Sleek are such an awesome affordable brand. They do so many great eyeshadow palettes (amongst other things of course). The colour range and the choice of finishes are really second to none within the more ‘drugstore market’.
Today’s really easy (remember I’m not a makeup artist) look is courtesy of the Sleek Vintage Romance Palette. You can pick it up from Boots here.
I think this would make a great Christmas party makeup. The Vintage Romance palette offers great shades for bit of shimmer and a bit of smoke. This look would work well on a more hooded eye shape too as the concentration of colour is on the lash line.
I started out as always by priming my lids and adding a matte skin colour shadow over top.
I took some of the shade ‘Propose in Prague’, the only matte shade in the Vintage Romance Palette.
I applied a wash of this with a blending brush into my crease, just to add a little definition and give the lid colour something to blend into.
I then used the colour ‘Lust In LA’, which is a shimmery taupe.
I patted this with a flat shader brush all over my lid.
Then with a clean blending brush just did some window wiper motions to blend it into the crease colour 🙂
To smoke things up a little, I took some ‘Forever In Florence’. a dark purple shimmer.
I patted this quite thickly along my lash line.
This colour comes out much more purple over the ‘Lust In LA’ shade and I wanted it a little darker, so did the same thing again with the darkest shade in the palette ‘Love In London’.
I used a small more precise brush and kept the colour more to the lash line so ‘Forever In Florence’ is still visible.
If you lose some colour intensity you can just go back in and apply more of the colour.
I added some lashes and a slick of liquid liner to the band, totally optional of course, you can just do mascara by all means.
For the lower lash line I went a bit colourful, you can of course just add the darkest shade to smoke things out more and or just leave bare and add some mascara.
On the outer half of my eye, I used the true purple shade in the palette ‘Bliss In Barcelona’.
Then to brighten things up a bit I used the light gold shimmery shade in the Vintage Romance palette ‘Meet In Madrid’.
With a pencil brush I applied this under the rest of my eye and on the inner corner.
I finished off the eyes with some brown liner in the upper and lower waterline, some mascara to my lower lashes and a light shimmery brow highlight.
And then we’re dunzo!
I hadn’t used this palette in so long and a few of you had told me it was your fave Sleek eyeshadow palette, so hopefully if you own it, this might give you some inspiration.