Last month I was invited along to take a look at the Sleek 24K Gold Collection. An event with a very exclusive theme, all about shimmer and shine - it felt like Christmas was certainly around the corner.
So at Century Club in Soho the drinks were flowing, celebs were dotted about - I love a bit of celeb spotting (Chloe Goodman and Stephanie Pratt are very very pretty up close!) canapés were being passed around and there were some shiny new products to take a look at.
The Christmas tree was decorated with a selection of their gorgeous Glitter Me Lip Glosses which looked amazing! - I wish I could decorate my tree with beauty products, that would look great!
"Uptown Girl" a fuchsia pink with blue/purple toned sparkle.
"Private Jet" red with tiny pink specks of glitter for the perfect vampy pout and
"Money Talks" a beautifully subtle metallic gold which is lovely over a nude lip.
All are quite sheer with a lovely glitter shine to them. The tag-line says 'an intense sparkling lip gloss' which might sound like it's going to make you look like you've dipped your lips in a glitter pot but the result is lovely, it's not too much at all. They look wonderful over a bold lip to add a bit of shimmer. These are great to keep in your bag to transform a day-look with no trouble at all.
The make-up artist showed me the Gold Standard i-Lust Palette which looked a bit bold for me at first but once she worked her magic on my eyes I was left with a really pretty golden smokey eye. The palette is actually my favourite piece from the collection and I've used it a lot since. It consists of 6 shimmery metallic shades which are really pigmented, 2 of which are cream and 4 powder. A section of warm golds and browns give you a lot to work with.
The cream (top left) "Solitaire" is a silvery shade which is very versatile, sweep it across cheekbones to attempt a bit of strobing, or along the brow bone and around the eye to add some shimmer to a smokey eye.
Next to that "Tanzanite" is my favourite. A champagne-pink and is lovely on the cheeks, cheekbone or even dusted over the shoulders. I think it would suit all skin tones and it's unlike any other highlight shade I've tried.
Now at the bottom left "Rhinestone" looks a little scary, I know. Blue in a highlighting palette shocked me a bit and we joked about it being perfect for an avatar theme but it actually looks great around the eyes and I think it could work on a darker skin tone on the cheekbones.
The lightest shade "Cubic Zirconia" is to add to the cupids bow and the inner corner of the eyes to really brighten them up.
I have to mention the gorgeous range of semi-matte lipsticks. I love a matte finish, especially in the winter. There's 6 shades available and I 'think' this is the darkest of the lot. The Lip VIP Semi-Matte Lipstick in "Backstage" It's a beautiful colour - it looked even better on me after a bit of bronzer. It's a hard one to describe so bare with me... I'd say a pinky-red-ish-coral! It feels festive without being the typical 'Santa red' and will work in the Summer too. The finish is interesting, it goes on really creamy -I actually had to double check that it really said semi-matte on the side! It includes shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin E so your lips are well looked after. It has a lovely velvety feel to it and it has the feeling of staying put that I find with most matte lipsticks without feeling like it's drying your lips out.
I've only really stuck to the i-Divine eyeshadow palettes in the past but I'm already putting a few bits from Sleek on my Xmas list! I need some more shades of those lipsticks for sure!
What do you think of the 24K Gold Collection?
*These were all kindly gifted to me at the event but all thoughts are my own