Sleek Makeup Showstoppers – Smoky Purple Tutorial

I’ve bought several Sleek Makeup iDivine palettes back when I was in Jakarta from Luxola website. I love the iDivine palettes, and have used some of the palettes regularly for my makeup job. Today, I want to showcase the Sleek Makeup Showstoppers palette since I haven’t do a tutorial using this palette yet.

I’ll try to do a review and swatches of the Sleek Makeup Showstoppers next time. I love the combination of sparkles, matte and shimmers in this palette. For today’s tutorial, I wanted to use some colors since I’ve been doing quite an earthy, brown, neutrals on my previous tutorials.

I’ve done a similar tutorial like this one using a more wearable color in my Pearlescent post. I love having the highlight in the center of the lid. It looks so gorgeous when you blink. You can obviously do this tutorial with any colors you like. I’ll try to do another tutorial using another color, something more wearable.

Anyways, let’s get to the tutorial!

Sleek Makeup iDivine ShowstopperHow-to:

1. I applied Sparkle from Sleek Makeup Showstoppers palette on the outer corner, and the inner corner of my eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush. I also applied the eyeshadow on the crease as well. Leave the center of the lid empty.

2. Using a clean flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Bad Girl eyeshadow from Sleek Makeup Showstoppers on the center of my eyelid.

3. Using a fluffy blending brush, I picked Oh So Special from the Showstoppers palette and applied it to the crease. Do it very lightly at first, and add more color if needed.

4. Using the flat eyeshadow from step 2, I blended out Bad Girl eyeshadow. Do not add anymore eyeshadow at this time. Just use whatever is left on the brush.

5. Using a small angled eyebrow brush, I applied Sparkle on the lower lid.

6. I created a cat eyeliner on the upper lash line using Kanebo Kate Super Sharp eyeliner.

7. I lined my waterline and tightline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.

8. I filled in my eyebrows using Anastasia Duo Brow Powder, and an angled eyeliner brush.

9. I applied L’oreal Carbon black mascara on both upper and lower lashes, then I applied false eyelashes (haphazardly because I was rushing…sorry).

Sleek Makeup Showstopper

10. I applied MUFE HD Foundation in 118 all over my face.

11. I applied Blush Horizon de Chanel on my cheeks.

12. On the lips, I applied MAC Whirl lip liner and then Revlon Socialite lipstick on top.

Sleek Makeup iDivine Showstopper

Sea Siren

I’m sooo sorry I’ve been missing for a while! First of all, my face has gotten better, but then I’ve gotten sick over on the weekend, continuing to the weekday. My July started out pretty awesome, eh? *sarcastic look*. Anyways, I was bored since I stayed in bed for couple days and so I made this look.

I wanted to actually unbox the June Beauty Treats box and posted it, but since I was very disappointed with the very late delivery and the products I received, I decided not to post it here. I’ve posted pictures of what I received on my Twitter, so feel free to check it out to see what’s in the box. I will not be renewing my subscription with them after this month. A few other bloggers have expressed similar disappointment as well.

Anyhow, this look is similar to my “Hint of Mint“, but instead of using a mint eyeshadow, I used a turquoise and a light green. I think it turns out to be very pretty. I feel that the light green really bring the whole combo together. It’s wearable if you dare to wear colors out. Very tropical! I used my Sleek Makeup palettes for this look since I want to play with the palettes some more.

Oh, I also played around with my nails on Monday, so if you haven’t seen it, go over to my Instagram to check it out.


1. I applied Truffle from Sleek Makeup iDivine Sparkle 2 palette on the outer corner of my lid using a flat eyeshadow brush.

2. Using a MAC 239 (shader brush), I blended the color towards the inner part of the eyelid.

3. Repeat step 1 and 2 if necessary.

4. I used whatever was left on the flat eyeshadow brush from step 1 and applied it to the outer half of the lower lid.

5. Using a clean flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Green Iguana from the Sleek Makeup iDivine Snapshots palette on the inner part of the eyelid. I also applied this color in the middle of the lower lid.

turquoise eyeshadow

6. I applied Kiwi Flower from the Sleek Makeup iDivine Snapshots palette on the tear duct area using a pencil brush as a highlighter.

