Of course I picked up the Bad Girl palette and of course I'm waaaaay late in posting about it!
Teehee, thanks to Raechel at Red Lipstick and Black Liner for picking it up for me!
Here it is!
+1 to tacky packging for Sleek.
BUT, all was forgiven once I opened up the package... holy mother of a duck, the palette is GORGEOUS:
I'll have you know that it took all of my willpower not touch the shadows before photographing for you guys :)
But then my willpower wilted and we had swatches...
(Left to right, top to bottom): Innocence, Gullible, Blade, Gunmetal, Underground, Noir
Intoxicated, Envy, Obnoxious, Abyss, Twilight and Rebel
My eyes felt like they had been assaulted... remember those old popsicle commercials? "The colours, Duke! The colours!" That was me. Staring in awe of the pretties.
If I had been able to think clearly, I would have come up with more dupes but for now, I submit:
I labeled them but even so, it's Sleek Innocence, Urban Decay Virgin and Urban Decay Sin.
Yeah... none of them are really dupes. Innocence and Virgin are sort of close but in real life, Virgin is more matte than Innocence.
The palette overall is a good smokey eye palette. I do feel that some of the colours are a little bit "repeated", mostly the top row. The bottom is quite varied but the two silvers and two blacks were a bit unnecessary. Even so, those eyeshadows are fantastically pigmented and vibrant. Perfect texture.
I did notice something odd -- notice how there is a "lighter" shade in each colour pairing and a "darker". The darker shades of all but the white/tan combo were slightly tacky. It was strange. I only noticed it when I was swatching and not as much when I swiped a brush in them. They could just be that densely packed.
Pigmentation on this is a breeze -- all of the colours are smooth and vibrant, even without a base. The lighter blue is -insane-.
I would definitely give this an A+++.
The look I came up with was inspired by Robyn from Stay Beautiful -- one of her Bad Girl looks. I liked the colour combo and the placement, and I adjusted it slightly to fit my eyeshape and what I was going for. Thanks for the inspiration :)
- CoverGirl Tinted Moisturizer
- Maybelline Super Stay concealer "Cream"
- Mac Gold Deposit MSF
- Mac Espresso eyeshadow (brows)
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- e.l.f. Cream Eyeshadow Duo - Eggplant (olive side as a base)
- Sleek Bad Girl shadows in Gullible, Intoxicated, Obnoxious and Twilight
- Urban Decay Zero liner
- Almay purple eyeliner
- MUA glitter liner Shade 5
- Max Factor Masterpiece mascara
- Rimmel Airy Fairy lipstick
- NYX gloss in Chandelier
Did you guys get anything good from the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales? And how was your Thanksgiving? I will post my BF haul when I get my items :)