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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sleek i-Divine Garden of Eden Palette - Review, Swatches, and Makeup Looks

Other than working, I have nothing planned for summer. It's a little sad thinking about it but I should probably still take a few days off here and there just to relax. What's on your summer agenda?
Today, I have another Sleek Makeup review for you.

  • The palette was much smaller than I expected. The eyeshadow pans are about the size of a nickel. 
  • The packaging is made out of black matte plastic with a large mirror and double-ended sponge tip applicator included. It does get a bit dirty as you handle it because it attracts finger prints, other than that I do like the sleek and compact packaging. 
  • There is 12 eyeshadow pans with different colors. Each pan is 1.1 g or .03 oz. Inside the palette is a sheet of clear plastic with the name of the eyeshadows labeled on it. I do like that each eyeshadow has a name.

swatches done without primer

  • Top row from left to right:
Gates of Eden - medium shimmery golden bronze. Creamy texture, nice pigmentation. 
Eve's Kiss - shimmery light violet. Creamy texture, nice pigmentation. Love this color!
Paradise on Earth - shimmery metallic medium mauve with purple undertone.  Creamy texture, nice pigmentation. Another stunning shade and my favorite here.
Python - shimmery medium brown. Texture is a little drier and pigmentation is average.
Forbidden - matte light greyish taupe with scattered small gold glitters. Texture is dry and pigmentation is poor.
Flora - Medium matte brown. Texture is dry and pigmentation is poor.
  • Bottom row from left to right:
Entwined - light taupe brown matte with scattered gold glitters. Texture is dry and pigmentation is poor.
Adam's Apple - light yellow green matte. Soft texture and decent pigmentation. 
Fig - frosty shimmery light yellow green. Decent texture and pigmentation. 
Evergreen - frosty shimmery light seafoam green. Decent texture and pigmentation. 
Fauna - shimmery medium green with blue undertone. Creamy texture and nice pigmentation. 
Tree of Life - dark matte forest green. Texture is slightly dry but pigmentation is good. 

Final Thought

The Garden of Eden palette is a mix bag of good and bad...I love the range of color of this palette but am rather disappointed that there are a few pretty colors that suffer from poor pigmentation and dry texture, while some are just stunning and beautiful. These colors would particularly complement hazel and brown eyes. From my experience, Sleek does shimmers quite well, however, the frostier shades aren't as pigmented and the matte shades are a hit or miss. 

Rating: 7/10

Price: $11.99
Availability: Sleek Makeup 

Thoughts? Would you still get it?

Adam's Apple all over lid, Flora and Paradise on Earth on crease and lower lash line, Fig on lower lash line, and Tree of Life on outer V.

Paradise on Earth all over lid and inner lower lash line, Tree of Life on outer V and lower lash line, Gates of Eden on crease

Eve's Kiss on 2/3 of lid and lower lash line, Entwined on crease, Pyton and Flora on outer V, Python on lower lash line. 

Fig on 1/2 of inner lid and lower lash line, Fauna on 1/2 of outer lid and lower lash line, Eve's Kiss on brow bone, Forbidden on crease


  1. These are such gorgeous colors, and I love the looks you came up with! What a shame the pigmentation is so hit and miss.

    1. Yeah it would have been awesome if most of them were good

  2. I don't exactly regret passing this up as I felt the same way looking at some of the pale pretty shades! I love the idea of neutrals, lavenders and greens but I'm not sure what to do with quite a few of the shades! Like the looks you've come up with though, they are so 'garden' like!

    1. All these colors loom really nice with each other, which is why I felt I had to try it


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