ColourPop Highlighter Review in Stole The Show
Hi everyone! If you follow me you will already know that I adore ColourPop. I have been completely obsessed with their eyeshadows from the first swipe of my finger. This L.A. based brand makes the coolest textured products, and some of the most pigmented I have ever used.
When ColourPop came out with their Highlighter collection, I gasped with excitement. Since the shadows are so incredible, I happily daydreamed what a highlighter by this brand would be like.
Lets get on to the review!
There are actually 15 shades in total in the ColourPop Highlighter collection - that's a ton for highlighters! However, a lot of the shades are more pinky and actually more appropriate for the cheeks or also the eyes. There's even a purple one in the mix.
I chose Stole The Show because my skin is light and I love really light/bright highlighters. I am a sparkle addict and ColourPop's shadows are definitely the most sparkly and shimmery I own. So you can imagine what the highlighters must be like! All of them have a pearlized finish, so there is tons of shine and shimmer, but even still a teeny bit of micro-sparkle. But they don't look unnatural on the skin, they blend in very well and just give off a healthy shine.
The highlighters have the exact same texture as the eyeshadows. They are squishy and bouncy and smooth. The highlighters though, unlike the shadows, have a flat surface. The shadows have little imprints designed on top. The highlighters are also quite bigger than the shadows.
Stole The Show is described as a "light cool-toned gold with luminous flashes of pink, silver and gold". I don't notice so much of the pink as it's subtle really. It's just a gorgeous highlighter. So gorgeous that you would have to see this in person to really appreciate the amazingness of it. It's stunning.
I don't know about others, but I always want a highlight that is not too yellowy or gold. I find it really difficult to find one that is more on the silvery side and more cool toned. I have finally found it in this highlighter. There is a gold tone to it, but it's definitely less warm than other highlighters I have used. The neat thing about this shade also, is that it works on fair and light skin, but also medium and darker skin too. It's not so pigmented that you have this big white swipe on your face. It somehow just melts into the skin and looks just so amazing. I am not opposed to more gold-hued highlights in my collection, I have a couple and I love them and they work great for certain looks. But most of the time, I like a lighter highlight like this one.
I always apply this with my fingers. When I tried applying it with a brush, it just wasn't the same. I think the best result is with your fingers, just like the ColourPop shadows (I seldom use a brush for those as well). I just dab it on in a patting motion until it is blended in seamlessly.
(squishy texture, which leaves an imprint)
This lasts on me all day. At the end of the day this is still on my cheeks! For a more creamy-based product, that is pretty impressive. It's almost like these go on as a cream to powder. I still haven't really known how to describe ColourPop's unique texture. It's not really a cream, but not a powder either. All I know is, it's awesome and the formula stays put.
This is my perfect highlight! I sometimes will apply a powder highlight over this with a brush to intensify it even more (but it's already really intense and gorgeous). Just like all highlighters, these are also pretty in the inner corner, over the lid if you wish, browbone and cupid's bow.
I definitely recommend the ColourPop Highllighters. There are several other beautiful shades to choose from. They are super unique and give off such a beautiful shine and glow. I couldn't be happier with it!
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Ingredients: DIMETHICONE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, SODIUM POTASSIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, SILICA, ALUMINA, TIN OXIDE.
Have you tried the ColourPop Highlighters yet? Have you used any ColourPop products before? I'd love to hear from you! Comment below!