Can you believe I only just purchased the ever so popular Sleek 'Solstice' Highlighting Palette around three weeks ago, their highlighting palettes are so raved about especially the Solstice palette but because I was so in love with my Mary Lou-Manizer highlighter by theBalm I didn't think I needed Sleeks offering, pah how wrong was I? The Solstice palette literally hasn't left my makeup bag since I got it, it's everything I hoped it would be and more, in fact I love it so much more than my Mary Lou and that's really saying something because I adore my Mary Lou-Manizer!
Sleeks Solstice Palette comes in a shiny rose gold/copper compact which is super easy on the eye and looks beautiful on my dressing table, it also has a well sized mirror within the flip up lid which is always appreciated and a tiny little brush for any on the go applications. Within the palette are four highlighting shades, one of which is a luxurious cream and the other three are velvety soft powders. All four shades within this palette have different hues and oh my goodness they send me into glowing, highlighter heaven, their stunning! If your into super intense highlighter then you'll love this palette because each shade delivers such a radiant glow and luminous polish to the skin, even my higher end highlighters have nothing on these, their incredible.
From top to bottom, left to right we firstly have Ecliptic, this is the cream highlighter and what a beauty it is, it's a nude-pinky-rosey gold type of shade that's works beautifully either on it's own or as a base highlighter before laying on a powder highlight. Next is Hemisphere, this is a baked powder highlighter that looks lilac in the pan but transforms into more of a silver toned metallic sheen on the skin, I thought this was going to be quite hard to wear seeing as it looked lilac but actually I've been reaching for this one a lot. The third shade within the palette is Subsolar – this is a bright, pale gold shade that gives a foil like sheen to the cheek bones, it's super pretty. Lastly theres Equinox, another baked powder highlighter and oh my shes a beauty and my favourite and most used in the palette. This is the prettiest peachy highlight I've ever laid my eyes on and again gives such a foil like glow to the skin, oh my goodness I'm in actual love with a highlighter.
All of the shades within the Solstice palette apply like a dream, I either use a fan brush or my smaller Real Techniques Setting Brush and both work well, theres never any fall out, their not chunky or glittery, they blend beautifully and the pigmentation and intensity is wellll....people in space can see me glowing put it that way! If your into highlighter this will be the best £9.99 you ever spend, trust me!
You can find the Sleek Solstice Highlighing Palette for £9.99 HERE.