I had no idea that Sleek had released their 50 years of Superdrug palette yet! I knew it was due for release soon, so you can only imagine my surprise when I stumbled across it whilst having a snoop around Superdrug before work.
Superdrug has turned 50 years old - and Sleek are one of the brands that the company have team up with to release some Limited Edition products with to celebrate it's big Five Oh birthday!
At first I was a little scared of this palette - I will admit, there are quite a few colours in there that I wouldn't normally wear, or buy. But after closer swatching, playing and investigating - I now approve of the palette and I am glad I have picked it up after all. I think there is definitely a shadow in there for every person and every occasion thanks to a lovely combination of mattes, shimmers and glitters - and some lovely shades for every day wear and then some great shades to spice it up for a gorgeous night time look! What could be more perfect?
The palette comes with a foam applicator that everyone hates and I don't understand why they are still in palettes - I will be so, SO happy the day they get rid of them and replace them with an actual brush, or a liner etc. The palette also has a very generous mirror in the lid, than spans the entire packaging making it travel friendly so you can apply any touch ups or transformations when your out/on the go which is always handy.
The palette clips closed with a satisfying click so you know it's secure when you pop it in your handbag and you can know that when you reach inside, all your goodies aren't going to be covered in a rainbow of eyeshadow!
Paraguaya: The most disappointing eyeshadow ever. It's the least pigmented eyeshadow I've ever come across that Sleek have done - you can hardly see it on my skin tone too. Its a light matte peachy shadow. It feels smooth though, but I reserve judgement and think it will be better suited to a darker skin tone.
Sunset: Probably my favourite shadow out of the whole palette. This shadows is a beautiful rusty brown with red undertones and has a few tiny bits of fine silver glitter in it to give it some shimmer. I have been wearing this as a corner colour to add some lovely interesting depth.
Me, Myself Eye: A white sparkley shade with mint blue understones - this shadows is lovely as a highlighter on the inner corner of the eye. Possibly too bright for the brow bone though unless you apply it with a very light hand.
Bad Girl: A shimmery olive green shade, the glitter in this is a little thicker than Sunset so it does have a slightly rougher texture but it is lovely and pigmented and blends beautifully. Although the glitter is slightly bigger and you can feel the rough texture in the pan - it is comfortable to wear and the glitter isn't noticeable at all.
Noir: An absolutely gorgeous midnight blue glitter. Just like Bad Girl, it does have a rough texture in the pan but when applied it feels smooth and it blends well and feels comfortable to wear. This glitter shadows is also highly pigmented and would look gorgeous for a blue twist on a smokey eye.
Ultramattes V2: A deep matte black. Just like a lot of Sleek's matte shades - it isn't as pigmented as the glitters and shimmers, but it makes it lovely and buildable, and it applies like a dream. The soft texture also means it blends out really well to create smokiness.
Oh So Special: A light grey shade - this is another matte shade from this palette, and just like Ultramattes V2, it isn't as pigmented as the other shadows in this palette, but that makes it a lovely blending shadow and it is buildable. It is soft and it blends well.
Bohemian: An absolutely gorgeous coral pink shadow, and this is definitely one of my favourites from this palette! I have been wearing this alone in the outer V of my eye to create a beautiful coral eye to work, and alongside a pink blusher, it makes a gorgeous spring make-up! It is another one of the matte shadows from this palette, but despite it being matte, it is highly pigmented and just like the other shadows in this palette, it is soft and blends really well.
Storm: A deep matte midnight blue with purple undertones. I think this would work really well alongside Noir for an intense blue smokey eye. This shadow is one of the most pigmented mattes out of the entire palette and it is a dream to apply and blends out well.
Sparkle: Another, what I would call, highlighter shade from this palette. This is a champagne coloured shimmer, that would be perfect for the inner corner, and would be more suited for under the brow bone than Me, Myself and Eye would be as it is less intense. It does have a lovely shimmer to it and it is well pigmented.
Au Natural: An absolutely stunning dark plum shade with silver flecks of glitter running through it that is absolutely insanely gorgeous when the light hits it. This would make a beautiful twist on a smokey eye, and I can see me wear a lot of this shade in the winte rmonths when the darker shades make their way back into my every day make-up bag. It is one of the most pigmented shades out of the entire palette and it blends well. It does feel slightly rough in the pan due to the silver glitter, but it isn't noticable at all when it is applied.
Graphite: A dark brown shimmer, than I can see me getting quite a bit of use out of in the winter months. It does feel rough, again this is due to the glitter that is packed into this eye shadow but when it is applied, the glitter and texture isn't noticeable and it applies smoothly and feels comfortable to wear.
I can safely say I am very pleased I got this palette and the colours in it are absolutely gorgeous, I don't mind there being only one let down and can see me getting a lot of use out of the majority of shades, so for the price of £7.99, I think it's an absolute steal! Sleek have yet again pulled out another amazing palette - they haven't disappointed me yet, and I'm definitely already excited for the next one.
What are your favourite palettes from Sleek?