Launching on 31st May, hopefully right on time for summery evenings, is the Sleek MakeUP Distorted Dreams Palette – a mix of dry and creme iridescent highlighters. On the one hand, comparing it in price to the latest Kat Von D holo palette, this is good value at £12, but – there are a couple of buts! Firstly, the cremes are very oily – in my palette, the central blue shade was much more loose in texture than the others and unless you know this, you will carve in at the same touch as any of the other shades and end up with a bit of a mess, which is what I did. The plus, obviously, with a soft touch creme is that you will be able to blend this so much more easily than dry or stiffer textured shades.
This picture is taken under light (in the very glamour ‘kettle and breadboard’ corner of my kitchen!) which gives you a better idea of the light bounce. The second (or is it third?) ‘but’ is that wet and dry don’t often work well together in the same palette.
So, this is the swatch – ideally, you’d have a nice big brush to apply this with to get a real sweep of iridescence but the palette trays aren’t quite big enough to get one shade only – it didn’t swatch that evenly either with an applicator or with fingers, but if you’re prepared to work it about a bit, it should be fine.
Second swatch in kettle corner again! You can see that it really does give a great iridescence – I can’t fault that at all – and the dry performs just as well as the creme. I think, with a few flaws, it’s quite a nice buy for those who missed the Kat Von D, and don’t mind doing a little more work for the saving.