Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Review: Sleek Makeup LE Mediterranean Collection - Monaco Eyeshadow Palette

The Limited Edition Monaco eyeshadow palette by Sleek is a summer-orientated, fun, versatile palette - although probably not for nude/natural looks. Containing 12 well pigmented mineral-based eyeshadows this palette does not disappoint. There are 7 matte shades and 5 shimmer shades, also included is the double ended sponge applicator and a large mirror opposite to the eyeshadows. It cost £6.49 from Superdrug. I really like the packaging, it's a very slim compact palette with the simplest and functional design.

Top Row (L-R):

Bamboo is a matte light cream shade, perfect as a highlighter.
Aquamarine is a matte aqua shade, in-between green and blue, leaning more towards a light teal-green
Midnight Garden is a matte deep navy with slight purple undertones
Sunset is a rusty dark red-orange shimmer shade
Washed Ashore is peach shimmer
Magenta Madness is a bright magenta matte shade

Bottom Row (L-R):

Summer Breeze is a very light turquoise matte shade
Sand Walker is a light taupe-brown matte shade
Kiwi Zest is a bright lime green shimmer
Lotus Flower is a lilac shimmer
Humming Bird is a turquoise shimmer
Moors Treasure is a dark matte red-brown shade

All shades are well pigmented and wear well. I would recommend using an eyeshadow primer or base to increase the longevity of wear, as some shades crease after 4 hours of wear. In terms of application, I found all shades easy to pick up on the brush and apply, the lighter matte shades sometimes needed another dip to pick up the amount of product I wanted, like Bamboo, Sandwalker and Summer Breeze. I also found the lighter matte shades to be a little chalky but I think all matte eyeshadows have that slight issue.

The texture of all shades is generally soft and average, nothing amazing but nothing terrible either. Application was generally a breeze aside from the dusting of the eyeshadows when picking up product. I wouldn't repurchase this only because I'd never finish the entire palette!

To see a bright summer look with this palette by my friend Paige please click here.

Product: 9/10
Pigmentation: 8.5/10
Texture/Formula: 8/10
Wear: 8/10
Packaging: 4/5
Application: 4/5
Repurchase: No

Overall: 8.3/10

This new rating system is to provide a quick snapshot of my experiences with the product. The product itself, the level of pigmentation in comparison to how pigmented it should be, the texture and/or formula of the product. Wear is a rating of how long and well the item stays on, packaging and application are also reviewed. The repurchase line is whether I would repurchase the item again or not. Overall shows the average scoring of the product out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful colours, I love how pigmented they are! The Lotus Flower is probably my favourite, it's so pretty! x


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