Review, Swatches and Price of Arabian Nights Makeup Palette by Sleek Makeup
By Contributor: Aruna
Sleek has always had a sterling reputation when it comes to their eyeshadows. I have always regretted not having any of their beautiful palettes in my kit, so when I spotted the beautiful Arabian nights Sleek eyeshadow palette online which I will review and swatch, I immediately lapped it up! Oh, and did I forget to mention how affordable these palettes are? Makes the deal instantly sweeter.
The packaging of this palette comes in a standard slim black palette which is sturdy enough to withstand a fall or travel. The sponge ended applicator inside, however, is useless. There is a large mirror provided inside which is extremely useful. The only complain that I have is that the names of the shades are not printed on the back of the palette but given on a sheet of plastic which gets annoying after a while. The staying power on of all the shades are excellent. They lasted about 7 hours on my lid before slowly fading away ( I don’t have oily lids and applied them without a primer).
So, the palette that I got has a total of 12 shades in it and they range from subtle to dramatic. Now, when I say ‘subtle’, I don’t mean that they lack in pigment (all of the shades pack a serious punch in that department!), it means that these shades are more wearable for regular days. This palette, however, is more for those girls who want to create rich, dramatic looks with the bold greens and vibrant blues in this palette. All of the shades are a dream to work with as they are soft, pigmented and easy to blend on the eyelid. There is a minimal amount of fallout with some of the frosty and glittery shades which can easily be wiped off.
Let’s take a look at all the colours individually:
Scheherazade’s Tale: A beautiful soft pink which make such a gorgeous highlight shade! Soft and pigmented.
Gold Souk: This one is a pure yellow gold. It has a frosty finish and I did experience some fallout but it is also soft and pigmented.
Aladdin’s Lamp: A beautiful taupe brown with subtle hints of green. Buttery smooth and pigmented.
Sultan’s Garden: Forest green with rich green glitter laced through it. Soft and pigmented.
Hocus Pocus: This colour is quite similar to Sultan’s Garden, the only difference being that this is a deeper shade of green. Soft, pigmented and dramatic.
Simbad’s Seas: I could write a whole paragraph on this one! A rich dark, deep blue which is soft, pigmented, buttery with zero fallout! :sigh:
Genie: This is one of those shades that one instantly falls in love with. Dark deep bronze with subtle shimmer, perfect for a smokey eye! Ultra pigmented with zero fallout.
Black Magic: Another perfect blue eyeshadow! It is deeper than Simbad’s Seas and has a little bit of light blue shimmer in it. Soft , pigmented and smooth.
Stallion: This shade is complete winner for brown eyes as it is a perfect aubergine. Completely matte and pigmented but not as smooth as the other ones.
Sorcerer: This one is another one of the blue shades but it is much more wearable. Not overly bright but at the same time it has a subtle blue tint to it. Dark, smooth and blendable.
Valley of diamond: This one is a purple with gold glitter in it but not much of that glitter comes onto the lid. Smooth, pigmented and prone to some fallout.
1001 Nights: Ultra smooth, ultra creamy and extremely pigmented black. No fallout and feels like a cream eyeshadow on touch.
Pros of Sleek Makeup Arabian Nights i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette:
- Easy to blend
- Staying Power
Cons of Sleek Arabian Nights i-Divine Palette:
- Availability may be an issue as it is limited edition.
Price: $10 (Rs.1045 including shipping)
VNA Rating: 4.9/5
Conclusion: If you want an affordable and good quality eyeshadow palette to create dramatic looks or if you are hoarder of pretty, glittery eyeshadow palettes, get this now.
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