Sleek Precious Metals Highlighting Palette Review
The beautiful mirrored style of the packaging and the smooth magnetic closure really make this palette feel luxurious. It’s very light-weight and portable and contains a fairly large mirror. The names of each highlighter are listed on the back, which is a nice feature.
This palette contains three cream highlights and one powder highlight. Each one has a slightly different texture, so I will discuss each one individually later.
- 9 g/.32 oz for $15
- available in two color options: Precious Metals and Solstice (which will be available soon)
- may only be purchased on the Sleek website
- for a list of ingredients, check out the website
Here’s what Sleek has to say… “This multitasking must-have creates a gorgeous all-over shimmer that instantly enhances the complexion with a fresh, radiant glow. Includes three luxurious velvet cream formulas and one powder. The versatile face and body highlighting palette complements all skin tones and the iridescent, metallic finishes add a radiant glow and a luminous polish to the skin.”
The shades from left to right:
Platinum– This one has a slightly metallic, sheer base with tiny white, almost silver sparkles. When swatched, the product is uneven and patchy, but it blends into the skin quickly and evenly. The one is beautiful on fair skin.
Royal Gold– This cream has a gold metallic base and silver glitter. The texture is a bit thicker than Platinum and doesn’t blend quite as well, but it’s still pretty smooth and creamy. Save this one for when you really want to sparkle.
Renaissance Gold– This one is the most creamy of the palette. It doesn’t contain any sparkle or glitter. It has a light gold/champagne metallic, shimmery finish. This is perfect for an every-day highlight.
Antique Bronze– This powder highlight has a gold base with tiny gold sparkles. This powder seems a little chunky when swatched, but with a brush it does apply nicely on the skin. I thought this shade would be too dark for my fair skin, but because it is lightly pigmented, it still works. This one could be a nice eye shadow or look lovely dusted along the décolleté.
I like to apply these with a sponge, for a more subtle look or the e.l.f. small stipple brush (which is my favorite). I found the product to be decently long-wearing… toward the evening, I could still see the highlight on my skin, which was a pleasant surprise. The creams do not dry down to powders like some formulas, but they didn’t seem to be especially tacky or sticky, either.
This certainly isn’t a “must-have” product, although it is very pretty. I’m very curious about their new highlighting palette in Solstice that has three powders and one cream. Cream and liquid highlights can be stunning and more natural looking on the skin, but I do tend toward the powder formulations. But, as the dry, cold winter air comes, cream products will be lovely.
Do you use cream or liquid highlighters? Which one is your favorite?