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Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Budget Highlighting Palette That's On Everyone's Face

Sleek MakeUp Solstice Highlighting Palette
The current highlighter trend is going nowhere and I couldn't be more on board if I tried - I mean anything that will detract from my less-than-perfect eyebrows is always going to be a winner in my book. Oddly along with NIOD Photography Fluid (seriously this stuff is amazing, read my review here) the current must-have highlighter won't break the bank, and as it is a palette it is diverse in use and tone. Yes I am indeed talking about Sleek MakeUp Solstice Highlighting Palette.

Sleek MakeUp Solstice Highlighting Palette
Sleek MakeUp Solstice Highlighting Palette

Along with containing four highlighting options, the Sleek MakeUp Solstice Highlighting Palette is pretty easy on the eyes: a shiny, rose gold tinged compact that features a well sized mirror and if I am entirely honest, a sub-par scratchy brush. Brush woes aside, the palette is well sized - dinky enough for popping into a handbag yet large enough that the size of the powder wells are not compromised. If that is not enough, the plastic style of the compact ensures that the contents are well protected - perfect if like myself you are more than a little clumsy.

Sleek MakeUp Solstice Highlighting Palette

As you can see the Sleek MakeUp Solstice Highlighting Palette contains four, fairly cool toned highlighting products - three of which are powder based and one cream. Typically I am not a fan of mixed formulation palettes of any kind; more often than not, fall out from the powders becomes embedded within the cream textures and it all becomes more than a little messy. Surprisingly that has not been the case with the Sleek MakeUp Solstice Highlighting Palette, or at least thus far; I think this is due to the firm textures of the powders but more on that later. For now let's look a little closer at the four beautiful shades within the Solstice Highlighter Kit.

Sleek MakeUp Solstice Highlighting Palette
Sleek MakeUp Solstice Highlighting Palette
Sleek MakeUp Solstice Highlighting Palette

From top to bottom, left to right we have:

Ecliptic - This is the cream highlighter within the palette and what a cream it is. A beautiful, light nude that leans a little yellow in tone and despite being fairly pale, it is not overly stark making it suitable for most skin tones. You can of course use this in the typical highlighter sense, and/or as cream eyeshadow. Perhaps a little oddly this doubles up as a base product to layer one of the powder highlighters over the top of to increase colour intensity. This an almost dupe for Anastasia Beverly Hills Rivera Highlighter - texture differences aside of course.

Hemisphere - a pale pink come lilac highlighting powder that transforms into a bright white, almost silver toned soft yet metallic sheen when applied to the skin. This is probably the most usual toned highlighter I have come across but it is surprisingly easy to wear - with a light hand, this has quickly become my go to daily shade.

Subsolar - a bright, light, almost pale gold powder highlighter that is fairly intense in colour and the perfect option for those who like an intense, almost foil-like, metallic sheen to the skin. I couldn't be a bigger fan and if that is not enough, Sleek MakeUp Subsolar is an almost identical dupe for Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighter in So Hollywood. You of course didn't hear that from me *wink wink*.

Equinox - sometimes you need to save the best until last and this is very much the case with Sleek Equinox: a pretty, subtle peach gold shade that again offers an almost foil like finish, all the while brightening the complexion as it goes. If you have a fairly light complexion I would imagine that this could double up as shimmering peach blush? Once again this is a fairly convincing dupe for a sought after Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighter, this time around I would say this a great alternative to Anastasia Beverly Hills Peach Nectar Highlighter.

Sleek MakeUp Solstice Highlighting Palette

Four shades, three of which are dupes for a now very much lusted after high end highlighter collection may have you sold on the spot in regards to the Sleek MakeUp Solstice Highlighting Palette. I do however want to add that all four highlighters are beautifully formulated: well pigmented, shimmery yet no traces of chunky glitter, easy to apply and blend out, all the while wearing well (around 8 hours per application). I rather like that the highlighters also double up as eyeshadows should you wish and in the case of the cream shade, a primer of sorts too. At just £9.99 it is not only a complete steal but should you own it, I very much doubt you'd need any other highlighter. Get it while you can.

