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:
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.
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