Sleek ‘Precious Metals’ Highlighter Kit

Hello there you beautiful humans! It’s time for a review and while I love telling you guys all about the beauty products I am bonkers about. Now is the time to be real and share with you a not so positive experience with a product. As you guys know I cover all bases with my reviews – the good, the absolutely brilliant, the boring, and the just not worth the money.

So here we go!

Does it work with many skin tones?: The cream highlighters are quite versatile and would work on many skin tones. The shade platinum is a white shade so the tanner you are the more intense it will look. The shade ‘Antique bronze’ the only powder highlighter in the kit would not work on light skin tones. You could make it work as an eye shadow.

Is it overly glittery? Slightly, though the glitter chunks aren’t obvious and big but when you swatch it you will notice glitter chunks. So possible when wearing these highlighters if the sunlight catches your face it may look a bit glittery.

Is it too natural? The highlighters aren’t super intense but they are noticeable and above a natural glow.

Is it available in many shades?: There are three Sleek highlighter kits available. This one is known as the ‘Precious metals’ Highlighter kit, there is also the solastice highlighter kit and a third one titled ‘Cleopatra’.

Day or night appropriate?: Either really

Where is it best for applying on the face? You can apply it on the cheekbones, cupids bow brow bone

Price: $16.98 AUD Crush cosmetics and the sleek makeup site sells this highlighter kit for roughly $25 AUD

Availability: Feel unique, Crush cosmetics and the Sleek makeup site

Formula?:  The formula is creamy, has a sort of slippery feel to it. I find the formula of the cream highlighters to be the main reason I don’t enjoy this highlighter kit. I find that the product breaks up when on the skin and doesn’t have adequate longevity. It also sits awkwardly on top of foundation. It’s not easy to find a good cream highlighter that doesn’t break up the foundation. This just isn’t one of the great ones unfortunately. I am yet to find a good use for it. Maybe if you are having a very simple makeup day and not wearing any foundation you could pop a bit of this onto the cheekbones. BUT the price in Australian dollars isn’t that low for a drugstore highlighter so it doesn’t live up to its price point.

Highlighter on fleek? I wouldn’t call it a highlight worthy of the fleek tittle but it does an okay job.

Pros: The formula is creamy, the highlighters are pigmented and the shades and three of the shades are versatile.

Cons: The formula is not of a long lasting nature, the highlighter breaks up on the skin and doesn’t sit well over the foundation – it essentially causes the foundation to break apart as well. Slightly glittery (if sunlight hits your face glitter particles will be kinda obvious)

Rating: 5/10

Overall thoughts: I wanted to like this highlighter kit and get into cream highlighting. Especially because I love the solastice highlighter kit from sleek and I want to pick up the Cleopatra kit. BUT this highlighter kit didn’t do anything for me and the cheapest I have access to it is 17 Aussie bucks. Color pop has far better cream highlighters.

Would I repurchase? No.


And that wraps up this post. Have you tried the highlighter kits from sleek? Do you lean more towards cream highlighters or powder highlighters? Drop a comment and let’s chat all about it. I hope you all have a wonderful day. I love you guys and I’ll see you in the next post!

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  1. Anael

    August 16, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I really like your blog, and I know loads of people who adore makeup, so well done on a cool blog like this!
    Check out my blog when you can hun xxx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 20, 2017 at 5:04 am

      Thank you so much. Your comment means everything. x

  2. Danielle Alexa

    August 16, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    This looks such a pretty palette, I feel like Sleek have really stepped up their game!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 20, 2017 at 5:04 am

      They have they have some launched some goodies!

  3. Kiranjeet Kaur

    August 17, 2017 at 9:17 am

    The Solstice Kit still seems to be their best, but can’t wait to hear what you think of Cleopatra. Thank you for sharing! Great review x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 18, 2017 at 10:54 am

      I definitely want to try out their cleopatra kit it looks gorgeous.

  4. Velvet Blush

    August 17, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    It’s such a shame about this because the gold hues looked really nice at first!

    Velvet Blush

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

      I know right, the shades are gorgeous but the formula itself isn’t that great.

  5. Sofia

    August 21, 2017 at 3:10 am

    Not sure this would be worth the money for it! It looks pretty but I dont know how much use I’d get out of it!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 24, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      It’s unfortunate because their solstice highlighter kit is amazing, but this one wasn’t so good as it had mainly cream highlighters.

  6. adele

    August 25, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Ah too bad this didn’t work out for you. I do love the way you put this post together, it is really informative! Loving your blog too by the way, well done you for making it so amazing to read! x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 26, 2017 at 2:34 am

      Thank you! I try to make my reviews as efficient as possible!

  7. Lauren

    August 28, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    This products looks lovely, I think it would be perfect for my skin tone, would have loved to see some swatches!

    Lauren x Huggled

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 28, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      This particular highlighter kit isn’t so great but their solastice highlighter kit is so good! They’ve also come out with a cleopatra one and I definitely need to get that as well. x

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