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Originally, I wasn’t going to post any more reviews regarding the items I picked up from the Colourpop x Hello Kitty collection because for a while it was sold out and I figured, “why share something if it’s no longer available?” However, they brought the collection back! So I’ll try to pump out the reviews while the items are still available.
This was the first Super Shock Highlighter I have ever tried from Colourpop and I have to say that it was a learning curve with this product. If you have ever tried any of Colourpop’s highlighters, cheek colors, or eyeshadows then you will know that they all have an extremely unique texture to them. It’s feels a little squishy and wet to the touch – so using any of these products can be a learning curve. From all my experience with Colourpop’s potted products, it’s best to use your fingers to apply them and get the most concentrated color.
What drew me in to this particular color was the yellow-gold shift that it has. I haven’t really seen any highlighter with this particular shift and I was definitely interested and I thought it would be great for a year round highlight. The only thing I didn’t really know when I bought it was how intense this highlight was going to be and how it would look like my skin.
I use different forms of highlighters (pressed, liquid, and stick) and each of them are extremely versatile. When it comes to the liquid and stick versions, I use them underneath my foundation, on top of my foundation/under my setting powder, and on top of my setting powder. So I originally tried to use this after I had set my foundation, but that was a huge no. It ended up applying extremely patchy and it was such a pain to blend out. I even tried using a brush to try and get a little more and blend it out, but that was pointless.
How to Apply: The best way to apply this is with your fingers and dabbing it to blend out. I personally suggest placing this on top of your foundation, before you put your setting powder on. When you use this method it provides just an illumination and it’s not as intense as a pressed highlight. I personally like the illumination over an in-your face highlight, especially since my skin is a lot drier right now because it’s getting colder.
- Pigmentation 8/10
- Longevity 7/10
- Texture 9/10
- Application 9/10
If you aren’t about blinding people to death with your highlight, but just want that illumination, this is definitely something you should pick up. I just have to say be weary if you have dry patches on your cheekbones or wherever you want to place this. It can end up looking a bit patchy and it can accentuate any larger dry patches. Overall I definitely love this and I will definitely look into getting more Super Shock Highlighters, and at only $8, you really can’t beat that!