Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Particularly since I don't currently have a car.
The only way to get through The Change is to think cosy thoughts, and if that doesn't work, well, maybe buy some new make-up.
This is the limited edition Romance collection from Sleek, and since it's the first autumnal drop that's managed to distract me from thoughts of bronzer and sea salt spray I thought we'd take a gander at it.
The new iDivine eyeshadow offering in the line-up is Vintage Romance, with a handful of neutrals punctuating what is otherwise a very plummy-heavy palette.
Excellent news for the hazel- and green-eyed among us!
The majority of the shades are metallic or shimmer finishes, which Sleek do really well, and I expect that they'll be as brilliantly pigmented as all other Sleek shadows. You'll get change from a tenner regardless of whether you're shopping in Euro or Sterling, with the Vintage Romance palette clocking in at €9.99/£7.99.
Now, I'm not so sure about this. Sleek are deservedly famed for their blushes - Rose Gold is a well-documented dupe for NARS Orgasm - but this new Antique blush looks like something you might wear if you wanted to achieve a consumptive Victorian complexion.
I can't really decide whether it truly has a blue undertone or is just a cool-toned brick shade. *Squints.* There's more coolness in the form of silver shimmer particles, which promise to impart an effortless, romantic glow.
Maybe they offset the dead cheeks effect too?
Seriously, though, I think Antique does have a certain dusky, vintage appeal and the potential to look stunning on the right skintone. €5.49/£4.49 is the damage here.
Do either of those take your fancy? Got any tips for coping with the early onset of autumn? Let me know in a comment x
The Vintage Romance collection is on sale now from usual Sleek stockists, and is available online from Cloud 10 Beauty.