I’m not sure if this palette was designed to coincide with the world cup being held in Brasil this year, but in any case it was just in time for world cup and it encompasses everything vibrant that people think when they think of Brasil.
I wasn’t actually planning on getting this palette because just looking at it on the Sleek site, the colours reminded me a lot of the Del Mar palette. But, Sleek had a 20% off sale and since I have zero self control and was already planning on picking up some other stuff, I went ahead and got this as well. I figured, if the colours were very similar, I could always not use it and use it as a giveaway item.
Sorry guys, I really like this palette.
As per usual, we have the incredibly sleek, thin black palette, and inside twelve beautifully vibrant shades.
Now, while these colours may seem similar to the Del Mar palette, they aren’t. For one thing, Del Mar was almost completely matte shades. These are primarily sheens, and most of them have some shift, although the camera can’t pick them up. One colour in particular (Ipanema) is my favourite of the bunch, and not just because it’s a mauvy pink. Below I have swatches and close ups of the palette with flash and without.
As you can see, they look pretty much the same with or without the flash. Swatches below, but I seem to have mislabelled the swatches and deleted the originals so I couldn’t redo them. So the first set of swathes are actually the top row of the palette.
Tropics-Coral Orange (Sheen/Satin)
Night Fever-Hot Pink ( Matte)
Ipanema-Mauvy Pink (Sheen/Satin)
Caipirinha-Lime Green (Sheen/Satin)
Urca-Beigey Taupe (Sheen/Satin)
Cachaca-Pure White (Sheen/Satin)
City Of God-Pure Yellow Gold (Sheen/Satin)
Copacabana-Taupey Beige (Matte)
Sao Conrado-Pink Coral (Sheen/Satin)
Bossa Nova- Lavendar (Sheen/Satin)
Leme-Peacock Blue (Sheen/Satin)
Finally here is a look created using Urca on the lid, Ipanema in the crease and Leme on the lower lash line. Click on the pictures for larger views
As usual, Sleek eye palettes give great face. The colours are seriously vibrant and pigmented. Do you need this palette? Probably not, unless you’re me and feel the need to own absolutely everything that Sleek comes out with. Or, if you had passed on the Del Mar Palette or didn’t like it. I know a lot of people, like myself don’t always care for matte shades, so this is a really good alternative to the almost all matte Del Mar palette.
Not a purchase I regret at all, I’m probably get more use out of this than the Del Mar because I actually like these colours a lot more, particularly Ipanema, Urca and City of God. I’ve been waiting for a true, yellow gold, because it’s the only kind that my undertones don’t just swallow or overwhelm. And seriously, at $11.99 can you really go wrong? I don’t think so.