Not too long ago, like many other make-up brands, Sleek brought out a brand new product to join forces with the rest of their varied range. They introduced the Garden of Eden eyeshadow palette, filled with a range of both matte and metallic shades that are perfect for Spring, featuring both greens and purples. Green and purple are two of my most favourite colours to use on my eyes so to have both in one palette, I was sold straight away.
Let me just start by saying that this palette is brilliant. I don’t really have anything bad to say about it. I could just end the review right there and be done with it but that would make this a pretty boring post now wouldn’t it.
I’ve been using this palette for a good few weeks now and I’ve been able to create some really pretty looks with a combination of colours from this palette. Sleek have a number of eyeshadow palettes in their product range and if you own any of them, you will know that the quality of their eyeshadows could rival many high end brands at double the price. But for £7.99 you are getting an absolute bargain.
Above are the swatches of all the colours in this palette. The metallic colours are amazingly pigmented and the texture is so creamy making them very easy to pack on. Admittedly, the matte shades aren’t quite as pigmented (apart from the dark green which is comparable to MAC’s Plumage) as the metallic ones but they can be forgiven for that!
I would recommend using a primer underneath these eyeshadows because they are so creamy, so they could be prone to creasing without a primer but that really does depend on your personal preference.
If you want a cheaper alternative to Urban Decay, I think Sleek are a strong competitor as their metallic eyeshadows are clearly one of the many things they are great at. Or if you’re looking at adding a palette with some fun colours into your collection, this might be a great way to start experimenting, especially as they are bright enough to add a pop of colour but toned down enough to not look too over the top.
Do you have this palette? If so, what do you think of it?
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So pretty, I need this in my life!! X
these are gorgeous colors! And even for toned down looks this could be used, easily! there’s only one color, the last green, that I wouldn’t use for an everyday look, but even then, if it’s pigmented enough you could use it as a liner with some Fix+.