20.9.12

Sleek Au Naturel Palette.

I'm  not a huge eyeshadow wearer, which is I why rarely ever fork out for some. I did however purchase the naked palette last year (now that was forking out) and fell completely and utterly in love with the neutrally brown shades. When I was in Superdrug in London (yes another one of my many London purchases) I picked up this sleek 'Au Naturel Palette' as it had so many subtle shades I knew I'd love it.
I've gotten quite a lot of use from the palette and I like how even though all the shades are quite muted there is a bit of variation in shades compared to the 'Naked Palette'. I find the naked palette consists of a lot more brown based shadows where as this one from sleek has a few peaches, pinks and nudes tossed in with more dramatic shades such as 'Noir' and ' Mineral Earth'.
Because of the many shades in this palette I find I can create a lot more looks. There's shades like 'Honeycomb' and 'Taupe' that I love to pair together for the perfect daytime look and 'Conker' which can take you from day to night. There's just so many mixes as all the shades go so well together. I find the eyeshadow is very long lasting with the shimmery shades such as 'Moss' and 'Mineral Earth' being highly pigmented. I was a little disappointed with how unpigmented the lighter matte shades such as 'Nougat' were but I suppose being a high street eye palette this is to be expected. There's minimal fallout from the shades and they blend nicely together. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the naked palette I would recommend this considering it's a fraction of the price but there are very little similarities. I wouldn't say its an exact dupe per se. But for less than a tenner you can't really complain.
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19 comments:

Iheartmexo said...

i dont own any sleek palettes but theyre talked about so much! I always really liked this one because you can get a lot wear out of it. Its really nice! xx

Vicki said...

This looks like the sort of palette id get a lot of use out of. I love quite a neutral eye or a slight smokey one for night. The colours look pigmented & you get a good range of colors.
Great review :o)

One Little Vice said...

I don't own any sleek palettes yet but I'm looking to buy one, I just can't decide which one as there are a lot of good choices!

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danielleyc said...

Ooh this palette looks perfect to me! I usually wear eyeshadows like the first 3, and when I do change it up a bit it's usually browns and neutrals :)

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Ellie Burns said...

love the conker shade! i definitely go for the more natural colours too, i love this palette xx

Charli Chatters said...

how much is this? you dont say?

Madiha Tabbasam said...

Great swatches! I also have this palette and do like it but some reason I wasn't ablt to get decent swatches...

xoxo
Madiha

Angelica said...

I'm really loving the colours, it's a bit rubbish that not all are so pigmented. xo

Sandra said...

I'm still waiting for the day when matte shades will become more pigmented. When I put them on my lids, they pretty much disappear within an hour. The shimmery shades, on the other hand, look gorgeous!

Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

Catrine said...

i have the naked2 palette... im more of a lip lover than an eye girl though so this may have been better suited as it's cheaper! xxx

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Cerys said...

I am getting this when I need some new makeup because it looks really nice :)
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Forever Miss Vanity said...

Love this palette- these are all the colours I wear on a daily basis!

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Anna said...

I super love the shades. they all look light and warm. Putting on these kinds of shades will bring out my natural beauty. It is also perfect for everyday wear.

courtneycoco said...

i love the natural palette shades..great for everyday and every night! I added this post to my collection on Socialbliss, check it out: Socialbliss

Ashlee said...

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DTMakeUpGirl said...

wow! i really need to buy this pallete :)))

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Melanie Jane said...

This is such a gorgeous palette, I really love the shade 'Conker' and I like that there are some matte shades in there too. I've actually yet to try anything by Sleek, might pop this on my Christmas list.
Mel x

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One Little Vice said...

I didn't even know this palette existed! It looks a lot more wearable day to day than the Shangri La one I picked up recently, haha. I love the matte black shade, I reckon that would come in handy as a liner x

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