I just can’t get enough of highlighters recently. I even once said in my Instagram that it is one of the products I don’t spend too much (or hoard) because a pan can literally last forever. But now, I am discovering how amazing highlighters can be-especially in photos.
FUN FACT: I was not surprised about the sudden emerge of highlighter trend. I have a gay friend who loves joining beauty pageants and one makeup trick I learned from him is to put shimmery eyeshadow on the cheekbones, nose bridge and chin.
Going back, Sleek Highlighting Palette in Solstice is such a hit with bloggers and Youtubers so I decided to get one for myself. I was lucky because the saleslady said that it was the last palette that day. Good thing!
Oh so elegant! The product is housed in a mettalic rose gold packaging. It also reflects too much that you can use it as a mirror as well. It also comes with a small brush and a mirror. The only thing is, it only opens 90 degrees. It bothers me a little because I am used to palettes that lays flat when opened.
As per the packaging:
The palette is composed of 4 pans of highlighters- 1 cream, 1 powder, 2 baked powder.
1. Ecliptic (cream) – pink shimmer
2. Subsolar (powder) -white gold
3. Hemisphere (baked) – shimmery hints of lavender
4. Equinox (baked) -champagne shimmer
Used the combination of Subsolar and Equinox to highlight my cheekbones. Used a little Ecliptic on my nose bridge.
My favorite shade is Equinox because I think it is the one most fit for morena skin tone. Subsolar is pretty too! But it needs to be combined with other shade because I think it is really meant for fair skin. Ecliptic can be tricky to use and the texture kinda emphasize pores. Hemisphere, I just don’t know what to do with this shade. I feel like this can be used for clubbing makeup or for pictorials. It is an interesting shade, but can’t be used for everyday look.
Does it last? A couple of hours or so. It is powder-based so expect it to fade if you are an oily gal like me. I usually don’t retouch highlighters because it doesn’t look natural in the second application. The subtle glow is just fine for me.
Do play with the shades. Mix and match it to achieve the best combination for your skin tone.
Apply thinly. Then layer if you need more glow. Don’t slap it thick to your face. We all desire to look naturally glowing. It will be very obvious if you have overdone your highlighter.
They recently released new highlighing palettes but I might pass on that right now. (Hello ABH!)
Overall, I think you get your money’s worth for this product. You have four pans and you can experiment with it the way you want it. It doesn’t give you the dewy glow, but it is a good start for highlighter beginners like me.
Price: Php875, Sleek Makeup Counters
Let me know what you think!