Colour Pop ‘Pressed Powder’ Highlighters

I don’t know if you lovely humans have gathered by now (maybe it’s more obvious from Instagram) but I am crazy about Colour Pop …. And highlighters! When Colour Pop came out with a powder formula – I did a little happy dance! I love their cream formula but with a powder formula, you don’t have to face the day where the product dries out. Powder lasts longer and for this makeup hoarder that is exactly what I need.

Any who! Ramblings aside, today I am going to be talking about the colour pop powder highlighters (not the duos – the actual single pan highlighters).

Okay let’s go!

Is the shade range suitable to many skin tones? Yes! They have a wide selection of shades from very pale shades to very tan shades so everyone can glow!

Is it overly glittery? No, when you swatch it with you, finger it can look like it’s going to be very glittery but when you apply it with a brush – it gives your cheekbones a beam of light.

Is it too natural? Definitely not. These highlighters are more towards the blinding side I’d say about 85-90% on their way there – not the Becca level but still very very very glowy!

Is it available in many shades There are currently 16 shades (a few limited edition ones thrown in there)

Formula? The formula is quite smooth, non-chalky. It isn’t as buttery as some of the other highlighters I’ve tried but it doesn’t look powdery on the skin when you apply it.

Highlighter on point? Yes indeed!

Day or night appropriate?: I wear them both ways. They are definitely not on the subtle side that leaves them boring for night time use.

Where is it best for applying on the face? I apply them to the high points of my cheekbones. They work well as an inner corner highlight as well.

Price: $8 US

Availability: The colour pop website.

Pros: super glowy, wide shade range, affordable, sold in a compact as well as a pan so you can put them in an empty palette or collect them in their packaging.

Cons: Not as buttery as some other highlighter formulas but it’s still gorgeous on the skin!

Who would love this? If you love intense highlighters, a few of the shades are quite unusual (so if you are into that), if you love making custom palettes and love a bargain – you will love these highlighters.

Who wouldn’t love this? If you love a subtle extra natural highlight – these won’t be your cup of tea.

Rating: 9/10

Overall thoughts I am a massive fan of these highlighters. It isn’t easy finding affordable highlighters that give that glazed/blinding effect! These are definitely a massive hit with me. I love layering them with the cream highlighters for an extra POP. These highlighters are just so awesome and I definitely recommend checking them out.

Would I repurchase? YES!

That wraps up this review! Have you guys tried out these Colour Pop highlighters or anything from colour pop? Tell me in the comments below! I hope you guys have an awesome day, I love you peeps and I will see you very shortly in the next post.

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  1. Shireen L. Platt

    May 11, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    I should be trying more from ColourPop but I always see people get hit by high custom charges for their order. The problem with Canada is anything more than $20 international order has the potential to get hit by custom.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 12, 2019 at 4:01 am

      That’s a shame, we don’t have custom chargers but cosmetics in Australia are naturally more expensive, as long as we meet the minimum spend we get free shipping.

  2. Charlotte

    May 12, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    I completely forgot that single pans were still a thing?! Here Kitty Kitty is such a gorgeous shade and definitely one that I’d consider using
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 13, 2019 at 5:06 am

      Single pans are just so handy and versatile especially because you can stick it in an empty palette

  3. Hannah

    May 12, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    I love ColourPop too and you’ve got so many beautiful highlights from them! I have one and I love the formula xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 13, 2019 at 5:06 am

      They’re one of my favourite affordable brands.

  4. Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    May 13, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    I really need to try more of the highlighters, I love their pressed shadows.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 13, 2019 at 9:29 pm

      Their eye shadows and highlighters are my absolute favourite from the pressed powder range – their bronzers and blushes I wasn’t crazy about.

  5. Claire

    May 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    i love color pop highlighters and these look absolutely stunning!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      May 15, 2019 at 1:54 am

      They really are incredible.

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