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I have some great reviews coming up for you in the next couple of weeks/ months. If you are new, you can find two different reviews on my blog. Straight…No Chaser! is a more in-depth review of a product. Everything from price, packaging to the product itself. Loves and Loathes are the basic, need to know info of a product I either, love or loathe. Just before Christmas I was in Boots (UK Drugstore) and noticed this Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette. I thought to myself I had to give it a try! Was it the right decision? Read below to find out!
Before I begin, I know I say this in every review and in all types of ways but all opinions are my own. I have not been paid or endorsed to write about this product. If a product is sent to me for review, I will always let you know and it will still ALWAYS be MY HONEST OPINION! So without the drumroll, Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette in Precious Metals.
What I like about Sleek!
Quite simply, they make quality, affordable makeup. They have a great range of products from fair skin to brown. Gorgeously pigmented eyeshadows and lipsticks that I obsessed over with every shade. They cover everything from brows to foundation with even more in between. They were one of the first drugstore ranges that I knew about that catered to black women. Some products of theirs I have been hit and miss with such as the foundations but all in all as a brand…I like them! Did I like this product? Read on to find out!
Beauty Holder Roundup!
There is no way I could give this any other score. The price point is amazing. You get 4 highlighting powders for different areas of your face for £10.00. For just one highlighting powder you can pay that price or more so the fact you get a palette and a mini brush means this is an option if you don’t have bank to buy some of the more popular celebrity endorsed ones.
Palette comes in a box with a pic of the product on front with Sleek’s logo etc. On the back it has directions for use as well as the ingredients. The palette itself comes in a toughened plastic grey mirrored type case (gotta love my descriptions lool). Inside has the 4 (four) shades as well as a mirror and brush. Names of the shades on a plastic sheet inside. It does feel a little cheap and I personally wish the logo wasn’t so large on the front but hey ho… it’s no big deal. Small and compact for your purse or makeup bag. Beats having to carry a couple different products around all for the sole purpose of highlighting.
There are 3 creamy shades and one powder. I warn you now, it has shimmer and shine and a lot of it. I love the powder but the creamier shades are a tad bright for my skin if not fully blended in. Platinum (the iridescent white shade) is for the brow bone and to be honest, I would use one of the other shades such as Renaissance Gold there. With such a creamy formula it feels like I could be shining brighter than a diamond and not necessarily in a good way. Royal Gold on my nose just looked like a stripe of glitter down my nose and I was not feeling that. I would happily use them a eye shadow bases. Important to note when taking pictures that flashback is present. It doesn’t have a lot of staying power and can smudge easily as so creamy. On a whole I don’t mind this product. For my fairer clients and even medium to olive tone it is certainly workable. For myself and my tone I would have to use it in conjunction with other products so the score reflects that. At the moment this is the only shade the highlighting palette comes in and I am hoping that they will be bringing out more. I am not writing it off and am gonna play with it a little more and see how it goes.
I know that highlighting is very popular. What should be noted though is that it goes hand in hand with contouring. One does not have the same effect without the other. I applaud Sleek for putting together a multipurpose product. It is something that is affordable and to be honest will be suitable for many. Pigments are strong and if you want your highlight to be seen then I am sure this is something that may be up your street. It says that it compliments all skin tones. I can’t say that I agree with that especially if I use it exactly the way they said to. But one of the joys of being a Make-up Artist is being creative and I will certainly use this palette…just not exclusively for highlighting.
Have you got this palette? What do you think? Have you been looking for a highlighting palette or product? Do you highlight? Let me know! For more about Sleek, just type the name into your search engine.
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