7. Using MUFE Aqua Black and an angled eyeliner, I created a winged liner along my upper lash line.

8. I lined my waterline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.

9. I filled my brows in using MUFE Aqua Brow Gel and an angled eyebrow brush.

10. I curled my lashes and applied MUFE Smoky Lash mascara on my lashes.

sleek makeup snapshot

11. For the face, I applied UD Naked foundation using a foundation brush.

12. I applied Benefit Dallas bronzer along the outside perimeter of my face.

13. On the cheeks, I applied MAC Peaches blush.

14. I filled my lips using L’oreal Colour Riche Lip Liner in Beyond Pink, and applied MUFE Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick in N39 (Soft Apricot).

sleek makeup snapshot


As mentioned previously and on twitter, I’m having a breakout on my face and so I decided to do just a tutorial for the eyes. I apologize, but there were 2 very persistent ones right above my lips and 1 on the cheek that’s super painful. Anyhow, I hope those pesky pimples will be gone soon. I also just ran out of my benzoyl peroxide (I bought one from Canada), and couldn’t find a replacement for it in Jakarta yet. If anyone has any recommendation, let me know.

For the tutorial, I wanted to use my Sleek Makeup Ultra Matte Brights v1 palette since I find it quite hard to use this palette. I find a difficult time blending the eyeshadow from this palette, and since the colors are matte, I also find it quite hard to create depth for my eyes. However, I actually think I quite nailed this look. I love the combination of the yellow and the bright pink. I know this might not be a wearable look since it’s extremely bright, but I had a fun time doing it. Might work for Halloween or for whoever love wearing bright makeup.


1. Using a synthetic brush, I applied PAC face paint cream in Yellow all over my eyelid.

2. I applied PAC face paint cream in Shocking Pink on the outer V and on the crease using a synthetic art brush.

3. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Bammi from Sleek Makeup iDivine v1 palette on the eyelid.

4. Using a small fluffy brush, I applied Pucker from the same palette on the outer V and on the crease lightly.

5. Using a smaller more dense brush (similar to a small shader brush), I applied Sugarlite from the palette on the crease only.

6. I applied Sugarlite on the lower lid using a smudge brush.

7. (not in picture), I also applied a black matte eyeshadow brush on the outer corner of the lower lid using an angled brush.

8. Using Sigma eyeliner brush, I applied MUFE Aqua Black along the upper lash line creating a winged liner.

9. I lined my waterline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner pencil.

10. I filled in my brows using Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 Brow Pencil.

11. I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline Volume Express Turbo Boost on both upper and lower lashes.

 Sleek Makeup Matte Brights v1


I love this combo! Green and orange are so pretty together. Anyways, I did not do a full face makeup for this tutorial since I was just playing with my Sleek Makeup iDivine Snapshot palette. However, I do thought it was pretty, so I decided to post this up.

My lid was prep using MAC Soft Ochre paint pot.


1. I applied Kiwi Flower all over my eyelid using a flat eyeshadow brush.

2. I used the other side of the brush and applied Tequila Sunrise on the outer half.

3. Using a clean fluffy brush, I blended the orange just slightly above the crease.

4. I applied Sunset right on the crease using a small fluffy brush.

5. Using a clean blending brush, I blended the edge of the orange eyeshadow.

6. I use a small shader brush, I applied UD Blackout eyeshadow on the outer V.

7. I blended the black eyeshadow using a Smashbox Bullet brush.

8. I applied Kiwi Flower on the inner half of the lower lid, and Tequila Sunrise on the outer half using a small shader brush.

9. I also applied UD Blackout on the outer third of the lower lid using a small shader brush.

10. I lined my tightline and waterline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.

11. I filled my brows using Shu Uemura brow pencil.

12. I curled my lashes and applied L’oreal Double Extender Curl mascara on both top and bottom lashes.

orange and mint makeup

Tropical Punch

Another look from the Sleek Makeup palette, this time I tried the iDivine Ultra Mattes V1 Brights. I’m not sure how I feel about this palette. The colors are absolutely breathtaking, the pigments were amazing, yet there’s something missing. I’m not quite sure how to put it. I mean, the color glides like a butter, but when it’s time to blend, the eyeshadow seems to just disappear into the abyss. I mean, it’s just gone gone gone. I’ve to re-apply and re-blend the blue eyeshadow (on the crease) over and over again, even so I still am not too happy with the end result.

Anyways, for swatches and close-up pictures on just the palette itself, please click on this post Sleek Makeup iDivine Swatches.

I think I might give this palette another try some time soon. Anyways, don’t forget if you want to buy anything from Luxola, esp. the Sleek Makeup iDivine palettes, go to the LUXOLA website and put LXBLOG when you check out to get 15% off! (any underlined and bold words will lead you to luxola website, or to another post of mine).


1. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre all over my eyelid up to the brow bone (not in picture).

2. Using a clean flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Sleek Makeup DragonFly eyeshadow on the center of my eyelid in a patting motion. Watch out for fallout, kids!

3. Using another flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Bolt from the same palette on the outer corner of the lid and slightly on the crease.

