Product Review | Colourpop Cosmetics Pressed Powder Highlighter
Product Review | Colourpop Cosmetics Pressed Powder Highlighter in Boujee Call and Boy Next Door ($8, Colourpop.Com)
Product Details (from Colourpop's website): Get that glow with our silky soft, super blendable, high shine powder highlighter.
Review: Towards the end of July, Colourpop released a bunch of new products that came with the nude box packaging shown above including a concealer, pressed powder bronzer and of course, pressed powder highlighter. Highlighters are my jam, so I had to get it. These are not the first pressed powder highlighters that Colourpop has released (they released a six-pan palette called "Gimme More" in June), but these are single compact ones (you can purchase just a pan for $7). They come in 12 shades that caters to many skin tones, from light to deeper ones.
The box packaging is simple and a nice nude shade with diagonal white stripes on the bottom and top opening. It also has a silver and black typography. The one thing I noticed about the box is that it is the same packaging they used for the bronzers, so unless you look at the name of the item on the back, you won't know if you have a bronzer or a highlighter. This was obviously done to save on cost and keep the products affordable at 6.5g for $8 in a compact. Now, when you take the product out of the box, there is no label whatsoever on the compact - so again, you won't know which shade you have or if you have a bronzer or highlighter. What I did was I peeled the clear sticker on the box and put it on the back of the compact so at least I can distinguish the products by its shade name. The plastic white compact is sturdy, but you can tell it is not expensive at all. I like that there is a mirror included. In all honestly, for $8 and 6.5g, I can get past the cost-effective packaging solution they created.
The actual highlighters themselves - they are beautiful. They are long wearing, easy to apply and do not have chunky glitters on them. Although, Boujee Call, is harder pressed so it is not as soft. It has less of a fall out so as you can see on the swatch above, it is not highly pigmented but you can definitely build it up and it is beautiful. Boy Next Door, on the other hand, is a lot softer, not pressed as hard, so there's some fall out but you can see how pigmented it is on first swipe on the swatch above. Colourpop has not failed me with their highlighters. I love their Supershock Cheek formula. I love the "Gimme More" highlighter palette, and these are just as good. Would I repurchase? Yes.
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