Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette


It seems that everyone and their mums not only have this product, but have also reviewed this product. I picked this up a while ago in my Superdrug haul and have had a good over-a-month time to give it a go and play around. I'm never one to shy away from a hyped up review and although you may be sick of hearing about this beautiful palette, I'm still here to remind you just how beautiful it is. The Sleek 'Solstice' Highlighting Palette and all it's glory has finally made it's way into my collection! 

There are three Sleek Highlighting Palettes; 'Solstice', 'Precious Metals' and 'Midas Touch'. Off the cuff, I would have probably picked up the Precious Metals one, just because it is a hell of a lot less intimidating. As you can tell there is a pretty striking purple and yellow toned highlighter which off the bat are pretty scary looking! However, this is the one that everyone pretty much raved on about so I wanted it. Wanted it bad.
Firstly of course is the packaging. One cannot talk about Sleek Palettes without the packaging. The palette is in a mirrored-gold case, which although is definitely prone to having a load of finger-print marks on it, is very luxurious. The outer packaging is really important though as well, mainly because it has the instructions of where to best place the highlighters on the face and therefore I'm almost too scared to throw away the cardboard box, although now I have written up the instructions on the blog, I guess I can!
The palette comes with a large mirror and a small brush (which to be honest I will never end up using) There are four shades of highlighters in the box, two baked powders, a cream and a silk powder. 



The four shades in the palette are:

Ecliptic: "Lift the brows with a highlighter across the browbone with Ecliptic" This is definitely my favourite of all the four shades in the palette, mainly because of how versatile it can be. Although I'm not usually a fan of cream highlighters (it always tends to shift my foundation underneath) - this is a real exception. This is a lovely cool-toned champagne frost finished (gosh how descriptive of me) shade. When I say this shade is very versatile, I mean it. I've been using it as not only a highlighter under my brows, but also on my cheeks when you've got a tan this looks amahzing and as an eyeshadow this looks gorgeous paired with the The Seventeen Eyeshadow Mono* in Rose Quartz.  

Hemisphere: "Add shimmer to cheekbones with Hemisphere" Next is the shade that definitely takes me right out of my comfort zone. I'm much more of a warm toned highlighter kind of person, and basically every beauty product tends to be warm-toned, however this highlighter truly is gorgeous. It's actually a lot more pink toned than purple when swatched and applied, rather than purple that it looks like in the pan. For me this makes it a lot more workable! Although  a baked powder, it is extremely creamy in texture and very blendable. I have to say with this shade you have to go easy on the application, less is definitely more otherwise you can end up with a pink stripe on your face which does not look cute! Make sure to tap off any excess as well! 


Subsolar: "Highlight down the bridge of your nose using Subsolar" A very yellow toned silk powder, this product I would have to say is my least favourite in the palette. I tend to not use this "on the bridge of my nose" as suggested because it can leave your face looking a little washed out if you're more on the pale side. The best place for me, is to apply this on the cupid's bow, yet of course very lightly. Another product that actually looks a lot less scary out of the pan swatched than in it. It isn't as yellow toned, but in comparison to Ecliptic and Equinox, it's still quite yellow. 




Equinox - "Enhance lips with a highlighter on the cupid bow with Equinox." Lastly is my second favourite product. I was worried this was going to be a bit too dark of a highlighter for me but in fact looks so stunning when you're sporting a bit more of a bronzed nude look. This is that on-the-spot golden shimmer highlighter, so if you're a fan of white based highlighters stay away! If you're extremely fair, I wouldn't really recommend this highlighter as it can show up a bit too orange. This also makes for a stunning eyeshadow as well.



Overall this palette is beautiful. Personally I think it's one of those palettes in which you use the products dependent on your skin tone. I personally like using a lighter highlighter on my cupid's bow than Equinox and therefore chose Subsolar. That's one of the best things about these palettes is that you're really about to get creative. Although, it does say that you can use this on the body as well, but am yet to try that! I suggest always looking at the Sleek counters at Superdrug as they tend to be always doing a '3for2' deal or 'buy 2 Sleek Products for £10' type of deal! The product is luxurious and if you're a lover of highlighter, I cannot recommend highly enough. I would love to try out the Precious Metals highlighter as well to see how it compares!

