If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, you'll know that I am a huge fan of high-street make-up brand Sleek MakeUP. This budget, but very high-quality brand produces amazing products. I just couldn't live without their lipsticks, blushers and eyeshadows. All of them are so pigmented and have great formulas.
One of their latest releases is the limited edition Nautical Collection. These are definitely Summer products full of eye-catching and bright shades. The collection consists of a True Colour lipstick in shade Reddy To Sail (£4.99), a Blush by 3 palette in Santa Marina (£10) and an I-Divine Eyeshadow palette in Calm Before The Storm (£7.99). You can purchase these separately, or all together for £19.99.
With a sea theme to the collection, you would expect the eyeshadow shades to be mainly blues; which they are. Lots of people would be quite intimidated by some of the very bright shades in this palette, or just by blue eyeshadow in general; but there are so many ways you can use them, I urge you to try them out and not be scared. If you don't want to wear a shade all over your lid, these work great as eyeliners. I love the very intense shades such as Pacific and Amphitrite on my lower lash line.
Some of the shades in this palette aren't as pigmented as others. The nude and taupe shades take a little more layering to really pack a punch and they aren't as creamy in texture as Sleek's eyeshadows normally are. There is a good mixture of matte and shimmer shades however, and you can create some really unique looks as well as more muted ones.
The lipstick is in a gorgeous coral-red shade. It's semi-matte, so you don't get lots of shine but still get to keep the moisture factor. It is extremely pigmented and feels very light on the lips. It also contains moisturising Vitamin E to keep your lips looking soft and smooth.
Finally in the collection, the blush palette contains shades that would work with all skin colours and tones; albeit some better than others. With my very pale skin, I find that the middle matte shade doesn't do anything for me as it just disappears into my skin tone; but I love the other two shades. The shimmery coral at the end is a great Summer day-time blusher, and the shimmery berry-toned blush is a great way to darken things up for night-time.
What do you think of this collection? Will you be snapping it up before it disappears?
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