Today I have a review outside of my normal palette review! I wanted to share some highlighters that I bought from City Color Cosmetics during their Memorial Day sale.
I had seen so many people rave about their highlighting trio a few months back when Ipsy sent them out to others, but I did not get one in my bag, unfortunately. I love highlighters! I already know I’m not the only one. They’re very trendy right now, and I am too pale to play around with too many contouring products. However, I’m always down to douse myself in highlight and blind everyone with my shiny glazed glam.
I always love trying out affordable and cruelty free items. Highlighters seem to be something many are willing to drop $40+ on, but do we always have to? Surely, there’s some amazing high end quality highlighters out there that don’t make my bank account heave.
So, that’s why I wanted to order some City Color Cosmetics highlighters during their Memorial Day sale. The eyeshadow is technically not a highlighter, but I saw a post where Dupe That compared it to Becca’s Pearl and I wanted to give it a try on my face.
I ended up getting the highlighting #1 trio which retails for $8.99 on citycolorcosmetics.com. This comes with 3 different shades, which is essentially $3 per highlight at full retail price.
Overall thoughts: I am really loving this trio! I have reached for it so often this past month. I can’t really pull off the gold shade with my skin tone, but the other 2 shades in the palette still make this worth it for me. If you have very fair skin like I do, you will probably also love the pinky and champagne shades in this trio. The pink one isn’t super pink so it still looks semi natural, and the champagne one isn’t too warm or a champagne for my cool toned skin.
Here is a photo of this trio on my cheeks:
I find this trio to be buttery smooth and so easy to blend! So, you can pack that glow on and you will still be able to blend it into your skin properly. I use the Japonesque slanted contour and highlighting brush most of the time when using this trio.
Next up is the city chic eyeshadow in Skinny Latte. This retails for $4.99 on their site. I have never truly used an eyeshadow as a highlight, but this one was a great one to start with! Out of both items I purchased, I have used this one the most. It’s such a perfect shade for fair skin. I don’t find it to pull too white, it has a slight champagne sheen to it which makes it perfect.
It is a bit more of an “In your face” highlight, but that’s what I like, especially in the Summer.
Swatches from top to bottom: Skinny Latte, Highlighting Trio
As you can probably tell from the swatches, these shades are so smooth!
I am highly impressed with these highlighters, and I recommend them to anyone wanting to play around with some affordable products to make your skin glow!
If you have ever tried these, what do you think of them? Will you be ordering any for yourself? Give me some of your cruelty free and affordable highlight suggestions in the comments!
I hope you all enjoyed this quicker review. As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you’re all having wonderful days!
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