Name: I-Divine Storm Eyeshadow Palette
From Sleek’s website:
The Storm i-Divine palette comprises of 12 strong and rich shades perfect for accentuating the eyes and creating natural looks. The velvet-touch consistency gives full and shimmering coverage to the eye lid for maximum effect.
What I liked:
- beautiful selection of colors
- versatile palette, shades are perfect to create both natural and smokey looks
- highly pigmented
- soft texture, easy to blend
- sleek packaging
- cheap price
What I didn’t like:
- some fall out can occur when you use the darker shades
You all know how much I love my Sleek palettes, right? I have 8 of them and I’m still trying to track down a couple of LE I missed, but one palette I wasn’t sure I wanted was Storm. It may sound weird since Storm is a favourite among many, but you know me, I love bright and colorful shades, while this palette contains mostly neutral tones. Of course, every time I saw swatches of it, I wanted to get my hands on it as soon as possible, but I just didn’t know if I was gonna use it that much.
Then, while in London a few months back, I went to Superdrug and couldn’t resist any longer. I just had to have it anyway. I figured that there are some occasions when bright makeup isn’t appropriate so a palette like this can be handy and buying it at Superdrug was cheaper than on their website as there aren’t any shipping costs. So home it went with me and it was a purchase I never regretted.
Storm features 12 mineral based eyeshadows in mostly neutral shades ranging from golds to browns, from creams to pink, with a couple of dark green and blue shades, in metallic and matte finishes. This is what makes this palette so versatile. It can be used to create natural and safe looks that can be worn on any occasion and at the office, while the darker shades offer a beautiful touch of color and can be used to create smoky looks for the night time. It is also great for travelling.
All the shades, in true Sleek style, are highly pigmented and absolutely gorgeous. I’m not a huge fan of neutrals as I find them boring, but these aren’t. They are quite gorgeous and I find myself using this palette a lot more than I initially thought. They also have a soft and creamy texture which allows the shadows to blend like a dream but minimal fall out can occur when you use the darker shades. It doesn’t really bother me as I always do my eyes first and I apply my face makeup later.
Like the other Sleek eyeshadows that I’ve tried, these too last all day on my slightly-oily lids and don’t crease. If your lids are oily though, I recommend using a primer or some creasing and fading could occur. In addition, the black packaging is sleek and classy. Because of the color, if you own more than a Sleek palette, you’ll find it’s not so easy to distinguish it from the others, but I still prefer this packaging to the white of the Bohemian palette or the red of the Circus one, which both look cheap in comparison. And I love that it comes with a huge mirror!
Available at:Sleekmakeup.com and Superdrug stores in the UK
If you love neutral shades you have to get this palette. And if you prefer brights but want to add some natural shades to your collection, get it too. This is an amazing and inexpensive palette that can be used to create neutral and wearable looks as well as smokey and dramatic ones. All the shades, in both matte and metallic finishes, have excellent color payoff, are easy to blend and last long. However, you may experience minimal fallout when applying the darker shades.