Disclaimer: Items provided for review.
I was quite happy to see an Autumn pallet wasn’t the usual hash of dark colours and browns, just because it’s autum/winter doesn’t mean we can’t have some bright cheerful colours too. This year Sleek Makeup have teamed up with PPQ again to release to palettes, Respect (the one I’m reviewing) and Supreme.
“Inspired by classic Motown sound, the collection echoes a retro, urban vibe, channelling glamorous 60’s style”
This time the collaboration collection includes two pallets and a lip gloss with each pallet. With the “Respect” pallet you get a pillar box matte red lipgloss in a 5ml bottle.
Just a little something I noticed, Sleek have been slowly raising their prices haven’t they? Last year their pallets were only Â£6/Â£6.50…why the sudden price just in just a year?
- Limited edition
- Â£7.99 for the palettes
- Â£4.99 for the lip glosses
I realize that companies need to make money but I like to believe that Sleek Makeup is associated with quality AND affordability, at this rate they’re getting dangerously close to moving out of the affordable section.
Lets start with the lip gloss in Truly Mattely Deeply. Brilliantly bright red colour but it’s more drying than the Sahara desert! BellowÂ you can see the swatches, on the left after it has just been applied and on the right after 3 minutes and rubbing it.
Overall not impressed. Sure you can apply 3 inches of lip gloss over it so your lips don’t shrivel off your face, but no lip gloss should need your lips needing moisture injections after using it.
While the lip gloss what disappointing the palette was a winner as usual for sleek. All the swatches bellow are done in one swipe, without primer so you really can see how pigmented these beauties are. All of them have a creamy texture, the only colour I didn’t like was the black shade on the bottom left.
Normally the black eyeshadow in Sleek pallets are the closest thing I have found which comes close to Sugarpill’s “Bulletproof”, this one is very different to the shades in other Sleek pallets, it wasn’t creamy, instead rather hard and instead of a remotely black colour produced a weak grey colour.
The one drawback with limited edition palettes is that it you fall in love with it you’re going to have to buy backups or risk loosing it forever (sounds like the plot of a cheesy romance).