Makeup + Skincare

Sleek Precious Metals Highlight Palette

26th February 2017
Sleek Precious Metals

I hope everyone’s having a great Sunday? I went for a rainy walk at the beach this morning and have since devoured a veggie roast. Midsomer Murders is my guilty Sunday pleasure. I’m 28 going on 80! Today I’m sharing an overdue review of an impulse buy I’m absolutely loving; The Sleek Precious Metals highlight palette.

I discovered Sleek some time ago, when I purchased their Sunset palette. Sleek are one of my favourite drugstore brands as I think the quality you get is fantastic for the price. Their eyeshadows are pigmented and good to work with.

Also I love that they take inspiration from nature when theming their products and collections. I’ve hovered over the buy button with their Nordic inspired palette in my basket on a number of occasions. Whilst the colours aren’t ones I would wear frequently I love the concept.

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Sleek Precious Metals

The palette is set in metal packaging, a reflective silver compact. Inside is a decent mirror. In comparison to the I-Divine eyeshadow palette packing this feels considerably more sturdy. However the I-Divine palettes are slightly cheaper and contain more product.

Sleek Precious Metals

The Sleek Precious Metals palette contains 3 cream shades and one powder. The cream shades are shimmery and consist of two similar rose gold / copper tones along a white shade. When swatched the cream products are sheer, but with faint colour payoff, distinguishable between shades.

The powder shade is a bronze tone with finely milled glitter. This has what I feel is appropriate colour payoff for a highlighter. Whilst this is a glitter highlighter, the results are subtle. It reminds me of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit.

Sleek Precious Metals

How I Use The Sleek Precious Metals Palette

Using a duo fibre MAC 130, I swirl some of each cream shade onto the brush. As the shades are similar I like to use a little of each. I apply across my cheek bones for a subtle highlight.

For a heavier highlight, I then apply a little of the bronze powder shade on the top of my cheekbones, my nose and cupid’s bow. As a rule layering powder over cream can be a recipe for unwanted texture. As the creams are lightweight, I don’t find this to be an issue.

When used alone, the bronze powder shade gives a great glow. And for those wanting a gentle more natural looking highlight, the cream shades are ideal.

Sleek Precious Metals

The Sleek Precious Metals palette is available from Boots (amongst other places) for £9.99. Whilst this is a small compact, it’s fantastic value for money. And it’s size makes it perfect for popping in your handbag.

I find myself reaching for this palette constantly at the moment. Have you tried it?

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  • Jacquard Flower
    26th February 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Seems so good for the price and looks so pretty! Gemma x

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 6:47 pm

      I was blown away by the quality! x

  • Gemma (Miss Makeup Magpie)
    26th February 2017 at 4:04 pm

    I really do love the Sleek Highlighter Palettes, such great value xx

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 6:48 pm

      I really want the Solstice palette now x

  • Laura Louise
    26th February 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Great review! I have one very similar to this from sleek but it’s a mix of cream & powder highlighters – they are always so good! x

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 6:48 pm

      I’ve been blown away by the quality, need more in my life! x

  • Yiotou_La
    26th February 2017 at 4:34 pm

    The Sleek products in general are good value for money, I have two of their eyeshadow palettes and I adore them. The quality is great and with their shades you can create so many different looks.


    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 6:48 pm

      I love the eyeshadow palette I have too. I’d like to try more from their range.

  • LizzieBee
    26th February 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I love Sleek! I’m currently using NYX’s contour palette but it’s too large to pack into a travel bag, so this will be handy.

    Lizzie Bee //

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 6:49 pm

      I love them too. I have an ABH contour / highlight palette I adore but it’s a beast, size of an iPad haha.

  • Karen Williams
    26th February 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I keep meaning to try sleek highlighting products. Look and sound amazing.

    Karen x
    JinksyBeauty x

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 6:49 pm

      They’re well worth a try x

  • Amy
    26th February 2017 at 6:48 pm

    It’s epic isn’t it?

