March 25, 2016

Beauty Review: Sleek MakeUp Highlighting Palette in Solstice

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!
6 comments so far.

6 responses to “Beauty Review: Sleek MakeUp Highlighting Palette in Solstice”

  1. Julia G says:

    Thank you so much for this review as I was browsing the superdrug website and couldn't decide to get this. I think I'll definitely get this now, the shades are too good to miss x

  2. You're welcome 🙂 it's a great product for a good price. Hope you like it 🙂 xx

  3. Cherry says:

    This is so pretty!

  4. I absolutely adore this palette, I use it every single day! The highlight is quite… strong isn't it! But if the gods can't see your highlight then it ain't worth highlighting eh! 🙂

  5. This looks amazing! I'm still getting into highlighter as I've never really worn it before but this would be an ideal place to start as the palette is pretty affordable and the colour range looks lovely!

    Jess x |

  6. Definitely a great place to start! If you like wearing a highlighter and want to spend a bit more, Mary Lou Manizer is my absolute favourite, I did a review on it which I can link to you if you like 🙂 it's my favourite and was about £15. Xxx

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