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ColourPop Crème de la Crème Highlighter Palette Review & Swatches

Crème de la Crème

Colour Pop Crème de la Crème Pressed Powder Highlighter Quad ($18.00 for 0.44 oz.) includes four powder highlighters, which are best characterized as more subtle to moderate highlighters; they’re not over-the-top at all (definitely less intense than most of their powder highlighters I’ve tried thus far). They’re on the lighter side, so they’ll work best for fairer complexions or layered over stronger blushes to give them more a shift but not tons of shimmer, but I’d be curious to hear from those with medium and deeper complexions on how these red. The texture on these was odd; they felt like a drier (almost dried out!) cream-based product rather than as smooth and creamy as their powder highlighters but not at all like their Super Shock Highlighters. They went on better than I expected, and the overall performance was there, but the texture caught me off guard.

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Good as Gateau

Good as Gateau is a pale, white gold with soft, warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The consistency was denser but felt a little slippery, yet not creamy–it almost felt like a dried-out cream product to me. It blended out without too much effort, but it didn’t appear as smooth overall as I expected. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. - $34.78 Per Ounce

The powder highlighter is supposed to have a "high-shine" finish with "high colour intensity." In general, ColourPop's pressed highlighter powders have a smooth, moderately dense texture that was soft enough to be picked up easily by a brush but not kick up any powder in the pan. The formula was semi-opaque to opaque but easily sheered out for less shine and coverage if desired. There were a few shades within the range that emphasized my skin's natural texture slightly but most did not. The wear ranged from seven and a half hours to nine hours.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Good as Gateau
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

One in a Millefeuille

One in a Millefeuille is a light, cooler pink base with warmer, peachy gold shimmer. The highlighter had good color payoff in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer, and it had the stronger sheen of the four shades in the palette. The texture felt smooth to the touch and seemed thinner, and I felt like I had to use a heavier hand to pick up product evenly on my brush. It applied well to my skin and blended out without much effort. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours on me before fading a bit.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. - $34.78 Per Ounce

The powder highlighter is supposed to have a "high-shine" finish with "high colour intensity." In general, ColourPop's pressed highlighter powders have a smooth, moderately dense texture that was soft enough to be picked up easily by a brush but not kick up any powder in the pan. The formula was semi-opaque to opaque but easily sheered out for less shine and coverage if desired. There were a few shades within the range that emphasized my skin's natural texture slightly but most did not. The wear ranged from seven and a half hours to nine hours.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Goody Two Choux

Goody Two Choux is a light peach base with warm, orange undertones and a pink-to-lavender shift. It had a very subtle, lightly luminous finish–not at all overtly shimmery or metallic. The consistency felt denser and drier to the touch, but it picked up well with a brush and buffed nicely onto my skin. It had good color coverage that stayed on well for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. - $34.78 Per Ounce

The powder highlighter is supposed to have a "high-shine" finish with "high colour intensity." In general, ColourPop's pressed highlighter powders have a smooth, moderately dense texture that was soft enough to be picked up easily by a brush but not kick up any powder in the pan. The formula was semi-opaque to opaque but easily sheered out for less shine and coverage if desired. There were a few shades within the range that emphasized my skin's natural texture slightly but most did not. The wear ranged from seven and a half hours to nine hours.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Goody Two Choux
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Pardon My Francais

Pardon My Francais is a pale lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The finish was subtle on, even when built up, and it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The highlighter had nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, thin texture that was firmer/stiffer in the pan but not difficult to blend out on my skin. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit on me.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. - $34.78 Per Ounce

The powder highlighter is supposed to have a "high-shine" finish with "high colour intensity." In general, ColourPop's pressed highlighter powders have a smooth, moderately dense texture that was soft enough to be picked up easily by a brush but not kick up any powder in the pan. The formula was semi-opaque to opaque but easily sheered out for less shine and coverage if desired. There were a few shades within the range that emphasized my skin's natural texture slightly but most did not. The wear ranged from seven and a half hours to nine hours.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Pardon My Francais
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Colour Pop Crème de la Crème Pressed Powder Highlighter Quad

Colour Pop Crème de la Crème Pressed Powder Highlighter Quad

Colour Pop Crème de la Crème Pressed Powder Highlighter Quad

Colour Pop Crème de la Crème Pressed Powder Highlighter Quad

Colour Pop Crème de la Crème Pressed Powder Highlighter Quad

Colour Pop Crème de la Crème Pressed Powder Highlighter Quad

Colour Pop Crème de la Crème Pressed Powder Highlighter Quad

Colour Pop Good as Gateau Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Good as Gateau Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Good as Gateau Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Good as Gateau Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop One in a Millefeuille Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop One in a Millefeuille Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop One in a Millefeuille Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop One in a Millefeuille Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop One in a Millefeuille Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Goody Two Choux Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Goody Two Choux Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Goody Two Choux Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Goody Two Choux Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Goody Two Choux Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Pardon My Francais Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Pardon My Francais Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Pardon My Francais Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Pardon My Francais Pressed Powder Highlighter

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Product Availability

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Highlighter Quad $18.00/0.44 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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No comment on the product b/c I’m not interested, but I did want to say that it is really helpful that you added the extra widget of the look breakdown at the bottom. I know you would put the hyperlink to get to it, but having it at the bottom is great.

The texture you’ve described sounds a bit wonky and almost like PlayDoh…as for the shades themselves, I really love their subtlety! I’m thinking that these will be more “forgiving” for daytime usage, instead of the high beam shades I typically wear.

I am a little disappointed in this highlighting palette, as we have seen stellar ones from ColourPop in the past. The shades are lovely and would suit a fairer complexion. I love your eye look.

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