The Showstopper Palette


I must admit for the past few years I’ve avoided Sleek Makeup’s palettes, after one ‘bad experience’ with a great deal of fallout and a complete do-over before a night out I decided they weren’t for me. Everytime I mention my love for Urban Decay on my blog or in a video I receive recommendations of various Sleek palettes and have always said I didn’t like them but when they sent this new limited edition to review I had to give them another go. I was fully expecting to stand by my initial feelings about the brand but I filmed a tutorial and although there was a little fall down under my eyes it was no worse than any other shadow I was so impressed by the creamy texture and depth of each colour. For the most part even the matte shades are good here, all but for the 2 on the end (left) which are poor but 10 very nice quality shadows for £7.99 is not a bad deal.


The unique thing about Showstopper is that Sleek selected the best colour from each of their best selling palettes to bring you kind of a ‘greatest hits’ of eyeshadow if you will. The colours are as follows..

Top Row: Paraguay, Sunset, Innocence from Bad Girl, Primal Green from Me, Myself & I, Gunmetal fromGraphite, Noir

Bottom Row: Thunder from Ultra Mattes V2, Oh So Special, Navy Blue from Bohemian, Storm, Festive from Sparkle, Mineral Earth from Au Naturel

The original palettes from Sleek Makeup did not have shade names which is why some colours are named after their palettes. Given that they did indeed have their pick of the bunch I am surprised they included Paraguay and Thunder and they’re so lackluster by the side of the others but perhaps they are special and I just don’t know how to use them. Do they have magical powers when layered or used wet? Leave a comment if you know the secret! I will have a makeup look up next week using Primal Green, Navy Blue, Storm and Festive so look out for that and here’s a preview..

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Available online here and from Superdrug stores nationwide

Miss BB

*PR Sample




  1. 11 April, 2013 / 6:01 pm

    wow love the look you achieved with this palette 🙂

  2. 11 April, 2013 / 7:03 pm

    This pallette looks lovely I have never tried sleek eyeshadows but I might give them a go now xx

  3. 11 April, 2013 / 8:24 pm

    I’ve been trying to make my mind up for a while on whether I should try one of Sleek’s palette’s. Thinking I might now after reading this review! Thank you 🙂

    • missbudgetbeauty
      13 April, 2013 / 11:31 am

      I am totally sold now!

  4. 11 April, 2013 / 10:24 pm

    I always want to try out Sleek products but I had a nightmarish experience when I tried to order from them from here in the US. Maybe someday I’ll get my hands on this. Thanks for the post!

  5. 11 April, 2013 / 11:08 pm

    Pretty shades. I have to get them now 😀

  6. 12 April, 2013 / 2:55 am

    I’ve found similar things with my of so special sleek palette in which all the shadows were fantastic and pigmented bar one – very similar to your situation! I still love it though, I just wish they’d get them all right because clearly they are able to!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      13 April, 2013 / 11:30 am

      exactly! but especially with a ‘best of’ you’d expect them to choose the very best!

  7. 13 April, 2013 / 4:09 pm

    Almost bought this yesterday, after seeing this I really wish I had. I love the look you created, defo going to try it out! Thanks xx

  8. Olga
    14 April, 2013 / 8:25 am

    Love these colors

  9. 18 April, 2013 / 5:58 am

    I love the way you have combined this color palette, especially the primal green on your lids. Looks fantastic!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      23 April, 2013 / 5:56 pm

      thank you! I wanted something that used more than one colour family.. I’ve used the palette so much already as there are so many combinations!

  10. 18 April, 2013 / 6:12 am

    The false lashes definitely finish off the look.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      23 April, 2013 / 5:56 pm


  11. 18 April, 2013 / 6:51 am

    Very pretty shades. They look great.

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