You may have seen that I’ve recently bought my second Sleek highlighter palette – it’s the Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette in Solstice. (My first was the Precious Metals palette reviewed here) It’s been something I’ve wanted to buy for ever and now I have my hands on it I may temporarily sated my highlighter lust – although there are Cleopatra’s Kiss and Midas Touch to consider and they’re only £9.99!
Of course, I don’t need anymore highlighters but a beauty blogger can always find a reason for a purchase so I won’t debate that here but what I did wonder, as I sat down to review the palette, was – how do you use your highlighters? Are you a full on Jeffree Starr type that layers it on almost to excess? Or are you like me just wanting to look a little glowy without attracting too much attention.
I thought that it might help me to get more out of my highlighters if I looked at how Sleek suggest you use the Solstice Highlighting Palette, try out their method at least once and then evaluate.
So, the Sleek Solstice palette is suitable for all skin tones. It has 2 baked powders, 1 cream formula ans 1 glimmer powder. They’re described as being iridescent metallic finishes that give a radiant glow and luminous polish.
Top Row L to R (1) Ecliptic (2) Hemisphere
Bottom Row L to R (3) Subsolar (4) Equinox
Sleek suggest that you apply colour using the brush provided or fingertips the inner corners of your eyes, across the brow bone and along the tops of cheekbones. Apply with a powder brush to shoulders, centre of arms across the decolletage.
More particularly they provide a step by step process:
Step 1: Lift the brows with a highlight across the brow bone with Ecliptic
Step 2: Add shimmer to cheekbones with Hemisphere
Step 3: Highlight down the bridge of the nose using Subsolar
Step 4: Enhance lips with a highlight on the cupid’s bow with Equinox.
I followed all the steps and you know what? That look wasn’t for me. Although the shades are very subtle it seemed like I was using too many colours. And it may just because I’m not a skilled MUA but using it on my nose and cupid’s bow just left me looking like I had a shiny nose and my top lip looked like I’d eaten something greasy.
So i guess my answer to the question I posed – “How do you use your highlight?” is sparingly and one shade at a time. In fact I use highlight just on my cheekbones in a shade and intensity that suits the shades of the rest of my make up look. What about you? Do you love Sleek highlighters? How do you use yours?
Now let me just take a look at that Cleopatra’s Kiss one more time…….
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