Colourpop Crème De La Crème Highlighter Palette – Review!

I already own the Gimme More and the In-Nude-Endo highlighter palettes from Colourpop and I really do like both of them. When they released this nice looking quad with shades that would all match my lighter skintone I off course had to have it!

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This one is just like the previous highlighter palette with their simple cardboard packaging and no mirror. A nice, sleek and light weight packaging. Nothing fancy to keep the price down but still nice and easy to store and travel with. I really like Colourpops sleek and simple packaging, especially since it’s nice to store all those palettes I’ve collected over time. This palette match their standard format nicely (and I prefer cardboard instead of plastic).

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Inside you get four shades. A light pink, a light rose gold, and two pinks. I really like pink highlighters as they usually double up as blush toppers. Personally I am happy that all these shades work with my light skintone. I do think they would work on fair skin as well, but sadly I don’t think this one is the best for medium or deeper skintones. They are maybe just a bit too icy.

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When applying these I expected to get the same result as with their other powder highlighters. That they instantly give a nice glow to the skin, but you can easily tone them down or build them up with a second layer for an intense finish. That was not my experience with these ones.

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These ones are very sheer, not only in color but also in how much glow they give to the skin. Now, I am not saying there is anything wrong with subtle highlighters, I know many prefer them, but these ones were just not as I expected. After trying to build them up in three layers the finish was still quite sheer. I was simply not able to make these intense as I have been able to with my other highlighter palettes from the brand.

Some of my favorite highlighters, like the Essence Pure Nude highlighter, are big favorites of mine. But these ones don’t really give that subtle glow from within like the essence one does. To put it straight, I just found them to be a bit lackluster and not exactly what I hoped for.

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If you like a very subtle highlighter this one may be worth checking out, but if you really like to glow Colourpop has a lot of better options for you and I would rather recommend any of the other two mentioned above instead of this.

I don’t very often say this with Colourpop product but even how pretty it does look it was just not a hit for me.

Have you tried it? I would love to know your thought on it!

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Revolution Pro Supreme Highlighter “Metal” – Review!

If you call something Supreme Highlighter it better be good even though it only cost 5£. I picked up one of the supreme highlighter trios in the shade “Metal” which has a champagne, a light gold and a bronze gold shade. Thy do have the palettes in a few different color options as well but this was the one that swayed me.

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I have usually been lucky with highlighters from Makeup Revolution so this one from Revolution Pro I had high hopes for. And this one did not disappoint. The swatch was like butter and just went on and on with rich pigment. There is no glitter in this, just a metallic sheen.

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They all look absolutely gorgeous on the skin. They are pretty intense, but you can off course tone them down with a light hand. One thing I really like is that there is absolutely no glitter or shimmer. It’s just a metallic sheen that is super reflective and I think these kind of highlighters are the most flattering on the skin. If you want to get the idea then think about Maybelline Master Chrome that has a very similar finish, but these one from Revolution Pro actually swatch and apply even more intense. They are THAT metallic. Now, this may start to sound a bit too much for some, but again, a light hand makes it much less scary. If you want to apply a subtle highlighter without having to be overly careful then this is not for you though. This is for the glow queens!

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I am actually absolutely in awe about how rich, smooth, reflective and beautiful these highlighters are without having a trace of shimmer in them. I think I need to pick up some of the other shades because this must be one of the better highlighter formulas in my collection (and I am probably over 150 highlighters at the moment so that says something). I am just so impressed!

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The packaging is simple with a plastic palette with a clear lid, but the powders themselves has a beautiful wave imprint. Not the most luxurious packaging but hey, you get 3 stunning highlighters with a bomb formula for only 5£. It’s an absolute steal!

If good and cheap is your thing, then I think you can like this. I am in love and need to get some more shades for sure!

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Huda Beauty 3D Hgihlighter Palette Winter Solstice – Swatch & Review!

Not to long ago I reviewed another one of these 3D highlighter palettes from Huda Beauty, and I gave it a very good review (read here). But I did also pick up this Winter Solstice palette, and I kept it in my makeup bag in February giving it a very good try.

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I really like the concept of these highlighters with one being a cream which is a bit more subtle, and the other three being powder highlighters meant to layer on top of the cream for a beaming highlight.

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The shade selection here is really pretty. They are colorful, but I actually managed to wear every single one of them and incorporate them in to everyday makeup looks. I have to admit that “Arctic Glow” was a bit of a challenge since I find it hard to pull off blue highlighters for an everyday casual look, but I made it work as a beautiful inner corner highlighter (and no one gave me weird looks!).

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Lets just go through the shades one by one shall we?

