This review will be on an item from my Glossier haul – it’s the Glossier Haloscope Highlighter in the shade “Rose Quartz.”
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Skincare + makeup = Haloscope, the galaxy’s first dew effect highlighter. It’s a dual-delivery formula: the outer halo is infused with genuine crystal extracts for all-day enlightenment, with a solid oil core of vitamin-rich moisturizers for a hydrated, dewy finish. Expect an otherworldly sheen that’s never dry, never glittery. Two essential shades for two intentions: Quartz for a universally flattering, pearlescent highlight, and golden Topaz for a healthy, sun-kissed glow.
Key features and Ingredients:
Actual Crystals Outer ring is enhanced with real Rose Quartz (the quintessential stone of love) or Golden Topaz (with creativity-enhancing powers)—pretty cool, even if you’re not a crystal person. Coconut and Castor Seed Oil Rich in vitamin E, they give the solid oil core dewy sheen and easy glide. Sweet Almond Oil Super moisturizer rich in fatty acids.
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My Experience with Glossier Haloscope Rose Quartz Face Highlighter:
Packaging: While I own a lot (and I mean a lot) of highlighters, I mainly tend to gravitate more towards the powder kind of highlighter. This time around, I decided to go with a cream version which comes in this handy dandy stick format. This highlighter comes in a twist-up tube (kind of like a deodorant) with a clean top. I do like the fact that it retracts completely in the tube, so you don’t accidentally dent the product while putting the cap on. The cap does stay on secure. Though I won’t say this packaging seems very travel friendly mainly because the plastic does feel a bit flimsy and cheap and prone to cracking under pressure.
Texture and Application: While I have seen many lipsticks with this concept – color as an outer ring with a core of balm inside, this is the first time I am seeing it in a highlighter. The outer ring which will give you the shimmery glow contains actual ground crystals (fancy !! ) while the core is a mix of oils which give your skin that dewy wet look, talk about a double punch!
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I do find this highlighter very easy to use. While you could swipe the stick directly on your face, I tend to avoid doing that if I am wearing a heavy layer of foundation as I don’t want it to move, but I have done this technique over sheer foundations and tinted moisturizers and have not found this highlighter to move it (but still I rather not risk it). I prefer rubbing my fingertips over the top and dabbing it where I need it.
Results: While it does go on sheer at first, it is quite buildable. The look this highlighter gives is very unique. It has a glow but also has that wet look on the skin. It is difficult to translate in pictures but it looks quite pretty in person. You could also use this first and layer a powder highlighter on top for a more intense blinding glow. The shimmers are very very fine. There is no grittiness or chunky glitter particles. This is quite an understated yet sophisticated highlighter.
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Shade: I have the shade “Rose Quartz” is a beautiful pale pink. The color base is strong enough to be detectable if you apply a generous amount of product. It is important to find the right shade for your skin tone. This shade will flatter light all the way to medium skin tones while for deeper skin tones, they also offer a golden version which is equally pretty.
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Feel on skin: Since it is a cream highlighter after all, there is a very minimal amount of tacky feel on the skin. Nothing bothersome. You can easily take away the feeling with a light dusting of finishing powder, but that takes away some of the unique wet look from the skin.
Staying Power: This highlighter stays for a good 5-6 hours on my skin which I think is quite good for a crème highlighter. It has never broken down or affected the staying power of my base makeup.
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Overall, I really enjoy this product. I would consider this a perfect beginner’s highlighter, not-over-the top glow, easy to apply on the go, flattering shade. I totally recommend this product and give it extra points for creativity.
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In the FOTD, I have used about 2-3 layers of this product to make the highlighter pop for the picture, one layer gives more of a sheer glow.
Pros of Glossier Haloscope Rose Quartz Face Highlighter:
- Creative concept.
- Easy to use on-the-go.
- Glow with a unique wet look to the skin.
- Good staying power.
- Contains real ground up crystals.
- Works great with dry skin due to presence of nourishing oils.
Cons of Glossier Haloscope Rose Quartz Face Highlighter:
- May not work well for oily skin. Might feel too greasy and heavy.
- On its own, not for those who love a blinding glow. You could layer this with a powder highlighter to achieve that.
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