Sleek I-Divine Eyeshadow Pallette Au Naturel : Swatches & Review

by mehak on October 16, 2012

in B-, Eye Products, eyeshadow, Reviews, Sleek

Sleek i-divine Au Naturel Eyeshadow Pallette Swatches & Review

Guest post by Priya R (Light Skin tone, Normal to dry skin)

 

Product Description: Sleek MakeUP’s legendary i-Divines are 12 shades of high-quality, super-pigmented eyeshadow, suited to every skin tone.

My Views:

Recently I decided to get my first ever I-divine Eyeshadow Palette from Sleek Makeup. Having read so many reviews online and deciding out of ample of options available in the I-Divine range, I decided to play safe by ordering the Au Natural Palette. I personally wanted to have a palette with a blend of warm & neutral shades, so got this beautiful palette. I ordered mine online at Sleekmakeup.com and it got delivered to me in 20 days via Royal Mail Services (there was no tracking ID, I prayed every single day for it to reach me safely but sadly when it did reach me, it was kind of broken and doesn’t close properly). (Editors Note: Just a caution to everyone, sleek has not delivered me my  own palette inspite of me repeatedly following up with them, and they are not answering any emails/calls either. Either you get lucky with them or you dont !)

I had very high expectation from Sleek Makeup and I am kind of depressed with what I got. The Au Natural eyeshadow pallette consists of more matte & less metallic eyeshadows. The entire first row except the “Taupe” is poorly pigmented. The texture of the first 5 shades in the upper row is very hard and it takes lots of effort to swatch it. “Taupe” is the only color in the first row which is decently pigmented. Thankfully the bottom row is very well pigmented and easily shows up on the hand/eyes. But I feel most of the browns are kind of repetitive in the bottom row.

The well pigmented colors do not crease for a good 8-9 hours with a base. Without a base, it starts creasing in 3-4 hours. The entire last row is impressive in terms of wear time, non-chalkiness & pigmentation. These colors gets picked up easily with a brush without leading to any wastage or crumbling.

First Row:
1. Nougat – light matte cream shade

2. Nubuck – matte light grey shade

3. Cappucino – matte light yellowish brown shade

4. Honeycomb – matte beige shade

5. Toast (light beige-orange shade

6. Taupe – metallic golden yellow shade

Second Row:
7. Conker – dark maroon-red-purplish shimmery shade

8. Moss – golden olive shimmery shade

9. Bark – dark grey shade in matte finish

10. Mineral Earth – dark brown shimmery shade

11. Regal – dark purple-pink semi shimmery shade

12. Noir – dark matte black

 

Swatches of Sleek Au Naturel  Eyeshadow Palette : Top Row

Swatches of Sleek Au Naturel  Eyeshadow Palette : Bottom Row

Pros:

  1. Price
  2. Good combination of neutral & dark eyeshadows
  3. Includes shimmery & matte eyeshadows
  4. Dark eyeshadows are well pigmented & easy to apply
  5. Sleek packaging

Cons:

  1. Neutral shades are chalky & badly pigmented. Most of the first row is unusable since they don’t show up.
  2. Repetition of dark shades : They are not very unique in their own.

Verdict: B-

Price: 9.99$ + delivery +customs

Recommendation: Overall, the Sleek I-Divine  Au Natural Palette is balanced in terms of matte & metallic eyeshadows & also in terms of neutral & dark eyeshadows. This palatte can multitask in creating looks for office wears, smokey eyes, deep-dark looks but overall quality is not so great given that the first 5 shades are almost useless – the pigmentation of the neutral shades is poor and they appear extremely chalky.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Xuvious October 16, 2012 at 10:18 am

I like bark and regal! I wish the upper half shades looked better though.

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Priya October 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I was heartbroken after swatching first 5 shades :(

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Shikha October 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm

2,3,4,5 are hardly visible in swatch… . :-(

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Priya October 16, 2012 at 8:06 pm

sadly true shikha :(

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shivangi October 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm

not worth the trouble! I am dying to lay my hands on Naked palette!!!

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Shikha October 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

There was 20% sale on UD products till 13 Oct. I have ordered it. :-)

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mehak October 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

howwwww they deliver to india?

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Shikha October 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm

They dnt deliver, I have asked some one to carry it for me.

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Priya October 16, 2012 at 8:06 pm

i want UD too!! its lovely i hear!

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Pooja@IBC October 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I was planning to pick this one up,but the top row’s poor pigmentation kept me from ordering it..the bottom row has nice shades though

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Priya October 16, 2012 at 8:07 pm

true pooja..i did read your reviews on other sleek products but this one wasnt as expected :(

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Sumathi October 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I was planning to get this palette.. but there are too many light shades in this palette… So I got
oh so special instead… Sad, the first 5 shades are total waste..

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Priya October 16, 2012 at 8:08 pm

yeah bad… how was the special palette?

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coralcrue October 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm

reviewed so well. :)

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Sukanya October 16, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I love this palette..wish the lighter shades were bit more pigmented ! dark shades r fab !

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Priya October 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

True skuanya :(

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philamazan October 17, 2012 at 11:51 am

i have 3 palettes from sleek and i love them all :p
hate the repetitions though

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Priya October 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Which all palette do u have phil? Would love to know which ones r better pigmented palettes!

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mehak October 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I have oh so specil and thats reallllly nice!

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Priya October 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm

That’s good.. I m now scared ordering reading your order not received yet!!

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Bhumika October 17, 2012 at 7:43 pm

2nd row looks nice..I have Oh So Special and Glory which is quite good..and Storm seems to be nice too..

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Priya October 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I guess I got the wrong palette :(

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