Sleek MakeUp i-Divine Celestial Palette

So I was looking for a bright eyeshadow palette for the party season, and came across this little beauty:

I'm already obsessed with my Sleek Contour Kit and I've read great things about the eyeshadow palettes (a lot of beauty bloggers compare them to MAC in terms of pigment and quality) and when I saw the colours in this kit I couldn't resist. I wasn't able to find it in Boots or Superdrug so ended up ordering online.

I was mostly looking forward to the blue shades as a blue smoky eye is my total favourite going-out look, and I wasn't at all disappointed when I opened the palette up....Astral Blue is absolutely beautiful, a shimmery, glittery, super bright blue that I hope I have the guts to wear! If I'm feeling a little more tame then Earth Shine, a shimmering almost-navy will look amazing as a dramatic evening look.

Best of all is that the palette also contains some bang-on-trend berry shades - I tried Solar and Stargaze yesterday and they matched perfectly with a plum lipgloss. There are a few other shades that I would never have chosen individually, but am really looking forward to trying - Aurora and Terrestrial are amazing greens that remind me of my days working for Urban Decay during my teens, when I wore those types of colours every day. Also great about this palette is that it contains 2 shadows that I will most definitely get plenty of use from - Eclipse, a silvery taupe which is the sort of shade I reach for most days, and Dark Matter, a glittery black that I could see me using as a liner.

As for the quality - I've only used a couple of the colours so far but the shadows are super soft and I did find them really easy to blend. I always use an eyeshadow primer anyway (currently BareMinerals Prime Time which I LOVE :)) and these shadows lasted a full day with no creasing, so that was a bonus. Best of all? It only cost £7.99. Kerching! For 12 shadows in such a variety of shades I think that is a really good buy. And if I drop it and it shatters (which I inevitably will do - I have form in this), it's not the end of my world - I can just replace. What's not to love?!

Have you tried the Sleek Celestial palette, or any other Sleek palettes? What did you think?

Pink makeup favourites :)

I admit it! I LOVE pink. I don't often wear pink clothing (although I've just ordered an amazing blush pink winter coat, but only because Vogue told me to), but when it comes to nail polish or lipsticks...well, the pinker the better, really. I draw the line at eyeshadow though - on some people pink eyeshadow looks impossibly chic and ethereal. On me, it looks like I've just been punched.

Currently in my (pink!) make up bag are:

MAC Lipglass in Baby Sparks
This is a super light, shimmery pink gloss that looks quite subtle on it's own. Over a bright lipstick like the Bare Minerals one below it looks awesome. Heart this.

Benefit Thrrrob Blush
Okay...this is actually discontinued *sob*, but I stocked up a while ago so still have one to use up. It's a lovely, sheer blush that gives a healthy glow and the packaging is so cute. The brush it comes with it useless, though. For anyone hunting for this, it can still be found on Ebay.

Dior Vernis in Capeline
Technically this is a summer colour, but I'm just not ready to stop wearing it yet. Dior polishes go on like a dream and last for days without chipping. Plus this vibrant almost-fuschia makes me feel happy.

Bare Minerals Marvellous Moxie Lipstick in Never Say Never
I love the packaging of this lipstick, it has a cute little silver push-up button thingy to open it that didn't at all take me a good ten minutes to master. Never Say Never is the most amazing bright pink that looks awesome on paler skin tones (hello!). Perfect for party season!

What are your favourite PINK products? Lxxx