I enjoy the formula of the ColourPop highlighters. I already had two in my collection when ColourPop ran a deal offering a free highlighter (or two) when you spend… whatever. I had a wish list of items for their website anyway to I took the opportunity to pick up some things and get these two beauties for free!
The colours that I selected for the deal were Lunch Money and Wisp. These bouncy creams are super smooth and offer a bright sheen without any glitter, which I love. I find that these apply easily either with your finger or (as I prefer) a small stipple brush. I don’t find that these lift my foundation but I would recommend adding a small amount at a time to aide blending. These last really nicely on my skin on their own and also as a base for a powdered highlight. These do dry down on the skin too, which is great.
As you can see, although Wisp is beautiful, it is quite dark to act as a highlight for me, but it does give a beautiful glow. I use this lightly on my cheekbones and when sheered out it is still very pretty. I imagine this would be stunning on people with richer skin tones than mine. This is also a beautiful eyeshadow base.
Lunch Money suits my skin tone really well as a true highlighter. It is a light gold tone and gives plenty of glow. So pretty and pigmented.
I find that it can be hard to see the true colours of the highlighters on the ColourPop website (which is how I ended up with Butterfly Beach when it is clearly too dark) so here is my full ColourPop highlighter collections swatched together so you can compare the tones.
Overall, I really like the formula of the ColourPop highlighters. Of all my ColourPop Super Shock products I find this kind of satin formula (in the highlighters, blush and shadows), lasts the longest in terms of NOT drying out and maintaining the same smooth formula over time. (Random fact: In my experience the matte formulas of face/eye products seem to dry out the quickest).
Last random thought – if you are looking for a powder product that looks very similar to Wisp I think the Makeup Revolution Vivid Shimmer Brick in Radiant is quite similar. The swatch below is a mix of all the colours of the shimmer brick, but if you keep your brush towards the top you will get an even more similar match.
So there you have it. A very wordy review of Lunch Money and Wisp 🙂
Have a great day!!