I hesitated for the longest time before buying this palette which is odd for me as you know I collect the Sleek I-Divine palettes. You see I couldn’t shake the feeling that I’d seen this palette before. And I was right as you will see shortly.
The palette itself is typical Sleek fair, 12 shades in a slim black compact with huge mirror. This is definitely a palette for the brights lovers and a somewhat odd choice to release in Autumn. There is a mix of shimmery and matte shades and in this particular palette I have found the pigmentation to be excellent, even in the matte shades. They definitely got the formulas right in this one thankfully! I still do miss the waffle print on the shadows from the old palettes but ho hum.
But wait... we have seen this before haven’t we?
That palette parked above Snapshots is the Monaco palette. It is an almost identical re-promote, even down to the identical names. Yes a couple of the shades are different but that’s because they were stolen directly from the Curacao palette (Green Iguana, Purple Haze, Martini and Tequila Sunrise). I have done some swatches from Monaco and Shapshots below, I can’t remember which swatch belongs to which palette but frankly it doesn’t matter. They are the same...
Now Monaco and Curacao were ltd edition but I still do not understand why Sleek felt the need to do this. Maybe Snapshots will be part of the permanent line up? I’m not sure. All I do know is that I feel like this was a bit of a cop out. You can’t seriously tell me that Sleek, masters of bright interesting eyeshadow palettes, have run out of shades?
So do you need this? Well that depends obviously. If you missed out on Monaco or Curacao and you’ve been kicking yourself ever since then this is like an early Christmas present to you. If brights terrify you then this obviously won’t be your cup of tea. I certainly didn’t need this palette but then what kind of obsessive compulsive makeup addict would I be if I hadn’t bought it?