Monday, 4 April 2011

Sleek ‘Destination S’ Event!

Last Friday I was lucky enough to attend the Sleek Makeup ‘Destination S’ event in Shoreditch.  I absolutely adore Sleek and their products and so I was very excited to see what they had in store for us!   We were greeted with a bag and a cheque book, full of pages that we could tear out to enter competitions and collect prizes.  I loved the interactive side of this event, it was great to get hands on with new products!  We had our lip ‘prints’ read by a fortune telling man (apparently I’m the Chinese element of wood - energetic, outgoing, don’t like people being late etc – all so true!), we had our skin matched up to one of Sleek’s 30 new foundation shades, we had to create and mix our own ideal lipstick colour, had to try our hand at guessing ten Caribbean maps AND we had a Zumba lesson and competition!

I’ll tell you first about a few new collections coming out and then more details about what we got up to!

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^ Oh So Special palette

< Nude palette and Pout Polish

So we got a sneak peak of a few new i-divine eyeshadow palettes that are set to make their debut this year, my favourite two being the Nude palette and the Oh So Special palette - both filled with wearable neutrals and browns that I could easily wear every day of the week – I can’t wait to get my mitts on these!  Along with the Nude palette, a nude blush and lip polish are also going to be released, both again super pretty and wearable, I suspect they’ll be very popular!

Another two LE ranges coming out is the Caribbean and Mediterranean collections, each with a palette, blush and lip polish.  Both of the ranges have stunningly bright colours which are beautiful and perfect for the summer and adding a bit of colour to you outfits.  I absolutely love the look of the orange blush and lip pout in the Caribbean range and the orange/coral will be playing a major colour role in my spring/summer makeup.  We were given the Mediterranean collection to play with so expect a full review of the range in the next few days.

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^ Sleek Mediterranean range

< Sleek Caribbean range

Another product that I absolutely can’t wait to launch is the Pout Paints – these are very very similar to the OCC Lip Tars but I suspect will be more affordable.  They are basically intense pigmented lip paints that you literally need a dab of to paint the lips – and the best bit is that you can mix them to create your very own signature shade.  One of the tasks in the event was to create your own shade with the ten pout paints available, and the best colour was to win a Marc Jacobs watch, and guess what… I WON!!!!  How incredible is that! 

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So above is the area where we had to mix our own individual pout shades.  I chose to mix a pink, peach and white to create the perfect creamy peach shade which I will be sporting this summer and below is my creation and my swatches!

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I must say, I’m pretty damned proud of my little concoction and its made me want to design my whole own lip colour range (that really would be my dream job – to make my own makeup line and create all colours and formulas myself!).  I got feedback on why my shade won, which was the colour is on trend, an instant ‘wow’ upon opening, stunning colour and good creative mix of colour palette.

The stunning little beauty I won was the Marc Jacobs ‘Mademoiselle Rivera’ watch and its absolutely beautiful – it has red diamante lips on the clock face (very apt for the competition!) and because its white it’ll virtually go with any outfit.  I’ve always wanted a designer watch and now I finally have one! AHHH SO HAPPY!!

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I had an absolutely great day with some amazing company; Hannah – Baby Blonde, Sabrina – A Little Obsessed, Shirley – Meek N’ Mild, Fei – Peonies and Lillies, Zoe – The London Lipgloss, Fleur – Fleur De Force, Gemma – Gemsmaquillage, Zara – Mouldy Fruit and many more absolute babes! 

I’ve got lots of Sleek lipstick, blush and eyeshadow swatches coming up soon so keep an eye out!

Which collection are you eyeing up?  What's your favourite Sleek product?

XX

36 comments:

  1. Congrats on winning the Marc Jacobs watch! It's gorgeous and so is the shade you mixed up!
    I think I'm looking forward to the pout paints the most, as I have been quite interested in the OCC lip tars but heard that they stain.
    xxx

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  2. oh you lucky girl for winning the watch well done you :) i hope they release your lip shade as its so prettyy! - love it. Shame i couldnt make it the sleek event which im soooo gutted about :(

    xxxx

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  3. wow the watch is gorgeous! i didn't get a proper look at it on friday! congrats lovely.. gorgeous colour ;) wll deserved xx

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  4. Glad you had fun! Your watch is cute. :)

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  5. This looks incredible, the palletes coming out look perfect, and I want to own your lip creation so bad- its gorgeous! Dont even get me started on how immense the watch is- WELL DONE YOU!

