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  1. Tracy
    April 17, 2013

    Even though there are duds in that Showstoppers one I still like it for some reason. I like BOTH actually hahaha.

    • Paris B
      April 19, 2013

      Have to admit they do look quite captivating and at those prices, it really can’t be beat!

  2. Angelina
    April 17, 2013

    I like both – one for work, one for play.

    • Paris B
      April 19, 2013

      Ooh good call, Angelina! ;)

  3. Issa
    April 17, 2013

    Looking at the colours, I will immediately choose the Showstoppers palette too! :) More wearable for work :)

    • Paris B
      April 19, 2013

      It most certainly is! Colorful neutrals, I call them hehe

  4. Parita
    April 17, 2013

    Love Sleek as a drugstore brand..great quality products! their eye palettes are usually good..with 1 or 2 exception..loving the lagoon palette..bright and fun colors are perfect for spring and summers! have you tried their blushes? they are the best ones available in drugstore range and so affordable! the quality of blushes are highly comparable to MAC and other high end brands..atleast in my opinion :)

    • Paris B
      April 19, 2013

      I tend to agree with you Parita. I’ve come across some duds in the brand, but generally, they perform fairly well considering the price. I have tried one or two of their blushes and I will agree, they are quite good and can almost be comparable to Nars in terms of pigment. But I also at this moment, find them too pigmented sometimes. Spend more time brushing it off than I do brushing it on! LOL Same with Nars, so no discrimination there ;)

  5. gio
    April 17, 2013

    Lagoon is one of my favourite palettes from spring. I love the fun mix of colours, the bright shades aren’t too bright and you can actually do some wearable looks with them. Showstoppers has a couple of duds, I agree, but on the whole, I like it a lot too.
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    • Paris B
      April 19, 2013

      Lagoon is quite wearable, you’re right Gio. I think the textures in that one was quite impressive too overall. I guess Showstoppers didn’t wow me as much because of the warmth of the shades. Doesn’t quite suit my skin but I can imagine it will look lovely on someone warmer than I am :)

  6. Ting
    April 17, 2013

    When they launched the Showstopper palette and reading what it’s all about, I had to laugh and shook my head. I already owned quite a few of the i-Divines so I don’t think I need another selected shade from each palette, really.

    The Lagoon… it looks way too similar to my MUA Immaculate palette so I think I’ll pass this too. It’s weird for the first time I’m not excited about the i-Divines… :D Maybe I will collect all others and call it a day (until the next new launch, that is… hahahaha).

    • Paris B
      April 19, 2013

      Haha I can imagine that someone who already owns most of the palettes will find Showstoppers a waste of time. In fact, I’m not sure they even picked out the best of each palette featured! Still, can’t fault them for trying eh? ;) Do you find they tend to look similar after a while Ting? I do although when I put them side by side, they don’t but to my eye, at a first glance it always does!

      • Ting
        April 19, 2013

        Hmm… yes they do look similar at first glance like those neon bright ones (Jamaica, Ultra Matte V1, Acid) and “safe” ones (Storm, Original, Oh So Special)… Lagoon and Snapshot look rather similar as well.

        I am still kicking myself for the impulse buy of Acid and Ultra Matte V1… oh WHY on EARTH did I ever buy those? I secretly pray for the trend return of the neon brights so these palettes will see some daylight, hopefully. :p

      • Paris B
        April 19, 2013

        Hahaha Yeah Acid and Ultra Matte were real duds IMO. Looks like you’re caught! Maybe you can use it for your kid’s school play makeup? ;)

      • Ting
        April 20, 2013

        Today I took out the Acid and look at it long and hard. Then did a swatch of the neon orange and decided it’s best left for halloween party in the future if I am to dress up as an orange. And kids school play sound like a good idea too! :p

  7. Lily
    April 17, 2013

    Showstopper is my kind of palette, despite the 2 duds. It’s warmer and the burgundy shades remind me of autumn…
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    • Paris B
      April 19, 2013

      It is most certainly an Autumn sort of palette – rich deep colours, the way Autumn palettes roll! :)

