Product Review: Sleek Good Girl i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette

Name: Good Girl i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette
Brand: Sleek
Size: 12×1.1g
Price: £5.99

From Sleek’s website:
I Divine is a highly pigmented, soft touch eye shadow palette that possesses 12 pearlescent or matte shades. The colour viewed in the palette is the colour that will be applied to the eye, as the payoff is excellent and the formulation is long lasting.

What I liked:
– if you love pinks, this palette is a dream come true
– shades are soft to the touch and easy to blend
– shades are pigmented
– shades can be used both as eyeshadows and blushes
– longlasting
– the packaging
– the price

What I didn’t like:
– some people may find pinks hard to pull off
– some shades look similar when swatched
– blush brushes may be too big to fit the pans well
– the box it comes in is quite ugly

Good Girl is the latest limited edition palette released from Sleek and if you like pink, I urge you to go to your nearest Superdrug store or their website and buy it now while you can. Good Girl features a mix of pink, coral and red shades and I admit that when I first saw it, I thought it was too… pink. Not that that is a bad thing. Pink is my favourite color and if I could I would only dress in pink, live in a pink house with pink walls and pink furniture.. well, you get the drift.

However, I was unsure about this palette because pinks aren’t the easiest shades to wear on the eyes (the wrong shade of pink can make you look like you’ve just been punched, which is never good) and because the shades look a bit similar. In the end, I decided to get it anyway because I always have a hard time finding pigmented pinks. Apart from bright fuchsias, most pinks are so sheer that you have to layer and layer and layer again and I knew that wouldn’t have been a problem with this palette.

After all, Sleek is famous for its pigmented shades and the Good Girl palette doesn’t disappoint. But more on that later. Let’s start with the packaging. The palette comes in a box which I think just looks ugly. I like the idea of a pink box with the picture of a gold necklace saying Good Girl, but it could have been executed so much better in my opinion. In any case, it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right?

Inside, we find the palette and thank goodness the black packaging is back! (I’m sorry but the red and white packaging of past LE palettes was just cheap-looking). As always, the palette comes with a sponge tip applicator and a big mirror, but this time, the colors have names as well! And they are all cute and girly, just like the palette is.

Now, the shades. Good Girl features a mix of pinks, reds, peaches and coral shades in both  pearlescent and matte finishes. I find the shades are all soft to the touch and pigmented, the pearlescent ones more than the mattes which need a couple of swipes to get the same intensity as you see in the pans. They are all easy to apply and blend well.

I have to say that this is one of my favourite Sleek palettes because I am a huge pink fan but remember my concerns at the beginning of this post? Well, some of the colors do look very similar when swatched and I think the shades will suit girls with darker skintones better than those with fair skin like me. Some of the shades may make you look a bit tired but I think you can easily avoid that if you only use one or two shades from this palette at a time and mix them with other colors (pinks look great with yellows or blues and even browns for instance).

But if Good Girl really doesn’t convince you as an eye palette, you can always use the shades as blushes. Application may be trickier because the pans are too small for most blush brushes so you may accidentally pick up more than one shade. But it’s just a matter of finding the right brush for the job and once on the cheeks, the results are beautiful. Overall, this is not a very versatile palette in terms of colors, but it’s a cheap way to stock up on pinks you can use both on cheeks and eyes.

Available at: http://www.sleekmakeup.com/ and Superdrug stores throughout the UK.

Summary
Sleek Good Girl i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette is a dream come true for all those that love pink. It contains 12 shades in peaches, pinks and reds in both shimmery and matte finishes with good color payoff that last long on the lids and cheeks. The colors are similar when swatched and some shades are hard to pull off on the eyes, but they all work well as blushes as well. And it’s cheap too!

Rating: 4/5

Disclaimer: the item was purchased by me for both personal and review purposes. For more information, please see my disclaimer.
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Comments

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Nikki, the color payoff is very good indeed! Lucky to you have won a Sleek palette, do try it! You’re gonna love it. :)

  1. says

    Splendida, non è da tutti fare una palette soltanto di rosa (e di rosa così… ROSA ed intensi, appunto!).
    Per me molti colori sono troppo forti, e sugli occhi ne userei due o tre al massimo!

    Però è molto bella a vedersi, veramente *___*

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Valz, si secondo me fare una palette di rosa che non è un colore che dona a tutte, e così intensi per di più è stata una scelta coraggiosa. Ma il risultato è veramente stupendo!

  2. Mylanqolia says

    Thanks for the great review! I knew that you’d love this particular palette as you’re addicted to pink. I hope that I receive my Bad Girl Palette very soon (I had to buy it due the greens and purples). I can’t wait though it isn’t an LE. All in all, I keep my fingers crossed that the next LE palette only contains duochrome shades. *dream*

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Mylanqolia, you know me too well. I’m a sucker for anything pink lol. I hope you get your Bad Girl palette soon. I’m lemming that one too but since it’s permanent I decided to get the Good Girl one first. Now sure I can wait much longer before ordering the Bad Girl one too though, it has some gorgeous colors. And I hope they listen to you, a duochrome palette would be so awesome! :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Stavroula, I know. Pigmented pink shades are so rare so I’m really glad Sleek has released a palette dedicated to pinks. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Trisha, it’s gorgeous, isn’t it? It was about time someone created a palette with these two colors. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Tavia, I knew you would have loved it. You are a pink lover like me too. :) I’ll post some looks with it soon. :)

  3. says

    I’m always so envious of how quick you get your Sleek palettes! This looks much better as a blush palette I think, and you’re right, most of the swatches do look similar, just a tad bit of difference. I think if I plan to buy this, I’ll only use it as a blush palette. Thank you for the review Gio!
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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Dee, eheh, I stalk their website for a few days when they release a new palette and as soon as it is available I place my order. I’d hate to miss out on one of their LEs. :)

      I think it’s totally worth it to buy this as a blush palette. You need to use a small blush brush to fit in the pan, but the colors are beautiful, pigmented and longlasting. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Marguerite, io adoro i rosa ma sono davvero difficili da portare. La palette è stupenda ma penso che alcuni colori non donino a tutte sugli occhi. Ma almeno si possono sempre usare come fard. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Vonvon, it was the other way around for me lol. I saw swatches online and thought it was ok, but once I played with it in person I was in love. I can see why not everyone will fall in love with this palette too. Not all the shades will be flattering on everyone. But as blushes, they are wonderful! :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      makeup morsels, I agree. That’s why I got it, cos finding good pink shadows is hard and, as a plus, you can use these as blushes too! :)

      I’m having a nice week, thank you. Hope yours is fine too. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Tammy, the colors are awesome, aren’t they? And the pigmentation’s good too. I think their website ships to the USA, although I’m not sure how much p&p are. But if you’re interested, Sleek are having a 50% sale tomorrow, just be sure to stalk their FB page to the code to activate the discount. :)

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