Let me introduce you to Sleek MakeUP's Mediterranean Collection. It was launched in June 2011 and is a limited edition collection. That means if you see any items you like, you better snap them up. Sadly, once they're gone, they're ALL gone. The collection consists of the Monaco eyeshadow palette, which is a colorful collection of both shimmery and matte shades, Santorini powdered blush as well as Monte Carlo Pout Polish. The collection offers a gorgeous pop of color for all skin tones. I've been on a "pink lip kick" lately, so this is right up my alley. The great thing I like about this collection is that the shades have all been given names and are stamped on the mylar sheeting within the eyeshadow palette packaging.
This was the look I came up with when playing with the palette. Matter, today was my "play in my Sleek MakeUP collection" day. Pretty much everything that I have on is by Sleek Makeup, with the exception of my brows, mascara and eyeshadow primer.
I find that a lot of people are afraid of wearing "color," but if done right, it can work beautifully.
Here now is a shot showing detailing of eyeshadow.
What I do like about these shadows is that the shimmery shades give your lids a lovely sheen. Here is a "what went where" shot.
1. Kiwi Zest went on inner corner and third of eyelid
2. Hummingbird went on center portion of eyelid
3. Magenta Madness went on outer third of eyelid
4. Midnight Garden went on "V" and crease area
5. Washed Ashore went on brow bone for highlight
Here is a swatch of the shades, however, keep in mind that this was taken at night with my flash on, so the colors got a tad washed out... specifically the lighter shades. Don't mind my nails, I just got back from Jamaica and no manicure survives a daily trip to the beach unless it's gel or something of that sort. LOL!
Top row, left to right: Bamboo, Aquamarine, Midnight Garden, Sunset, Washed Ashore, Magenta Madness
Bottom row, left to right: Summer Breeze, Sand Walker, Kiwi Zest, Lotus Flower, Hummingbird, Moors Treasure
I'm in love with the vibrant cheek color... Santorini.
Here's an idea of the shading. I didn't want to use to heavy a hand because I was going out. It is very pigmented... gorgeous! I must add that I highlighted the tops of my cheeks with Sleek MakeUP's blush in Rose Gold. I think the flash washed it out a tad, but you can see it better in the other pictures.
I expected the lip color to be more pink on me, but this is how it turned out. It's shown here without any liner, on bare naked lips.
As for liner, I used the Kajal liner in Odyssey, which is a rich, majestic purple.
Once again, the completed look. The complete product breakdown is listed below.
All products by Sleek MakeUP unless otherwise stated. Stay tuned to my YouTube channel Welcome2DivasWorld for a demo of this look!
Foundation: New Skin Revive in Cannelle
Concealer/Highlight: Luminaire Highlighting Corrector in #L05
Contour/Highlight: Contour Kit in Medium
Eyeshadow Palette: Monaco (Limited Edition)