Long time no blog! Sorry its been kinda quiet on the post front but hopefully whats coming soon will make up for it! :D I had a major swatch-a-thon with all the Sleek Makeup eyeshadow palettes I own, so stay tuned for a whole lotta posts! Haha
First off is the Storm palette!
The overall first impressions for this palette is that if your a fan of more neutral shades and browns for everyday wear, then you'll probably like this palette. And it also has a few coloured shades just incase you wanted to vamp up your everyday look for the nighttime. A lot of the shades in this palette have a Satin finish to them so I'll state which ones have a different finish.
Below is a picture of what the palette looks like to give you a general idea of the shades it contains. It was taken in natural light without the flash:
I forgot to bring my primer/base with me that I normally use for swatching, but I did have my NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk with me so I used that for most of the swatches, apart from the matte black shadow, that I swatched over Urban Decay Primer Potion just to get a truer swatch of it as the Milk pencil may have made it look slightly lighter on the photos.
Here are the swatches of the first row of the palette, in natural daylight/no flash:
And here with a soft flash to give you a better idea of the shimmer described below of some of the shades:
The first shade is a lovely golden shade, with very soft tan undertones. It has a gorgeous golden, almost peachy sheen to it in the light.
The second shade is a very light champagne colour with a subtle pale gold sheen to it. It is the lightest shade in the palette and would work really nicely as a highlight.
The third shade is a soft Matte finish camel/tan shade, which I think would work really well as a transitional crease colour to blend other shadows into, to smooth out any harsh lines. it also has pretty decent pigmentation for a matte shade.
The fourth shade is another golden shadow but this one is much more of a 'true' gold, than the first shade and doesn't read as peachy, and has a definite golden sheen.
The fifth shade is a very pretty 'rose gold' with a peachy undertone to it, and also the same peachyness in the shimmer.
The last shade in this row is a really nice cranberry Satin shade with a copper sheen to it in the light.
Onto Row 2 ^.^
This row has a lot more darker shades in it than the first.
Again below are swatches in natural light, then followed by pictures taken with a soft flash
The first shade in this row is a warm toned medium/dark brown with an awesome golden copper sheen when the light hits it.
The second shade is very Gunmetal grey type shade with a nice sheen to it. There is a similar shade in the Bad Girl palette which will be posted soon too.
The third shade is one of my favourites and is a sort of blackened forest green. There is again a similar shade in the Bad girl palette but this one has slightly more of a blue undertone to it.
The fourth shade is a grey toned based with a purple sheen to it, with lots of pretty blue and purple shimmer throughout.
The fifth shade is a deep medium cool-toned brown with a Matte finish, but takes a bit of work to get it to look like it does in the pan as the pigmentation isn't that great, especially without some kind of sticky base underneath it.
And finally is a Matte black shade, again not the most pigmented eyeshadow in the palette and takes a little bit of building up.
I really do love Sleek palettes the pigmentation is nearly always awesome, but the last two shades in the second row of this palette kinda let it down a little, but other than that it is a really nice palette, and like I said at the beginning of this post, would make a really nice everyday palette providing you like Satin finish eyeshadows as there are only three matte shades.
Where to Buy:
You can still get this palette on the official Sleek website here
Sleek does ship internationally so even if your not in the UK you can probably still get this, but just double check the sites shipping policies.
And also on Ebay, but sometimes sellers mark it up to a price higher than that on the Sleek price so definitely be aware of that.
And there we have it! I hope this was helpful to you guys :D