Left to Right: Ecliptic, Hemisphere, Subsolar & Equinox, 
Let me know what you think of the Solstice Palette or if you own any of the others. I'd definitely be interested in reading a review on the 'Midas Touch' one, it's definitely more out-there! 
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35 comments

  1. Aww wow, what a gorgeous looking palette! The shades look and sound really workable :)

    hannatalks

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    1. They may not seem like it in the pan but swatched and on the face they really are wearable :D xx

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  2. I am definitely picking one up too!!! Thanks! Love, www.dilarabosak.com

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  3. This is literally the most gorgeous palette on the high street!

    Vickie | dearvictoria.co.uk

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    1. Isn't it just stunning! Looks highend worthy! xx

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  4. this is on my wishlist, it looks so so beautiful and i love the packaging! lovely review:) xx

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh Em you have to get it! It's gorgeous :) xx

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  5. I've been seeing that sleek pallete everywhere it really is gorgeous

    Beauty Candy Loves
     

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    1. I know right! It's definitely a blogger favourite at the moment xx

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  6. I have heard sooo many great things about this palette!
    I noted it down on my wishlist and really hope to get my hands on it as soon as possible :) Xx

    Laura || get-ready-with-laura.blogspot.de

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    1. Here's hoping! I feel as if my life was incomplete without it! xx

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  7. This is my most favourite and go to highlighter at the moment, I love seeing Youtubers in America like Jeffree Star and Nikki Tutorials use it too! I can see it being a sell out very quickly! xo

    Jessica Ann ♥

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    1. Oh I'll have to have a look on Youtube to see their tutorials! I love Jeffree Star! xx

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  8. I've been seeing this palette everywhere! The purple highlight reminds me of the new Moonchild Glow kit from ABH.

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. I literally thought the exact same thing when I saw it all over twitter! xx

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  9. This palette has stolen my heart! Its amazing. I've actually hit pan on the orangey coloured one (its my favourite) Great review :) xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. You were actually my total inspiration for buying this palette (actually I blame a lot of your blog posts on my recent purchases ;) ) xx

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  10. I've heard so many great things about Sleek palettes! I'm totally into highlighting, so this palette was made for me :)

    www.thebeautydojo.com

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    1. OH definitely! If you're in need of a strong highlighter, this is the one! xx

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  11. It looks great! I've read so many articles about this palette, maybe I should just try it out myself.

    www.melikeseckin.com

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    1. Definitely should! It's a real winner! xx

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  12. Those colors are gorgeous!

    www.thewanderingkitsune.com

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  13. I've been toying with the ideo of getting this palette for quite a while but I just don't know how wearable the shades are for me, especially as I am so fair! They look beautiful swatched, though, and if I hadn't just bough the Mary Lou-manizer I think I would have given it a go!
    Teri-May xx
    www.acupoft.co.uk

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    1. I think if you're fair, the other highlighter palette 'Precious Metals' may just be that little bit more wearable! I think because I am fair but I have freckles (which make me look a bit more tanned) some of the darker colours can work! xx

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  14. I am in love with this highlighter kit!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  15. I need to buy this palette! I can just never find it!! lovely post! I love your swatches! <3

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. I know it's always sold out! Especially the solstice one! xx

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  16. I love the variety of shades in this palette and they all look SO PIGMENTED! Loved the pictures you took and thanks for swatching them too :)

    http://izzyk1998.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://izzykreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They are so gorgeously pigmented! I reckon that it the one major win in this palette considering it is drugstore xx

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  17. This palette is so stunning! Even the packaging is beautiful! I really need this in my life x
    -Alice
    alicejlorna.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I have to say, the packaging may have been one of the main reasons I picked it up! Always a sucker for some good packaging! xx

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  18. I love the look of this palette and I keep having to tell myself not to give in since I have so many highlighters! I really love the shade Subsolar, perfect shade for me. It's a shame they don't sell the shade separately. I totally agree that the packaging is very luxurious, it's one of the things that's so hard to resist!

    Sophie - eselle x

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