Frosted Kiss – This is the melted strobe cream and the only cream highlighter in the palette. It is the most subtle shade of them all, but this is intended to be put down as a base, and to layer the other shades on top. The formula is a bit dense, so I was afraid it could possibly disrupt my foundation, but I found that if I swirl my finger in the product, heating it up with my finger, it applies very nicely. I think this is really pretty on its own, and not just as a base for the other shades, so I did use it quite a bit on its own.

Arctic Glow – Even though this is a beautiful shade I found it to be the least wearable. It is just too blue for me as a highlighter. But in the inner corner or as an eyeshadow topper it is super pretty, so I did get some use out of it even though maybe not as a cheek highlight. By the way, this looks stunning on top of red lipstick if you just pat a bit in the center of the lips!

Norhtern Lights – This one I’ve used a lot. Used with a very light hand it is quite wearable, but if you want a full on yellow gold highlight then you can easily get that as well.

Winter Rose – This one is probably the most used shade out of them. It can be either a beautiful pink highlighter, a blush topper for a bit of extra winter cheek glow, or even both! It has a lilac duo-chrome shift to it which makes it a bit more unique than your regular pink highlight.

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The texture of the powder shades are really creamy, almost dense. It nearly feels as a creamy texture as well, so they are super smooth. I am quite impressed by the quality of Huda Beauty highlighters, and it makes me tempted to grab a few more of her highlighter palettes.

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The pan size is generous so for the 45$ price you get a lot of good quality highlighter for your money. I would easily recommend both the Winter and Summer Solstice palettes, and I am very eager to get my hands on the other palettes.

Did you try any of these 3D highlighter palettes? I would love to hear your thoughts on them!

Thanks for reading!

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My Makeup Collection 2018: Highlighters!

Together with my eyeshadow palette collection this is the part I’ve been most excited to show you guys. Highlighters have become such a popular thing. I can well remember my first highlighter that I got around 8 years ago. It was not a big thing back then, and just something I applied on rare occasions. Now it is a part of my everyday routine, and my collection has become a lot larger than the 2-3 product I used to have before.

Do you ever thing a completely matte face will be a thing again, or do you think highlighters are here to stay?

I hope they will stay, because I need to use all this stuff!

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  • Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette Winter Solstice
  • Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette Summer Solstice
  • Youngblood Illuminate Palette
  • Zoeva Winter Strobe Spectrum
  • Colourpop Gimme More
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Sundipped Glow Kit
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit
  • Violet Voss Rose Gold Highlighter Palette
  • Sigma Chroma Glow Highlighter Palette
  • BH Cosmetics Spotlight Highlighter Palette

I got my nice selection of bigger palettes in one picture here. Just for fun I like to sum up how many different ones there actually are. So 8 palettes with 6 shades each makes 48 individual highlighters and 5 palettes with 4 each makes 20. So in just these palettes I got 68 delicious shades to choose from. Gosh!

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  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick – Apricot
  • Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette
  • Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette
  • Smashbox Spotlight Palette – Pearl
  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick – Nude
  • Chi Chi Wall of Shimmer
  • NYX Strobe Of Genious Palette
  • Sleek Cleopatra’s Kiss Highlighting Palette
  • Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder – Pink Glow
  • Estèe Lauder Pure Color – Topaz Chameleon
  • Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Warm Nude
  • Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter – Kitten
  • Sleek Highlighter Palette Distorted Dreams
  • MakeupGeek Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Lightscapade
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Semi Precious Pearl
  • MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish – Fairly Precious
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish- Soft and Gentle
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish- Refined
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish- By Candlelight

8 small palettes in this picture, with 32 shades in them. Then I have 12 single products, including my beloved old-school MAC collection. A total of 44 individual highlighters here!

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  • Kiko Dazzling Highlighter – 03
  • Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow – Stunner
  • Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid – Light/Irredecent
  • Isadora Strobing Fluid Liquid – Cool Glow 80
  • L’Oreal True Match Highlight- Golden Glod
  • Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter – Luminous Gold
  • Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter – Starlight
  • Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops – Celestial
  • Iconic London Illuminator – Shine
  • Estèe Lauder Michael Kors – Very Hollywook
  • Essence Pure Nude Highlighter – Be My Highlight
  • NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder – Snow Rose
  • NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder – Synthetica
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome
  • H&M Illumination Lustre Powder – Delicate Pearl
  • Kevin Aucoin The Celestial Powder – Candlelight
  • NARS – Albatross
  • NARS – Satellite Of Love
  • Mineralogics Luminescence
  • Everyday Minerals – Wet Sand
  • Colourpop Super Chock Cheek – Lunch Money
  • Loose Highlighter from Etsy
  • Mac Cream Color Base – Pearl
  • LA Minerals – On Stage Innuminizer

I got mix of single pans, powders and liquids here. 24 altogether.

