Noticing that I needed some new highlighters in my life, when Colourpop had that 20% off sale I grabbed four. I also got some ultra matte liquid lipsticks that I swatched and talked about here. Yeah, I know these are called highlighters, but I use them for strobing. I use a matte powder palette for highlighting and contouring my face. Strobing is something I do separately, on top of my highlight and contour.
Cream Of The Crop
These are not powder highlighters; they’re very light and moussey. They feel like cream eye shadows but nowhere near as thick. They come in little screw-top 4.2 gram containers. They’ve got 18 different shades that are all pearlized; the four I’ve chosen are Sticky Sweet, Hippo, Monster, and Stole the Show.
Let me just say, it’s quite a challenge to get photos of shimmery anything. These highlighters were especially difficult to photograph on my skin. My DSLR just wasn’t picking up the shimmer correctly, so I used my phone for these. From left to right: Sticky Sweet, Monster, Hippo and Stole the Show.
Sticky Sweet is clearly way too dark for me to easily pull off as a highlighter, but I got this one because I had a dream about it before I knew the color even existed. It’s described as a deep violet with duo chrome finish. (If you’re not familiar with duo chromes, they reflect a different color). However, in my opinion, Sticky Sweet isn’t a duo chrome, it’s just pearlized.
Hippo is perfectly described as a soft, cool-toned icy lavender and that’s exactly what it is. It reminds me of something an ice queen would finish her look off with.
Monster is a gorgeous duo chrome; described as light pink with a highly opalescent duo chrome finish. This is my second favorite of the few that I got, this duo chrome isn’t messing around!
Stole the Show is my favorite, as I tend to go for golds… and the gold. Described as light cool-toned gold with luminous flashes of pink, silver and gold.
I’m kind of mad at myself for only getting four! I should get a couple more. Checking the website now, a lot of them are out of stock for the moment but I do have a wish list:
- Dream Catcher – soft peachy gold with subtle pink duo chrome
- Lunch Money – soft light gold with golden duo chrome
- Wisp – golden champagne with gold duo chrome
See, I wasn’t kidding about going for that gold. I was entertaining the idea of getting a powder highlighting/strobing palette instead of trying these but I’m so glad I went with these instead! I apply them lightly with a damp beauty blender, they go on evenly and lightly giving you the option to build if you’d like.
These have quickly become the light of my life! If you’re curious about them, take the plunge. They’re $8 each on the Colourpop website. <3