Sleek Make Up has been grabbing my attention lately. I’d never bought from them before but after seeing a few ‘wow’ kind of products online, I was intrigued. I recently picked up this gorgeous highlighting palette for £10 and I have been pleasantly surprised with it, considering I didn’t know what at all to expect. There are 3 shades of this palette to pick from which are Precious Metals, Midas Touch and the one I went with, Solstice
. It was a tough call between Precious Metals and Solstice but the top right pink shade of this palette is what sold me, it’s beautiful and with Spring just around the corner I thought it would be the perfect addition to my make up collection.
I had mixed reviews when I opened the box of this palette. I was under the impression the packaging was rose gold however it is just a toned gold. The packaging wasn’t as sleek (excuse the pun) as I was hoping but on opening the product itself, I was immensely pleased with the colour selection and mix of formulas. For £10 I can’t really complain about the packaging, I am just a bit of a packaging snob/obsessive.
There is a beautiful range of colours to make use of, all with names that are out of this world…
Top left: Ecliptic
A highly pigamented pink champagne coloured highlighter. It’s easily blendable but I do find you have to be quick with it before it becomes almost, stuck to the skin. Not a bad thing to have once in place however. The staying power is pretty strong and it leaves a nice shimmer on the skin.
Top right: Hemisphere
This is the colour that caught my eye the most. This is incredibly bright and pigmented. There’s more movement in blending this as it is a baked powder highlighter. It’s quite an intense barbie colour in a swatch so blending is a necessity in my opinion. It’s a gorgoeus colour and perfect for a cheekbone highlight this spring.
Bottom left: Subsolar
This yellow toned baked highlighter is a beautiful swatch but for my pale skin, it isn’t ideal. It makes me look washed out and I don’t feel like it brings anything to my skin. Less pigmented than Hemisphere but still has a great shimmer element.
Bottom right: Equinox
Another beautiful baked highlighter. The powder is highly blendable and even with a strong orange tone it suits my pale skin when blended well. It’s merely just a orange toned verison of Hemisphere which is my new favourite so this is in a close second place.
I’m terrible at swatches, this doesn’t do the colour justice whatsoever.
This palette has beautiful pigmented shades and I would say a little goes along way if you don’t want to over do the shimmer. It is useable on body, brow and face but I tend to stick with highlighting my cheekbones as they’re the part I want to stand out the most and this is a great palette for that. The colour I use just depends on my make up look, but I do find myself reaching for the baked highlighters more.
Have you tried this product, let me know in the comments what you thought!