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Along with the Soph x Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palette (which I reviewed last week), I also bought the highlighter palette (of course). So, as promised, today brings the day where I will be reviewing the Soph x Makeup Revolution Highlighter Palette.
As I did in my review of the eyeshadows, I’ll give you a quick rundown on who ‘Soph’ is in case you don’t know. Soph is a YouTuber whose channel (and social media) is called ‘Sophdoesnails’. She’s really funny and just generally amazing, and I highly recommend you go and check her channel out, don’t be fooled by the name – her channel is mostly makeup.
I knew that she was coming out with these palettes as I follow her on YouTube (and Twitter, and Instagram) and she posted a video revealing the palettes and the reasons behind her colour choices for both the eyeshadow, and highlighter, palettes. If you’re interested in finding out more information behind the palettes then you can watch her video here. Just like with the eyeshadow palette, I was so excited to see that this palette was so affordable (at just £8.00) as, from my experience, I find that YouTubers’ products tend to be more on the expensive side.
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So, the pictures above are different first of all (if you go past them quickly then it is easy to miss that they’re different (when I was going through my photos to get rid of the bad ones it took me a while to work out that I had different pictures).
The outer box has more information on, and is slightly lighter than the main highlighter palette packaging. The box also has a cutout in the centre allowing you to see the ‘Soph x’, you can also feel the palette through the cutout (if you desire to do that).
I do like the outer packaging, but I don’t think it’s as special or impressive as the Soph x Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palette packaging, and I won’t be keeping it. As the box doesn’t add anything extra to the design of the palette, I do feel like it’s just there to protect the highlighter palette before you use it (whereas the eyeshadow palette box was much more intricately designed and was different to the packaging of the palette itself). The plastic packaging I do actually like, and I enjoy that you can see the highlighters through the clear window at the front – I don’t own any other highlighter palettes with this feature. I also like the gold text, and how ‘Soph x’ is printed in the centre.
The colour of the packaging is the same as the eyeshadow palette, making both palettes go together nicely, which I appreciate.
Swatches and Application
Unlike the eyeshadow palette, these highlighters do not have names, but I have swatched from left to right in the palette, the top row first followed by the bottom.
As you can see these are very pigmented, if you look at highlighter swatches from some of my previous posts, these certainly are more pigmented that your average highlighter.
I really love the selection of shades in this palette! Typically I try to steer away from palettes which try to cater to all skin tones, as there will be shades that I wouldn’t be able to use. However, because of the affordable price of this palette (it works out at £1 per shade, and these pans are LARGE), I thought I’d give it a go. I’m actually surprised about how wearable these shades are! Initially I thought that I would only be using the second shade on the top row, and the first two shades on the bottom row as I perceived the white shade to be too icy for me (I find that I can’t wear pure white highlights), and the others to be too dark. However, the white shade on the first row actually has a subtle, light gold reflect which makes it really wearable for me. Additionally, I’ve found myself reaching for the gold shade on the top row a lot (and haven’t found it too dark), as well as using the last two shades on the bottom row in eye looks. The only shade that I haven’t found myself using is the last shade on the top row.
I honestly love these highlighter shades, and the formula of them! They create a lovely glow without being glittery, and are all really wearable in both a natural, and blinding, way. The variety of formulas (baked and pressed) create different looks and make it a really good palette, no matter what look your going for. I’ve found that the white shade (which I believe is pressed) looks quite natural, but can be built up to be more on the blinding side. Whereas, the baked shades provide more of a reflect, and more of a blinding highlight straight away. What I will say is that I found the colour in the pan (apart from the white shade) is how the colour looks applied. I have used the pink shade and the reflect was undeniably pink. Just bare that in mind when using the shades, if you’re expecting it to be subtle, I wouldn’t say that it is.
Overall, I really love this palette, I think that the shade range is fantastic, the shades are really well put together, and I think that there is something for everyone. The price point for the quality of these highlighters is amazing, and I would highly recommend it if you think that you’ll get use out of the shades. Both the formula, and look of the highlighters applied, reminds me of more expensive palettes such as highlighter palettes from Sleek and the Bellápierre Cosmetics ‘Glowing Palette’ (whilst the Sleek palettes aren’t that much more than this one, this palette contains more shades and bigger pans). I am very pleased with this palette, and will be getting a lot of use out of it, I already reach for it everyday!
This brings us to the end of this review, I really hope that you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing it, if you did then please give it a quick like! Have you tried this palette, or the eyeshadow palette? If so then I’d love to hear what you thought. If this is your first time on my blog, and you think that I write about things that interest you then be sure to click follow so you know when I’m uploading (I upload at least twice a week)!
Also if you would like to read my review on the Soph x Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palette then there is a link to that review below!
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