Hi guys, how are you all today?
It’s been a while since I reviewed a makeup item, and I’m starting again with a good one. This highlighting palette from Sleek has been taking the beauty world by storm lately. Manny MUA has loved it, Jaqueline Hill, and I think Nicki Tutorials has raved about it too. Some really big names in the beauty world!
Sleek is a brand, that I’m very hit and miss with. I love their blush compacts and their eyeshadow palettes, however their lip products are something that I simply can’t stand; although I know loads of people who do love them. It does look like Sleek have changed a lot of things around, and it may be time to give more of their products a try.
I only really got into the hype around highlighters earlier in the year, when I bought a Laura Mercier Matte Baked Highlighter. This is still one of my favourites. However, I have branched out a bit since then, and do have a few more. This little palette is the Solstice Highlighting Quad. There is one cream shade and three powders. It retails at £9.99 and looks beautiful. It’s in a stunning gold packaging, and the whole thing looks like a mirror.
In the palette, you you get a little brush, which I have actually lost; I tend to use my Bare Minerals fan brush anyway. All are quite cool toned shades. The cream shade (Eclipse), I tend to use on my eyes as a brow bone highlight or eyeshadow. I never really got into the whole strobing fad, which is probably what this was designed for, or even a dewier finish cheek bone highlight. It does look stunning on the eyelids though!
The lilac shade next to Eclipse is called Hemisphere, and this is my most used shade. It is beautiful! It does not show lilac on the skin, and just gives the most brilliant light to the skin. It’s gorgeous.
The shade Equinox (below Hemisphere) reminds me a lot of Jacqueline Hill’s Prosecco Pop. It’s just as gorgeous, and looks beautiful both on the cheek bones and as a brow bone highlight. I absolutely love it.
The only shade that I’m not as pleased with is Subsolar. I used this on my cheeks today and it didn’t look right. Maybe my skin is just a little bit too warm-toned for this. Probably on someone with very fair skin this would be their ideal highlight shade. I will still keep giving this a go as it would be a shame for this to be the only shade in here that doesn’t see any use. I might try it in the inner corner tomorrow and get get to you.
Overall though I am really impressed with this palette. The pigment is really intense in it and it blends out beautifully. it’s really one worth trying out, although It’s definitely one for more fairer skin tones. However, Sleek do have different highlighter palettes available for deeper skin tones.
Have you tried this palette out? Please let me know your thoughts on it.
Bye for now guys!