4. Using another clean flat eyeshadow brush, I applied Pucker from the same palette on the inner corner of the lid.

5. I use a fluffy blending brush to blend the edge of the blue eyeshadow to remove any harsh line.

6. I used a clean small fluffy brush just to blend it so there’s no harsh lines separating the 3 different eyeshadows.

7. I applied Dragonfly on the lower lid using a small shader brush.

8. Using an angled eyeliner brush, I applied Smashbox Blackout eyeshadow on just the outer corner of the lower lid. I applied this eyeshadow right along my lower lash line.

9. I lined my waterline and tightline using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.

10. Using Kate Sharp eyeliner, I created a large winged eyeliner along my upper lashline.

11. I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline Express Volume Turbo Boost mascara on both top and bottom lashes.

12. I filled my brows in using an angled eyebrow brush, as well as a mixture of MAC Omega and MAC Brun eyeshadow.

13. I applied Pow from the iDivine V1 palette under the brow and on the inner corner of the eyes.

matte brights eyeshadow

14. I applied Urban Decay Naked foundation using a foundation brush from the center of my face, blending it outwards.

15. Under the eyes, I applied MAC Pro Conceal/Correct concealer in Medium.

16. I powdered my face using CoverFX translucent powder.

17. I applied MAC Blunt as a contour on the hollows of the cheeks and sides of the nose.

18. I applied Benefit Coralista on the cheeks and completed the look by applying Tarte Lipsurgence in Hope.

idivine ultra mattes v1 brights makeup

Sleek Makeup i-Divine Swatches

If you have been on my Twitter or Instagram, you should know that I’ve just received my Sleek Makeup palettes that I purchased from Luxola. I got my hands on it this weekend when I was in Bali, so I have yet to play with it. I wanted to swatch these palettes first before I do any tutorials with them. I’ve heard so much raves about these palettes on the blogsphere and youtube, that I was so excited when I get received them!

First of all, let me mention how great the Staff at Luxola are! I am affiliated with Luxola, but what I’m going to tell you guys is 100% based on my experience. You guys should know by now that I would never recommend anything that, in my personal and professional opinion, is below standard and expectations. Let me tell you what happened before we proceed to the swatches itself.

I bought (yes, bought! with my own money) several products from Luxola website. I’ve checked out and paid for all the items in my cart at end of March. I was told that my products would arrive between 5-8 business days. I was happy and excited to get the products before my trip to Japan. 8 days later, my shipment was nowhere to be found! I contacted Luxola, checked my tracking number and found out that my shipment was stuck at Indonesian customs! I tried calling Indonesian post to find out what’s going on, even went on their twitter asking questions but no answer.

I was devastated. I contacted Luxola regarding the issue and they tried to help me by contacting the courier service that they’ve used over in Singapore. Luxola Staff patiently replied to every single one of my emails promptly. I went to Japan, came back just to find out that customs isn’t releasing my shipment. No letters, no contact information, nothing to assist me to get the shipment out of customs! I almost gave up. That’s $100 worth of products that I’m not going to receive ever.

However, an email came through from Luxola. They messaged me saying that they will ship a new set of products (of whatever that I’ve bought) to my bff in Singapore. I was so thrilled when I read the message!

I was so happy! To be honest, I had the same issue with another online store at the same time, and they weren’t even as helpful or offered any assistance like Luxola. By this time, I was jumping up and down, and told my bff to keep the package for me till we meet again. Not even 2 days after, my package arrived at my bff’s and she was holding it for me! I mean, talking about fast and amazing services! So, thank you Luxola for the great service and assistance that you’ve offered.

Ok, let’s get on the swatches!

I bought 3 Sleek Makeup palettesSparkle 2, Snapshots and Ultra Mattes V1 Brights.

Sleek Makeup palettes

sleek sparkle palette

It comes in a black casing. Very light and small. The boxes above actually remind me of chocolate bars for some reason. Oh just to let you guys know, the reason why I bought these 3 palettes is because these 3 cannot be shipped to U.S.A or Canada (according to Sleek Makeup website). I wanted to buy them when I was in Canada, but since it cannot enter the country, I decided to buy them here.

