Hello again! Yes, finally!- I have time to properly review Sleek's newest eyeshadow palette - Garden of Eden :) I have been using this one quite a lot in the past two weeks, a lot more than I expected. Since the selection of colours is a bit harder to match with the rest of the make up or clothes I expected this one to be a bit more problematic - but as it turns out, it's quite a daily palette and quite usefull :)
Let's talk packaging :) Classic Sleek eyeshadow palette as always, 12 shades, one double sided applicator, one big mirror, classic black case :) I am sure that when they change their packaging - all the blogs will be posting just about that XD
Sleek Garden of Eden eyeshadow palette is an earth-toned palette with six warm, neutral shades and six cool, greenish shades. The texture of the shades is pretty smooth, almost creamy - especially the frosty shades :) They also have a good colour payoff, and are easy to apply and blend. However, this palette also has a couple of matte shades, which tended to be a bit more difficult to work with. I like the colour combination of the palette, I just wish all the shades were of the same texture and colour payoff, two of them were very sheer and kinda disappointing at the beginning.
Gates of Eden - a brigt colour, slightly orangey-coppery mix, very wearable and easy to apply, the texture is very smooth and the shade is just perfect on it's own. One of my fav shades in this palette.
Eve's Kiss - pinky, more muted, mauve shade with shimmery finish. It actually looks slightly more pinky on the lids than it does on the palette and it's quite a nice colour to add in the inner corners, or apply it along the lower lash line to brighten and open your look.
Paradise on Earth - darker, more purply-browny shade with metallic finish. This one is very well pigmented and I really love working with this one, plus it really looks great on brown eyes.
Python - I love the name of the shade! Silly, but I really like it :) It's hard to describe the shade, something between brownish-reddish with metallic finish. Very smooth texture and easy to work with, I like to use it to line my eyes.
Forbidden - it's a more greyish-minky colour, but this one dissapointed me at first. I expected a better colour payoff and more use from it, but it's really sheer and takes long to apply it evenly. I use it in the inner corner or when I want to brighten an area.
Flora - warm toned brown with satin - matte finish, another shade that just didn't want to go out of the palette, it was hard to even swatch it, as you can see it's very uneven.. It's a nice shade, shame the texture is so hard and it takes a lot longer to make this shade work with the rest of the make up, simply too hard and takes too long to make the shade look even and build the colour to looking as it does from the palette.
Entwined - a more yellow toned brown shade, another shade that is a bit too sheer and hard to work with. The texture is stiff and the product is so hard to get onto the brush... really a pity, because from the palette the shade looks gorgeous!
Adam's Apple - yellow toned light green with matte finish. I knew when i bought the palette this is gonna be my least favourite shade, and I wasn't wrong. Too bright and too sheer, the texture also too stiff and hard to work with...
Fig - golden green with metallic finish. I love this shade, the texture is soo smooth, so creamy, so easy to work with and the colour payoff is really good too! It's quite shimmery so I use it sparingly and more in the inner corner of my eyes.
Evergreen - another green shade with frost finish, that I really like. Again nice texture and colour payoff, so nice to apply and blend it :) A bit too minty for me, but I still like to use this one.
Fauna - dark, muted forest green with a bit more warmer undertones and frosty finish. Buildable to full coverage, soft and easy to work with. The colour of sage, if you ask me andI think it would look great on brown or grey eyes.
Tree of Life - medium dark green with matte finish, it can be applied lightly and have a bit more yellow undertone or more opaque and it looks almost cool toned. Another matte shade that was a bit harder to work with, harder to get it to be even, but once you build it up it's a really gorgeous green colour!
Most of the shades lasted on me about 7-9 hours, than they started to slightly fade, but it still looked quite ok, so I was mostly satisfied with it :) My first encounter with the palette wasn't very satisfying, I was actually quite disappointed and wanted to say that this is the first Sleek palette that I am really not impressed with... first swatches were really.. not convincing me. Actually, I was so sad I almost wanted to say this is the worst Sleek palette I have .. and I have like 10 of them.. But than I started to work with it and the more I used the shades and combined them together - more I liked the palette. Once it comes to life even the stiffer shades don't bother me anymore. The ones I used most convinced me, and I really liked them so far :) Also the colour combo is just perfect, only I have sometimes hard times how to combine a green shade into my look and final appearance.. Anyway, I began to like this palette more and more, but I would not recommend it to you if you already own shades like these. This is not the best palette by Sleek, but the shades are really pretty and actually quite daily, so I fell for it :) I can not say whether or not I recommend this one, because it really didn't do so well at first, but you know best if this is a product that you woud really love to try :)
Enjoy some more swatches and a quick look at the end :)
And a quick look :)
Thanks for reading!