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Glossier Topaz Haloscope Review, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope
Glossier Topaz Haloscope

Topaz

Glossier Topaz Haloscope ($22.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a medium gold with strong, warm yellow undertones and a fine, golden, dewy sheen. Straight from the tube, it had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable, while if I dabbed it on by getting product on my fingertip, it had more sheer to medium, buildable coverage. The texture was lightweight, moderately tacky, and just creamy enough to feel and blend out like a cream highlighter but seemed to stay in place better and was less prone to lifting up base products. The “coverage” seemed more apparent in person, as my camera picked up more on the dewy glow. The highlighter blended out easily and lasted for eight hours on me–even when I tested it over foundation.

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.19 oz. - $115.79 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to give a "hydrated, dewy finish" with an "otherworldly sheen that's never dry, never glittery." First, it's important to note that this product is not marketed as an intense, metallic highlight, and second, the other key takeaway is the use of the word "dewy." It's a luminous, pearlescent highlighter that is cream-based and has some tackiness on the skin, which helped it adhere and stay in place better without destroying base products (like foundation) over time while maintaining a true, dewy finish. Despite the tackiness, it felt very lightweight and worked well on bare skin or on top of foundation (even heavier, matte foundations). If you love glowing, lit-from-within and want some pearl and sheen, this formula just might work out for you.

Browse all of our Glossier Haloscope swatches.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Beeswax, Mica, Silica, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Topaz, Tocopheryl Acetate, Nylon-12, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Topaz
Topaz
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Power Fabric
  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Inglot x JLO Pigments
  • Dose of Colors Sassy Siennas Eyeshadow Palette
On lips:
  • NARS Orgasm Vinyl Lacquer

Product Availability

Glossier Topaz $22.00/0.19 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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I’m so glad you’re reviewing glossier products! I’ve tried many products myself (with varying results) and would love to read more objective reviews on them/see how they work on other people. It seems like most reviewers (on Youtube/Blogs) shill the products in order to gain store credits/maintain their glossier rep status. I really appreciate the objectivity of your reviews and the fact that you use the same grading system, while also taking into consideration the product’s marketing and purpose (does it work well and also does it work the way it’s SUPPOSED to).

Must say, that 8 hour weartime and it not lifting your foundation, during which time it never dried down, is highly impressive! I love the dewy look without glitter for a nice change of pace, too!

Love the colour, and IDEA of this. but I feel like I use too much powder, and that will defeat the purpose ya know? I set my whole face as i have combo skin thats very quick to sweating!!!
I feel like this would never last or work for me 🙁

Hard to say how well it would last, but the Haloscope formula has been out for a bit, so you might be able to find someone with combo/oily skin who has reviewed it! I’m pretty normal, and I didn’t set it for testing (or use primer etc.). I get sweaty mostly under my lights or first thing in the morning (after a shower) but not so much randomly in the day 🙁

I enjoy a lot of glossier’s no makeup makeup products a lot. I have the highlighter in quartz but this one is also so pretty. I don’t remember if you have reviewed their liquid eyeshadow lidstar, but I really love them and they don’t budge and just look like a beautiful wash of color.

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