Sleek Makeup Curacao Palette Swatches

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The hottest, brightest, boldest palette of summer is here! And it's mine! All mine! Sleek Makeup's Curacao is officially the loudest, brashest set of colour you can wear on your eyes. Just look at all that brightly coloured goodness!

Sleek Curacao Palette

The Curacao Palette is part of the Carribean Collection, out for this Summer. It's supposed to be full of bright, happy, confident colours - like a Carribean holiday! I've never been to the Carribean, but hey, now I can pretend that I'm on a holiday just by looking at the tropical-looking box!

sleek curacao palette 1

Box aside, I'm so glad to see that Sleek Makeup has nammed all the colours in the palette - previously their palettes didn't have colour names, so I think this is pretty cool. Coming from Singapore, I especially love that there's a hot magenta pink colour called Singapre Sling - I know it's named after the cocktail, and not the country, but hey, it's still cool, right?

sleek curacao palette 2

1st Row, L-R: Tequila Sunrise (warm russet orange, shimmer), Martini (shimmery light neutral beige), Blue Hawaiian (a pale but bright blue-green aqua), Bloody Mary (matte primary red), Screwdriver (bright matte crayon yellow), Green Iguana (shimmery deep forest green)

2nd Row, L-R: Apres Midori (shimmmery yellow grass green), Blue Lagoon (matte light aqua blue), Purple Haze (deep matte grape), Green Martini (shimmery deep olive green), Singapore Sling (shimmery hot pink), Espresso Martini (matte black)

My favourite shades out of the palette are Blue Hawaiian - it reminds me of China Glaze's For Audrey, but in eyeshadow form! I think if I ever did my China Glaze For Audrey manicure again, I can totally wear Blue Hawaiian to go with it! I also love Green Martini, because it's the perfect deep shimmery olive green with a great deal of complexity.

And here's a shot of the colours without the plastic sheet over it. Aren't the colours gorgeous?

sleek curacao palette 3

And of course, what kind of blogger would I be if I didn't offer you swatches, so here you go! Swatches of the Curacao Palette!

sleek curacao palette swatch

As you can see, the palette has pretty good pigmentation and texture, much like the other Sleek Makeup palettes. However, I did feel like the shimmer shades were softer and a bit more pigmented than the matters, like other Sleek palettes I've tried. If you've liked the previous palettes produced by Sleek Makeup, you'll definitely love the Curacao Palette as well, as the formula hasn't changed - this is pretty much the same thing, but with a zing and a zest in the bright shades!

Over the next few days, I'll be producing a few eye looks with the Curacao Palette, so do keep a watch out for those - I'm pretty excited about the wide variety of looks this little baby can produce, and I can't wait to share them with you!

(Product was sent for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with/compensated by the company.)


  1. I think you would have to be very daring to wear most of these bright colours, although you could tone them down by blending. It looks like a really nice palette I am loving Sleek's Monaco palette at the moment :)

  2. I am an NC25-30, and these are a bit too bright for me!

  3. OO...i got a friend to help me CP this and Monaco, as well as Oh So Special! Can't wait to see what funky looks you do with this!

  4. this is a gorgeous palette, singapore sling is gorgeous!

    shel xx

  5. LOVING these shades! they're so vibrant!

  6. Green martini is beautiful!

  7. What a bright palette. I love how bright they are. I'm loving Screwdriver and Tequila Sunrise. How does the Sleek eye shadows compare to MAC?

  8. Woo, i love it and i love your blog,
    You have a new follower ^^

  9. @Jacqueline: In comparison to MAC, I'd say the texture is softer, especially for the shimmer shades, but perhaps not so much for the mattes. I would say pigmentation is comparable - the mattes are a bit weaker than the shimmer shades, but then again MAC also has it's fair share of pigmented gems and unpigmented duds. I think this palette, being relatively cheap, is quite good value for money. Hope this helps!

  10. wow they sent it to u for review!! u r so lucky! i've been eyeing the curacao palette!

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  12. OH MY GOD I'm absolutely in love with this palette. It seems hard to get ahold of in Singapore, where did you get yours?


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