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
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)
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!