Friday, 26 February 2016

Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette

I am a huge lover of highlighter. What did we do without it? It takes my complexion from dull to glow within seconds and boy does my new highlighting palette have the right amount of glow. Oh it is ever so dreamy, and it is from the drugstore too. Yes, I am talking about the wonderful Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette. I was reading review after review about this particular palette(all positive of course) so it was quickly added onto my wishlist. There was a recent offer on selected Sleek products, 2 for £10, and so I couldn't resist picking it up, alongside the Contour Kit.

Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette
Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette

The Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette has the most beautiful gold packaging, it looks very luxurious and high end. Within the palette is a reasonable sized mirror, four of the highlighting shades, three which are of the powder formula, and there's also a cream too. There is also a brush but I find that to be of no use to me, it's not dense enough for application. Each of the highlighters are silky smooth and easy to apply. I like to apply the cream highlighter with my middle finger(I find it to work the easiest) and the powders with my Real Techniques Setting Brush.

The four highlighters within the palette are Ecliptic- a rose gold cream, Hemisphere- an iridescent lilac/pink, Subsolar- a yellow-gold, and Equinox- a warm peachy-gold. The standout for me is definitely Hemisphere, it is unlike any other highlight shade I own. It looks amazing especially on the top of my cheekbones, but I also like to apply it down the bridge of my nose and cupids bow. The lilac hue is really striking, I have been wearing it non stop. I have had many lovely comments when I've worn this shade, I've even had a friend of mine mistake it for a high end highlighter. That's a good sign isn't it? The other highlighting shade that stands out for me is Equinox. This highlighter paired with bronze smokey eyes and a nude lip is the perfect combination.

I'm not so keen on the cream shade, Ecliptic, but then again that's because I'm not used to the formula, but I do find it best applied under the brow bone and down the bridge of the nose. It could even be used as a cream eyeshadow too. Subsolar is not my favourite shade of them all unfortunately, I don't think it provides me with as big a glow as I'd like, as opposed to the other shades within the palette.

All of the highlighters really do pack a punch in pigmentation, not that it is a bad thing at all. You literally just need to take one swipe to get the glow. It is not at all subtle in the slightest. I always go in with a heavy hand as I love a strong highlight so it is perfect for me. It's absolutely divine.

Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette Swatches
L-R; Ecliptic, Hemisphere, Subsolar, Equinox

I love how affordable the palette is too, and even more so when there are brilliant offers on like 2 for £10, especially as the Solstice Highlighting Palette retails at £9.99. It's always worth checking Boots and Superdrug for any offers. You can purchase here from Boots.

Have you tried the Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette?




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