Sleek Makeup Glory i-Divine Palette

July 31, 2012

New from Sleek Makeup is Glory, a colourful palette from the brand’s 2012 Collection that celebrates the Summer Olympics being held in London this year.

Housed in an eye-catching box, Glory is tagged as a patriotic-themed palette to help you get into the spirit of the Games.

Like all the other i-Divine palettes, the eyeshadows rest in a slim black compact, only this one has its name specially printed on its cover.

With shades named after the beloved London Underground lines and corresponding to their route colour codes, this palette should appeal to Anglophiles and London lovers.

To be honest, my familiarity with the names of the London Tube lines is strongly influenced by Underground Ernie, a British children’s television series!

At first, I thought that the naming seemed a little incongruous with the ‘glory’ theme – the London Underground reminding me more of Neil Gaiman’s hypnotic Neverwhere – but then I realised that the brighter hues echo the colours of the Olympic rings, while the trio of bright yellow/silver/bronze represents medal colours (the image on the palette box is a giveaway!).

It’s a nice way to commemorate both the venue and the event. :)

1st row, left to right: Tube, Overground, Bakerloo, Jubilee, Platform Northern
2nd row, left to right: District, Hammersmith and City, Picadilly, Circle, Victoria, Central

As you can see from the swatches (no primer) below, they’re all shimmery, save for Platform and Central, the two satin mattes. Some shades are sheerer than others, requiring more layering to show up better but they mostly swatched smoothly. Among all the colours, Platform swatched the patchiest. I haven’t tried it on the eye yet, so I’m not sure about its actual performance.

Some of the shimmer shades veer on a frosty/metallic finish, while others are softly reflective. I love the array of rainbow brights and how easily they blend, as a whole.

Unlike previous Sleek palettes with the waffle print (I dislike how cheap that makes the palettes look), the powder in the pans of this compact does not loosen as easily and leave shadow dust everywhere.

Tube – pale gold
Overground – soft champagne
Bakerloo – copper brown
Jubilee – penny silver
Platform – mid-tone grey
Northern – blue-black

District – aqua green
Hammersmith & City – fuchsia
Piccadilly – bright ultramarine blue
Circle – golden yellow
Victoria – aqua
Central – Chinese New Year red!

Here’s a rainbow eye I did with my preview sample of Glory. With Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Flax as a base, I used 9 out of the 12 colours:

  • Central and Hammersmith and City on the mobile lid
  • Bakerloo and Circle on the socket indent
  • Overground from socket to brow bone
  • Tube to highlight the brow bone
  • Picadilly, Victoria and District on the lower lash line

Here’s the same look, with just a little more definition by way of a liquid liner.

The colours are quite pigmented and blend seamlessly into one another. As I was telling Iris, who also has a review of Glory, the look might seem startling close-up but it translates well on my single eyelids in real life – it’s a look I’ll wear out.

For subtler looks with this palette, do read Paris B’s lovely review of it.

The Sleek Glory Palette retails at £6.99 or £7.99 (depending on where you find it) and is only available for a limited period of time at Superdrug and on the Sleek website.

Image source: Sleek Makeup

Posted in: beauty news | eyeshadow palettes | limited edition | makeup merry | rainbow eye | sleek makeup | swatches

26 Responses to Sleek Makeup Glory i-Divine Palette

  1. July 31, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Ah…. so pretty, I can’t so a colourful eye like that for nuts, everything will turn out murky. So pretty makeupmag.

    • makeupmag
      August 1, 2012 at 12:39 am

      Hi Jac,

      Thank you, dear.

      Am sure you can! You just have to choose the right clear (not muddy) colours. Try this eye – I’d love to see it on you! :)

  2. July 31, 2012 at 8:57 am

    you did a great job ur eye makeup is so perfect

    • makeupmag
      August 1, 2012 at 12:40 am

      Hi Superprincessjo,

      Thank you. I love playing with eyeshadows. :)

  3. July 31, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Lovely look! And I didn’t realize or noticed that Olympic reference (colors representing the hoops) till you mentioned it! On the fence about this one as while it’s pretty, it’s quite shimmery too!

    • makeupmag
      August 1, 2012 at 12:40 am

      Hey Sara,


      I think you’d enjoy something a little more subtle. ;)

  4. Amy
    July 31, 2012 at 10:12 am

    This looks gorgeous! And I LOVE the look you made with it! :)

    • makeupmag
      August 1, 2012 at 12:41 am

      Thank you, Amy!

      This palette will make a nice sunset eye, for sure.

  5. Dblchin
    July 31, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I love how u blend the clrs mag! I have a huge thing for sleek palettes, my fav is sunset. Ok I’m getting my hands on this too.

    • makeupmag
      August 1, 2012 at 12:41 am

      Thanks, Clara!

      It’s a palette worth having, if you like vibrant colours. I hope you find it! :)

  6. Kas
    August 1, 2012 at 2:37 am

    this is nice – I’m super attracted to the ultramarine blue .. well most of the colours come to think of it :)

    • makeupmag
      August 1, 2012 at 2:48 am

      Hey Kas,

      I think you will love this palette. Not all the colours are strong on their own but they will certainly pop over a base.

      • Kas
        August 2, 2012 at 2:29 am

        your swatches look really good actually – they look pigmented and very smooth. I definitely like this a little more than some of the palettes I have. And I incidentally “found” some BNIB ones *facepalm*

        • makeupmag
          August 3, 2012 at 1:48 am

          Hey Kas,

          Happy play-play! :D

  7. Chantana
    August 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Hen mei!!!!!! Ordering!!!!!!!!
    I like the transition color of the pink and yellow!!

    • makeupmag
      August 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      Chantana dear,

      YOU NEED! :D Thank you! Happy playing with this rainbow bright palette and I look forward to seeing the looks you create. :)

  8. Jónína Eirný Sigurðard
    August 2, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Hi I love this palette :) Where can I buy it? By the way i´m in Iceland :)

    • makeupmag
      August 3, 2012 at 1:49 am

      Hi Jónína,

      You can order it directly from the Sleek website which ships internationally. :)

  9. August 2, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Mag, you have created a very pretty eye make up look. I can’t imagine I am wearing such a pop color! Havent tried and don’t dare to try. But really it looks pretty!

    • makeupmag
      August 3, 2012 at 1:50 am

      Hi Meryl,

      Thank you! You can – you have bigger eyes than me; am sure you can do some creative looks with these colours. :)

  10. August 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Glad that they did away with the waffle print…the shadows look so much better flat! Very creative EOTD…I wouldn’t know what to do with red…

    • makeupmag
      August 3, 2012 at 1:51 am

      Hi Beauty Box,

      Tell me about it! I hated how cheap it made the previous palettes look. Thank you! I love shadow play. :D

  11. August 4, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Soooooooo pretty! Am glad that I just ordered one! Cute train pic! =D

    • makeupmag
      August 13, 2012 at 1:28 am

      Hi Jones,

      Thank you! Hope you love it. :) Yes – the trains are cute but the music is a bit weird. :P

    July 18, 2013 at 4:44 am

    where can I buy the 2012 sleek glory palette?

    • makeupmag
      July 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Hi Lashonda,

      If it’s no longer on the Sleek website or at Superdrug stores, your best bet is eBay. Good luck! :)

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