    Bx

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  6. Omg!!! Cannot wait to get my taloons on this stuff especially the nude eye palette and no wonder you won that comp that colour is gorgeous and would suit most skin tones I hope they bring it out! So jel of your watch! Xxx

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  7. Wow!!! How lucky are youu! that watch is absolutely gorgeous and I can see why you won-that lip shade is stunning! perfect for spring and summer <3

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  8. Oh dear, I think I'll be unable to resist both the Caribbean and Mediterranean palettes...luckily I'm not into neutrals though so I won't 'need' to get the other two!

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  9. Congratulations for winning the watch hun! You deserved it - that lip shade you made is gorgeous!! xx

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  10. That's great news!!! It's so good that Sleek has stepped up and is creating unique products like the OCC lip tar equivalents. And the Sleek foundation with 30 shades, that's amazing! My only gripe is that the prettiest i-divine palettes are LE... I'm seriously in love with this new Nude palette, it would be so nice if it was sold permanently like the original palette!
    xx

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  11. Congratulations on winning! That watch is gorgeous.

    And I LOVE sleek - I can't wait to try out the new palettes, they are EXACTLY my cup of tea.

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  12. Firstly OMG that watch is amazing! A wave of insane jealousy just swept over me! Haha.

    I really like the lip colour you made, it's a colour I'd definately buy if I saw it in the shops.

    The new Sleek collections look really good, I looove that orange blusher too!

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  13. looks like you had an ace time, i'm also quite excited about the lip paints, your own creation looks rather good too!

    xx

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  14. Congratulations on winning, the watch is amazing. V Jealous :)
    The colour you made is soo pretty, such a gorgeous colour. I cant wait for them to release them so i can have that colour, its the perfect shade for summer. I cant wait to get my hands on their nude palette and the new pout polishes, oo i just want the to release them all now :) x

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  15. ooh love your new pout polish creation! the watch is gorgeous too :D xx

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  16. Congratulations on the win!!!
    I wish they carried Sleek in my area:(
    I don't think I've ever seen you write a negative review on their stuff.

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  17. that is a very pretty shade you created! love it :)

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  18. Hands down if they made that shade, i would rush to Superdrug to hunt it down on the ASAP!!

    Congrats on the watch, you lucky lady! xxx

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  19. Oh my word. No wonder you won! That colour is amazing! I love it so much - I would most definately buy it :)


    xox

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  20. wow congrats on winning!!!
    the shade u made looks gorgeous!!! :)

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  21. Fabulous post!
    I adoreeeee your lip colour, I actually want it so much!
    xxx

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  22. I love the idea of the Pout Paints! Congrats on winning the Marc Jacobs watch :D xxx

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  23. Congrats on winning...very exciting! I love the colour you made, would definitely wear it.

    Sounds like a great event.

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  24. That Marc Jacobs watch looks lovely. Ah I can't wait for the Nude Palette and the pout polishes. They look gorg! x

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  25. well done on winning :D your shade is gorgeous! it was lovely to meet you, definitely should have drinks or something next time.

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  26. Congratulations! Oh this looks exciting, I've just recently discovered Sleek for myself and I am in love with their palettes, I NEED to get these *_* x

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  27. Ohhh congrats! I love the lip stain your mixed yourself. So pretty! ^^

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  28. The New Pallets Look lovely.

    Emma x.x.x

    emmadazzle.com

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  29. That's a great color you made! I think if you want to create your own makeup formulas, you should just go for it. Lots of people sell indie makeup on etsy.com from all over the world. I just started a few months ago! <3 sleek!

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  30. The pout paint you made is gorgeous :) x

    http://peachesxomakeup.blogspot.com

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  31. Wow How fabulous, I didn't know it was you who won. I saw the Sleek ladies raving about how fabulous the winning colour was just before I ducked out :D
    Well done you! x

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  32. i absolutely luv the creamy peach shade of lipstick u came up with. truelly gorgeous

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  33. This looks like the BEST DAY EVER, from start to finish! I think I need that nude palette, and in fact your custom lipcolour! x

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  34. can you buy the colour you made in the shops when the collection come's out i would love to buy it, it's absolutley stunning!<3 xxxxx

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  35. Congrats! That watch is gorgous! And I can see why you won!! I would buy that lip color!!
    KatXoXo

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  36. I love the colours from the "Nude Collection" pallet. :) They are so beautiful. Are they matt oder shimmering? (sorry for my bad englisch :D)

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