Today I have swatches of the bright and colourful Circus palette from Sleek
The first thing besides the eyeshadows in this palette that caught my eye was the colour of the inner packaging. Sleek palettes are usually a matte black plastic casing, but with this one its a fun and bright coral with a red Sleek logo on it. Love the colour! Hehe.
I don't have the outer sleeve of my palette as I had to order it online as it was no longer on the Sleek website when I saw swatches online and decided to purchase it, so I got mine from EBay. Good news is you can still find it on Ebay now if you really want it, bad news is it'll cost ya £18.49, which is a lot to pay for one of these palettes. But when you consider the cost of getting 12 eyeshadows in one palette from other brands, its still a pretty good deal if you really love the bright colours inside it, but continue reading before you make your desicion:
All Swatches were done over a light base of NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk.
Here are the shades from the 1st row Without Flash:
And With Flash:
The first shade is a super bright neon coral shade with a matte finish.
Next is a gorgeous medium purple shade with pinkish sheen to it.
Followed by a matte warm toned bubble gum pink.
Then there is a matte white shade, you'll need a white base with this one to get a lot of pigmentation from it though as it goes on pretty sheer.
The next shade is a really pretty and pigmented basic yellow shade, one of few yellows I own that isn't too sheer, and is a matte shadow.
Lastly in this row is a super awesome hot pink shade with a stunning blue duochrome to it! Sleek don't often come out with duochrome shades so this shade was a great surprise!
Here is the 2nd row swatches, Without Flash:
And With Flash:
First of in this row is a matte black, usually the black shades in Sleek palettes are pretty pigmented, but this one needed packing on to get it fully black on the lid.
Next is a soft matte lavender shade but is really really sheer unless heavily packed onto a sticky base, and even then its still really sheer. I'm disappointed with this shadow, its one of the only shadows in the whole little collection of them I have that has ever failed to deliver.
Next is a gorgeous yellow toned lime green, with a prominent golden shimmer/sheen.
Then there is another matte, this time being a light bright blue, again you need a sticky base and a bit of packing the shadow on top to get the full pigmentation to show up.
The other blue in this palette is a really awesome mid toned blue base, with a lighter blue sheen to it.
Finally is a bright neon orange, and is really well pigmented and awesome.
Overall I do like this palette, there are a lot of cool shades in it. The only downside though is that the lavender and white take to much effort to get good pay off with, which is rare from Sleek so it was kinda a let down :/ Saying that though I would repurchase this palette again, but only at the original £6.99 price. But for £18.49 on Ebay its only worth it if you really LOVE the look of the other shades it contains.
More to Come Soon!