Review and Swatches: Colourpop Highlighters in Hippo and Smokin Whistles

Hey guys! I have a review for you today on a couple of Colourpop highlighters.

Price: $8

Amount of Product: 0.15 ounces

Animal Testing: Colourpop is cruelty free

Colourpop’s highlighters are priced at $8 and contain 0.15 ounces of product. They are housed in white plastic pots with twist on lids and because of the formula, you’ll want to make sure the lids get screwed on tightly so they don’t dry out. The formula of these products is a unique cream powder hybrid. They feel creamy and smooth to the touch but they aren’t wet like a true cream product. The product is firm and can’t be stirred but your finger makes an indent in the product and you can push and mold it.

I find that these highlighters are best applied with your fingers (similarly to the Colourpop eyeshadows). The texture of these highlighters can be more challenging to pick up with a brush, and I haven’t found a brush I like to use to apply them although I think they can be blended easily with a brush once already applied. They can also be easily blended out with your fingers which is what I usually do.

Colourpop has a great selection of colors to choose from, and the two I chose are Hippo (cool, icy lavender) and Smokin Whistles (cool toned pink champagne with silver highlights.) They are both beautiful and give the skin a lovely glow. I haven’t had any issues with lasting power, and these last through the day on me. They also don’t have a tacky feeling after application.

The main con for me is that both highlighters contain visible shimmers (which is also the con of my Becca highlighting powders.) They aren’t huge chunks of glitter by any means, but if you look closely you can see sparkles especially in the sun.










Overall I like these highlighters, and I appreciate the color selection for such a great price. I would purchase more of these, and they are also great for travel since they don’t require brushes. I prefer the Colourpop face products (blushes and highlighters) to the eye shadows because while I don’t love applying eye shadow with my fingers (which is usually the best way to apply them), I don’t mind at all using my fingers to blend products on the rest of my face since that is a much larger area than my small, hooded eyelids.

Have you tried any Colourpop highlighters? What are your thoughts? What shades do you like or want to try?

Thanks so much for reading and have a great day!

14 thoughts on “Review and Swatches: Colourpop Highlighters in Hippo and Smokin Whistles

  1. Thanks for reviewing!! I’ve been curious about these as they are all over social media lately! I just received an order of eyeliner and a few shadows from them, so excited to start playing around with them! xo J

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