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Sleek Solstice Highlighter Palette Review | Blogmas

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I would like to review for you the Sleek Solstice Highlighter Palette, which everyone and their Mother’s have been raving about recently! I bought this way back in August and I think (finally!) I am fully prepared and ready to talk it through with you! I’m sure you’ve seen everyone else’s reviews but this is simply my interpretation of it and, spoilers, it is worth all those great reviews! I have mentioned this in a few previous blog posts but this will just be a little bit more of a further insight to it.

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Firstly, I would like to talk to you about the packaging. Everyone who has seen this palette knows about the statement gold, mirrored effect it has with ‘Sleek’ written oh-so effortlessly in white across the top, as it usually has with its palettes. This makes me feel like the queen I am (jk!) even if the actual word ‘Sleek’ is sometimes hard to read when the light’s on it. In all seriousness, I love this so much as it does look so elegantly stylish as well as diverse to the rest of the palettes I own. It literally is ‘Sleek’! On the inside, it has a mirror the full size of the lid and comes with a small highlighter brush (and by ‘small’, travel size would be a push for it!) as well as the usual piece of plastic with the shades names on (which always comes in handy for this purpose!).  It arrived in a uni-carton which is always fun to open upon receiving; it felt like an early Christmas present! I couldn’t tell you the material of the palette’s packaging for the life of me, but it feels sturdy, its very compact, easy to wipe any spillages off of and has that satisfying magnetic shut that we all need in our lives! All in all, this makes it a perfect palette for your collection as its easily recognisable and for travelling as it is so compact and something I would trust to remain closed whilst moving around.

Onto the colours! This palette contains 4 different shades of highlighter which I will briefly talk you through, starting from the top left hand corner. Ecliptic is the only cream shade within the palette and is a bronze-y shade with some rose gold undertones which look stunning on darker/tanned skin tones. Hemisphere is the most notable from the palette considering it’s purple and is one of the two stone-baked shades (I think it’s called stone-baked anyway!). This has icy undertones and is one I’m currently obsessed with at this time of year for a bit of a frostbite-y glow. The third shade is Subsolar, and the one that I think is the less exclusive and one most people would immediately go for. Despite looking slightly vanilla-y, it is a white/pale skin tone kind of colour that is perfect for a natural day-to-day glow. Equinox is the final shade and is another stone-baked colour but is, like Ecliptic, bronze-y in colour and perfect for when you have a tan. All of these shades are filled to the brim with shimmer and are all something I would wear at some point throughout the year.

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Next, the product itself. I find the powder highlighters naturally more easy to apply but I’m sure as seasons change and I turn more to Ecliptic, I will find a sustainable way to wear it without disrupting the rest of my makeup. I am, at the moment, using the brush it comes with to apply it which does the job really well considering it was in the palette (not that I’m prejudice at all!) but I will also let you know how I get on when I receive a proper highlighting brush. All of these colours are so pigmented and worth the hype – you could literally apply one swipe and be ready to go with your day! I find Ecliptic, as it’s cream, much more natural (if highlighter can be natural!) on the skin whereas the others are blinding. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but it does mean that I personally don’t wear it for school because it is a bit much for half past 8 in the morning! The longevity of them is also amazing; I could apply this first thing in the morning and I would still be glowing by the evening! Furthermore, they blend out really nicely into your foundation/skin so it doesn’t look like one strip on your face and I just love them so much! It does also say they can be used as eye shadows, but when I have, they have come across really patchy and just didn’t match my usual standards for eye shadow. I also think that, although the glitter appears finely milled when used as a cheekbone highlighter, when I use it for brow bone/inner corner highlight, the glitter can appear chunky and just look wrong in that place. As I say, that is my personal opinion but it is what I have found with it.

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Finally, price and availability. This retails for £9.99 in both Boots and Superdrug, meaning it’s super affordable and very much readily available. I personally think this is really affordable considering how many colours you receive within it and the quality of them but I know it is out of certain people’s price ranges. If that is the case, it is an amazing birthday/Christmas present and, honestly, it is well worth the wait and the price!

