I have heard & seen many good reviews about Sleek Makeup i-Divine Eyeshadow Palettes but couldn't get my hand on them. If you haven't heard about Sleek Makeup, it is a UK drugstore makeup brand. You can usually find their products on their website www.sleekmakeup.com or www.crushcosmetics.com.au or on eBay.
Then last week I found that Star Cosmetics, a NZ based online makeup store, just recently has these palettes in stock. I have bought a few things from them before and was happy with the quality & the service. So I decided to purchase one palette to try out. It's NZ$30 plus NZ$3.50 (Fast Post) or NZ$5 (Courier) which I think are very reasonable.
They have 7 i-Divine Palettes available at Start Cosmetics: Original, Storm, Oh So Special, Sunset, Acid, Me Myself & Eye, and Bad Girl. I picked "Oh So Special" as it has a good mixture of matte & shimmery shades. And, the colours are great for everyday looks.
There are 12 eyeshadow colours in each i-Divine palette. For Oh So Special, there are 6 matte/satin shades and 6 Shimmery shades.
I really like the combination of the colours in this palette. The colours range from a light matte for a highlight (I don't like using a shimmery shade as a highlight under my brow bones) & an essential matte black (everyone needs to have a matte black eyeshadow, so it's always good to have one).
Most of the shades have great pigmentation. Boxed & Wrapped Up are not as intense as they look in the pan but still give a reasonable colour pay-off.
My favourite colours are Organza, Glitz, Celebrate & Gateau. I can see myself using The Mail & Boxed a lot as transition/blending colours. Noir is a black but not as deep & intense as MAC Carbon. So that would be a good alternative when I want to deepen the looks but don't want to look too harsh.
I think the packaging is really neat. It's a sturdy black plastic compact with big mirror inside. Easy to open. The size is about the size of my hand. Great to pop inside a makeup case for a day on the go or fro traveling.
So far, I'm very happy with this product. I can only give my final thought after I actually use it on my face. If the staying powder is great, this would be my 2nd favourite palette. The 1st, of course, is my Urban Decay NAKED palette.