Hi guys, welcome back. Sorry it’s been a while… Again. I know I’m a little late jumping on the band wagon here, I’ve actually had this palette since June (I think?) but I’ve had so many other things to write about. I’ve been on some mad shopping spree’s just lately and I have so much to write about, I just don’t know where to start. I’ve been almost writing a paragraph of each post at a time just to try and keep up, it’s insane. Anyway, onto the review.
I purchased this palette a while after the hype had began and almost as it began to die down completely. I’ve heard such great things about it, I really have.
Allow me to start with the packaging. The outer box is super sleek and wait, did you see what I did there? Ha..ha.. No? Okay moving on, the outer box is matte and the inside of it bright fuchsia which I really liked as it’s quite different from what other packages tend to look like. The inner packaging/packaging of the actual palette isn’t as nice. It’s like a gold plastic which marks really easily with finger prints and is almost tacky. The palette does however have a huge mirror on the inside which is fantastic quality and I really love that considering the palette only costs £10 for four highlighters and comes with a wicked mirror? I mean you don’t even get a mirror with the Anastasia Glow Kits and they set you back four times the price!
Now the actual products, you’ve got four shades, all with beautiful celestial names. The first one that I tried out was “Equinox”, the coral shade and it looked so wonderful when I swatched it but when I put it on my skin it was awfully orange. I had to take off my makeup and start again, which was a nightmare before work. I then tried the shade “Subsolar” which is the yellow shade, on my best friend and it looked lovely, although again slightly too yellow. I then tried the only cream highlighter in the palette, which is the shade “Ecliptic”. I tried this on the tip of my nose and quite liked it. I also used this to create a red/highlight ombre lip, which looked awful but that was due to my skills and not the highlighter *insert laughing emoji here* I really hate emojis in blog posts but that sentence really requires an emoji, I’m leaving it like that.
There is one more shade in the palette “Hemisphere”, which is the purple one. But I haven’t tried that yet, out of fear that it would go as badly as it did when I tried the coral shade. Also, can I just mention how awful the brush is? I know brushes in palettes aren’t supposed to be top notch but lord was this awful. I gave it a go and it was so rough on my skin it almost took my foundation off while I was trying to apply my highlight and then some of the hairs started falling out?! After only one use as well..
So really, what I’m trying to say, is in my -probably very unpopular- opinion, the Sleek Solstice Palette was not worth the all the hype. I’m not impressed at all to be honest, which is a shame as I had such high hopes for this palette. The price point is good, the packaging is good, they look good but they just don’t cut it for me to be honest. (Sorry!)
What are your thoughts on this palette? Tell me down below and let me know what your all time favourite highlighters are!