A while back I picked up a couple of items from Sleek makeup to try some of their products since I have heard so much about the brand. I had picked up some blushes which I’ll review soon and also 2 eyeshadow palettes. I already reviewed The Goodnight Sweetheart Palette which I liked and which actually drew me to explore the brand. The Vintage Romance Palette didn’t quite hit the mark with me though and straight off the bat I’d say go try the Goodnight Sweetheart palette if you are looking to sample the brands eyeshadows. I was drawn to this palette because of the plums and purples which is my kind of shadows these days, but they lacked depth and richness 😦
The Palette looks like all the sleek palettes..a nice compact thin black plastic palette with a mirror. The palette has 1 matte shade and the rest are satins and shimmers.
The colors look beautiful right? I love the shade selection here! The shade names come in plastic sheet which you can lose anytime. I just realized as I am writing this post, I forgot to label the shade names in the photo! Bad beauty blogger! So I’ll just write out the names here. Top row from left to right the shades are : Pretty in Paris, Meet in Madrid, Court in Cannes, Lust in LA, Romance in Rome and Propose in Prague. They are swatched below with a brush in the same order 🙂
My favorite shades in this palette are those lovely metallic shimmers in the first row: Meet in Madrid, Court in Cannes and Lust in LA. The purple blue shade called Romance in Rome is not as intense as I thought it would be..it lacks some depth and richness. Propose in Prague is the only matte shade in the palette and it works okay as a crease color.
The second row consists of the following shades from left to right: A Vow in Venice, Marry in Monte Carlo, Honeymoon in Hollywood, Bliss in Barcelona, Forever in Florence and Love in London.
This row was a big disappointment for me. Marry in Monte Carlo is nice (the second shade from the left). The rest of them are quite flat and dare I say chalky Don’t get me wrong, these shadows work, just that they don’t have depth of color..so you might not get the intensity you see in the pan. Bliss in Barcelona is such a lovely shade..wish it was a tad more pigmented!
The 2 shades I absolutely don’t like in this palette is Forever in Florence and Love in London – the last 2 shades in the bottom row. They have chunky glitter and apply quite patchy.
Overall, I’d say you can make this palette work and for the money it is not too bad. If you are looking to try Sleek shadows try out the Goodnight Sweetheart palette..I find the shadows in that one more consistent; quality and pigmentation wise.
Have you tried Sleek Eyeshadow palettes?
Until next time, ciao!!