Would I recommend it to you? I’d be stupid not to! This is available worldwide, I think now, so it there for everyone and, of course, my queen Jeffree Star has been raving about this, so it has to be amazing! If you are looking for some beautiful new highlighters to add to your collection, you need to try these!

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post – I love writing reviews so let me know what other products you would like me to try for you! Also, don’t forget to let me know what you think of this palette if you have bought it yourself or any other queries you have about it in the comments below!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you tomorrow,

Rachel xx

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MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter in Iridescent Gold Review

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I will be sharing with you a review on the MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter in Iridescent Gold. Wow, that was a mouthful! You may remember me writing about this before (if so, 13 points coming your way!) so I thought now is as good as ever to write a review on it. I think this is the longest it’s ever taken me to write a review on a product; I bought this at the end of November, for crying out loud! Anyway, I’m going to press on now and get back into my comfort zone of reviews!

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In terms of packaging, not much can be said for this product (though don’t think that’s a bad thing). As you can tell, it’s entirely made of plastic so it could break but only with a large amount of force added to it (is it obvious I’ve had physics drummed into me recently??) and the lid is transparent so you can see the colour and what product it is very easily. I really like this latter factor as I always tend to run late so it’s a lot easier for me to just pick something up, knowing what it is and chuck it on my face (in the most graceful manner possible!). It also has a little clasp-y thing to click the product shut which can be difficult to open but I’m really weak so that’s no shock there! It also has the title of the product on the top in white to keep with the white packaging colour theme (which I quite like as well) and has the name of the specific colour on the bottom. As you’ll see later in the blog post, this is very cheap so I’m not shocked at this packaging and to be honest, it doesn’t entirely bother me.

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There are 3 different colours in this range and I chose this one just because I thought it would suit my pale skin and just help emphasise any glow it already has. This it definitely does! Iridescent Gold is the palest one they offer and it does suit my skin tone very well. It’s a cream-colour with large particles of gold glitter in it and I do really like it for an everyday look or it can be built up to be a lot more ‘hey, I’m sophisticated on a night out with my glittery face’ look. I’m not too sure how it would look on darker skin tones but I guess it would sheer down a little bit. I apply this after my blush and contour and sometimes I am left with a white line on top of my cheek bone where it is so light but I just take my powder brush and blend this all together. In saying this, it can also look quite vanilla-y, which I also like. The other colours available are Pink Shimmer and Opalescent Amber.

The actual product of this is insane considering the price. It lasts all day, leaves a definite glow and doesn’t drop down (a weird fear of mine!). The glitter particles are quite big so it doesn’t look as nice on my brow bone/inner corners as it does on my cheekbones but that’s okay with me. As I was just saying as well, it can be built up quite nicely for a night-time look or sheered down for a day-time look. I really like this for both as it is so versatile. This does stay where I put it and also looks really seamless on the skin. When you move your head in the light and you catch a glimpse of it, it does look amazing! As you can tell, there is a pattern in the product which looks amazing as well and it’s hardly changed from when I first bought it way back in November. I’ve used this every time I’ve worn foundation since then and there’s not even a dent in it! Just goes to show you little you need. This is very pigmented to I wouldn’t go dipping your finger in it to apply it like I did before I found the perfect brush for it.

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Finally, price and availability. This little gem is only £3. Yes, you read it right! This does kind of explain the packaging but it really doesn’t give justice to the product inside and for that, everyone should have one, or two, or ten! MUA is only available in Superdrug, however, so I’m not sure how likely you can get it worldwide which is a downside. I do feel like if you can get your hands on it though, you should! I haven’t got any high-end highlighters so I can’t compare it to any like that but comparing it to other drugstore ones, its an absolute winner for me! To purchase this product, you may click HERE.

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post! If you have tried this highlighter let me know what you thought of it or any other MUA products; they’re winning for me right now! Don’t forget to tell me what are you’re go to makeup products so I can look into them or what you would like to see more of on this blog.

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you soon,

Rachel xx