It took me the longest time to hunt this palette down. I think I must
have stalked online store Crush Cosmetics every week for three months straight
as well as regularly checking in with my local Target. I originally wanted the
Solstice Highlighting Palette, which contained the prettiest metallic shades
I’ve ever seen but it was always sold out. A few weeks ago, I happened to be
browsing the beauty aisle at Target and instead came across one lonesome
Precious Metals palette which I quickly snapped up.
expect to love the palette as much as I do. It looks like any other highlighter
at first glance but after swatching the shades you realise just how wonderful
this product is. Being a highlighter addict (not of the stationary variety, mind
you) I’ve tested and used a lot in my day, so I have a lot to compare it with.
The Sleek highlighter is probably one of the best I’ve ever used. I actually
prefer it over the Hourglass Ambient highlighter but not as much as theBalm
Lou-Manizer (still my favourite for serious shine). It’s a wonderful
alternative to the more expensive highlighters (I paid only $24.95 for it) and
the quality is top notch. If you’re on the hunt for a high quality highlighter
I strongly recommend checking this one out.
|From left: Platinum, Royal Gold, Renaissance Gold and Antique Bronze.|
The palette is made up of three cream formulas (Platinum, Royal Gold, Renaissance Gold) and one powder formula (Antique Bronze).
Platinum (cream formula): a pearly shade with pinky undertones.
Royal Gold (cream formula): a light bronze with peachy undertones.
Renaissance Gold (cream formula): a soft gold with apricot undertones.
Antique Bronze (powder formula): a rich copper tone.
All formulas are silky smooth and glide onto the skin easily. The cream highlighters have almost a gel-like texture and are amazingly fluid on the skin. As for the powder highlighter, it is creamy to the touch and applies really well to the skin. A brush is included however I find it quite scratchy so I normally use my fingers to apply. I simply dab the highlighter on my cheekbones, along the bridge of my nose and around my forehead. All four shades have quite good pigment however I find Royal Gold and Renaissance Gold to be slightly more pigmented.
Being a highlighter, it does contain very fine particles of shimmer. If you’re a bit heavy handed with highlighter like I am, the shimmer can be a bit obvious in broad daylight so if you prefer a more natural look it’s best to apply it lightly, especially during the daytime.
I like how the palette includes four varying shades. They can be used on their own or mixed and matched to suit your skintone. I normally use both the Royal Gold and Renaissance Gold during the day, and add Antique Gold at night. To be honest, I barely use Platinum as I find it a bit too pale for my skintone however it would make a wonderful highlighter for the inner corners of the eyes. I’d recommend this palette for light to medium skin tones. It may be slightly too light for darker skin tones.
One thing to mention is the packaging. It is housed in a sturdy palette along with a large mirror inside, making it absolutely perfect for your handbag or travel.
All up, I’d highly recommend the Sleek Highlighting Palette in Precious Metals if you’re a lover of face highlighters. Sleek are known for their high quality products and this one is no exception. It is highly pigmented, has a lovely creamy formula and is quite compact in size, making it perfect for travel.
Have you tried the Sleek Highlighting Palette?