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  • Colourpop Pressed Powder Face Highlighter – Twinkle
  • Lancôme La Rose Iridecent Blush Highlighter
  • Isadora Face Glow Prisma Wheel – Rainbow Highlights
  • I ❤ Makeup – Dragons Heart Highlighter
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer – 001
  • Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter – Molten Rose Gold
  • Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter – Molten Gold
  • Hope Girl Illuminating Powder – Ivory
  • YSL Touche Blush – 16
  • Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter – Ice Kiss
  • Jeffree Star Skin Frost – Summer Snowcone
  • The Balm Cindy-Lou Manizer
  • The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
  • MAC Beauty Powder – Light Sunshine
  • The Bloomery Cosmetics – Pink Pearl
  • Dior Diorific Splendor – 001
  • Too Faced  Candelight Softly Illuminating Translucent Powder

The last picture here have some of my real gemstones like the limited edition Dior powder, or the rose highlighter that are items I value a lot. 21 individual shades here.

It brings my full highlighter collection up to 157 shades. I know there are some more hiding around in face palettes but I can’t be bothered to figure it out. Lets just say I am well equipped as it is!

Probably won’t stop me from getting more though. I am a collector after all.

Do you have any big favorites?

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Violet Voss Pro Highlighter Palette Rose Golden – Review and Swatches!

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I am totally addicted to highlighters! I got a drawer full of them and I just keep reaching for new ones when I shop for makeup. It is just one of those products that I am drawn too and that tempts me the most. No wonder then, that I have most highlighter shades I can imagine, and it gets harder and harder to get something unique.

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At first glance the Violet Voss Pro Highlighter Rose Gold Palette does not seem to offer anything special. Six beautiful, but not unique shades reaching from champagne to peach to true rose gold. Or wait a minute! Is there a duochrome in there? Yes, it is! Do the shades work as blush-toppers? Yes, absolutely! So I guess this is more versatile and special than your average highlighter palette after all.

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But lets take a moment to talk about the formula. Because unique and interesting shades does not help if the formula is bad. Personally, I LOVE the formula on these highlighters. Pigmentation is there for sure, and you can get a really intense glow, but also a more subtle work-friendly glow if you use a light hand. Got to love highlighters that can do it all right? And the consistency is like a buttery dream. It is so smooth it almost feels like a cream. Just wonderful.

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But lets get to the swatches to see what these highlighters have to offer!

Blossom – Pale gold champagne. Perfect for pale skin, and it has a nice rose golden undertone. Also great in the inner corner of the eyes and on the brow bone.

Rouge – Peachy rose gold with a duo-chrome finish. This one should be great on both pale and medium skin tones.

Tea Rose – True rose gold. For my pale skin it is too dark to be a highlighter, but it does work as a beautiful glowy blush or a blush-topper. I think this would look amazing on medium to dark skin though. Still, it is pigmented enough to be a very pretty eyeshadow aswell!

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Fleur – This one is also a stunning duo-chrome. In my opinion it is a pinky-peach shade with a soft lilac/blue shift to it. Very stunning and unique. Think this will work better for fair to medium skin, at least on the cheeks.

Petals – This one is the most golden shade of all of them, and I think it will be one of those shades that will work with any skin tone. Keep in mind I myself have fair skin, so I am unfortunately not able to see it live on other skin tones. I just let you know how I imagine it to work.

Bloom – This one is also very much rose gold, but slightly more peachy than Tea Rose. For my fair skin this is more of a blush, but I am sure it looks lovely on darker complexions than mine.

You can, if you really like to glow to the moon and back, wet the brush for a more intense metallic look. For me that is actually too much. I am more than happy enough with the glow I can get with a dry brush, which is pretty glowing also!

On of the things I like about this palette is that there is one pale shade like Blossom because that can be used to mix with the shades that are originally a bit too dark for a customize suitable shade. That means that I can get good use out of every single shade in the palette.

The packaging is also very nice with the rose printed cardboard. But, it is very very heavy! Gives it a very luxurious feel, but weights about the same as 3 Anastasia Glowkits meaning it is a bit on the heavy side for travel.

My overall opinion is that this is a well made good quality highlighter palette and I am happy to have it in my collection since it has both wearable and unique shades, and as a bonus some of the shades can double as a blush or blushtopper. And we must not forget how gorgeous rose gold eyelid are! There highlighters are more than pigmented enough to be worn as eyeshadow aswell. Overall, a solid product! I did after all feature this in my November monthly favorites so the love is real.

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