I have definitely slowed down on my makeup purchases this year, especially within the drugstore as I feel there’s so much repetition especially with Revolution products but highlighters are one of my vices and I can’t help but be tempted by Revolution highlighters. I spotted the I Heart Revolution Glow Highlighter Palettes on Superdrug but there’d been no mention on any social media channels like there usually is prior to a launch so I think Superdrug may have launched them a little earlier than expected. There are two I Heart Revolution Glow Highlighter Palettes and they’re £6 each with the mini dripping chocolate bar design similar to the Peach and Glow, and the Light and Glow Highlighter Palettes.
I Heart Revolution Rose Gold Glow £6
“A dreamy highlighter duo with two silky shades to compliment all skin tones. Includes a pearlescent gold and a rose gold with a white shift. Encased in cute, portable packaging, wrapped in rose gold dripping chocolate. For a soft subtle highlight, sweep a little product over the cheekbones or illuminate the face with the strobing technique, by highlighting the areas of your face where the light would naturally hit it. Glow all out and use both shades for a duotone glow!“
I Heart Revolution Elixir Glow £6
“A dreamy highlighter duo with two silky shades to compliment all skin tones. Includes a rosy toned gold and a champagne gold with a white shift. Encased in cute, portable packaging, wrapped in gold dripping chocolate. For a soft subtle highlight, sweep a little product over the cheekbones or illuminate the face with the strobing technique, by highlighting the areas of your face where the light would naturally hit it. Glow all out and use both shades for a duotone glow!“
The two I Heart Revolution Glow Highlighter Palettes contain two different powder highlighter shades; one of which containing 6.4 grams of product and one containing 4.8 grams of product. The Rose Gold Glow Palette contains a rose gold highlighter and a deep gold highlighter whilst the Elixir Glow Palette contains an icy pink highlighter and a peach highlighter. I have professed my love for Revolution highlighters many, many times here on my blog but I don’t love these unfortunately. Not only are they glitter city, they’re also gritty city which is something I’ve never experienced with past Revolution Highlighters.
Both palettes contain glittery highlighters and the texture is so rough and gritty, when usually Revolution highlighters feel like silk. Another issue I’ve had is all four shades translate a lot darker on the skin than they look in the pan which is less than ideal with pale skin, but I can’t wear any of the four shades without being left with an obvious streak of colour and glitter on the skin.
I’m pretty sure these highlighters have a baked formula but I would really recommend the Soph Highlighter Palette instead which is £8, free from glitter and you get eight shades instead of two. These palettes won’t stop me from trying more Revolution highlighters but as the new I Heart Revolution Lightening Highlighter and Radiance Highlighter are also massively glittery, I’ll perhaps wait until the glitter phase is over.
What do you think of glittery highlighters? Are you fan or not?!