ColourPop Gnomie Luster Dust Loose Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches


Colour Pop Gnomie Luster Dust Loose Highlighter ($7.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture seemed to have slightly larger particles in it, so the powder itself did not seem was finely-milled or as silky in feel as the other two shades released. The powder did, however, apply seamlessly to bare skin but was particularly beautiful over foundation, where it seemed to melt and make my skin appear shiny and smooth. It had medium coverage that was buildable to opaque coverage with less than two layers of product–it did seem more pigmented when I was actually apply it to my cheekbones than when I swatched it on my arm, though. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours.

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.106 oz. - $66.04 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "finely-milled, soft powder" that "packs a blinding punch" where "a little goes a long way." These can be incredibly shiny and metallic on the skin, and the coverage seemed to be all in the application. They actually seemed to be more pigmented when I applied them to my cheekbones using a tapered highlighter than when I used smaller brushes (for eyes) on my forearm. The powders were finely-milled with some base color and a lot of shimmer/pearl. I found the best way to apply these was to pick up product onto a brush and then swirl my brush on the interior of the cap, which helped to disperse the powder more evenly through my brush. This resulted in more even application to my cheeks that required less buffing and blending than if I skipped the swirling step. They lasted around eight hours on me.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Luster Dust Loose Highlighter swatches.


Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenoxyethanol, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).




Colour Pop Gnomie Luster Dust Loose Highlighter

Colour Pop Gnomie Luster Dust Loose Highlighter

Colour Pop Gnomie Luster Dust Loose Highlighter

Colour Pop Gnomie Luster Dust Loose Highlighter

Colour Pop Gnomie Luster Dust Loose Highlighter

Colour Pop Gnomie Luster Dust Loose Highlighter

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Product Availability

Colour Pop Gnomie $7.00/0.106 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Fenty Pro Filt'r Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Take Me Home Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Scorch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Urban Decay Rebel Vice Lipstick
  • Fenty Universal Gloss Bomb

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This one has such a skin-like glow when applied to your actual cheeks as opposed to the arm swatches! CP’s Here Kitty Kitty does that for me, too. Lately, it is exactly these type of highlighters that are catching my eye.

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