Since Colourpop is available internationally, I have been ordering their stuff like crazy. There are so many things to try out! will definitely keep posting different kinds of Colourpop products for you in the coming weeks as much as possible. For today, I’m going to show you the Colourpop Highlighter in the shade Wisp.
The Colourpop Wisp Highlighter is a part of the Super Shock Cheek collection, which include Blush, Bronzer and Highlighter. The highlighter comes in a white box with pink details. There’s a circle cut out in the front so you can see the shade. I don’t like boxes like this one because you can still damage the packaging at the cut-out part. At least put some thin transparent foil on there. Also, the shade is not described anywhere on the box. It only has some quotes, info of the company printed as well as the weight of the product, which is 4.2 grams.
The name of the product is displayed on the back of the packaging itself. Here, it also doesn’t say anything about this being a highlighter, only displaying Super Shock Cheek with a Pearlized finish. All Colourpop Highlighters have a Pearlized finish so that’s how you can distinguish them.
The Colourpop Wisp Highlighter comes in a white, plastic jar with a screw-off lid. According to Colourpop, it is very important to close the lid properly in order for the product to not dry out. The lid is transparent and has the holographic Colourpop logo printed on top. Unfortunately, the print easily scratches off and since the box doesn’t protect that art, the logo will probably disappear very quickly when using this product frequently. The highlighter is pressed into the jar and doesn’t really have a pressed in pattern.
The Colourpop Wisp Highlighter looks really dark in the jar. I was afraid that it would be too dark for my skintone but when swatched, it changes into a completely different shade. It looks like a beautiful gold champagne shade and according to Colourpop, it has “a highly reflective hues of gold duo chrome finish”. I don’t see the duochrome part but it does look highly reflective, which was very difficult to capture in pictures, it is much more reflective in real life! The texture is so funny and unique. It’s very soft and velvety and almost feels wet but not as wet as a cream. The formula feels dry and looks like a powder when applied.
Before/After Colourpop Wisp Highlighter
I’ve applied the Colourpop Wisp Highlighter on the top of my cheek, cupids bow, bridge and tip of my nose on the right pictures using my finger, also to blend. I haven’t tried using a brush since this technique works fine for me. I’ve heard that a synthetic brush works best with Colourpop products if you want to use a brush. The effect is very subtle and looks very natural in picture. In real life, it looks a bit stronger but it can be intensified and subdued depending how much you apply and blend. The Pearlized finish is very shimmery when blended but doesn’t contain any chunky glitter.
I really love the Colourpop Wisp Highlighter. The shade is perfect for my skintone (I’m around NC25 at this moment), easy to use, has a great affordable price and has a beautiful finish. I wouldn’t recommend this shade to someone with a lighter complexion but definitely to anyone who has the same or deeper complexion. I will definitely be looking for other shades and highly recommend to buy one of the highlighters if you’re thinking of trying something from Colourpop.
The Colourpop Wisp Highlighter is available for $8.00 USD (check Xe.com for the current price in Euro) at Colourpop.com. Shipping products directly from the Colourpop website to the Netherlands is extremely expensive. You pay $15.00 USD shipping for one product and at about 3 or more, you pay $25.00 USD shipping and possibly extra customs fees. It is cheaper to use Shipito to send the packages to the country. Check out my full explanation on how to use Shipito here.
Have you ever tried the Colourpop Highlighers? What are your thoughts about the formula? Any recommendations for shades are welcome!