  • Allure La Vie
    26th February 2017 at 7:51 pm

    It’s absolutely stunning. I love Sleek so much. I really need to purchase this, amazing review. Xxx

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 8:58 pm

      They’re such a great brand! Thank you xx

  • Katie
    26th February 2017 at 8:15 pm

    All of these palettes seem like a great value! I wish Sleek was available in the US.

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 8:59 pm

      I’ve seen a few American influencers mentioning them in their videos, I think they’re coming to the States soon. Fingers crossed x

  • Parie
    26th February 2017 at 8:28 pm

    This is such a goreous palette!

    Parie x
    Class and Glitter

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 8:59 pm

      It really is! x

  • Sophia Meola
    26th February 2017 at 9:02 pm

    I have been lusting after these palettes for the longest time but they are always sold out in my local Boots stores! Need to hun them down haha 😀

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog


    • Amy
      28th February 2017 at 8:49 am

      They’re worth hunting for 🙂

  • Annabel
    26th February 2017 at 11:21 pm

    I use this daily, it such a good buy. It lasts all day on my skin as well!

    Annabel ♥

    Mascara & Maltesers

    • Amy
      28th February 2017 at 8:49 am

      It’s great isn’t it? Love it!

  • Cassandra Myee
    27th February 2017 at 3:33 am

    These palettes get so much love, I need to try them out!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

    • Amy
      28th February 2017 at 8:49 am

      They’re well worth trying 🙂

  • Ela
    27th February 2017 at 6:51 am

    I use the one in Solstice and I absolutely adore it. I love that it’s affordable, too.
    Ela |

    • Amy
      28th February 2017 at 8:49 am

      I love the look of Solstice and am now lusting after that one too!

  • Roxie Ferguson
    27th February 2017 at 11:32 am

    The shades look really pretty. I bought the solstice palette and I loved the formula. The packaging was a nightmare though, it got so grubby and covered in fingerprints which drives me mad.

    • Amy
      28th February 2017 at 9:25 am

      Mine is already looking like it’s been handled by a million people, although I like that it’s solid.

  • leah rachel
    27th February 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I really do agree that Sleek is such an amazing highstreet brand and they’re highlighters are especially incredible!! I can’t use any other highlighter but Sleek – they’re so pigmented and make my skin glow! I have the Solstice one 🙂 This one looks gorgeous too so might need to get it!

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

    • Amy
      28th February 2017 at 9:25 am

      I would like to get the Solstice one next!

  • Mammafulzo
    27th February 2017 at 8:44 pm

    That looks so pretty, my daughter has a sleek highlight palette and it is lovely xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    • Amy
      28th February 2017 at 9:25 am

      They’re fab especially for the price! x

  • Laura
    27th February 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Adore this palette, it’s a highlighter dream x

    • Amy
      28th February 2017 at 9:25 am

      It really is!

  • Caitlin
    28th February 2017 at 2:48 am

    Love this palette, is Sleek cruelty free?

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

    • Amy
      28th February 2017 at 9:26 am

      Yep! x

  • Georgia Hathaway
    1st March 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Ooh this palette looks absolutely fab!

    Georgia x

    • Amy
      2nd March 2017 at 10:18 am

      It’s so nice! x

  • Kenzie Harvey
    1st March 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Love the look of this palette, the highlighter looks dreamy.

    Kenzie x

    Kenzie | LemonaidLies – Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle

    • Amy
      2nd March 2017 at 10:18 am

      It’s so pretty x

  • Rebecca Lacey
    2nd March 2017 at 11:11 am

    How have I never discovered this before?! It’s beautiful and such amazing value!!

    Rebecca Coco

    • Amy
      14th March 2017 at 4:01 pm

      I was so happy to find it! x

  • Heather Nixon
    14th March 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Such a pretty highlight palette x

    • Amy
      14th March 2017 at 4:01 pm

      I love it! x

  • Amy
    14th March 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I need the Solstice one in my life x