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Hi everybody!

When I saw first reviews of The Berry Collection from Sleek I knew I had to buy it! It went on sale on 23 November and I picked it up straight away :) The gift set costs £9.99 but if you have some Superdrug receipt, complete their online survey and you'll get 25% off Sleek products. You can also get it at

What Sleek says: "Sleek MakeUP’s gift to you this party season is the limited edition Berry collection! Get berrylicious this Christmas with this three piece collection featuring rich, sultry berry tones. Add a flush of warmth to your cheeks with Fenberry blush, for the perfect wash of crimson rose. Flattering festive eyes will be yours with, Kohl Pencil in Mossberry, a deep burgundy chunky liner that is easily smudged for a cloud of berry-hued smokiness around the eye. Finally finish the look with True Colour lipstick in Cranberry, a matte mulled wine toned shade that will add a kick of spiciness to your party look!"

Kohl Pencil in Mossberry - the pencil is quite hard but I hope it is only the first top bit and then it will be better. The colour is in my opinion more suitable for lips than eyes but I'll give it a chance :)

True Colour lipstick in Cranberry is very nicely pigmented. it is quite dry but on the other hand it didn't 'bleed' on me and had nice rich matte colour. If it's too dark for you, just lightly dab it on you lips and spread the light colour wwith your finger. I like the colour, it reminds me Estee Lauder in Sarong or Mac Rebel.

Fenberry blush is very nicely pigmented it looks to me like it will be good for contouring or just adding a little colour to my cheeks. I had a little problem to get into the packaging, I had to use my nails to open it which I hate :-/ I have the same problem with Illamasqua packaging.

Swatches L-R: lipstick in Cranberry, Kohl Pencil in Mossberry, Fenberry blush
I find the swatches quite colour accurate in comparison with the pictures above.

Lightly stained lips with the lipstick

Fully coloured lips (excuse my chappy lips)

Some time ago I won this palette over at Karla Sugar website and now I have a review and photos for you.

The packaging, it is smooth and print looks stylish but it is stil plastic and when you'll have the palette in your hands, it will feel a little bit cheap.....well but it's worth the price.

Circus palette consits of 12 colourful eyeshadows and one applicator. Now I don't know how you feel about foam applicators in the palettes but I don't like them! I like proper eyeshadow brushes. Finish of the eyeshadow varies from shimmer to matte and eyeshadows are differently pigmented. Most of them are pigmented really good except the white and lime green shades. I tried to make a look using this palette but it did not come up as good as I wanted so I'm not gonna post it. What is important - I didn't find these shadows easy to use :-/ When I blend them the colour faded a lot so I ended up adding more an more colour. I would expect much more because the colours looked more pigmented in swatches.

So overally I would not repurchase and I do not plan to buy any other Sleek eyeshadow palette. I was dissapointed with this one.