Saturday, 5 October 2013

Sleek Vintage Romance i-Divine Palette

For this autumn, Sleek offers up the Vintage Romance i-Divine palette together with Antique blush. Being a collector of the i-Divine palettes, naturally I could not pass this up. Ordering from the Sleek website was a breeze and the products arrived swiftly in good condition. I was pleasantly surprised that although the palette retails at £7.99 and the blush is £4.49 in the UK, Sleek charged me £6.66 for the palette, £3.74 for the blush and only £2.42 for postage to Switzerland.

Vintage Romance features a lovely mix of dramatic stormy hues in autumnal tones of plum, burgundy and antique bronze, mostly with a shimmery metallic finish. The city-themed shade names add a whimsical touch in line with the theme.

For the most part, the eyeshadows have good color payoff, apply smoothly with easy blendability and do not result in too much powdery fallout. The most pigmented shade was Love in London (black with silver shimmer) which makes a great smoky liner shade. The only shade that disappointed in terms of color payoff was Bliss in Barcelona (deep purple) which require some layering to achieve an opaque finish.

Worn over a primer, the eyeshadows last well over eight hours with just a tiny bit of creasing at the inner corners.

Antique blush is a sedate dusky rosy brown hue shot through with silver shimmer flecks. This gives a natural tint of tan color to the cheeks without looking like glitter city.

Here are three looks which show the versatility of the palette. For the first look, I used Marry in Monte Carlo at the inner corners, Bliss in Barcelona in the middle of the lid, Love in London at the outer corners and Lust in LA blended in the crease.

The second look was created with Marry in Monte Carlo on the inner half of the lid, Meet in Madrid in the centre, Court in Cannes at the outer corners and Pretty in Paris over the browbone area. .

The third look was a combination of Court in Cannes on the inner half and Lust in LA on the outer half, with Romance in Rome at the outer corners.

Overall, I enjoyed the creative possibilities offered by Vintage Romance. There aren't any crazily loud colors. The burgundy hues like Marry in Monte Carlo can be difficult to pull off on my skintone but I just use these sparingly in combination with the other shades to avoid the look of an eye infection.


kaying said...

I love the first look! So pretty~ ah, making me want to get the palette too.

Anonymous said...

loving' your new shorter hairdo! any tips on how to style it? hair products to recommend? thanks!

Anonymous said...

totally irrelevant comments to your post but just wanna say that u look great with your new (?) shorter hair! Nice~ ^^


Liz G. said...

Your shorter hair is adorable!

Haru said...

Hi Liz,
Thanks! It feels much better too not to have to bother with long hair.

Hi Lyn,
Thank you!

I use Percy & Reed Finishing Polish to style my fringe and tame the flyaways around the top of the head, and Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum on the ends (L'oreal Elseve hair oil works well too).