Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter | Review + Swatch.

This is a product I've seen reviewed a few times and I instantly fell in love with it, it's the Crescent Moon highlighter from Topshop (£10). I've been getting really into highlighting recently and I've been searching for the perfect one. I think I may have found it!

I'll start off with the packaging as that seems the logical place to begin. Topshops entire make-up range is packaged beautifully, it's something a bit different when it comes to high street make-up. It stands out from the rest of my make-up collection, in a good way! I love the hand drawn quality of the designs and I like the simple colour palette - usually black and white. This highlighter is my first purchase from this make-up range, I've had my eye on a few lipsticks for a while but I cannot justify it as I already have so many!
This compact is white with little stars on it, which I think is adorable. The only downside is that it doesn't have a mirror in it, that doesn't bother me too much but I think it may bother some folk. It is sturdy and appealing to the eye, I guess those are the two main criteria for packaging.





 
There is another highlighter called Sunbeam but I think it's far too gold for my skin tone. It would look much nicer on darker skin tones. Crescent Moon is a peachy-pearly-golden (use all the words!) highlighter that translates beautifully onto the skin. It's not too obvious but it is buildable. I don't tend to like highlighters that are too white as I find they look unnatural so this one is perfect as it has those hints of peach. It's texture is so buttery soft and it's very pigmented, which is brilliant. You get 6.5g worth of product too, for only a tenner, you can't go wrong. I can't recommend this enough, I love it!






The Good.

Price (£10).
Pigmentation.
Lovely, sturdy packaging.
Lots of product.
Soft texture.
Minimal fall out.
Natural finish + beautiful colour.
Availability.


The Bad.

Ehhh...

Literally no bad points this time. I've been very lucky with my recent purchases, or very well informed. I really love the blogging community, all these reviews are so helpful and I don't feel like I'm blindly buying make-up any more. So thanks to everyone who has helped me make these decisions and helped me save money! I can only hope I've done the same for someone, who knows.

What do you think, does this highlighter look like something you'd like to use? Any other recommendations for highlighters?

16 comments:

  1. I've been after the perfect powder highlighter for ages! The creamy ones don't blend as well as they could at times, think a trip to Topshop is in order!

    Sophs xx
    The Sopho Diaries

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    1. You should definitely go and swatch it and see what you think!

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    1. Thanks, I love your blog! Now following :)

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  3. I love Topshop make up! Really want to try this, great review :) xx

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    1. I wish I'd tried it sooner! You should try it, it's beautiful. :)

      Xx

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  4. It's so beautiful! Can't wait to try it x

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    1. It is amazing! Thanks for commenting, you blog is one of my favourites! :)

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  5. this one looks sooooo pretty. so sad i can't get them. theres no topshop anywhere around.
    xx

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    1. That's a shame, maybe you could try their website or ebay?
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  6. I love TopShop cosmetics, especially their lipsticks!
    Haven't tried this product before though. Thanks for the review!

    New follower!

    Fen xxx

    http://lavishbeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Their lipsticks do look amazing!
      No problem, I hope it was some help to you :)

      Thanks for following me!

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  7. Benefit High Beam is a great highlighter! It applies great to the skin!
    Great review by the way :)
    xx

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    1. I do really like High Beam too, it has that really pretty pink tone to it. It's just the price that puts me off, I just have a tiny wee sample pot of it!

      Thanks :)

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  8. Looks gorgeous! I've been loving using highlight to give sheen to my face. I actually prefer powder highlight to something like high beam because i don't like smudging it in with my fingers.

    Nice review! Wanna follow each other?
    notanobession.blogspot.com

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    1. This is definitely the best powder one I've tried! I know what you mean about high beam and liquid highlighters.

      I'm on my phone just now but I'll check out your blog when I get home! :)

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