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Friday, 3 August 2012

Oldie but goodie: Sleek Storm Palette

I’m thinking of doing a few posts like this to honour the bits of slap in our collections that we always come back to – I’m sure a lot of bloggers will agree with me when I say that we focus on our new shinies and don’t give our workhorses the kudos they deserve!

The Sleek Storm palette was my first foray into more neutral shadows and I still think of it fondly whenever anyone brings up something like the Naked Palette or MUA Undressed/Heaven and Earth.


storm used

As you can see, this is a well loved palette! I’ve not repurchased this palette, but if you’re a makeup junkie, you know that dents in all of your shadows and three with pan showing equals a well loved bit of kit indeed! The pan that’s gone, I used to use for brows and a general soft neutral, and now I use the darker shade for my brows often.

sleek storm
sleek storm 2

Compared to the neutral palettes that are around these days, it’s actually very mixed! There are a few metallics, some blues, a black, a light highlight and two matte colours, which as you can see have been thoroughly abused. All in all, this is a great palette and you’ll get a variety of looks out of it:

sleek storm

shimmer and smoke 2


pumbaa normal

So yeah… I felt this deserved a shout out, because I still love it! What are some of your oldies but goodies? Do you reach for one product on a regular basis? Is there anything you’ve repurchased more than once?


  1. This looks like a great palette! I love that it has some more colorful additions.

    I keep thinking about doing a series on the products I use day in, day out, things I've been loving for years... and then I forget and go nuts over a brand new product (most of which I forget about in a couple of months). For instance: I have been repurchasing Make Up For Ever's Face & Body Makeup for 8 years now. That's practically forever in makeup time. I should probably immediately sing its praises publicly...

  2. I want all of the Sleek palette's o.o

    Hmm I keep going back to lipsticks like Show Orchid etc

  3. oh wow! i've never seen a sleek palette that empty *thumbs up*

  4. My biggest workhorse is Maybelline Waterproof Liquid eyeliner. You're right, we never give any of our old faithful products that much of a mention on our blogs, but they are there for us day after day as we do our makeup.


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