Sleek i-divine Acid palette is a study black coloured sleek compact case holding a fusion of 12 matte & shimmery bright neonish shades. The shades are very bright & lively screaming for attention instantly. They are accompanied by dual sided rubbery sponge tip applicator. This palette was in my wish list for long but finally when I got it along with few other Sleek palettes, was quite a disappointment comparatively. The vibrancy & the boldness of the shades magnetize you immediately but they really fail to deliver to the expectations with what I have seen with the other sleek palettes.
The palette consists of 12 shades:
1) Deep shimmery Fuchsia Pink: Applies smoothly with decent pigmentation & almost nil fall out. However I need to get for few more swipes to get a power pack intensity desired.
2) Matte White: This is the most horrible shade from the entire palette. Completely lacks in pigmentation, chalky & dry in texture. I had to dig the brush so many times to get the swatch amount on my hands & now it’s all broken!
3) Vibrant Matte Bright Yellow: This one easily qualifies for neon range but needs a good solid base/primer to show up in full potential. Though the pigmentation is good but it doesn’t show up great without a primer.
4) Matte Bright Orange: This one also looks very neonish in palette but again needs a good primer or else has to be layered few times.
5) Shimmery Deep Blue: Superb pigmentation, applies & blends smoothly without any fallout. This is one of the best performing shade from the palette & looks stunning on lids. The shimmers are fine & non gritty. They don’t travel on eyes but might get slightly displaced in the cleansing process which is not a big issue.
6) Shimmery Maya Blue: Again great pigmentation & application without any issues. Shows up well on lids even without a base. Goes on smoothly & blends effortlessly.
7) Matte Deep Purple: Lacks in pigmentation. Difficult to build up the colour without a good primer & looks heavily layered up. It’s complete miss without any strong base.
8) Shimmery Moss Green: It’s not high shimmery shade like Blues from the palette but contains pretty average well blended shimmer content. The pigmentation is quite ok but shows a good difference if applied over primer. It applies smooth & doesn’t give a hard time for building up the shade.
9) Bright Matte Neon Pink: Like fellow mattes from the palette lacks in pigmentation & has to be layered intensely to get some colour on lids. Primer makes things pretty easy here.
10) Bright Matte Neon Green: Very similar to the prior shade, has got a remarkable room for improvement in pigmentation & colour pay off. With primer it works much better.
11) Shimmery Gunmetal: Highly pigmented, applies smoothly & blends easily.
12) Plain Matte Black: Pigmentation is ok but could have been better. It does need some layering to be called as ‘BLACK’ or for that high intensity.
Here’s an EOTD using Blues & Moss Green:
Overall for the price the palette is not bad especially for beginners where one gets to play around with these beautiful shades. Mattes are clear cheaters here. They look so intense, vibrant & eye catching in palette but lacks way behind in terms of pigmentation, colour pay off & workability. There’s a slight dryness in the texture which makes it difficult to work with them. They will be difficult without a primer. But shimmery shades stand up to all the expectations & delivers excellently.