Review: Sleek Oh So Special Palette

Sleek Oh So Special, you really are special.

The palette contain pinks, browns and a white and black thrown in to balance things out.

With flash:

The first six shades:

Top row: Pamper, Gateau, The Mail; Bottom row: Bow, Organza, Ribbon.

With flash:

Top: Pamper, Gateau, The Mail; Bottom row: Bow, Organza, Ribbon.

Bow: a matte pure white.
Organza: a shimmery warm pink leaning toward berry. It reminds me of a pressed NYX Sunshine.
Ribbon: a matte bright bubblegum pink.

Pamper: a bright matte pink. It leans a little coral.
Gateau: a shimmery midtone pink. It’s a little cooler and frostier than Organza.
The Mail: a matte camel beige. It reminds me of a more neutral Smashbox Nude.

Out of this section, I loved the shimmer shadows the most. The mattes were a little chalky, but I could still work with them. The Mail is especially nice for very conservative looks.

My favorites were Organza and Gateau. I can’t get enough of these! I’m already wearing down the small amount I have.

The second batch:

Top row: Celebrate, Glitz, Gift Basket; Bottom row: Noir, Wrapped Up, Boxed.

With flash:

Top row: Celebrate, Glitz, Gift Basket; Bottom row: Noir, Wrapped Up, Boxed.

Gift Basket: a shimmery orange-toned bronzy gold. This is what the offspring of MAC Amber Lights and Urban Decay Smog would look like if those two mated.
Glitz: a shimmery bluish dark gray.
Celebrate: a shimmery dark burgundy.

Boxed: a matte warm dark chocolate. This is like a lighter MAC Brun.
Wrapped Up: a red-toned dark matte purple.
Noir: a basic matte black.

I was very happy with most of these shades. They went on beautifully and smoothly. Noir was somewhat sheer, but I’m grateful for only one dud.

My one complaint (and disappointment) is that these 12 shades didn’t last very long. I got about 4-5 hours of wear time. For such a raved about palette, I expected about 7-8 hours of wear time. The colors are gorgeous, but I want my makeup to last a little longer than a mere 4 hours.

Pros: Beautiful, wearable shades (brown, blue and hazel eyed folks could all use this), good range of colors, a nice mix of mattes and shimmers.
Cons: Limited wear time, not readily available in the States, chalky mattes.

Grade: B+

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About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at: themakeuptrain@yahoo.com
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3 Responses to Review: Sleek Oh So Special Palette

  1. Sunny says:

    Aargh that’s just sad! 4-5 hours are half of most people’s days! Have you tried it over a primer?

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