Saturday, 3 September 2011

Sleek Saturday – Circus Curtain…

When I first saw pictures and swatches of the Sleek Circus Palette, I remember quite vividly how I felt about it. I thought the palette looked absolutely ridiculous, preposterous and I felt strongly about it that I wanted to write a post about 10 reasons why I wouldn't buy it. The lurid lobster/corally casing reminded me of a Fisherprice or ToysRus item for kids and the colours didn't impress me either.


One year and a half later on (or is it longer than that?) this was gifted to me by the lovely Terri and I am absolutely in love. In fact, I nearly love the Circus palette nearly as much as the Acid Palette which is my favourite palette thanks to its winning purple and green.

I am still learning a lot about makeup, about what textures and finishes I prefer on my eyes but one thing I am sure is that I am definitely more of a matte eyeshadow girl than a all shimmery one. Circus is delightful bright mix of mattes and shimmery shadows and this suits me better than many other sleek palettes which are predominantly shimmery.


A quick look at the swatches and you can't help but noticing the 'waste' of a precious sleek palette slot with the poor pigmentation of the lilac and the why-did-they-bother-at-all white. Other than that, all the colours offer excellent pigmentation. The yellow is a my favourite shade of yellow at all (so far, there is only one yellow eyeshadow in the whole world that I like, but this will have to be the subject of another post) but its pigmentation is flawless. The winning stars of this palette: the vibrant shimmery purple, the matte fuchsia, the shimmery light green and the oh so gorgeous shimmery blue.


I have yet to create a shimmery blue makeup look I am happy with. Until this day comes, I wanted to post a look using 3 colours from the palette: the shimmery purple, the black and the very light lime green.


As you probably know by now, I don't do shimmer in the crease but some for reason, which I genuinely fail to comprehend, this shimmery purple worked a treat in my crease. The gorgeous blue undertones of the purple are to die for. I can't believe how rich and easy to work with this colour has been. You'd think, looking at the crease that there about 4 colours in the crease. There aren't. The purple just blends by itself and somehow, which truly gobsmacks me, it's not overly frosty shimmery which makes me want to remove this look at once.





If I wanted to wear a purple crease look, I'd still prefer to reach for the matte purple from the acid palette but this multi dimensional purple is the bomb. Of course I had to go out with it. The guy from Londis liked it :)


On my lips, I have a little gem, a recent blog sale acquisition. Click here  if you want to find out more about it.


Joining me this week are 3 gorgeous girls. Please go and have a look at the Sleek Saturday of these lovely girlies. Click on their ‘pan’ to be directed to their look:

Ellie - Missy Ellie Cynthia - Indian Vanity Case Jessie - Not a Makeup Snob




I have really enjoyed Sleek Saturday. Among other things, it has helped me deciding which Sleek Palette I am going to keep, cherish and keep using and which ones which will be getting the boot. I have used up all the Sleek palettes in my collection so I guess it’s time to finish this series for now. I can’t help myself from feeling a bit sad really. I will be doing some more Sleek Saturdays (as and when I have new palettes) but for it’s an aurevoir (and a full front face picture, actually looking at the camera, aren't you lucky?)


Click HERE to see all the episodes from the Sleek Saturdays (Season 1?) or on the thumbnails below.
Thank you very much again for being awesome, following me, reading and commenting xx

Sleek Makeup Acid Palette Sleek Makeup Sunset Palette Sleek Makeup Bohemian (Look 1)
Sleek Makeup Paraguaya Palette Sleek Makeup Oh So Special Palette Sleek Makeup Safari Palette
Sleek Makeup Monaco Palette Sleek Makeup Bohemian 2 Image36


Terri said...

glad you love this palette cos i totally didnt lol xx

Louise said...

I'm the same I didn't get on with this one at all and ended up selling gorgeous look as per usual x

Cynthia Z said...

Simply love it! I just adore the bright colors in that palette.

*Yay for my face pan ;)


Steph said...

Gorgeous look! So sad that Sleek Saturday is over :(

Now what will I look forward to on a Saturday?!

Steph xxx

Lyuba-chan said...

I don't think you should give up Sleek Saturday just because you tried all of the palettes! You can keep creating different looks :)

missy_ellie_uk said...

Purple, lime and black - I love! This is my favourite of your sleek saturday looks, so if it must be the end, you have gone out on a big high.

I agree with Lyuba-chan - you should keep going with more looks. I have 2 palettes left, do you mind me continuing till I've done them? x

Tanja said...

I love this colour combination!

Jenn said...

Wow so many gorgeous colors!

Kemcaflipflops said...

Love this look- that purple is amazing on you!
Kirsten x

esteeem said...
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esteeem said...

just realised you've said bye bye to sleek saturdays.. nooo!!

this look was gorgeous as ever, its great how you make unthinkable colour combinations and it works so well..

I hope sleek saturdays comes round again, i did love the whole idea and wanted to join in again sometime!


SilhouetteScreams said...

Oh noes, I'll miss Sleek Saturday :( Maybe I'll unofficially do Sleek Saturdays here and there on my blog.

Anyway, this combo is AWESOME and I love that purple too! The lipstick looks really pretty on you too ^__^

MissMathful said...

i love sleek saturday :D i actually dont own a sleek eye shadow palette, shocking i know... hehe

Fum said...

Great look as always, nice to see the circus palette getting some love, haven't seen many bloggers loving it. :-)

KatXoXo said...

I'm so envious of all who can get their hands on Sleek Pallets!! They look SO great!! :) LOVE your eye example!!

Ruqaiya Khan said...

I love this palette!!

LiAnn - Sparklecrack Central said...

I was going to start next Now I'd feel like I'm stealing someone else's idea and name!

If someone else does an "unofficial" Sleek Saturday, I plan on joining in.

Erin said...

Love the colors!

- Erin
One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days.

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