You may have seen on Twitter that I decided that this week on the blog is going to be "Highlighter Week" - all of my posts this week will revolve around highlighters. First up is a new release from Glossier that I ordered without hesitation after hearing about its release - the new Haloscope highlighters.
You probably already know by now what a Glossier fangirl I am. I'll buy any new release. They're definitely my favorite brand, and everything I've used works so well with my skin and with my routine, so they just can't go wrong in my eyes. With the brand being so focused on clean, dewy skin, it was only a matter of time before they released a highlighter.
Haloscope comes in two shades - Quartz, a pearly pink champagne, and Topaz, a golden bronze color. Both formulas contain real crystal extracts (rose quartz for Quartz and topaz for Topaz, naturally) which is a really cool touch - you can tell people there are literal crystals contributing to your glow. The core is made up of solid moisturizing oils (coconut, castor seed, and sweet almond oils) to give you a dewy look that's actually benefitting the skin.
Like I said, I ordered Quartz as soon as I heard about the release. Once I tried it for the first time, I immediately went back and ordered Topaz. It was love at first swipe. These somehow manage to be both subtle and striking at the same time - they're never glittery or even shimmery, but the dewy sheen it leaves on the skin is nevertheless intense. Despite being a super pale human, I find that both shades are equally wearable, as long as I adjust the product's placement. When I wear Quartz, I wear it as I would wear any highlighter - on the tops of my cheekbones, and also on my brow bones, the inner corners of my eyes, and my cupid's bow. I treat Topaz as more of a super glowy bronzer - I apply it to my actual cheekbones and blend back towards my temples. I sometimes mix it with a matte cream bronzer as well (more on that in the coming weeks). I love wearing both at the same time - Topaz on my cheekbones and Quartz right above it. When I blend the two in the middle, the effect is almost prismatic and hypnotizing.
As you would expect from something with such moisturizing ingredients, this glides on effortlessly and easily blends with a finger. When I'm wearing Quartz, I simply swipe it on straight from the stick in a "C" shape from brow bone to cheekbone and blend with my fingers. It lasts all day on me, though I'm not so sure it would be as long-lasting on someone with more oily skin than me. These have been the only highlighters I've been reaching for since I got them, even over the Pat McGrath Skin Fetish! I'm not a fan of the phrase "holy grail" to describe products, but I think I have to use it here. These truly are stunning and have quickly surpassed all of my other highlighters as my absolute favorite. This is the secret to dewy beach babe skin for sure.
Have you tried the Glossier Haloscope highlighters yet? Are you as blown away as I am?
Also, not to be a tease, but I've got something super exciting having to do with Glossier coming soon, so watch this space!