With winter and the Christmas season sneaking up on us, I am noticing more and more glitter, shimmer, shine and sheen hitting the shelves before the onslaught of the party season. One such product that has recently hit Sleek stands is the Highlighting Palette in Precious Metals. Hopping on the metallic bandwagon in a big way, the folks at Sleek Makeup have paired three luxurious cream highlighters with one metallic powder highlighter, thrown it into a shiny silver, mirrored compact.
The packaging details that this palette is perfect for the inner corners of your eyes (which I agree with- I love Platinum for this purpose- however, I felt like it faded a bit on it's own so I set with my usual highlighting powder and it lasted an age), along the brow bone and along the tops of your cheekbones. The iridescence of the metallic formula leaves a nice sheen and radiance to your face, particularly on the cheekbones and the three cream colours are sufficiently different to justify their place in the palette, and all rank equally in terms of lasting power (about 5 hours) and blendability.
Now whilst you might think you would have a tin foil head applying metallic cream highlighters to your face, I can assure you that they do not apply as pigmented as they are in the pan, but you can see from the swatches above they are pretty pigmented. The powder is a bit too dark for me currently to use as a highlighter but I have put it on my lids as a shadow and I think it really pulls the blue from my eyes. I like this palette and I will undoubtedly get more use out of it in the coming months. I love my Mary Lou Manizer by the Balm but I am on my second one and getting very sick of how incredibly delicate it is! The Sleek palette is quite sturdy and more travel friendly, and so far the powder has not invaded the cream territory so it's pretty mess free. This bad boy is retailing for €12.99.
What do you think of it? Are you getting ready to embrace the highlighters yet?