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Sleek Caribbean Collection - Not for the faint hearted!

And when you think Sleek has been there done that, they finally come up with ANOTHER collection eh? It's a few months of treat for the Sleek fans out there.

After the 'oh so special' tour of the 'Mediterranean', we have covered here another island namely the Caribbean this time. Bright orange, greens, blues and corals is the color scheme of this collection and as the title says, it is purely for the brave hearted. 

The Pout Polish in Bonaire is a sheer orange tint for the lips. It is overtly moisturizing and smells like Ben & Jerry's ice cream which I adore! Contrary to what I said before, this is absolutely wearable if you want to mimic that 'orange-lip' catwalk trend minus the uber pigmentation. 

I secretly wish this was just as pigmented as Sleek's regular Pout Polishes, as I would love to have an in-your-face Orange from a drugstore brand. 

The Blush in Aruba however is the orange blusher of your dreams. Think Nars Taj Mahal but a gazillion pounds cheaper.

In the pan, it looks oranger than a freaking Orange. It might even blind you if you're not careful. However on application, it just melts into the skin giving that warm, peachy, sunset glow. It is an amplified version of 'Life's a peach' that Sleek bought out with its Avoir La Peche Collection. 

If you have a stippling brush and a light hand, then this baby shall be your BFF. Versatile on almost all skin tones, it is a complete must-have for the price!

The eye shadow palette in Curacao is not everyone's cup of tea. As a wannabe Make-up Artist and lover of all things make-up, I absolutely adore such a color scheme. It allows me to go wild and explore the possibilities which I may otherwise hadn't and what better than £6.49 to aid creativity.

Being themed around a tropical island, I am sure you can get away with some bright color blocking on a holiday. If you want to play safe however, just add a dash of color on the upper or lower lash line paired with a neutral colour and it works just as well. 

I have no complaints with the colors themselves really. They are all quite pigmented besides the matte purple and the matte baby blue. The shimmery green and orange are TO DIE FOR. 

But you know what I mean by them being not practical for the everyday working population eh? 

There's this gorgeous shimmery blue in here which not only resembles the clear blue sea but also more vainly MAC's eye shadow in Shimmer Moss.

Can you see how bright and divinely pigmented it is? I paired it with a purple in the palette. 

Officially hitting stores and Sleek MakeUp's website from the 6th of July but as you all know how unorganized Superdrug is, these goodies are already there in a few stores since a while really. 

KittyBonkers said...

OMG I LOVE bright colours, I have never tried a Sleek palette though, maybe I finally should and invest in this one!! Great review on all products! Wow that blusher is bright!

Kitty x

River said...

Absolutely love the look you created. That blue is gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous colors!

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

I love this Shifa, I have a feeling it will be my first Sleek palette. Gorgeous colors.

Jen said...

I love how you've done your eye's here!! :-)
x x

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

I'm sorry, I'm going to have to stop reading your blog! Seriously though, you always entice me with these sleek posts. The palettes are always so gorgeous and this one is no exception. The gorgeous aqua on your lid is killer!

Supergirl said...

Wow, that Aruba blush looks amazing!
love it:)

D.Sadie said...

I want that palette! I absolutely love the look you did. It's gorgeous, hun.


PeachesandBlush said...

The palette is not my cup of tea, ut the lush definitely is !! Very pretty!

Palak said...

ahh ... I loved that blush and the colors in the palette are so pretty !!

LaaLaa Monroe said...

Loving the tropical eye xo

Get Gawjus! said...

Thank you for the lovely comments girls! Glad you're liking the palette as much as me :D

I promise this is the only sleek palette until August :P

LilyLipstick said...

Wow, these colours are so bright! Love the eye looks you've created, gorgeous for summer. x

Uma Preve said...

Love that blush... I am a sucker for orange blush these days! Cool post dear!

Shana H said...

That palette looks amazing and so does the look you created!

graphology said...

I love the palette and want it too :-)

BlushCrush said...

Having been to Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao before, these products make me feel all nostalgic and like I need them in my life. Truth be told, I picked up the Monaco palette and it is super bright (for me) - so not sure if I'd make the most of the Curacao palette; however, if I pass it in Superdrug, I will not be able to resist these - eek!! x

Anonymous said...

sleek has an expensive shipping status worldwide.... waiting until it hits Ebay :D


Lina Kim ♥ said...

the color seems to be so intense. thanks for sharing this =D

Lina Kim ♥ said...

oh, forgot to tell you, I'm your new follower, I'm glad that I've finally found your beauty blog !!! ~~

Sherrie said...

Very vibrant and such a lovely change, I am loving greens and teals at the moment x

Sana said...

Those colors are so pretty!

Mandi Kern said...

I love that eye look!

StyleFrost said...

I love bright colours on the eyes and that blush is gorgeous! x

Cynthia Z said...

Curacao looks gorgeous! Want! :)


Cynthia Z said...

I also love the look u created with it...so pretty!


ModestyBrown said...

Shifa, that eye look is absolutely stunning! Fabulous work x




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