Review: Sleek Eye & Cheek Palette in Dancing til Dusk

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Hello everyone,
Today I'm going to review one of the Eye & Cheek palettes from Sleek makeup which is called Dancing til Dusk. How lovely is the name of the palette? Despite the obvious difference, Bruce Springsteen's Dancing in the Dark was playing in my head as I checked out some customer reviews in order to make my purchase. The price of this originally was $14.99 but then Sleek has the price reduced to $7.50 which is essentially half the original price (http://mandy-s-heart.blogspot.com/2015/11/back-to-blogging-my-first-sleek-haul.html ). I heard about the great quality of Sleek blushes so I decided to go with this palette which contains two blush colors. This way I get to try out both-their eye shadows as well as the blushes.

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Claims:


Claims:

The velvety smooth eye shadows and blushers are highly pigmented and long-lasting, making blending and defining simple.

*Each palette contains complementary neutral and bold shades suited to all skin tones.

*Packaged in a handy travel sized compact, with magnetic snap-shut mechanism and also includes a large mirror and two essential brushes for effortless application.

*Not tested on animals

Packaging:




The palette comes in a black packaging with the name of the brand on the top lid. The lid closes magnetically which is great because I don't have to break my nails trying to open the palette (which is precisely what happened with my The Gold Standard Palette). The palette comes with 4 eye shadows and 2 blush colors. It also has a gigantic mirror (the size of the entire lid) which I've been using quite regularly since I've received this. The palette also has two brushes- one which is a dual sided sponge applicator and a brush for blusher application.

Wear: 

Top row: Mirrored Pink followed by Cappuccino and Mineral Earth
Bottom row: Taupe followed by Regal and Sahara
The palette's eye shadows are from their i-Divine Au Naturel palette. There are two matte eye shadows, Cappuccino in a fawn-beige color and another in cool toned brown which is called Regal. There are two shimmer colors Taupe which is a shimmery beige/ champagne color and Mineral Earth which is a brown shimmer with a hint of gold (my personal favorite of the palette). I love all of the shades, they have good pigmentation ( the shade Capuccino has to be built up to see the true color as it is too close to my skin tone but it works just fine as a base color). The colors apply smoothly and can be blended without having to put too much effort (The only shade I had a little trouble blending is Regal). The staying power is good, it lasts about 5 to 6 hours on my lids.



In terms of the blush colors, Mirrored Pink has to be my absolute favorite. I was right in guessing that this would be more of a highlighter on my skin tone.  It has a lot of shimmer in it and since it is pink, I can't use it directly as a highlighter unless I apply it on top of another pink blush color.  The other color is Sahara which is a matte orange shade which is just as pigmented as Mirrored Pink. I feel like this color brings out all of those summer feelings within me. This blush is sold separately as opposed to Mirrored Pink. Both blush colors are highly pigmented, and very smooth in application. I recommend using these with a light hand, because the colors are so pigmented. Building the color up is easier than lessening its intensity.  The blush colors last about 5 hours on my skin.

Wearing Mirrored Pink.
 I love this palette for its travel-friendliness because it is compact and also for its mirror which is amazing. I love the fact that it has both matte and shimmer shades for eyes as well as two options for blush colors. The colors would perfectly suit both Mondays and Fridays because it can balance both day and night time glam. However there is a downside in terms of the consistency of the eye shadows. The eyeshadows have good pigmentation  for a drugstore palette but the fallout was a little more than what I could tolerate.  In terms of the brushes the palette came with I was disappointed with the one for blush application. The sponge tip applicators I don't mind- as I can use them for smudging when creating a smoky eye look. But the bristles in the other brush were too harsh on the skin.








Should you get it?:

While this is a good drugstore palette for an affordable price with colors that are wearable for both night and day looks, I do think the blushes will be a better investment on their own. If you're specifically looking for bright and bold colors  maybe their See you at Midnight palette would be a better fit for you. It features more shimmers and hues like blue, purple, gold and pink.


Let me know your thoughts on the Sleek Dancing til Dusk palette if you've tried it in a comment down below or on my Facebook page. 

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