Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette Review & Swatches
Bold highlighter is one of those 2010’s makeup trends that is still going strong, years after it officially became a cool thing to do. As much as I personally love it, I honestly expected the trend to die down, or at least fade somewhat, yet here we are, still shining brighter than the sun! With that said, I thought I’d share some quick thoughts on the Solstice quad from Sleek Makeup, a highlighting palette that all of my friends have been raving about ever since the brand hit the shelves at Ulta.
Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette ($14.99) is not new, in fact, you might have seen it countless times already on various blogs and all over social media. I resisted the hype for a long time before finally deciding to give it a try and let me tell you, it is actually a darn good palette, and an affordable one, too.
Solstice palette contains four individual pans:
- Ecliptic – warm medium disty rose pink with a soft pearl finish
- Hemisphere – cool lilac with a metallic finish
- Subsolar – warm pastel yellow with a soft pearl finish
- Equinox – warm medium peach with a metallic finish
Equinox and Hemisphere are your go-to strobing shades; they are pigmented, bright, highly reflective, and can be built up to a high-shine metallic finish if that’s your goal. These two also last the longest on the skin and don’t start fading until very late at night.
Subsolar is a more subtle skin luminizer, it has a similar effect to Hourglass powders with the latter being a lot more delicate, of course, but you get the idea. It adds a subtle glow to the skin that looks natural and effortless, as a sort of a no-highlighter highlighter.
Ecliptic is the only cream formula in the palette. This highlighter makes the skin look dewy and even a little moist, depending on how you prefer to wear it. The shimmer is subtle and flattering, it makes my skin appear healthier and more youthful. However, because it is a cream product, Ecliptic is prone to getting dusty from the surrounding pans, which is something to keep in mind.
So here I am, raving about a palette that was released god knows how long ago. It sure took me a while to finally try Sleek, but I’m glad I did, even though I’m super late to the party. Truth is, I often get burned by hyped up products that turn out to be pretty mediocre, but sometimes you discover gems like the Solstice Highlighting Palette, too. Btw, after owning it for a while, my most used pans turned out to be Hemisphere and Subsolar! 😉
Have you tried anything from Sleek Makeup? What are some hyped up products that you don’t want to try just because you don’t believe the hype? Let me know in the comments!