Sleek MakeUP 24K Gold Collection
In their typically dazzling style, Sleek MakeUP recently launched their new 24K Gold Collection, which advocates high shimmer and shine like that of actual 24K gold. Sleek’s 24K Gold Collection is ‘inspired by the polished, perfection of the beauty elite’ and aims to help you ‘steal the spotlight and embrace the glitz and glamour of the party season’. I was literally “the man, the man with the Midas touch” when I tried the Midas Touch Highlighting Palette, a versatile face and body palette with three baked powder highlighters and one cream highlighter. I’ve never seen or used green or blue highlighters before so took Sleek’s advice on how to apply them. Solitaire, is a grey-green with a creamy, glossy formula that is used to add shimmer to the cheekbones. Tanzanite, a muted copper highlights the eyes, Rhinestone, a medium blue lifts the brows and Cubic Zirconia, a shiny white enhances the cupids bow. Each highlighter is very pigmented and provides a strong shine, with visible shimmer flecks. The highlighters have a good longevity but fall out a little with wear, so it’s a good idea to wear them on top of a primer.
The star piece of the collection is the Gold Standard i-Lust Eyeshadow Palette. The limited edition eyeshadow palette features four silky shimmer powders and two rich cream formulas, taking on hues of rich and warm browns and golds that are perfectly in sync with the festive season. The eyeshadows are not for the faint-hearted, possessing a very high level of pigment, even with the subtlest of strokes. Intriguingly, each shade is named after the most prominent of fashion designers. Of the powder formula, we have Laurent, a dark brown with a hint of copper, Coco, a rich caramel gold), Vera, a yellow gold and Vivienne which is an iridescent white. They have an impressive longevity and are easy to apply.
Slightly harder to apply, but rewarding when done correctly on top of well-primed eyes, are the Cream Shadows Margiela, which is a cool gold and Louis, a light pink gold. Although not as wet or gloopy, they’re more like the eye glosses we’ve recently seen introduced by high-end beauty brands, rather than usual cream eyeshadows. They capture the light very well and are a sophisticated alternative to eye glitter. The palette is mirrored and sleek, with a double-ended, soft-bristled brush inside.
I also tried three limited edition Lip Glosses of different finishes, which complement the eyeshadows and highlighters from this collection well. The first I tried was a Glitter Me Gloss in shade Money Talks, a shimmery, translucent gold which applies well over lipsticks and adds depth and dimension to the lips. The second was a Gloss Me Lip Gloss in Thai Orchid, a pinkish purple, and the last was a Matte Me Lip Gloss in Petal, a light, dusky pink. Each type felt comfortable on the lips and left good stains after eating and drinking. My favourite s the Gloss Me one in shade Thai Orchid - the tinge of purple looks great on darker skin tones.
I feel that Sleek have outdone themselves with their 24K Gold collection and it’s impressive that they’ve incorporated the current makeup trends into their accessible, affordable but glamorous collection.
The 24k Gold Collection is priced at £25.00 and Sleek are selling a special Xmas gift edition with a makeup.
For more information, please visit their website.