“The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.” – Henry Green
From L-R: “Sticky Sweet”, “Tasty”, “Avalon”, “Monster”
“Avalon” & “Sticky Sweet” Top- indoor swatch w/ flash , Bottom- outdoor swatch
“Monster” & “Tasty”: Top- indoor swatch w/ flash, Bottom- outdoor swatch
“Tasty” layered over NARS “Liberte”
I was a complete saddo and stalked the Colourpop website in anticipation of their new highlighters. Highlighters are in my top 3 makeup items of all time so these were a no-brainer. I restrained myself however, and I only bought 4: “Monster”, “Tasty”, “Avalon”, and “Sticky Sweet”.
Colourpop’s newest additions are similar in texture to their amazing shadows in that they’re not quite cream but rather more putty-like in texture. Pictures truly do not do these justice as they appear much more shiny and pigmented in living colour.
The colours are described by Colourpop as follows:
“Monster”– light pink with [a] highly opalescent duo chrome finish
“Tasty”– candy coloured coral with multi-dimensional pink and copper duo chrome finish
“Avalon”– a true golden bronze with golden pink duo chrome finish
“Sticky Sweet”– a deep violet with pink duo chrome finish
All the shades (aside from “monster”) can be worn as a blush when built up or applied as a sheer wash of colour for a highlighted effect. “monster” and “Avalon” apply as true highlighters on me whilst “sticky sweet” and “tasty” straddle the line between a blush and highlighter. “Avalon” reminds me a lot of BECCA’s “blushed copper” but I do not own any colours like the other shades.
All 4 colours are beautiful but “monster” was the real surprise. It looks scary and pasty in the pan but it really comes alive when swatched on the skin. It’s like a cool/ pink- toned version of NARS’s “Albatross”.
“Monster” (and another shadow I ordered) came to me damaged as the product had separated itself from its container but Colourpop’s customer service was fantastic and they mailed me another one about a week later.
If you are familiar with Colourpop, these provide the same high quality as their other products and if you’re not, well what are you waiting for?! These babies are only $8 a piece and they are worth far, far more in my opinion.
Colourpop are currently offering a free eyeshadow with any purchase (while supplies last) and there are a few free shipping codes floating around too.
Have you tried any of these new highlighters? Let me know in the comments!