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Playing around with Sleek's Molten Metal

I have been playing around with this baby since a while now and have been loving it. I thought it deserved some attention so here you go.

Sleek have done it yet again. They have ingeniously come out with a pigmented cream eye shadow which reminds me of Illamasqua's Liquid Metals to quite an extent. 


It contains two colours, pewter and gold. It was pretty clever of them to introduce this as a duo as people are usually reluctant to spend money buying only one colour.

I have a slight problem with the colour co-ordination though. Although absolutely marvellous colours, I feel they are extremely close shades and there could have been two contrasting colours here instead.



Regardless, I absolutely adore them! There is nothing similar to this available in drugstores in my opinion so I see this being a quite popular.

They are super pigmented, exactly like Illamasqua's Liquid Metals dare I say better. The reason I like these more is because they dry to a slightly powdery finish and are not as creamy, which means they have more staying power and will crease less.

Having said that, it is a cream product at the end of the day so do expect some creasing. Also the colour does not stay put as well as seen in swatches and seems to fade a little. I like to pack the colour on with a flat stiff synthethic brush and it seems to work great in transfering the exact colour as seen in the swatches.

I would suggest setting it with a similar coloured powder or using a very effective base with them. I use my Elf Primer and Too Faced Shadow Insurance and they work pretty well.

Even if they fade or crease, due to their powdery finish it is easy to fix any mishaps.


My camera does not capture the intensity of this product, still a few pictures as of when I played around with them.






Overall, an amazing product for editorial make-up or photo shoots of any sort as their intensity will show through in pictures and you won't need to worry about lasting power too as such looks are not expected to last the whole day.

A bargain for £6.99, these will be available at Sleek from January 2011. 


graphology said...

The colours are amazing :-)

raspcherry said...

Wow, this looks so me, Im such a gold magpie, and I like that its more affordable than the YSL and Chanel ones I usually use!

agnes said...

j'aime beaucoup les couleurs, et elles te vont très bien, tu as des yeux magnifiques

birminghamlady said...

oh, god, sleek were smart! these colors are sooo sooo lovely! i cannot wait to see them in drugstores!

luckiebeauty said...

Les couleurs sont trop belles! Très pigmentés et brillants!

Natalie @ BeauMakeup said...

They are gorgeous! Will have to get my hands on these!
xx

Louise said...

these look gorgeous are they a limited edition ?

Get Gawjus! said...

@Louise - Apologies, I forgot to mention they are will be a permanent addition to the line.

♔ mw said...

wow this is stunning on u !!
love it wasnt so much in love w/ it until i saw it on u

EllysMakeupbag said...

I really wish i could have access to Sleek. I would be an addict by now :p

Billi said...

look pretty :)

Sami said...

I got this a while ago but found that it didn't hold up well on my eyes... although it does look really pigmented on your swatch x

Kat said...

I am definitely picking this up when it's released - Sleek just keeps getting better!
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Kat x

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

I totally want to try this set. The colours look gorgeous on you!

Tanisa O Rossi said...

Ouu nice, thanks for sharing! :)

Val said...

Gorgeous colors, great pigmentation... love!! The eye look is beautiful!!

Val

vals-closet.blogspot.com

mint said...

those 2 colors look beautiful! I've heard alot of great things about sleek products now, am really lemming for it now.

Sherrie said...

Beautiful! Looks really pretty on you! x

Gone2RehabBRB said...

i can already tell these are going to be a must have

"L" said...

Nice colors! :)

Cynthia Z said...

Wow! Gorgeous colors...love them on u

♥xx♥

MEVISH said...

the colours look amazing cant wait for this one to come out thanks for sharing :) x

The Beautifier said...

Ohhh this is great! I gonna get it for sure! xoxo

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