I purchased the In-Nude-Endo palette impulsively right when it launched having only tried one other pressed powder highlighter from ColourPop previously and it has not disappointed. The packaging is a sturdy cardboard with the shade names on the back and under each pan, and each pan contains 3.25g of product. The package design is simple but pretty and despite containing six highlighters it is a compact palette. N.B. This palette does not have a mirror.
I need another highlighter like I need a hole in the head BUT the formula on these highlighters is really beautiful: as good or better than any in my collection! The powders are super soft, finely milled and pigmented. You have the capacity to sheer them out for a very wearable glow or build them up if you want something more dramatic. There is no actual glitter in these powders which is great. I can’t deal with glitter in face proaducts.
On the face these blend really well and I don’t find that they particularly emphasise texture or fine lines. I’m in my mid 30’s now and sometimes highlighters can be quite aging but the powders from the In-Nude-Endo palette melt into the skin and look quite natural. I haven’t found a dud shade :-). I tend to lay the colour down first and then buff it into the skin in circular motions with my brush and this works really well.
The colours look quite dark in the pan but when you swatch them they seem lighter in tone. As such I feel like I can make five of these work on my fair skin tone, particularly when I mix in some of the lightest shade called ‘Glad you came’. I imagine the same could be done in reverse if you have a darker skin tone and want to use ‘Losing Sleep’ to darken things up a bit. I suppose the benefit of a palette like this is it really does allow you to make your custom shade.
I appreciate the colour selection of this palette. You have a pearl, a gold, a champagne, a mauve/rose, a rose gold and copper/bronze. If you have a big makeup collection there is probably nothing really new on offer in this palette for you, but the quality is excellent. If you have a fair to medium skin tone and you owned this, you wouldn’t really need any other highlighters. For me ‘On Tempo’ is the most unique shade as a cool, mauve/rose tone. This colour has the potential to be a little ashy but I really love it with a cool-toned eye look. If you have an extremely light or dark complexion this may not work for you – but such is the case with almost every face palette on the market!
Overall, I find these wear really well for me. I have combo skin and live in a tropical climate but even in the humidity these don’t melt off my face as so many powders do. In my opinion this palette is a great buy. ColourPop is a very affordable, cruelty free brand and I really don’t think you can go wrong with this palette if you are in the market for some new highlighters. You will spend less on this whole palette than you might on a single, high end highlighter and the quality if very comparable. I don’t think you will be disappointed.
Have a great day!