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The Review: Glossier Haloscope

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To highlight or not to highlight… that’s not even a question anymore. These days, it’s all about the highlighting. In fact, illuminating our face with a shimmering strobe-like product has practically become a part of our skincare routine, not our makeup application.

So, it makes perfect sense that hipster-favorite brand Glossier has decided to add Haloscope ($22) (their term for highlighters) into their “skin first, makeup second” range of beauty products.

Glossier Haloscope comes in two shades: Quartz, a shimmery silverish/white, and Topaz, a shimmery gold. Both hues are universally flattering and give good glow. In fact, the formula effortlessly blends leaving just a hint of shimmer and sheen. The result, that coveted, I-woke-up-looking-so-healthy-and-dewy complexion.

If you have to choose just one hue, fair, light, and medium skin-toned ladies should opt for the pearlized Quartz. Medium-to-olive, olive, and deep complexions should use Topaz, as it imparts a hint of gold that can overwhelm fairer complexions (unless you’re going for that bronzey-tan look). But honestly, they’re both pretty perfect, and we’ve been known to combine the two shades to create a shimmer that practically mimics our own personal skin tone.

No makeup-makeup: kind of exactly what Glossier is all about. Brava, beauties.


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