Name: Good Girl i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette
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
– 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.
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!