  8. Teri
    April 17, 2013

    I kinda like both. You are right about these palettes being great for anyone venturing into make-up or more colourful shades, and that’s why I like them. They have a decent quality for the price so you can’t go wrong. They have been pushing out a lot of new palettes lately idd, I kinda lost track by now, lol! ^^
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    • Paris B
      April 19, 2013

      Not just you, Teri – they’re like the MAC of the budget makeup world LOL! New collections every month or two – quite mind boggling. For colour I think they’re good. Not everyone likes to wear colour so they do nice to have palettes. But for a more daily wear palette I’d go with something better quality ;)

  9. Yue Rain
    April 17, 2013

    both are so pretty but if i can only choose i would choose Lagoon as i love blue!^^
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    • Paris B
      April 19, 2013

      Oh yes, the colours are certainly eye catching in this one!

  10. Ika Roseworn
    April 17, 2013

    I like Sleek, they have awesome blushes and I love their lip paints but somehow their palettes don’t appeal to me as much. I bought the Oh So Special out of curiosity, and while I think it’s a great palette with great pigmentation bla bla bla, it didn’t wow me, and so it’s left in my makeup drawer forgotten. So it’s no surprise I wasn’t jumping up and down with these 2….

    • Paris B
      April 19, 2013

      Oh Ika, I didn’t think Oh So Special represented the best there is in Sleek palettes haha! So you were right to not be wowed. I think the primary thing going for them is price and pigment and variety of colours in one palette. Their shimmer colours do work better and I think they do colours better than neutrals too. For a paltete of neutrals that I’ll wear often, I’ll go for something of better quality, not Sleek, but for a fun occasional use colour palette then they fit the bill. But I like their blushes and Pout Polishes. The latter surprises me LOL

  11. Shija
    April 17, 2013

    I love sleek… I so gonna get this…thks Paris..

    • Paris B
      April 19, 2013

      Which one are you getting Shija? :D

  12. Jennifer
    April 17, 2013

    Looks good and alluring but may not be very practical :P Eye candy nonetheless. I have only used their Blush By 3. Pigmented and lovely. Each time I am tempted to try their eyeshadow, it is usually the matte ones or generally the colours that will prevent me from doing so. I am too practical and not too adventurous I guess ;)

    • Paris B
      April 19, 2013

      The danger with strongly pigmented colours is that its so easy to make a mistake! That was my mistake the first time I started using eye makeup. Everyone was going on about pigment so I went along with the ride. These days, I prefer something not so strong, but buildable because that way, mistakes are fewer and its actually prettier to have a wash of colour and shade, as opposed to a splotch of colour :D

      • Jennifer
        April 20, 2013

        Haha, yeah I recall your words of encouragement to try sheer eyeshadow and blush as a starter. I love eye makeup more than anything because it is something that I apply more skillfully compared to blush.

      • Paris B
        April 22, 2013

        Get the right brush, Jennifer and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without blush hehe… ;)

    • Ting
      April 19, 2013

      Jennifer, try any japanese eyeshadows as they are sheer and less prone to mistake. Paris has quite a lot of them featured in her posts. :)

      • Jennifer
        April 20, 2013

        Thank you Ting! Yeah, Paris has lotsa good sheer eyeshadow reviews. I will it give it a try one of these days :) Your comment on the impulse buy of Acid and Ultra Matte V1 cracked me up. Hang in there ok, they should be making a fashionable comeback soon!

  13. sharon
    April 20, 2013

    If only Sleek would come up with a palette or 2 of ONLY their shimmery eyeshadows I think that would be a great hit! ;) But with the price, its only normal to expect with the number of eyeshadows in it. Much like those big palettes of 80 odd eyeshadows. Its normal to experience either a similar/repeat/underperforming eyeshadow lol.
    Sleek’s blushes have not disappointed though so thats good :)

    • Paris B
      April 22, 2013

      Take a look at the Original palette, Sharon. It’s the one they came up with first and its only shimmer colours. Is also the one that made them so popular :) another popular one is Storm I believe. They’re decent ones and perhaps a little better than the new incarnations where they’re being a bit too experimental i think

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