Recently I have been all about highlighting. I put so much on my face I practically glow but I cannot get enough. If you have seen my 'High End Makeup Haul' (here), you will know that I bought two highlighters and I have been using them non stop and I love them. However, I wanted to see what the drugstore has to offer as anywhere I can save money is always a bonus. I decided to buy a Sleek Highlighting Palette in 'Solstice'. Sleek have another one with more bronze shades which I did like the look of too, but that had three cream shades and only one powder shade, and I prefer powder so I didn't buy it, but it does look good if you want to check that out too.
First of all, the packaging. This is a beautiful rose gold mirrored palette, unlike all of their other black packaged products. I think that it really makes the palette look luxurious and way more expensive. It makes it very hard to photograph but I mean, we'll overlook that.
I took a picture with the little plastic cover with the shade names on, just so that I will always know what they're called, however, I'm aware they're not that clear so....
Top Left is 'Ecliptic'
Top Right is 'Hemisphere'
Bottom Left is 'Subsolar'
Bottom Right is 'Equinox'
Here is a close up of the shades.
'Ecliptic' is a rose gold shade with a cream formula.
'Hemisphere' is a silvery purple shade with a baked formula.
'Subsolar' is a yellowy silver shade with a shimmer formula.
'Equinox' is a bronzy gold shade with a baked formula.
I love the versatility of this palette as for me the shades are quite out there, especially 'Hemisphere', yet they are all completely wearable shades and extremely pigmented. This palette also comes with a brush, but the brush is pretty useless in my opinion. Still better than nothing though! For reference, I use a Real Techniques 'Contour Brush' to apply my highlighter.
I tried to get a swatch on my arm, but it didn't work out very well. However, you can see the shimmer coming off of the swatches, but they come off much more pigmented on your face, trust me.
For £9.99, I think this palette is extremely worth it and Sleek have really impressed me. I find myself reaching for this palette quite a lot, and I do use all of the shades for different looks. If you are looking for a cheap highlighter, I highly suggest this palette as per highlighter, they are basically £2.50 which is crazy! This palette would also suit any skin tone.
Have you got this palette?