Each palette costs IDR Rp. 157,000. From Sleek Makeup website it costs £7.99/palette.

sleek makeup

sleek makeup

The Sparkle 2 palette is a limited edition palette. My first impression when I opened the palette was “that’s a lot of sparkle”..well it is called the Sparkle palette. I didn’t expect the sparkle to be so huge! I’m a little afraid that the sparkle might be rough and hurt my eyelid. I’m also a bit skeptical on how much sparkles going to stay on the lid. I’ve worked with glitters and sparkles before, I find that I’ve to use some sort of “adhesive”, let it be cream or liquid to make it stick to the skin. I guess I just have to try it, right? 😉

sleek sparkle 2 palette

The Sparkle 2 Palette comes with 12 shades. 4 of which are shimmery, while the other 8 has glitter/sparkles in them. The 4 shimmery eyeshadows are Chocolate Penny, Gold Ribbon, Truffle and Tinsel. The 8 glittery ones are Festive, Blue Spruce, Mulled Wine, Glitz & Glamour, Mistletoe, Twinkle, Illusion and Starry Night.

sleek sparkle 2 palette

On the top part (L-R)

  • Chocolate Penny – golden bronze.
  • Blue Spruce – a turquoise with silver sparkles. Feels dry when touch, and surprisingly does not swatch very well considering how vivid the color is.
  • Mulled Wine – crimson with gold glitter.
  • Truffle – deep rich chocolate metallic color. Very buttery and has a lot of pigments.
  • Mistletoe – forest green with silver glitter.
  • Illusion – an eggplant purple eyeshadow with silver glitter.

On the bottom part (L-R)

  • Festive – plum eyeshadow with silver glitter (the only one you can see with sparkles on the swatch below)
  • Gold Ribbon – bright golden yellow with shimmer.
  • Glitz & Glamour – grey with silver sparkles.
  • Tinsel – silver shimmery eyeshadow.
  • Twinkle – navy blue with silver sparkles.
  • Starry Night – black with silver glitters.

sleek sparkle 2 palette swatch

The Snapshot palette is one that I really wanted to get. It has a combination of matte and shimmer eyeshadows. It has a whole loads of bright eyeshadows, and some neutral ones. I absolutely love and adore this palette.

In this palette there’s 5 matte eyeshadows and 7 shimmer eyeshadows. The 5 matte ones are Summer Breeze, Sand Walker, Washed Ashore, Purple Haze and Magenta Madness. The 7 shimmery ones are Martini, Kiwi Flower, Sunset, Lotus Folower, Green Iguana, Humming Bird and Tequila Sunrise.

Sleek snapshot palette

During the swatching process, I found that Sand Walker does not show up on my arm because, it’s pretty much the same color as my skin. That shadow probably would work as a great base for my eyelid.

I also find that the shades on this palette turns out to be more on the medium shades range on my skintone. Nothing too dark for contour or crease color. Perhaps using a primer/base under the eyeshadows will make the shades brighter.

Sleek snapshot palette

From the Top (L-R):

  • Summer Breeze – matte cyan.
  • Martini – shimmery vanilla.
  • Kiwi Flower – shimmery chartreuse green.
  • Lotus Flower – shimmery lavender.
  • Humming Bird – shimmery deep turquoise blue.
  • Tequila Sunrise – shimmery orange.

On the bottom (L-R):

  • Sand Walker – matte beige nude shade.
  • Washed Ashore – matte light orange.
  • Sunset – shimmery copper.
  • Green Iguana – green teal shimmer.
  • Purple Haze – matte purple with cool undertone.
  • Magenta Madness – fuschia pink matte shade.


Sleek snapshot palette swatch

The last palette is the Ultra Mattes V1 Brights, which is a very popular palette. I’ve heard raves about this palette on how great the colors were even though they are mattes. When I first opened the palette, my eyes immediately went to Dragon Fly shade. It’s soooo beautiful! It’s bright, it’s gorgeous and it’s so creamy when touched. The shades just seem to glide on the skin smoothly.

sleek ultra mattes V1 brights


sleek ultra mattes V1 brights

All the colors on this palette are matte. It does not feel chalky at all, instead it has a creamy, velvety texure to it. Most of the colors look pretty good without a primer when swatched. Even the lighter ones like pink, grey and white, though it might look light and chalky, you can still see the slight difference in hue on my arm.

On the top layer (L-R):

  • Chill  – aqua blue.
  • Pout – hot pink.
  • Sugarlite – purple with red undertone.
  • Dragonfly – jungle green (yes, it is a color, I did not make this up).
  • Pucker- another hot pink shade. I think this shade is very similar to Pout, but slightly lighter.
  • Bammi – true yellow.

On the bottom layer (L-R):

  • Cricket – grass green.
  • Bolt – electric blue.
  • Strike – orange (similar to that in Pantone’s).
  • Floss – ballerina pink
  • Crete – soft grey.
  • Pow – vanilla.sleek ultra mattes V1 brights swatch

All in all, I think all 3 palettes are pretty awesome. It’s a tad more expensive than the original price from Sleek, but I still think it’s a good price by Luxola. I’m one happy gal!