You'll want to sparkle like a rockstar with Sleek’s Holiday Collection

If you’ve been looking forward to getting your hands on some holiday releases, these new ones from Sleek MakeUp are not to be missed. They're all about making your skin and eyes glow, just in time for Sparkle Season! Here's the line up plus swatches.

As part of the new Rockstars Collection, Sleek has come out with the Diamonds in The Rough i-Lust Palette (P650) for ultra-flattering rose gold-themed peepers that’ll work on just about anyone. The palette contains two cream shadows: Solitaire is a pearly white, and Radiant is a pale gold with fine shimmer. Use these for brightening the inner corners of your eyes, or even as highlighters! There are also four powder eyeshadows. Trillion is a champagne gold, Princess is an iridescent pink, Asscher is a silvery light peach, and Marquise is a copper-tinged pink (aka rose gold). Love how all the shades are named after diamond cuts!

From left: Solitaire, Trillion, Princess, Asscher, Marquise, and Radiant

From left: Solitaire, Trillion, Princess, Asscher, Marquise, and Radiant

All the shadows are easy to blend, though pigmentation is on the lighter side and longevity is at an hour or two before creasing. With primer, there was a significant improvement in color intensity and longevity. It still creased but within a six-hour mark. I also recommend using a flat shader brush so you can pick up more pigment in a single pass.

For a holiday strobe-fest, there’s the Highlighting Palette in Cleopatra’s Kiss (P875). While the Solstice palette has an opalescent, pastel feel, Cleopatra’s Kiss is all about creating a summer goddess glow. It looks fine on me (I'm fair, bordering on pale) but I think it will be even more flattering on morena skin.

From left: Sphinx, Delta, Dynasty and Goddess

From left: Sphinx, Delta, Dynasty and Goddess

The palette contains two cream and two powder highlighters. Sphinx, a true gold, is ideal for placement on the brow bone. The golden sheen is prominent but plays on the yellow tones of the skin, giving it a nice warmth. Delta, the first cream highlighter, is a bronze meant to give a sun-kissed touch along the bridge of the nose. Dynasty is a fine light gold shimmer for the tops of the cheeks and temples. Goddess, a pale silvery beige with a hint of pink, contains bigger, white pigments that would perfectly emphasize the cupid’s bow. The powders are more long-wearing the creams, and can survive a day without fading.

If you’re interested in just getting a single shade that you can easily fit into even a small kikay kit though, opt for the Strobing Souffle (P595). This whipped cream highlighter is available in Pink Opal and Smoky Quartz. The latter is composed of chunky, coppery gold sparkles suspended in a lightweight, creamy medium. It can be used to build up on a sheer highlight, or used by itself for conspicuous definition. I ended having to wear this for nine hours straight once, and by the time I was ready to take it off, I could still see most of the sparkles on my cheekbones!

Sphinx on the brow bone, Delta on the nose, Dynasty on the cheeks, and Goddess on the cupid’s bow

Sphinx on the brow bone, Delta on the nose, Dynasty on the cheeks, and Goddess on the cupid’s bow

I’ve been enjoying these new additions to my highlighter collection, and look forward to having a brighter (and just a tad sparkly) complexion onto the new year with these light-catching beauties. Which one is your fave?