The Glossier Haloscopes were probably one of the most hyped highlighters of 2016 (at least in the states).
I may be late to the Glossier party, but I’m finally here. I’ve been buying their products (non stop, I might add) since my first purchase a few months ago. And being the highlighter loving fiend that I am, I had to join the crowd and see for myself how these highlighting sticks fared.
The Glossier Haloscopes Review | Worth The Hype?
They currently offer two shades: Topaz and Quartz. I also have Moonstone, which was limited edition during the holiday season. Highlighters are something I have a hard time passing up in general, but slap the words “limited edition” on it and I will spend
days hours going back and forth in my mind if I need it or not. My brain usually tells me I need it. My wallet is begging me to stop.
The outer ring of these highlighters contain the extracts of the crystal they’re named after, and the inner ring is made up of coconut oil, castor seed oil, and sweet almond oil so they’re nourishing and moisturizing, but never glittery. I like to apply this with my fingers just because I hate getting foundation on the packaging, but I find that warming it up with your fingers and then patting on a bit (but, like, actually, a lot) gives the most beautiful glow because it really melts into the skin. I can get a good 7-8 hours wear out of these before they start to fade, but even when it fades, it leaves behind a bit of a dew so your skin still looks vibrant and fresh. On the days I want to go the extra mile, I use this as a base and then apply a powder on top to really amp it up.
Topaz is a golden bronze shade that gives you a sunkissed glow. I knew this shade would be too dark on my skin, and it is darker, but once blended out, it looks very beautiful and bronzey. It gives a golden sheen that isn’t sparkly or glittery. I personally like to bronze with this one instead of highlighting with it since it makes you look sunkissed. I also like to apply this one all over the lids for a bronzey topaz sheen so it’s a nice 2-in-1 for me that I reach for a lot when I oversleep.
Quartz is a super pale pink/ pearlescent shade that still works for my medium skin tone. It really brightens up the skin and doesn’t look ashy, which is a huge thing for me when it comes to lighter highlight shades. I want to glow, not look like I haven’t moisturized in a decade. Again, this offers a beautiful sheen sans the sparkle and glitter.
Moonstone needs to be made permanent because it’s such a gorgeous opalescent highlight. This doesn’t make me look ashy either, and just gives my skin a dewy glow. It’s actually my favorite out of the three because I think it looks the most natural and more dewy on me.
So, are they worth the hype? Certainly. If you like something that looks wet (without being wet) and dewy and natural, but is still something you can build up to intensify, give them a go. They’re not greasy even though they have an oil core in the center. The crystal extracts and the oils work together to give your skin a nourished, healthy dew that looks like your skin is naturally glowing and juicy. Luv it.
Even Glossier noticed that I couldn’t stop talking about their products so I’m really excited to announce that I’m now a rep, and you guys now have a Glossier coupon code. You can get 20% off of your first order, and you can watch my hella awkward video to learn more about my favorites so happy shopping!
Also, I just want to let you all know that I’d never work with a brand that I didn’t believe in, and I’m not being paid to talk highly of their products at all. I even made sure to email them and explicitly ask if I would have to talk about how good a product is even if it didn’t work for me because then I’d have to politely decline. Luckily, the answer was no so I went ahead and happily accepted. This way I can share with you all some new launches and talk more about my favorites so you can find some of your own too.
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