28.5.11

Highlighters/Illuminators - Sleek

I have another set of my favourite Illuminators to show you guys before rounding up this series. I think I'll do a Powder Highligher/Illuminator series next, what say? Let me know if you'd like to see that.

Today, I have two gorgeous liquid Illuminators by Sleek to show you guys.

They are called Glisten Me and are available in two shades, Empress and Goddess.




Empress is your standard peachy-beige kind of silvery Illuminator but with more of a warmth to it. It is less of a silvery undertone than other Illuminators in the market, hence this would suit Asian/Darker skin tones pretty well.

It reflects to light pretty strongly, almost in a metallic-like way if applied heavily. Having said that, you can get away with it in the day using a light layer with a stippling brush.

You will probably not need this if you already have similar products. However, if you've been looking for a reasonably priced Illuminator, then this is the best out there.


Goddess on the other hand stays true to its name and is a golden-bronze Illuminator. This in particular is my favourite out of the two, as it adds a bit of that sun kissed glow along with the illuminating effect.

It would be perfect for lighter skin tones to add some subtle colour to the face. As for Asian/Darker skin tones, this would be a match made in heaven! You will not regret getting this as I haven't seen many golden-bronze Illuminators in the market other than this.

Two thumbs up!


Glisten Me has a liquid to powder consistency. Hence if you don't like that powdery effect, you may want to skip this. It is a thick creamy liquid, meaning that it is not fine enough to give that super smooth effect that thin textured Illuminators will give you, hence those will pore problems should stay away. It also contains little specks of fine glitter particles but they are not offensive at all.

Overall, I pretty much rate the product highly for the quantity it comes in and its reasonable price tag. Also, kudos to Sleek for creating Illuminators suitable for warmer skin tones that won't look ashy. Other brands need to take notice!

I have these in little tester tubes as they came along in Sleek's Spotlight Kit. Otherwise they retail in huge 30ml bottles priced at £5.29 at Sleekmakeup.com or at your local Superdrug.

11 comments:

graphology said...

I need the Illuminator in empress :-)

Rakhshanda said...

The illuminator looks great!!

Val said...

Those are beautiful highlighters; I really need to try some Sleek products!

Saira said...

I always use Empress, but have never tried the Goddess one! I'm gonna use it tomorrow now, as the swatch looks gorgeous :)

StealMyHeartLove said...

Great post! They both look lovely. I would purchase Goddess.

Carlinn said...

Wish we had sleek here, seems like they have some awesome products!

D.Sadie said...

Thanks for following me. Just wanted to let you know I'm following you back. =)

Also, great review! I wish we had Sleek in the U.S. =(

-Dinah
http://dgsbeauty.blogspot.com/

Cherries In The Snow said...

I've always loved Sleek, can't wait to add these to my collection :)

Sami said...

I'm not a huge fan of cream illuminators but Sleek products always seem to complement me! x

Sana said...

Your reviews on Sleek cosmetics always make me so jealous that we don't have it in the US.

NARS Albatross is my favorite highlighter!

Sara.H said...

these look very nice :) Will try them out sometime. Thanks for sharing