Saturday, 4 June 2011

Sleek Mediterranean Collection..

Guess what I got through the post this morning? Yep, Sleeks new 'Mediterranean' collection which includes the Santorini blush, Monte Carlo lip conditioner and Monaco palette.

I was discussing the collection with my sleepy eyed husband at the breakfast table and clearly he didn't appreciate my enthusiasm for colours and textures. So I had to share swatches and my initial reaction with you right away as I needed to let it all out! The collection hits Superdrug stores on the 8th of June.


Here's the Santorini blush (£4.29) and the Monte Carlo lip conditioner (£4.29).



'Santorini' is a matte cool toned bold pink shade which is incredibly pigmented. Personally it's way too bright for me and not something I'm that excited about for now. 'Monte Carlo' is a sheer cool toned pink lip conditioner, it's a nice shade to have but not something I'm crazy about and I'm also not a fan of the scent.


However, something I am crazy about is the 'Monaco' eyeshadow palette. (£6.49)



The colours scream "Mediterranean" with coppers, browns, blues, greens and sandy browns. The best thing about this palette is that there is a range of highlighting, base and crease colours with a mixture of matte and shimmer textures which don't contain glitter. Clearly a perfect product to travel with for a holiday as these colours will compliment a sandy beach, clear blue seas and a golden tan all for an afforadble price and in compact packaging.



Mmmm yummy! I love every colour apart from maybe the green shade, which is weird because green is my favourite colour. Here are some swatches in natural light...

The matte dark navy blue will be stunning for a smokey look, and the matte turquoise will look great on the lower lash line... Ahhhh I want to decorate my eyes with these colours right now! I will be sure to post a fotd when I do!



Here are the swatches again with names and in direct sunlight. Look how pigmented they are, I applied them on the back of my hand with no base using my fingers. (Click image below to enlarge for a clearer view.)



I couldn't help but associate some of the colours to some from my Mac palette, 'Sunset' is a very close dupe for 'Coppering' e/s by Mac. 'Bamboo' is a matte cream colour that is a tad more creamy looking as opposed to white like 'Brule' from Mac. 'Humming Bird' is similar in tone to 'Steamy' from mac down to the slight golden shimmer but just brighter in tone. 'Sand Walker' is a shade lighter in tone than 'Omega' from Mac.



What's your favourite from this collection?

Disclaimer: Products mentioned were sent for review, I was not paid for this post and I am not affiliated with the brand. Honest opinion as always.

27 comments:

EllybellybaybeesBeautyBlog* said...

Looks really nice, some of the colours are amazing!

Jen said...

Lotus Flower and Hummingbird are beautiful!

Jadegrrrl said...

My golly gosh the eyeshadow palette has gone straight to my wish list! <3

Get Gawjus! said...

I love the eyeshadow palette from this collection too. The blush is quite pretty if used lightly with a fan brush. I thought it would be too bright for me as well, howe

Shifa
x

BlushCrush said...

I've been waiting for this palette to come out now, for what feels like, the longest time! Can't wait until the 8th! x

LionLovingTiger said...

I skipped the last Sleek palette but I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

Great review and swatches.

Tx

Mim said...

SleekMakeup never disappoints, I love the e/s palette, very gorgeous & perfect for this season. I'm going on holiday next month & want to get my mitts on this! I love the fact that you found some very close MAC dupes, so helpful, cheers! xxx

Mehtap said...

WOW..the colours are AMAZING!
-> wishlist :)
I have the "sleek storm palette" and I ♥ it!

Makeup and Macaroons said...

I actually quite like the look of the lip balm, but then again I don't know what it smells like and if I don't like the smell I definitely won't wear it. Thanks for the swatches of the eyeshadows, and for comparisons to MAC.

Lilit
xo

Meowcake said...

I own maybe 2 products by Sleek. I've been dying to buy a palette of theirs as I've heard nothing but great things but I've always resisted because the only palette I need at the moment is one with lots of different colours (bar Coastal Scents as it's a bit too expensive for me with shipping and risky to send). Sure there was the circus palette but they were too bold and...well...circus-y! I'm so glad you've written this blog post as the Monaco palette looks just what I need. Not only that but I'm a huge F1 fan and Monaco is my favourite track! Talk about destiny! Hahaha

meowcake.blogspot.com

Skinny Minnie said...

The colour of that blusher is amazing. I'm definitely buying it! xXx

SonyaLovesMakeup said...

I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I am running to Superddrug next week after college to buy this collection :D

JC! :) said...

GASP. All of the colors and textures are so amazing! I love Bamboo... wish I had Sleek here so I could purchase that, but I'd probably buy the entire palette anyway (even if they offered single eyeshadows.. or do they?). Amazing swatch photos/comparisons. Also, my husband just zones out when I talk about colors and textures too...

Sana said...

Lovely colors. I am so jealous because we don't have sleek in the US:(

Carysemily said...

i wish my local superdrug sold sleek :( they used to ages ago but its disappered now!!!!!! :)

StealMyHeartLove said...

That collection looks nice! Thanks for sharing. :)

Donna ♥ Baby said...

wow that collection is beautiful.. i wish we had sleek in canada!

LilyLipstick said...

The Monaco palette looks gorgeous, those shades are so summery. x

Keyra said...

amazing!! but i'm from Spain and Superdrug doesn't ship here!! :S

www.Victoria-Gabrielle.com said...

oh gosh i need this asap! Cant wait until its release date the blush im unsure of as i think it might be too pink for my skin, but the eyeshadow palette i adore x

Midnight Violets said...

I'm loving the look of hummingbird and kiwi zest. Apart from the colours, the names are so cute! I'm really hoping I can get my hands on this collection!

Catanya said...

Just wow! Amazing collection! Your swatches are really helpful as usual! Thanks so much for taking your time and doing it for us!
Lots of love for you and baby bubblesssssss!!
Catanya

♥ Stacey's Beauty Blog ♥ said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this palette! I agree about the blush and lipgloss, they're not really my thing either. I've wanted Omega for a while, this will do til then! xx

Argyro said...

Can't wait to get this palette! Looks amazing! =)

LauraMck said...

ooooh everything looks so nice:):)

Would love to try out the palette:):)

Laura<3
http://all-made-up-21.blogspot.com

denise ❤ said...

great post, beautiful palette!! thanks for your swatches and for comparing to Mac colors, I'm so happy you compared to Brule, I've been wanting Brule so badly for a highlight color, I think I need to get Monaco because some of the matte colors look so wearable!! *O*

Holly Arabella said...

I love your swatching for these! I think this palette isn't great for light or pale skin tones but it is a great set of colours. People may be put off initially by how bright they are.