes and I can’t help thinking that this particular palette is more appropriate for Spring than it is Autumn and Winter.
I have a pretty big collection of the Sleek i-Divine Palettes as I’ve been collecting them for several years, and I can’t remember the last time I was disappointed by one of their palettes but sadly the Sleek MakeUP Nordic Skies i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette is disappointing. I know the shades are pastels and are more muted, but the pigmentation isn’t amazing like Sleek shadows usually are and I just don’t find that they go together nicely on the eyes. Obviously it’s all down to preference, and if you like muted pastels this palette might be for you but for £8.99 I don’t think it’s their best palette by a long way and I would be more inclined to recommend their All The Fun of the Fair Palette (which you can only purchase on the Sleek website) as it also contains pastels but they perform a lot better than this palette unfortunately.
I’d love to know if you have any Sleek Palettes? Which is your favourite?