Disclaimer: Item provided for review.
Tis the season to be sparkly so naturally a lot of makeup companies are releasing glitter loaded makeup palettes. This year Sleek have released another limited edition Christmas palette, and in typical Christmass season fashion it’s glitter heavy.
“Sparkle 2 is the shiny new sequel to its sister Sparkle i-Divine”
It’s almost a shame to chuck the packaging for this one, absolutely love the out of focus shimmer design! (magpie instincts kicking in). As far as the actually palette packaging goes, it’s just the same classic Sleek palette packaging.
I’m not overly fond of glitter eyeshadows, they either tend to have glitter which is too chunky (and seriously uncomfortable) or glitter which either stays on your brush or just blows away the minute you apply it on your eyes. Some of these eyeshadows do have the second problem where the glitter just doesn’t seem to stick which is sad.
- 12 shades
- Limited edition
Also while some colours (like the bottom left hand corner color) are velvety I noticed some of the other colour are a bit hard and you have to work with them a bit more. The green shade had this problem which resulted in there being hardly any glitter left once I’d layered it enough.
(all swatches were applied without primer)
Oh yea, and I think I’m doing to try and display the swatches like this from now on, at least for palettes. What do you think of it?
My overall impression of this pallet? The pigmentation is great but the glitter not so great. If you like the look of the actual colours and aren’t looking to get it for the glitter aspect then you’ll love this pallet. If you’re looking for tones of glitter then I’d give this pallet a miss.
Bit of a side note, I’m not too fond of when a whole pallet is glittery since it doesn’t make for a very practical colour selection. I love it when there it’s a nice variety of glittery and mate shades, but then again, seeing as for half of these shades the glitter didn’t really stick anyway from that perspective it is quite a nice Christmas-y selection of colours.
What do you think of this Christmas pallet? Another tempting addition to the makeup collection or a miss?