Hello babs! It’s been quite a while since my last highlighter review (March 2018) but I thought I’d pull one out of the draw to review for today… The one I’m going to be reviewing is the Stroboscopic Highlight Palette from Nip+Fab which I did get in a set during Black Friday last year but you can get it from Superdrug and the Nip+Fab website for £15 which in my opinion is a little pricey for a highlight palette but lets see if it’s worth £15…
You get 20g/0.7oz of product in this which works out to be roughly 3.3g/0.1oz of product in each pan.
The highlighters come in a plastic rectangular packaging which has a clear front so that you can see the shades through it. The name of the brand and product is in white lettering in the left corner on the front of the palette. The shade names are on the back of the packaging. The palette flips open and has a click shut mechanism. (There isn’t a mirror which I personally would have liked for a palette that costs £15).
Swatches / First impressions
Disclaimer: Don’t always rely on swatches of shadows because sometimes they perform better on the skin than they do in the swatches or vice versa… I just like to show swatches so you get an idea on what the colours look like.
(Without and with flash)
Selfie – This is a light champagne highlighter which is slightly lighter than ‘Champagne’.
Champagne – This is a champagne highlighter which is slightly darker than ‘Selfie’.
Golden – This is a light yellow-gold highlighter.
Sunbeam – This is a peachy highlighter.
Rose Gold – This is a rose gold highlighter.
Sunkissed – This is a bronzy highlighter.
These highlighters are very smooth to the touch but do have quite a bit of kick-up in the pan if you swirl your brush too much into it. I like how there are a variety of shades in this palette for a number of different skin tones but I would have liked more of a difference between the shades ‘Selfie’ and ‘Champagne’ as they look very similar. I’d say that these highlighters are quite subtle and need some building up to get more intense pigmentation. They do sit well on the skin but emphasise my texture ever so slightly, nothing too noticeable! I’d definitely say this is for those people who like a subtle, glow from within highlighter… whereas I am into my blinding highlighters so this palette was a little disappointing.
I am very underwhelmed by this palette and this it’s slightly too overpriced for what it’s worth. If you’re into subtle, glow from within highlighters then you might not mind paying this price but for someone who’s into their highlighters… I’d definitely give this palette a miss for it’s price and pay off. The shades are pretty but they just don’t do it for me, I wish they had a bit more oomph! I probably won’t get much use out of this palette unless I want a subtle highlight which is very rare… However the formula is nice for those who like a less ‘in your face’ highlight. For those highlighter freaks out there, I’d give this a miss…
Thanks for reading!