You all know that highlighting is quite necessary for a beautiful, glowy finish when doing makeup. Until some other and better product is invented or until highlighting goes out of fashion (which doesn’t seem likely, at least for a long while if you ask me), highlighters are our best friend.
I’ve been meaning to get my hands on this marvelous Sleek Highlighting Palette in Solstice for some time now. Since there was a big pre-new year sale on Gratis (a drugstore chain in Turkey), I immediately bought it and tried it for the first time to make a review for you (and also for me :)). Yeayy!
So, this palette has 4 different shades for highlighting; two baked powders, one shimmer powder and one cream formula. There is also a users guide on the back of the package. Sleek suggests that it’s best to use the highlighters as below;
- ECLIPTIC (upper left) : you can use this creamy formula to highlight the brow-bone area to enhance and lift the brows.
- HEMISPHERE (upper right) : you can use this shade to highlight the cheekbones.
- SUBSOLAR (lower left) : you can use this shade for highlighting the bridge of the nose for a polished look.
- EQUINOX (lower right) : you can use it to highlight the cupid’s bow to enhance the lips.
I swatched the shades to see how it looks on my skin. I have a fair skin with a cool tone (that means my vessels look blue from under my skin). Although I don’t think it will make a big difference on other skin types since this is a finishing product, not a base. This means you can apply it on top of your foundation and/or powder to enhance your features. By features, I mean the surfaces on your face which would reflect light the most; such as tip of the nose, the cheekbones, your chin, etc.
Last but not least, I actually applied it to my face after doing a brown accented makeup. I used the shades as instructed; ecliptic on my brow-bone, subsolar on the nose, equinox on the cupid’s bow and hemisphere on the cheekbones. Unfortunately I got a new lens and I had a hard time focusing it and taking the photo at the same time. That’s why my cheeks are kind of out of focus and the highlighter texture doesn’t seem as rich as it actually is. For reference, I believe it would be best to look at the swatches for now. Sorry for any inconvience, if any.
I hope I was able to give you an honest opinion on this product and hope that this will effect your decision when choosing a highlighter.
Take care, hope to see you at another post, xoxo Pınar