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Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette Review & Swatches

Today I’m excited to review and swatch a hot product that has been raved about for months in the beauty community: the Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette.

I feel like I’ve had this highlighting palette in my collection for a long time and the hype it still receives as we now enter 2017 doesn’t surprise me – this product really deserves the hype it gets and more! Due to such high demand for this product, Sleek even launched their products across the pond to the US which really shows that the hype for this product is not a passing fad. Ever since purchasing this highlighter I haven’t used any other highlighting product because, well, they all disappoint when compared to this gem.

Retailing at a extremely reasonable price of Β£9.99 on sites such as Superdrug and Boots, this product won’t break the bank and is really worth every penny. The palette itself is a convenient handbag size for on the go and the rose gold packaging is to die for!

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The palette contains four pans of stunning highlight shades, varying from neutral cool toned shades to warm and lavender shades. From left to right the shades are:

  • Ecliptic
  • Hemisphere
  • Subsolar
  • Equinox

Finger swatches of each shades (again left to right):

Arm swatches of each shade:

As you can see from the swatches, Ecliptic is the most pigmented shade but this is due to the fact that the other three shades are a powder formula whereas Ecliptic is a cream formula. I’ve yet to really play around with Ecliptic as I always find applying cream products on top of my foundation to be risky business! Despite this, Ecliptic is a beautiful baby pink shade that would go with so many different makeup looks.

Hemisphere is the next shade which is a stunning pink/lavender shade which I find perfect for those days when you wear a warm orange or berry eye. This is by far the colour that I reach for the most out of this palette as it is so unique and can be as natural or as blinding as you like.

Subsolar is a very cool toned yellow highlighter which I find is the most natural of the 4 shades. I generally wear Subsolar on my cheek bones and on my brow bone when I’m going for a neutral but fresh makeup look, it gives the most stunning natural glow and you can pop it in the inner corners of your eyes for an instantly more awake look!

Lastly is Equinox; a little more on the orange side in the pan, I actually find Equinox to be more peachy toned on the skin. I’m cautious to use Equinox on my cheekbones as it is very warm toned and I am very fair, I personally think this shade is more for people with warmer complexions than mine. I do love using this in the centre of my lids when I do a burnt orange smokey eye though,it gives you that perfect pop without taking away the warmth of your crease.

adore this palette and have yet to find another product that gives me a glow equally as fierce! I’m looking forward to getting my hands on another Sleek highlighting palette in Cleopatra’s Kiss to do a review for you guys…

Let me know in the comments below what your ride or die highlighter is!

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