Last weekend I picked up the Collection Speedy Highlighter on offer for only £2.99 at Superdrug (RRP £3.99) together with their new Highlight & Sculpt Contour Kit and Rose Nude Eyes Uncovered Palette. At first glance, it looks almost identical to the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Hefty Highlight (£19.99) which has been on my wishlist since reading a glowing (sorry) review over at Annie Writes Beauty and hoped this would be an affordable dupe.
I picked up the shade Pearl Sheen, a shade with warm pearlescent golden tones which, as far as I can tell, is the only shade available. The twist-up design of the tube is easy to use and the chunky packaging is easy to grip. The highlighter claims to give an ‘instant strobing and shimmer’ effect to the skin in a convenient ‘speedy’ crayon applicator.
I love the natural glow this highlighter gives to my pale skin. It’s pigmented enough to give a subtle shimmer without being overly glittery. When I swatched the crayon on to my hand in store its creamy formula melted instantly on my skin, however, when I got home and tried to apply it straight to my face I found it dragged and shifted my foundation along with it.
I do like this highlighter as it gives a beautiful finish when blended with my Real Techniques sponge, but the fact that I find the formula a little too dry to apply straight to my face is disappointing since Collection use words such as ‘speedy’ and ‘swipe & go’ to advertise it. I use my fingers to dab the highlighter onto my cheeks which gives a beautiful dewy radiance which illuminates my complexion and defines my features.
I have mixed feeling about this product as it does give a gorgeous glow to my skin which reflects in the light perfectly, however, it’s not as convenient as advertised which is misleading. I will definitely use this product again, I just wish its formula was a little more creamy and easy to apply.
Have you tried the Collection Speedy Highlighter?
What are your favourite highlighting products?
Do you prefer powder or cream formulas?