3 Colourpop Luster Dust Loose Highlighters | Review & Swatches

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I’m not really a loose highlighter girl, to be honest. I’ve got myself some from Kylie Cosmetics ones and even though the colors are stunning, I see myself reaching for my normal powder highlighters more. When the Colourpop Luster Dust Loose Highlighters were released, I wasn’t really excited but when they showed swatches, I was sold. I just had to try them and bought three of them: Gnomie, Strobe Globe and Sugar Trap.

This isn’t my first time trying loose powder highlighters, but it is for the first time trying them for a review on my blog. However, I reviewed the Colourpop Super Shock Highlighters a while ago. Anyway, let’s focus on the 3 Colourpop Luster Dust Loose Highlighters I’ve got, tried and swatched for you. 

3 Colourpop Luster Dust Loose Highlighters

3 Colourpop Luster Dust Loose Highlighters | Review & Swatches
The picture is from Colourpop.com

Gnomie, Strobe Globe and Sugar Trap

3 Colourpop Luster Dust Loose Highlighters | Review & Swatches

This is how the packaging looks. It’s a little cute container with Colourpop one the side and white with silver on the top. On the backside, you’ll find the name. When you open it up you’ll see some little small gaps where the product comes out.

The left one is Strobe Globe, the middle one is Sugar Trap and the right one is Gnomie. Strobe Globe is a soft ivory with a gold & silver sheen, Sugar Trap is a pale pink with an icy sheen and Gnomie is a soft champagne with silver glitter. The colors are really stunning! I was scared that Strobe Globe and Gnomie would’ve been a little too dark for my pale skin tone but they’re not so that might be good news for my fellow pale people out there! The most glowing one is definitely Strobe Globe, the other two are more subtle.

3 Colourpop Luster Dust Loose Highlighters | Review & Swatches

I’ve tried swatching the highlighters but they don’t come off really well on the arm so that’s why I show them on my fingers this time. Left is Strobe Globe, the middle one is Sugar Trap and the right one is Gnomie. They might not look really good this way but they’re definitely pigmented and are gorgeous on the face. If you want to see some good swatches, this Colourpop’s Youtube video shows it pretty good.

The texture feels nice, not really buttery but it’s soft. They’re not really glittery but just shiny, which I like the most. They’re blending really pretty into the skin, almost if it’s your natural glow. I would recommend them for sure!

This is what stated on the Colourpop website:

Our first ever loose highlighter! This finely-milled, soft powder packs a blinding punch with pearls and high shine particles. The velvety texture was formulated with multi-dimensional glitters to give you some sheen and some sparkle. A little goes a long way, so just a touch will have you glowing all day long.


The Luster Dust Loose Highlighters are $7 each, which is around 5,70 euros. You’ll get 3.0g (0.106oz) for that price. I do think they last very long, cause you don’t need to use a lot of product to have a nice highlight on the face.

Product information 

The ingredients:

Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenoxyethanol, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Moreover, Colourpop products are vegan and cruelty-free!
Some application tips from Colourpop:

Use our fan brush for a sheer glow or our small fluff brush for a more intense, precise application. A little goes a long way!

My advice: I love their brushes so if you’re looking for new ones, definitely check their site out! It’s www.colourpop.com

For my international people: keep in mind that when you order from Colourpop, you might get customs charges.

Hope to see you next time loves,

xoxo Simone


Welcome to Beautymone! I'm Simone, a 24-year-old living in the Netherlands and graduated in Human Resource Management. I'm dog mama to Bailey, love to organize and I'm a true makeup hoarder.

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  1. 3.17.18

    These seem really interesting! Thanks for sharing your honest review 🙂

    • 3.17.18
      Simone said:

      You’re welcome! 🙂 Thank you for your sweet comment!

  2. 3.18.18

    I’ve never tried a highlighter..I’m not much of a glam girl but maybe if I follow enough blogs I will learn! ?

    • 3.18.18
      Simone said:

      Ahhh you should try a highlighter for sure! It’s my fave product to use ? even when you don’t wear much makeup, a highlighter can give you such a pretty natural glow ?

      • 3.18.18

        Interesting…I’ll have to look into newer techniques. Thanks!

  3. 3.22.18
    V said:

    Seems like a good price 🙂

    • 3.22.18
      Simone said:

      Yes I think so too! ?

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