Sleek Eye Dust in Inferno - review


I picked up this eye dust via the FB Bellabox Swap Group a while back. I'd been wanting to try something from Sleek, and this looked like my kind of colour: I'm up for anything in the orange/copper department.

While initially I thought it looked way too sparkly for me (you know how I feel about noticeable glitter!), I was pleasantly surprised - the shimmer isn't as in-your-face when applied as it looks in the tub.

Sleek claims/product details:
  • Hyper-pigmented pearlescent loose eyeshadows 
  • Loaded with mica particles to illuminate and highlight for a wide eyed, dewy and high impact glamorous finish
  • Perfect for a wash of bold colour on the eyes that can be layered as desired for a stronger, more intense effect, perfect for any occasion
  • Loose formula achieves an endless variety of looks
  • For added intensity, mix a small amount with water and apply wet to your eyelid
  • Available in 23 shades
  • RRP $9.95 AUD for 6.5g, but do shop around
  • Available in Oz in eg the Bellabox shop
  • Not tested on animals
See Sleek website for more information.

The product looks rather cheap and grainy in the tub, but looks much better once on.

See swatches above and below. In terms of noticeable glitter, I see more shimmer factor in this product when applied, than I do glitter chunks. Phew.

I like the colour too and 'Inferno' is a good name for it: while it's primarily copper-toned, there's definitely a red flush in there and I don't have anything like it.

Here it is on my eyes. As you can see it doesn't look too glittery, but does add a nice sheen. I've applied it more heavily on the right and with a lighter touch on the left.


These products are cheap and the size of the tub is super large for an eyeshadow, so don't be surprised if they're not the best products you've used. The pigmentation is excellent but the look and feel of them is lower-end and do be aware of product fall-out. 

Having said this, I've used more expensive products that don't look as good, so these aren't that bad at all when you consider cost versus quality. They may take a bit of extra work in terms of application, blending and removing fall-out, but if you're prepared to spend a little more time on them, then I think you could do much worse than these if you're on a budget.

I've seen on other blogs that the matte shades are easier to work with - less fall-out, even more pigment and more blendable - so I wouldn't mind picking one of those up at some point. So many colours are available, I'd be sure to find a shade that I don't already have and would like in my collection.

It's definitely a cheaper product and it feels and wears like one, but what else can you expect from, well, a cheaper product ; )

Pretty damn good for the price!

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