Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sleek Bad Girl Palette Review + Look

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 :)


  1. Oh dear oh dear, my want level just sky rocketed!

  2. What a fantastic palette! Me likey!!!

  3. I picked up a couple of sugerpill loose shadows for black Friday and went a little nuts with a MAC haul from all cosmetics wholesale on Cyber Monday. The MAC stuff will be my Christmas present from the hubby and parents inlaw though.

    I've purchased most off the sleek palettes too and need to get a blogging.
    What did you think of the fallout? It cheese me off when I've finished a look and then go to remove the shadow flecks and get a big smudge across my face :-S

  4. @Stacey: I experienced no fallout with this one -- and I did have it with the other palettes. I mentioned a slight tack to some of the shadows, that may have something to do with it.

  5. this is such a pretty look!!

    I want this palette so bad ♥

  6. Sleek palettes are SO addictive! I have Curious and Safari and I reeeeally want more.

  7. Aww yay none of the shadows broke! I always worry about it when I post Sleek palettes, cause they can be a bit crumbly... I take it the biscuits and sweets are all gone? Lol.

    Can you believe I havn't done a look with this for el blog? Not one! I've only used mine at night thus far and OF COURSE my camera doesn't have flash. I will be doing a Sleek Sparkle palette look though, might as well skip Bad Girl and get on to that one lol!

  8. Thanks, as usual, everyone! <3

    @RaeRae: Haha he's managed to not eat all of them, surprisingly... I think he's watching his growing tummy from eating all of the fatty American food, LOL. I think there's still half a roll of ginger snaps and one roll of the cremes left. :) You're such a doll for sending them!

  9. wonderful colours!!!


  10. Oooh, you did a pretty! Glad you managed to grab this... it's bloody fantastic i the purples are indispensable imo. If my house was on fire, bla bla bla... I'd grab this! Well... I'd throw all my sleek palettes out of the window and repress them while the firemen put out the burning shell of my house, but there you go.

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