Must be sin to feel this good.
Sleek i-Divine Palette in Garden Of Eden is a collection of earthy, nature inspired colours that never go out of style. Nude palettes have been a trend since Urban Decay’s Naked Palette was released, but Sleek gives it a heavenly twist with it’s addition of dusky plums and mossy greens.
While I unfortunately missed the limited edition packaging with the pattern of a creeping snake, I can definitely imagine attending Hogwarts wearing the Slytherin worthy emeralds and going out for butterbeer in those cool toned browns. Shame we’re not winning the House Cup this year on Pottermore either, I’d have the perfect palette for celebrating…
Sleek’s i-Divine Palettes have always been hard to beat when it comes to value for money. These mineral based eye-shadows feel super soft, apply pigmented and are a total steal at £7.99!
Garden of Eden in particular has proven to be especially soft, after Sleek reformulated their i-Divine Palettes some palettes have been slightly stiffer (still soft, but they have a top layer that needs some work before they start performing). I noticed that the texture is closer to the famously buttery i-Divine Storm Palette than – when compared to the other two- the almost frozen i-Divine Acid Palette.
As mentioned, the colour combination here is beautiful. The satin finishes are definitely standouts within the range. A single touch covers your whole finger or brush with pigment, applying opaque while begging for attention with their sheen.
Swatches from left to right: Gates of Eden, Eve’s Kiss, Paradise on Earth, Python, Forbidden, Flora, Entwined, Adam’s Apple, Fig, Evergreen, Fauna, Tree of Life
Some shades I did have some trouble with. Adam’s Apple is slightly chalky (likely due to its nature as a pastel shade), while the mattes did apply patchy (refer to swatches). Tree of Life was also a little harder to work over cream shadows and concealer or foundation on my lids as it dragged and applied in patches – nothing a little primer could not fix though.
If you find yourself in a ditch while looking for presents and souvenirs, Sleek’s i-Divine Palettes always impress, and this recent addition is keeping up with tradition. In fact, I’ve already had friends demanding me to bring a few palettes back to Hong Kong.