Swatches // Sleek MakeUP Eyeshadow Palettes #1


Ok guys, the Sleek eyeshadow palettes are literally my holy grail products. I use them everytime I wear makeup, the colour pigmentation and longevity is incredible and they’re so affordable (£7.99 each), which is always a bonus when you’re a student 😉

So, I don’t have ALL of the Sleek palettes (as much as I’d like to) but I do have a fair few:

I’ve also just ordered the Ultra Matte V2 palette which isn’t here yet so I couldn’t swatch it 💔

I’m going to do this post in two parts, as it will be waaay too long if I do all of them haha.

Au Naturel

This palette is one of the classics, a lot of people I know use this and the shimmer colours are my favourite. Living up to it’s name the colours are neutral meaning you can wear them with almost any look both day and night.

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Colours from left to right: Nougat, Nubuck, Cappuccino, Honeycomb, Toast, Taupe, Conker, Moss, Bark, Mineral Earth, Regal, Noir.

My only issue with this palette is that the first five matte colours aren’t very pigmented at all.

The first image is the shades in natural sunlight, the second is under normal/artificial light. But yeah, especially the first couple of shades, they’re pretty much non existent and I even zoomed in to have a better look lol.

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LOOK AT IT!!!!! Can you even see the first nougat shade?! (above the brown)

No, neither can I. This did disappoint me a bit, but it can be used as a good base or transition shade.




I’ve got no words for this palette. The colours are so so shimmery and bright, however you can still incorporate them into an elegant but casual look! They blend so easily, another reason why these palettes are my holy grails in makeup.

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But RIP to the bottom left eyeshadow who got injured during delivery (which I was majorly pissed about).

Shades from left to right: Nightfall, Horizon, Solstice, Afterglow, Sunrise, Skyline, Dusk, Eve, Dawn, Golden Hour, Starry, Serene.

My fave colour from this palette is definitely ‘Golden Hour’ – it’s a rose gold colour (more on the gold side) but it’s so feminine and looks fabbbbb on it’s own with any look.

I was freaking out when I first swatched the orange, as it is SO SO pigmented. I thought that I would never use it as it’s so bright, but because they blend out so well, I’ve used this three or four times now. I should have really included some looks in this post 😦

But again, the left image is in natural sunlight, the right artificial light. I may be a bit biased here, but this particular palette is amazing if you’ve got blue eyes. Orange based eyeshadows (not neon, don’t panic) such as copper, bronze, browns, peach or coral coloured shadows are known to make blue eyes pop! And with all of these shades in this palette, you can’t go wrong.


If you’re looking for a cooler toned palette, this one is for you. Not gonna lie, I rarely reach for this one but I don’t know another palette that contains colours like these, and I always think it will come in handy one day haha.

As the name suggests, the Graphite eyeshadows are a mixture of of grey and silvers – most of which have blue undertones (fab for blue eyes 😉 )

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This particular palette is fab for a classic smokey eye look as there’s so many hues of grey and silver. It also has two highlighting shades which are very pigmented. The white shimmery one is fab for your brow bone.

If you hadn’t guessed already, left image is natual sunlight and right is artificial (indoor) light.

In the left pic you can deffo see how the greys differ, some more purple and others more blue. I don’t really have loads to say about this one as I’ve only used it once. The shadows are very soft as well, meaning you can get a lot of fall out from them. However, this is easily solved by doing your eyeshadow before your foundation!!

Thanks for taking the time out for reading, and I will be back with the other three palettes in another post!

Lucy x


10 thoughts on “Swatches // Sleek MakeUP Eyeshadow Palettes #1

    • Lucy Dean says:

      Aww thanks babes! I know can you imagine how sore my eyes would be after though hahaha! Each time I do a look with these I’ll take a photo and upload xx


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