Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Product Review -- ColourPop Pressed Powder Highlighter and Bronzer

Ever since ColourPop came out with their pressed powder eye shadows a while back, they've been expanding more and more into that realm.

They've had several small palettes on the market over the past few months with pressed blushes, highlighters, and bronzers, but I hadn't picked any of them up because there was always one or two shades that wouldn't work with my skin tone and I've been trying to get better about not buying makeup items that I won't really get a lot of use out of.

So I was pretty excited when ColourPop released individual pressed powder highlighters and bronzers.  I wanted a bunch, but I was good and just picked up a couple of the highlighters and one of the bronzers. 

You can purchase both the highlighters and bronzers in compacts, which are $8, or just the pans, which are $7 and can be placed in any magnetic palette.
I chose to get them in the compacts because you can take the pans out of them if you want, so it's kind of like getting the best of both worlds.

And honestly, I really love the compacts.

The adorable compacts for the ColourPop Pressed Powder Highlighters and Bronzers
They're simple white plastic compacts, but with silver stars scattered across them that I adore. There's also a nice mirror inside that would work well for touch-ups.

 ColourPop Pressed Powder Highlighters and Bronzers
The only thing I don't like about the compacts is that they don't have the shade name or even product type listed on the back -- they all say Highlighter and Bronzer -- so you have to open them up to see what shade it is. 

The two highlighters that I purchased are S'il Vous Play, which is a silvery white, and Hello Kitty, which is a warm ivory.

The formula for the highlighters is quite nice -- they're smooth and creamy, and blend easily into the skin.

I love S'il Vous Play because I feel like it's a unique shade (though it is somewhat similar to the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl, which I picked up recently). 

So many highlighters have golden tones, but as someone with skin that leans neutral to cool, I don't always want such a warm highlight. The silvery tones in S'il Vous Play are really pretty and offer a different look from most of the other highlighters in my collection.

ColourPop Pressed Powder Highlight in S'il Vous Play

ColourPop Pressed Powder Highlight in Hello Kitty

That said, darker skin tones might find it a little ashy or stark.

Hello Kitty is a lovely shade also, though it does have those golden undertones that I mentioned. It offers a more natural, subtle look than S'il Vous Play, so I think it works beautifully as a daytime highlighter.

And I think it's more of a universal shade than S'il Vous Play -- it looks good on my fair skin, but I think it would also be beautiful on dark skin. 

Bronzers are tricky for me because my skin is so fair, so they can look orangey or muddy very easily. Usually, shades with red undertones work best for me so Bits and Pieces, which ColourPop describes as a satin red brown, was the bronzer that caught my eye.

ColourPop Pressed Powder Bronzer in Bits and Pieces
Now, it's certainly a lovely shade, but it's a lot darker in person than it appeared on the website. I have to use a very light hand and duo-fiber brush to make sure that I don't look like I have streaks of dirt on my cheeks.

But despite that, I really love this bronzer. 

It blends into the skin like a dream, so it can look very, very natural when I apply the right amount. Because of its satin finish, it also delivers a lovely glow without any shimmer or glitter that I just love.

Oh, and it makes a pretty eyeshadow too.

From l. to r.: S'il Vous Play, Hello Kitty, and Bits and Pieces
All in all, I think the Pressed Powder Highlighters and Bronzers are a really nice to the ColourPop line. If you're in the market for a new highlighter or bronzer, I would definitely check them out. 

You can find them on the ColourPop website.

Have you tried the ColourPop Pressed Powder Highlighter and/or Bronzers? Which shades are your favorite?

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