Hello babs! I am going to be reviewing a highlighting palette which I have had for quite some time now. I got it for Christmas off my sister a few years ago and now I’m finally reviewing it yesssss! It’s the Sleek Highlighting Palette in Cleopatra’s Kiss. I have tried out their formula before because I owned another palette from this range aaaaages ago!.This is available on both the Sleek Makeup and Boots website for £9.99. A little pricey but I don’t mind paying it as I looooove testing out highlighters!
The highlighters come a plastic rectangular packaging that is shiny gold. It has the name of the brand on the front in white lettering. The name of the palette and shade names are on the back of the palette on a square sticker. The palette flips open and shuts magnetically. Inside you get a little mirror and it did originally come with a little black brush but I threw mine out.
Swatches / First impressions
Disclaimer: Don’t always rely on swatches of shadows because sometimes they perform better on the skin than they do in the swatches or vice versa… I just like to show swatches so you get an idea on what the colours look like.
(Without and with flash)
Sphinx – This is a bronze powder highlighter.
Delta – This is a bronze cream highlighter.
Dynasty – This is a yellow white cream highlighter.
Goddess – This is a champagne pink powder highlighter.
There are 4 highlighters in this palette, 2 are powder and 2 are cream. I personally will probably never use the cream ones or the bronzy powder one, the champagne pink powder one is more my kind of thing. This palette doesn’t have a scent which is good for those who of you who may be sensitive to scented products. There is some slight kick-up in the pan from the powder ones but that doesn’t bother me too much but just bear it in mind. I like how you get different shades in the palette as it gives some variety and if you’re into cream and powder highlighters then you’re getting the best of both worlds. They are nice and pigmented, I did try out the shade ‘Goddess’ on my skin and it does have some payoff but it’s not as blinding as other highlighters I have tried. The creams also seem nice and pigmented and creamy (well duh) which makes them easy to blend on the skin. The highlighter does emphasise my texture ever so slightly but it’s nothing too noticeable.
I think this palette is nice but I won’t get much use out the bronze powder and probably ever get use out of the creams. If you’re only into powder highlighters then I would probably stay away from this palette, however, like I said if you’re into both then this palette would be a nice little addition to your collection. I’d definitely say its on the more subtle side than I’m used to but it definitely does show up and glow on the skin, I personally would have liked just a little more oomph. I will use this again but it won’t be one I reach for often as I have others in my collection I like more than this. If you don’t like a highlighter thats too in your face then this would be a good option to go for. If you’re more into a blinding highlighter then maybe give this a miss or just take more time to build up the product.
Thanks for reading!