I discovered Sleek just over a year ago and it’s been one of my favourite drugstore makeup brands since, not only is it super affordable but I’ve yet to buy a product of theirs that I didn’t really like.
One of the first products I ever bought from them was their i-Divine palette. I was looking for a simple browny-neutral palette that was suitable for everyday, but as I don’t wear eyeshadow that often I wasn’t willing to invest much. The Au Natural palette seemed perfect for me, and it was.
The colours in the palette are both pigmented and versatile as there are matte, satin, and shimmer finishes; the lighter colours in the palette seemed to be white-based so I was worried they’d be chalky; while they’re definitely not as pigmented as the darker colours, they do work great as a base. The shadows are easy to blend and in terms of durability, they do last quite a while if I’ve properly primed my eyes (I have oily skin) which is good enough for me; I don’t think anyone with normal/dry skin should have any problem with them.
I love the packaging; its black with a minimalist design, so it has my heart. The palette is also small, smaller than it looks in photos so it fits into my travel bag perfectly without taking up too much space. There’s also a big mirror on the lid which for some reason seems to be better than every other mirror I have? Lord knows why.
I recently decided to buy another one of the palettes and I ended up getting the Sunset palette as I wanted to venture a little out of my comfort zone, and I’m very glad I did. The colours in this are just as pigmented and very bright, they’re mostly shimmer finishes though which I don’t love as I don’t like to use shimmers as transition shades much. The pigmentation is once again great considering the price and I find that the colours are somewhat easy to blend. I must admit, after a few uses, I do not love this palette as much as my Au Naturel one and I almost never reach for it; it’s mainly because I’m not really a bright eyeshadow kinda gal, maybe one day though.
I plan on buying maybe one more i-Divine palette after this, mainly because a lot of the shades tend to repeat themselves and it doesn’t make sense to buy a bunch of palettes with the same/similar colours. They do have a couple of brightly coloured/neon palettes but I don’t own them nor do I plan on buying them so I can’t attest to how great they are as formulas for neon shadows tend to vary from normal ones. Overall, the i-Divine palettes are something I would recommend for beginners and for those like me, who don’t wear eyeshadow often and so don’t like to invest in more expensive, high-end palettes.