I have been in such a nautical mood lately! I simply cannot ignore anything blue, marine and navy – these colors make me truly happy. I keep discovering new products form Sleek MakeUP and my most recent obsession is the I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette in Calm Before The Storm – the best ocean-inspired eyeshadow palette out there.
Sleek MakeUP I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette ($11.99) in Calm Before The Storm is inspired by the sparkling mysterious oceans of the world, is limited edition and brings together the colours of clear blue seas and golden glamorous beaches. Calm Before The Storm includes a fleet of aquatic shades, such as tropical blue, ultramarine and sea green.
As all of the other Sleek MakeUP eyeshadows Calm Before The Storm comes in a plastic palette that house twelve eyeshadows. The amount of product you get is 13.2 g or 0.36 oz (each eyeshadow weighs 1.1 g or 0.03 oz). This particular palette is limited edition (but is still available on the official website and in stores!) and has its name written both on the palette lid and bottom and has a number 085. It has a full-sized mirror that is useful if you travel a lot as it is bog enough to see your whole face.
I am going to divide this palette in two parts – six eyeshadows in the left part and six eyeshadows in the right part – for the purpose of review and proper swatches. But, for reference, you can check out a huge comparison swatch of all eyeshadows in the end of the post together with a makeup look I have created for you.
The left part of the eyeshadow palette is somewhat neutral (with the exception of the Pacific shade). These eyeshadows are ideal as crease shades, highlighting and to create smoky effect if needed. Three of these shades are mattes and the other three are glittery or shimmery.
Starboard – platinum white shade with silver shimmer and a very strong metallic finish.
Voyage – medium-dark matte cinnamon shade with tons of silver glitter specks that make the finish to appear glittery matte. If applied with a light hand it shows completely matte. Silver glitters tend to stay on the skin if this eyeshadow is applied wet.
Pacific – deep medium-dark royal blue shade with an almost matte finish – you can barely see rare silver glitters.
Ahoy! – medium-toned taupe grey shade with slightly pink undertones and a strong metallic finish.
Barque – warm-toned light brown shade with an almost matte finish.
Adrift – cool-toned medium-dark brown shade with a completely matte finish.
The right part of the palette is the reason why this palette is called nautical. All six shades resemble blue and green shades of the ocean. The finishes are mostly metallic or shimmery with a single matte shade there.
Caesium – light yellow-based blue shade with tons of silver glittery specks that results in a matte finish with silver glitters in it.
Amphitrite – cool-toned bright navy blue shade with tons of silver shimmer and a strong metallic finish.
Sovereign – deep navy blue shade with finely milled blue shimmer and a very strong metallic finish.
Seaweed – light yellow based mint shade with extremely finely milled gold and silver shimmer that results in a strong frosted finish.
Navy Shower – darkened grey-ish green shade with matte finish and rare silver specks of glitter.
Lagoon – medium-dark pine green shade with almost neutral undertones and a completely matte finish.
Here is the look I came up with when I first used this palette. I am really happy that this palette has several gorgeous crease shades. I especially loved the light cinnamon color Voyage as it helps to warm a look a bit. All nave-blue and green shades go really well together and are a truly pleasure to combine.
I loved it how easy it was to create a mint-blue gradient with this palette. And darker navy shades proved to be an excellent choice to smoke the eye look a bit. Cool-toned brown shade Adrift also helped to balance out the look – I applied it right below the lower lashes. This palette offers you such a great diversity of green and blue shades! And I already have tons of looks in mind!
All eyeshadows perform wonderfully on an eyeshadow base – I never ever use any of my eyeshadows without it as I tend to have oilier lids. On my Nars Smudge Proof eyeshadow base all eyeshadows in this palette lasted for solid ten hours without smudging or fading. I was also pleasantly surprised with how pigmented all eyeshadows are. This an amazing palette for the price. I totally recommend it if you love blue and green shadows!
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