Sleek Makeup i-Divine Au Naturel Palette Review & Swatches
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About Sleek Makeup i-Divine Au Naturel Palette:
Sleek Makeup's legendary i-Divine palettes are 12 shades of super-pigmented, long-lasting, mineral based eyeshadow, designed to suit all. Each i-Divine contains pearlescent shades, which contain mica particles that highlight and illuminate giving an overall radiant effect. Available in a variety of color ways, your i-Divine is waiting for you.
Au Naturel is an array of matte and shimmery eye shadows providing a subtle yet contoured effect for day, that can be built up for a gorgeous evening smoky effect using the velvety browns and shimmering fawns.
This i-Divine Palette resonates from the clean, fresh-faced beauty looks that constantly reign over the beauty industry. It is a celebration of natural beauty, ranging from earthy browns, variations of beige and pearly oysters. Au Naturel gives you soft, subtle eyes with the fawns and champagnes, or a smoky, sultry look with rich dark browns, highly pigmented to suit all skin tones.
1046 INR for 12X1.1 g
Mica, Talc, Kaolin, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Paraffinum Liquid, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Propylparaben and Methylparaben, +/- [CI77510, CI 77289, CI 77491, CI 77492]. Suitable for vegetarians. Not suitable for vegans.
Directions For Use:
Apply shades alone or mix to create your own look, using enclosed applicator or separate eye shader brush.
My Experience With Sleek Makeup i-Divine Au Naturel Palette:
The eye shadow palette comes in an enclosed soft cardboard box. The eye palette is totally sleek and easy to carry around in your bag. It is accompanied with a dual faced sponge applicator. Though the applicator helps in applying the color, but you have to use proper eye brushes to blend the pigmented color.
The palette consists of mostly matte shades with the blend of warm and neutral colors. Speaking of the choice of shades, I actually have mixed feelings about it. If you look closely at the palette, the top row is comprised of skin colored shades, hardly pigmented and some of them are even chalky. Contrary to the top row, the bottom row is packed with surprises. It has deep, dark matte eye shadows for all purposes. Pigmentation of the top is poor although the bottom row extremely good. The texture of these colors is very smooth and easily blends when used with the right technique. The pigmented colors stay on my lids for a good 4-5 hours without primer which is really good but the top row colors require primer for enhancing the color and staying power as well.
Let's look at the shades in detail:
Nougat: It is a very light whitish creamy beige which is slightly chalky, averagely pigmented and will act as a great base color or brow bone highlighter when you are going for a matte neutral look.
Nubuck: It is a matte grey eyeshadow with decent pigmentation and satin finish. It is a great color for blending black, charcoal or dark grey eyeshadow in the crease line for a smokey eye look. This color is a close dupe (not exact, though) for Mac Scene eyeshadow.
Cappuccino: It is a brown-beige color with warm undertone and totally matte. The pigmentation isn't that good, although it can be build up with a primer underneath.
Honeycomb: This is matte beige with strong yellow undertones. This color works exceptionally well in my brow bone area and also for blending light brown along my crease. As the color isn't insanely pigmented, it requires some professional touch.
Toast: It is a warm toned, averagely pigmented orangish beige which is totally matte. The color resembles absolutely like Makeup Geek Creme Brulee and also helps in blending colors. When worn alone it gives a nice clean look.
Taupe: It is a shimmery light peach with great pigmentation. It works wonderfully in highlighting the inner corners of the eyes.
Conker: It is a shimmery dark bronze with reddish undertones and superb pigmentation. Dupe for this color is Coastal Scents Swiss Chocolate.
Moss: It is a matte dirt golden brown with good color payoff. This color is great for blending out muted browns and golden color.
Bark: This is my favorite color from the palette. A matte semi-dark ashy brown which is excellent for brown smokey eyes and gives a lovely finish. The closer dupe for this color would be MAC expresso and MAC mystery.
Mineral Earth: It is a shimmery dark bronze with brown undertones and amazing pigmentation. It is kind of a playful shade to be paired up with matte ones for a sultry look. The shade matches very closely to L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Endless Chocolate.
Regal: It is matte brown/taupe with purple undertones. The pigmentation is good and has a soft texture for a blended look.
Noir: This is the stunning signature shade of Sleek – a matte darkest of the dark black shade with a heavenly pigmentation! No matter how much you praise it, it isn't enough.
I have developed a love for browns and neutrals and was eyeing this palette for a long time. The shades have their own pros and cons but altogether it makes an amazing palette for neutral day eye makeup as well as soft smokey eyes.
Pros Of Sleek Makeup i-Divine Au Naturel Palette:
- Sleek, fuss free packaging.
- Color combination of the palette is good for both day and night.
- Great pigmentation.
- Satin finish and less chalky shades.
- Blends smoothly.
- Reasonable price.
Cons Of Sleek Makeup i-Divine Au Naturel Palette:
- Top row shades are slightly disappointing.
- It has parabens.
Diva Likes Rating:
This palette just falls a little short of being an amazing one. I would surely recommend it to the people who love to go for soft smokey looks and also brown shades. For its price, it is a winner in my opinion.
Contributed By: Salomi Das