I love love love these pencils! They are super soft and creamy and they glide on like no tomorrow. They are gorgeously pigmented, but I do have one issue with them. If you do not have a shadow over the top they don't stay on your eyes all that well.† These are a fabulous base for shadows, and can give shadows that extra umph they sometimes need.† I have two shades, rust and french fries. I brought them without switching them or really looking at swatches online so I just went on the crappy swatches they had on the shopping site. They were not all that true to colour so I have to say I don't like the colour rust. It's far t red for my liking, in the swatch I saw it was a nice slag lightly red brown, but it is far to red for my liking. I'm as pale as a shots and cannot pull of that colour on my lids at all.† I do however LOVE the shade French fries. It's a beautiful golden brown that goes great under any brown eyeshadow. I just wish I could use it without a shadow over the top because the colour is that's nice. †† Both shades are metallic, as are most of the jumbo pencils and they can be used as a shadow base or as a liner, smudged along the lash line. †Another great thing about these is the price, they are reasonably cheap for the quality you get and they are bigger and cheaper than MAC shade sticks. I can't make a true compassion between the two because I've never used a mac shade stick but for the price being so much cheaper, I don't think I will.†
I have 3 colours of the Sleek Pout Paints that are offered online or in Superdrug stores. I have: Milkshake, which is a coraly pink colour Cloud 9, which is a pure white colour Rosette, which is a bright, almost fuchsia, pink colour I originally brought these because Iíd always wanted to try OCC Lip tar, but wasnít sure if I could get them in the UK. I canít make any comparisons in quality between the OCC Liptars because I havenít tried them, but I can say that the packaging of the Sleek Pout Polish is better because of the dispenser. Check out a video XSparkage did on the comparison †on the two for a better comparison. I can give you an idea of how these are though. I have used these once and I wonít be using them again. Not because they are not great quality or anything like that. If you have the patience for them they are brilliant but I just canít be asked with all the hassle. It takes mixing to get a good colour, and you need to use a brush because itís like the most impossible stuff to get off your hands. The colours are super intense and you need the smallest bit to go over your entire lips, which is good I suppose. I just think that, for the colours I would use in the range, that I could get them in a simple gloss of lipstick form. †
I got constructivist from seeing the swatches when I googled them to see the best colours it there. There was mixed reviews on the colour but I've found it brilliant. It's a great colour on its own and it's † great under other shadows. Just today I used "patina" over it and it looked gorgeous.† It's a true chocolate colour with shimmer running through it. As far as I know it's part of the permanent collection so it should be available for all.
I love this paint pot, even if it is a bit expensive. I find it a great e for any shadow, and the only reason I wouldn't repurchase this is because I like other paint pots just that little bit more. Ones like groundwork. I've owed nubile for a while, and I got that from Amarixe videos as a recommendation. Nubile is a gorgeous colour, and great as any eyeshadow base. It's a lovely light peachy colour that has a hint of frost to it. It's most comparable to painterly paint pot but instead of being matte like painterly it does have that hint of shimmer.† I used under satin taupe envy day for my go to eye look and it's great. It doesn't crease in me, although not many shadows do. I got this in the "goodbyes" sects on the MAC site, and I don't think it's available anymore. :( it came out with the posh paradise collection in September 2011.