My favourite part of writing my blog is being able to interact with fellow beauty lovers, and I love it when someone takes time out of their day to give me a product recommendation of something they think I’ll enjoy. Emma; one of my very lovely blog readers recommended the Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter to me as we have very similar skintones and makeup loves so I knew I had to buy it.
I ordered mine from Feelunique and it’s £10 and contains 6.5g of product, but on the Topshop website there are three shades available to choose from; Crescent Moon, Horizon and Sunbeam. I really rate the Topshop makeup range but I only ever buy online as the stands aren’t always the best instore, and I love that Feelunique stocks the Topshop makeup range and they offer free delivery on orders over £15 whereas Topshop only do free delivery on orders over £100.
The Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter is packaged within a matte white plastic compact with the Topshop black stars all over the lid but strangely enough the compact doesn’t contain a lid. Topshop don’t really have a lot to say about their highlighter apart from it being “a shimmering silky golden highlighter to add radiance to the face and body”.
The powder is domed within the compact and I think £10 for 6.5g of product is pretty decent for an highlighter, especially when you consider theBalm’s Mary Lou-Manizer is £20 for slightly more product at 8.5g of product.
Although I don’t really know why I worry about the weight as I never seem to finish highlighters.. they’re just one of those products that appear to go on forever without hitting pan. I also appreciate that the powder has a 30 month shelf life on the back too, as most powder products have 6-12 months, but I personally never listen to them and would rather decide on a product’s usability for it’s texture, smell and finish.
When I got my hands on the Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter, I was really surprised that it had a subtle duochrome finish as the photos on both Feelunique and Topshop didn’t reflect that. I took two photos of the same swatch in different lights to hopefully represent the beautiful duochrome effect.
The Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter is a gorgeous pale gold shade with a subtle peach shift which is just so pretty. Topshop know how to make a good duochrome product with the Topshop Chameleon Glow being one of the most unique powders within my collection. These swatches are obviously done at intensity so you won’t see such an obvious colour shift on the skin, but it is still noticeable and I can imagine it looking stunning on many skintones.
I like how the Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter doesn’t contain any chunky glitter or shimmer so it’s flattering on the skin, and it works nicely as an eyeshadow too. I love to apply Crescent Moon with a fan brush to lightly dust the top of my cheekbones, but it equally looks amazing when applied with a dampened brush should you prefer a more intense highlight as a dampened brush really does intensify the duochrome shift.
I really do think Crescent Moon deserves a lot more hype within the beauty community as I had no idea Topshop even had highlighters until the lovely Emma told me. The other two shades; Horizon and Sunbeam definitely wouldn’t work well for super pale skin, but Crescent Moon is beautiful and it lasts all day long too.
Have you tried any of the three Topshop Highlighters before?
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