When I was first getting into makeup a few years back, Sleek was introduced to me as being great for affordable eyeshadows. Everyone raved about the Au Naturel palette and it remains to be the only eyeshadow palette that I own where I’ve hit pan on one of the shades.
More recently, everyone has fallen in love with the Solstice Highlighting Palette, including myself. But I couldn’t stop there because as a makeup collector, after falling in love with Solstice I had to own all of their palettes.
Packaging wise, these aren’t my favourite products. I’m always worried about travelling with magnetic closing palettes because I’m not convinced they’ll hold, and the shiny packaging is a pain to take photos of (hence why Midas Touch is at the front in the above photos). But packaging aside, they’re fantastic products.
Solstice was the first highlighting palette I bought from Sleek as everybody was raving about it. I remember it being released, but the lilac shade (Hemisphere) turned me off it. That was until I gave into the hype! I never reach for the cream shades in any of the palettes but I use all three of the powders in this palette. My favourite has to be Equinox (the orange toned baked powder) as it doesn’t contain any chunks of glitter but it still a subtle, every day colour.
Cleopatra’s Kiss is their most recent release and at the time of writing this post, I haven’t even worn it on my face yet. I received a 150 extra points vouchers from Boots when I bought any Sleek product so wanted to use it on this but it was never in stock at home and the voucher couldn’t be used online. But when I headed to Birmingham for the Blogger Halloween Party, I managed to pick up the last one in the Bull Ring Boots. Score! This contains two cream shades (middle two on the above photo: Delta & Dynasty) and two powders (Sphinx on the left, which would make a gorgeous eye shadow or look great on deeper skin tones, and Goddess on the right) and I’m excited to have a play with these a little more.
Precious Metals is mainly a cream palette so I don’t really reach for this all that often, but I love using Renaissance Gold (right) on my eyes. If you’re into cream palettes you need to get this in your life, but if you’re not a fan then I wouldn’t worry too much. Especially if you already have Topshop Glow Pot in Polished as a combination of Platinum and Royal Gold creates a very similar shade.
Midas Touch is a palette that I really don’t get enough use out but it is absolutely stunning. This isn’t a palette that I reach for regularly, but I’ve been practising a little bit of an artistic approach to makeup and this palette is perfect for that. Cubic Zirconia and Rhinestone (two right swatches) make the most beautiful combination for a more icy look.
So you definitely don’t need all four palettes like I have, but there’s going to be something there for you. If you’re not too experimental with makeup, I recommend Solstice or Precious Metals and then slowly add to your stash. But whichever palette you want to get, you can be sure that you’re going to be getting a fantastic palette. At £9.99 per palette, you can even get all 4 for the same price as one Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit. So what are you waiting for? Hand over all your money to Sleek and get glowing!