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..
Available online here and from Superdrug stores nationwide