I'm a huge Sleek fan and hardly ever skip any new product launches, and this eye primer palette really caught my eye as priming lids isn't just a gimmick and when I use the right product, I can seriously prolong the wear of eyeshadow on my oily lids (gak!). Nothing looks worse than creased eye make up.
The palette was £6.99 from Superdrug and comes in the standard black plastic palette with a mirror in the lid.
Now ever since the Bad/Good Girl palettes Sleek have monikered their eyeshadows but I think something went awry with this insert as the green certainly isn't 'peach', or the peach shade 'noir'. No biggie. They just need to get these plastic inserts reprinted and replaced. The double sided brush is pretty useless with the product, but works okay with powders, so I'm going to keep it in my 'work' make up kit in my desk.
Pretty pretty iridescent colours.
The Good: the palette offers a great range of neutral and bright shades, the consistency is creamy and they are nicely pigmented. I prefer to apply them with my finger as it goes a bit streaky if you use a synthetic fibre brush. I've tried using the white and two neutral shades as cream cheek highlighters and they're not bad.
Now, The Bad: it creased on me. Very swiftly. I chose the bright green hoping that would show up well enough in my little experiment. In the photo below I'm wearing nothing but the green primer on my left and with Urban Decay's Misdemeanor on the right. I noticed it had creased after half an hour, but it could have been sooner. I also found it difficult to blend Misdemeanor over the top of it, so that's why it looks like it's been applied by a toddler! Can't say it did anything to intensify the colour either. What I don't want to have to do with these is apply UDPP under to make them work like I did for the Molten Metals, but I hate letting a product go to waste, so I may just do that. Or I may just host a blog sale :)
I'm surprised I haven't seen more of this palette on other blogs, and where I have, there haven't been swatches or anything on durability. Now I haven't played too much with the other primers in this palette, but I wouldn't rush out and buy this. Instead it might be better to wait and see if Sleek reformulates the next batch into something with more staying power. In the meantime, I can highly recommend their Storm palette - truly beautiful and versatile - I always take it on holiday; the test of true love. Any of these beautiful shadows works wonderfully over the infamous Urban Decay Primer Potion; the best eye primer I've tried.
Have you got this palette? What do you think? Any tips for how I could use it better?