Sleek MakeUP Acid Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Sleek MakeUP Acid Eyeshadow Palette
Sleek MakeUP Acid Eyeshadow Palette

Sleek MakeUP Acid Eyeshadow Palette ($11.99 for 0.36 oz.) consists of twelve eyeshadows with a neon theme. This palette has been restricted for purchase through Sleek MakeUP directly due to the neon pigments used in some of the eyeshadows, as they are not FDA approved for use on the immediate eye area. Sleek MakeUP is a UK-based brand, and the palette and its shades are considered eye-safe in the EU and Canada. At present, I didn’t see any information indicating any of this or that it might not be deliverable to the U.S.; I was able to get all the way to payment info and didn’t see anything rejecting me, but it might happen on the final step.

With Urban Decay’s Electric Palette due out next week, I thought now would be a good time to review this palette from Sleek. There is slight overlap (Savage and Jilted), but there are some differences as well; I think if you’re looking for more of a genuinely neon and matte palette, the Acid palette is a better option, though I’m not keen on the quality of the palette. The quality of the Acid palette is more hit or miss with the more matte, neon-hued shades–they have a chalkier texture that prevents them from binding and yielding really good pigmentation. The more frosted, shimmery shades are really lovely to work with, as they have almost creamy textures and fantastic color payoff.

Acid #1 is a vibrant, fuchsia-magenta with cool, blue undertones and a frosted finish. It had excellent color payoff, and this shade is prone to staining but wears without fading or creasing for eight hours. Urban Decay Jilted (P) is very similar. Sugarpill Smitten (LE, $12.00) is lighter. Too Faced Totally Fetch (LE, $16.00) is lighter, pinker. Fyrinnae Superstar (P, $6.80) is lighter. Urban Decay Junkshow (LE, $18.00) is very similar. Make Up For Ever #26 (P, $20.00) is matte, more magenta. See comparison swatches.

Acid #2 is a neutral-to-warm white with a matte finish. The texture was somewhat dry and stiff to work with, which resulted in semi-sheer color payoff. It wore well for six and a half hours before it started to fade. As it is a basic shade, there are plenty of variations available — see comparison swatches.

Acid #3 is a bright pop of neon yellow–think highlighter yellow–that leans almost a little green-ish. It had a matte finish with semi-sheer color payoff. It pops a lot more if patted over a white base, but the chalky, powdery texture keeps it from being easily used on its own or over a regular primer. This shade stains somewhat, and it lasts about seven hours before there’s noticeable fading and light creasing. MAC Bright Yellow (P, $15.00) is warmer, more muted. Inglot #370 (P, $6.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Acid #4 is a brightened, tangerine orange with a matte finish. The texture was soft–just a smidgen powdery–and very blendable, while the pigmentation was good. This shade wore well for eight hours before showing slight signs of fading. Wet ‘n’ Wild A Regular at the Factory #3 (LE, $2.29) is a touch darker. Fyrinnae Pyromantic Erotica (P, $6.80) is more shimmery. Illamasqua Vulgar (P) is very similar. Inglot #123R Top (P, $6.00) is more orange, less yellow. See comparison swatches.

Acid #5 is a vibrant, medium-dark cornflower blue with a frosted finish. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was soft and buttery. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours. Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #3 (LE) is less frosted, so it appears darker. See comparison swatches.

Acid #6 is a light-medium, sky blue with a glittery, frosted finish. The texture was chunky, so it didn’t apply smoothly, though it still managed to have fairly good pigmentation. It wore well for about eight hours, but I had noticeable fall out. NARS South Pacific #2 (P, $24.00) is more muted, less frosted. MAC Styledriven (P, $21.00) is lighter, less frosted. MAC Divine Blue (LE, $19.50) is more muted. Make Up For Ever #25 (P, $23.00) is a cream product, less glittery. See comparison swatches.

Acid #7 is a medium-dark, magenta purple with a matte finish. The texture was really dry and stiff to work with, so it was difficult to get good color payoff and blending was challenging. It started to show signs of fading after seven hours of wear. Too Faced Ooh la Orchid (LE, $16.00) is darker, purpler. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #6 (P) is darker. Urban Decay Infamous (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery. NARS Fashion Rebel #2 (LE, $24.00) is warmer, more muted. MAC Infra-violet (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery. bareMinerals Statement (LE) is darker. Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet (LE, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Acid #8 is a light-medium, yellow-toned green with a chartreuse sheen. It had so-so pigmentation, and the texture wasn’t as stiff as the previous shade, but it wasn’t as smooth or as easy to use as a really nice eyeshadow is. The color began fading at the eight-hour mark. MAC Chartreuse Bouquet (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Wet ‘n’ Wild Iā€™m Seeing Triples Browbone (LE, $2.29) is less warm-toned. NARS Rated R #1 (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter. bareMinerals Icon (LE) is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Acid #9 is a neon magenta with cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was dry, chalky, and powdery, and the resulting color payoff was semi-sheer and uneven, which made this shade difficult to use. It will stain the skin, and it wears seven hours before I noticed some fading and creasing. Urban Decay Savage (P) is very similar. MAC Magenta Madness (LE, $21.00) is slightly darker. Sugarpill Dollipop (P, $12.00) is more muted, less magenta. Make Up For Ever #75 (P, $20.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Acid #10 is a neon, light-medium green with a matte finish. Unfortunately, the texture was dry and chalky, which meant the pigmentation was semi-sheer and less blendable. The color managed to stay on for about seven hours, but it also stained. MAC Wondergrass (LE, $15.00) is darker, more muted, shimmery. Illamasqua Fledgling (P) is much darker. See comparison swatches.

Acid #11 is a medium, cool-toned silver-shimmered gray with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was fairly smooth but a little dry. It wore well for eight hours before lightly creasing. Another more basic shade with lots of similar shades — see comparison swatches.

Acid #12 is a deep, dark black with a matte finish and subtle warm undertones. It was soft, though powdery, so it was more blendable and buildable in color. It wore well for almost nine hours before starting to fade along the edges. Like the white eyeshadow in the palette, it’s a basic shade, so you’ll find plenty of options available — see comparison swatches.

Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Palette Acid
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
78%
Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Acid #1
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
97%
Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Acid #10
D
Product
6
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
66%
Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Acid #11
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Acid #12
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
81%
Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Acid #2
D
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
66%
Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Acid #3
D
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
66%
Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Acid #4
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Acid #5
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%
Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Acid #6
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
79%
Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Acid #7
F
Product
5
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
5
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
59%
Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Acid #8
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
76%
Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Acid #9
D-
Product
5
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
60%

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