Saturday, 29 June 2013

Topshop Highlighter in Crescent Moon Review

Lately I've been lusting over highlighters, I've really fallen in love with the fresh dewy look of highlighted cheeks for summer. Usually I use a Smashbox loose highlighter but it's pretty gold toned/slightly glittery and because it's loose it's easy to go OTT on application. I wanted more of a pink highlighter (thinking along the lines of Benefit Moonbeam) as I'm not tanned at all so gold highlighter feels a bit blingy for in the day.  I've added various Nars blushers that have a highlighter already in them to my want list, though I haven't actually swatched them in person though so I haven't purchased any (yet).

I was browsing in Topshop when the highlighters caught my eye, I've seen good reviews of them before so I had a little swatch session and came away with Crescent Moon, a pale powder with metallic pink overtones. It's definitely on the shimmery side rather than sparkle which keeps it a bit more appropriate for the day - the fact it's a compact rather than loose makes it a bit less messy to use and less easy to be heavy handed with. I love the packaging too though it would be better with a mirror in the compact but maybe I'm being a bit greedy for a tenner!

Overall this is a lovely highlighter that gives a subtle colour which would flatter the majority of skintones, especially the paler end of the scale. Topshop also do this in Sunbeam too which is more of a gold colour that would look amazing on tanned skin.  It's buildable and you can either keep it really subtle or layer it for a more noticeable look.  You can even use it on your body too.  Yet another Topshop Make-Up item that's thoroughly impressed me!

Topshop Make-Up is available here - Crescent Moon isn't currently in stock on the site, I picked mine up in store.


  1. I LOVE this highlighter it's one of my favourites. I also love the blushers from the Body Shop that have a highlighter attached to them, definitely worth checking out if you like the Topshop ones


    1. Ooh I'll have to have a look, I never think to go to the Body Shop so haven't seen their make up for quite a while. Thanks for the recommendation x

  2. Whilst in Topshop recently I was umming and ahhing over buying this highlighter but went with a blush instead. However, I will be back there to buy this highlighter! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter and Sparkle

  3. I've heard so much hype around this product! My favourite highlighter is the Kevin Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candle light. Its a gorgeous champagne highlight that suits my pale skin perfectly. It is a bit pricey though... xx


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