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ColourPop Highlighter Trios

Watch the video for face swatches and live arm swatching! I also showed how they look like under natural light and ring light.

ColourPop highlighters are one of my faves. I think it is a pretty darn good highlighter and all of them are packed full of glitter and shimmer so you can glow like the heavens if you wanted to. Seriously. They are $8 for 4.2g so that's $1.90/g which is decent. Their formulas for these are very unique and I haven't seen any other brand with a moussey creamy powder product quite like CP's. 

They recently launched highlighter trios with dessert themes to match fair, medium and dark skin tones. Each trio is $22 so that's $2 off, and you get two new colors plus one best-selling color in their current range. Out of the two new ones, one of them is a tie dye highlighter, which are pretty to look at but essentially perform the same way as a normal solid colored highlighter. The cool part about the tie dye highlighters are that no two highlighters are going to look exact and you can mix the tones of your highlight by choosing which pigments to use.

A handful of my highlighters arrived broken this time, which is super sad. I was looking forward to taking nice pictures of them but my dreams have been crushed this time. Since I already own Flexitarian, I didn't bother picking up the Waffle set. The packaging for the trios is the same as their normal highlighters, with the exception of the ombre sleeve. No big deal.

Waffle - recommended for fair skin tones
This trio should work for all fair skinned Asians. No such thing as a highlight that is too light!

Scrumptious - Pearlized silvery baby pink
I love all things pink so I'm naturally drawn towards pink makeup too and this pink highlight is so pretty look at. It's a very sheer pink so you probably won't be able to tell the difference when you blend it out on your cheeks. Still, you can wear it as a blush topper or to add a hint of color to your face. This one gives a very natural glow - not too shimmery and blinding.

Glazed - Pearlized soft ivory gold
This is more shimmery than Scrumptious and it looks like a light yellow rather than gold. You can darken it by adding more of the dark brown shade. On Asian skin, this color blends really well with our yellow undertones.

Flexitarian - Pearlized intense white champagne
Flexitarian is by far my favorite CP highlighter. It is my go-to highlight and I always get compliments and questions regarding my highlight whenever I use this. They say it's a pearlized finish but it seems more like a metallic to me. The shimmers in this are intense and blinding!!! You can go in with a light hand to get a softer look but if you go all in, you will definitely be glowing. Plus, the base color of this is just so pretty and flattering.

Cannoli - for medium skin tones
This trio looks beautiful on Asian skin tones as well. They are not too dark yet and quite flattering.

Frosted - Satin soft true gold
This is like a more pigmented version of Glazed. It has a more yellow-gold color to it so the base color will definitely show up more on fair skin. It has got that pearlized sheen to it so the glow looks natural.

Whipped - Tie dye warm silvery taupe
This is my favorite one in this trio. I gave mine a good swirl and I got this shimmery rose gold/pink color so I don't know what's up with the color description. This one is really glittery and there are flecks of purple and pink glitter up close so it is soooo pretty to look at. This one is pretty dark so I would wear it as a blush-contour-highlight 3-in-1 kind of color.

Wisp - Pearlized golden champgne with golden pearls
I forgot to take a flash photo of the swatch but this one is like a mix between Frosted and Whipped. It's a lighter pink than Whipped but it has a golden sheen to it. This is a really popular shade so you can't go wrong with it.

Shortcake - recommended for dark skin tones
 
This trio is really dark so I would recommend fair skin tones to wear them as bronzers/contour colors if you don't mind the shimmer. Just do you. If you have tanned skin, these would still look good on you!

Soft Serve - Satin true copper
The description of this is spot on. This is a dark bronze copper with intense pigmentation. A tiny bit of this is all you need to produce this swatch, so if you are a fair skinned gal, do go in with a light hand.

Iced - Tie dye rosy gold
This one is my fave of the trio because it's tie dye and pink! The hot pink in this really mixes with the brown to give this beautiful bronzey gold shade. It is more on the shimmery side like Whipped. Super pretty but kinda dark.

Candyman - Pearlized metallic rich gold
This is like a dark bronze gold and it's also super pigmented. It's not as yellow brown as Soft Serve but more of a peachy brown - kinda like if Soft Serve and Iced had a baby.

Here are more swatches of all the highlights in natural lighting, ring/flash light and room lighting.
Remember to watch my video if you would like to see how they look like when applied to the cheeks. Honestly, you wouldn't be able to tell much of a difference between most of the colors so I would recommend choosing one or two from each set. 

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