Review: Sleek Sparkle 2 Limited Edition Palette from Luxola

Hi Glamifys,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Hope you had a blast celebrating on New Year’s eve with lots of sparkle and glitter :p

Throughout the month of December, I purchased and also received Sleek Palettes as holiday gifts from my family. (Yes, they know I am obsessed with it) haa all palettes were from

www.luxola.com and as usual, they cost SGD 20 per palette. Depending on the discount and credits you have with them, the palettes may be slightly cheaper.

So here is what I have covered in my previous posts:

Original i-divine palette

https://glamifysg.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/review-sleek-original-i-divine-palette-from-luxola/

Ultra Matte Bright palette

https://glamifysg.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/review-sleeks-ultra-matte-bright-palette-from-luxola/

Storm palette

https://glamifysg.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/review-sleek-storm-palette-from-www-luxola-com/

And the new palettes that I will review in the coming weeks are:

Sparkle 2 Limited Edition palette

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Snapshots palette

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Bad Girl palette

Due to the festive season and the need to vamp up my night looks, I have been using Sparkle 2 palette almost every night I am out.

It is the most sparkly, glittery,shiny palette you might ever own. All 12 shades have loads of glitter and shimmer to them.

Here are some pictures and swatches. (with and without flash)

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Top row (left to right): Chocolate Penny (Bronze), Blue Spruce (Sea Foam blue/green), Mulled Wind (Copper Maroon with gold glitter), Truffle (Dark Brown), Mistletoe (Dark Olive Green) & Illusion (Dark red/purple/black with silver glitter)

Bottom row (left to right): Festive (Dark Maroon), Gold Ribbon (Gold), Glitz & Glamour (Greyish/metallic), Tinsel (Silver), Twinkle (Dark Blue) & Starry Night (Black)

When you work with shimmer or glitter, it is expected that the rest of your face might be covered in glitter too due to fall out. With this palette, the fall out is less than I expected. Colours are very pigmented as well. The darker colours like the blue (twinkle) and the maroon (festive) have such good colour payoff that you might want to use a light hand to apply it.

The eyeshadows stay on very long especially with a primer. Given the humidity (rainy season mind you) and all the partying, I am pretty impressed that the eyeshadows did not slip off the eyelids or fade to give me panda eyes.

The only draw back I have with this palette is that there is no neutral highlight colour. There is a greyish silver or a gold colour in the palette but I personally find that they don’t do well as highlighters. The gold is too dark and pigmented (gold highlight looks weird) and the silver is too bright (nice for tear duct area but definitely not under the brows).

Since the lid colour is so sparkly and draws all the attention, I tend to shun away from a shimmery highlight. I prefer using my regular matte face powder as my highlight and also to blend out the crease colour. So the drawback I mentioned previously doesn’t really apply to me anymore haha

Other than that, I have nothing but praises for this palette. It is a good combination of dark and light colours. Payoff and durability are fantastic. Price is ridiculously value for money.

** if you would like to use the colours in the day time and find that it is too dark or bold for office wear, you could use a neutral colour on your main lid and add the sparkle 2 colour in your crease and outer v. blend away and you will have a pop of colour without overpowering the entire eye. Or you could use the colours as an eyeliner while keeping the rest of the main lid fairly neutral.

Blessed 2013 to all of you!!!

Cheers,

Glamify Sg

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