Sleek MakeUp Solstice Highlighting Palette £9.99 via Boots - link.
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31 comments:

  1. This pallete is amazing, love every single shade of it :)

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    Victoria ♥

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  2. Ive been eyeing this up for a little while now and think it may be time to take the plunge!!

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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  3. These colours are gorgeous. It's so nice to see an affordable highlighting palette. Must get it!
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  4. I haven't tried any sleek products yet, but this palette definitely looks worth a go! The packaging looks very sophisticated and high end as well :) Tavi xx

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  5. Love the review that you did and the palette looks so lovely!!Quite knew to ''highlight wagon'' so this palette may come in handy and experiment a little bit ^_^

    xoxo Afrodite ~ BubblyBeauty

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  6. Gorgeous photography as always <3 x

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  7. I've seen this and plenty of great reviews that follow it. I must admit the colours scare me a little but the way you've swatched and described them.. Let's just say it's already in the basket waiting for check out...

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  8. I've been looking for an affordable highlighting palette for a while. I think this might be the one!

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  9. I love highlighters as well and the Sleek ones are some of my favorite!

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  10. I had put off buying this as i thought all four shades were cream! I will definitely be buying now as the powder shades look perfect for my pale skin. I don't think i will get any use out of the cream shade unless i use it as an eyeshadow x

    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  11. This looks amazing! Love the photos too.

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  12. Such a gorgeous palette, Sleek has done an incredible job on this one! I'll swatch it myself next time I go to England, the colours seem amazing and the pigmentation good too so it makes for a very good 'dupe' of luxurious palettes!

    Julia xx
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  13. I am seeing this abslutely EVERYWHERE at the moment, it's so so pretty, it's a shame I don't really use highlighters!

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  14. Wish I could get ahold of Sleek in my area :( That looks beautiful!
    Samantha | www.questforcalm.com

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  15. OH.EM.GEE I had never seen this palette before! :o I need it in my life! Looks goregous

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    Xoxo Jessy

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  16. This is the first time I've seen this palette. Damn, Sleek, well done! I NEED IT!

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  17. Wow this looks really lovely! I'll have to pick one up! x

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  18. I am not really into cream highlighters, I prefer powder ones. This palette is popping up everywhere, and the shiny packaging it taking my attention. I should give it a try, maybe I end up liking it.

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  19. Looks amazing, I love sleek such goof value for money x
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  20. This looks so pretty! I have so many highlighters its gotten to the point of "oh well another one wont hurt" haha, this one looks so beautiful. Will need to swatch next time I am in superdrug!

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  21. Looks amazing, I love sleek such goof value for money x
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  22. I wasn't really too bothered by everyone else using this as for some reason I was a little sceptical, maybe due to the mix of formulations like you said. Although, I will admit the shades do look pretty.

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  23. I have this palette and it's so pretty, I keep forgetting about it and going for my Mary Lou Manizer, need to get this back out!

    Just Little Things xo

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  24. I love that there is such a distinct difference between the four shades!

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  25. I love the packaging of this but none of those colours blow me away! The bottom right is the nicest but not sure if I would buy this x

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  26. This looks like such a nice product to use, may have to be a cheeky purchase!

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  27. This Pallette looks amazing! I need this in my collection

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  28. Keep seeing this highlighting palette and was wondering what brand it was - so thanks for this post! The shades are so pretty. Off to check to see if Sleek test on animals cus if not, I'll have to add this to my basket! xx

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  29. I'm so sad Sleek isn't readily available in the States because I NEED this. I've seen hoards of people talking about how much they love this palette, and the beauty junkie inside of me is experience FOMO for sure!

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    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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  30. I love this palette! So gorgeous.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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