ColourPop Wisp Highlighter & Birthday Girl Eyeshadow Review

This review has been in my draft for too long, I had to publish before it was too late. I placed my first colourpop order when they had the 1st year Anniversary sale back in May! I picked up just one highlighter Wisp, along came the beautiful limited edition birthday girl eyeshadow.



Wisp is a golden champagne pearlized finish highlighter. It’s a golden bronze with warm undertones and a golden, metallic sheen.It is very creamy with a moussey, bouncy, airy texture much like Maybelline’s Dream Bouncy Blush

One of the main reason to purchase Wisp was a to get a affordable dupe for Becca Opal and been wanting to get Soft and gently by MAC forever. And this was right on spot! This Highlighter is more perfect than an angels halo. It literally picks up every speck of light in the room to highlight the natural curves of your face. Check the amazing comparison on Temptalia.


Have been loving Wisp but it took sometime to get used to it.  When applied lightly it gives a minimal shimmer creating a healthy, dewy, colorful glow to skin. The color payoff lasts for about six hours before you see any fading happening.And it a  fantastic multi-tasker. I use on my brow bones, cheek bones, cupids bow, my upper eyelids as eyeshadow, and my upper and lower lash line as an eyeliner. Gave a soft subtle glow that accentuated nicely on all the areas I highlighted.


Usage: I love to use my fingertips, this provides the highest amount of coverage and easy to blend. But you can also use duo fiber brush which will give a more sheer, air brushed effect.

Final thoughts: I love highlighters with minimal shimmer instead of full on glitter. I’d rather have a healthy healthy glow from within than looking like a disco ball. Despite the really metallic sheen, I did not fell it to emphasize pores. I have gotten a lot of compliments on my “skin” when I wear this — hate to tell people it’s really just my highlighter!

I would recommend this to people with Olive skin tones or darker, this is an amazing freaking highlighter for medium skin tones. But I definitely think it’ll still work on fairer skin tones. Super easy to sheer out.

Quick thoughts on Birthday Girl Eyeshadow:

A medium-dark brown shadow with lighter gold and bronze shimmer and bronze glitter. This was a limited edition eyeshadow that was only available as a gift with purchase during the anniversary sale (last week of May 2015). This has a very sparkly, glittery texture that can be a little chunky to work with and applies really unevenly as well if used a flat synthetic brush. Definitely has a lot of fallout due to glitter. But a little dab with fingers on centre of eyelid gave a much lifted look.  I have not used it much at all, may be I get good use in the holiday season.



Not the best one to review for colourpop eyeshadow, but this is the only one I have at the moment. If you are disappointed having missed out this shadow, I think it is a close dupe for Loreal Infallibe shadow in Amber Rush but with lot more glitter.

Any suggestions on how to make Birthday girl eyeshadow work? And what are your favorite products and suggestions in ColourPop? Please let me know in the comments section below!


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