07/06/2017

Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighting Palette

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I've been a fan of Sleek for a while now; I bought their Box of Tricks during the pre-Christmas sales and had a great experience with the majority of the products. After using the Solstice palette that I received in the box since then, I thought it was about time I treat myself to a new one!

As soon as I saw Distorted Dreams on Instagram, I knew it was the palette I'd been waiting for. The gorgeous mirrored packaging, the colourful shades, all at a reasonable price.

During a trip to York, I was able to get a hold of the very last one on the display in Superdrug along with 10% student discount and double points. Bargain? I think so! I've been using this palette for about a week now and I've tried to use a different shade every day.

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Distorted Dreams is a square palette that consists of five multi-coloured shades: three are creams whilst two are powders. Released on 31st May for only £10.99, so around £2.20 a shade, I thought it was great value for money. Sleek have a great reputation in the highlighting world, producing great quality for a great price.

Unfortunately, this palette doesn't meet my high expectations for them. It may be incredibly pretty to look at but the quality doesn't match that.

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I'm not sure if they've changed the consistency of their powders/creams but I found myself needing to use a lot more product than I bargained for. The formula of the cream shades is very oily and doesn't seem to have much staying power. However, I can just about live with that. The powder formula is awful. It looks rubbish on top of foundation and actually felt like it dried out my skin. I can't believe that neither blend that well and their durability is dreadful.

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I'd say my favourite shade is the lilac one in the middle; it's unlike any shade I currently have and it quite subtle for daytime. My least favourite has to be the bronze-coloured shade. I'd say that was the most difficult to apply/blend and it just looked horrific on my skin.

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In all honesty, I regret buying this palette. I know £11 is not a lot to spend but I feel that now I've tested it, I'll rarely use it again. I'm going to try to use it on workdays when I don't put as much make-up on as usual but other than that, my trusted Solstice palette has nothing to fear.

Have you tried the Distorted Dreams highlighting palette yet? I hope you've had a better experience with it than I have! 
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