"Review: Glossier Haloscope" by Sartorialust

Deemed by Glossier as the galaxy’s first dew effect highlighter, Haloscope, is an illuminating make-up product that gives “an otherworldly sheen that’s never dry, never glittery.”

It comes in two shades: Quartz and Topaz.

Quartz – for a universally flattering, pearlescent highlight

Topaz – for a healthy, sun-kissed glow

According to Glossier, the outer halo is infused with genuine crystal extracts while the core is a solid oil of vitamin-rich moisturizers.

The highlighter comes in the form of a twist-up stick which is a first for me. Most highlighters I’ve used are either in liquid or powder form. The packaging makes it easier to apply onto the face and is best applied straight from the stick.

It’s key ingredients are actual crystals (rose quartz & topaz!!!), coconut and castor seed oil (rich in Vitamin E), and sweet almond oil. I also love how it’s hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, paraben free, fragrance free, and not tested on animals! That definitely earns brownie points in my book.

First Impressions & The Whole Shebang:

Upon gliding it onto my cheekbones, the consistency felt sticky – quite reminiscent of a glue stick, actually – but this is because of its oil core. This might be bothersome to some people but don’t worry, the stickiness fades away.

The illuminating effect is very subtle and natural which gives a lit-from-within glow.  Nothing too cray. Probably not for those who prefer the in-your-face/I-can-blind-you-with-my-highlight type of highlight because Haloscope wasn’t made to do that.

Perfect for the no-makeup look because it looks so natural and blends so well with your skin.

Topaz is a bit dark for me to use a face highlight which is why I use it on my eyelids instead or I mix it with Quartz to create a champagne hue.

[one_half_last padding=”0 15px 0 0″]Quartz is perfect and is more suitable for my skintone.

Both shades can be worn by any skintone(!!!) which is a major plus.

Applying the product straight onto the cupids bow and eyelids is best done using your fingertips. The product is chunky so don’t be a dummy (like me lol) and attempt to stick it onto those places.

Overall, I’m quite happy with Haloscope! I’m the type of gal who loves the natural make-up look so this was perfect for me and I highly recommend it. It’s a 10/10 for me. Convinced? Let me know in the comments below!

"Review: Glossier Haloscope" by Sartorialust
How to use:

Step 1 – Glide it on the areas you want to highlight which is usually the cheekbones, brow bone, center of the nose, inner corner of your eyes, and cupid’s bow

Step 2 – Blend using the warmth of your fingertips. You may also opt to use a BeautyBlender but I prefer using my fingers more.

Et voila! You’re now a glazed donut.

Bonus: You can also put it on your eyelids and use it as an eyeshadow! Just like what I did in these photos using Topaz.

"Review: Glossier Haloscope" by Sartorialust

Glossier Haloscope in Quartz & Topaz

"Review: Glossier Haloscope" by Sartorialust"Review: Glossier Haloscope" by Sartorialust "Review: Glossier Haloscope" by Sartorialust

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  • Comments ( 16 )

  • I would love to try, but I have a very oily skin + the weather here is ver humid. huhu. But it looks goon on ya.

    • I’ve read in reviews that this still works for them even if they had oily skin! Probably best to use a mattifying primer underneath make-up and then set with powder or setting spray. x

      • Great! It’s worth trying, then. Where can I get it? Does Sephora has it? And yes! In this kind of weather, primer is gem! I love Rimmel’s.

  • These look so pretty, I can’t believe that they have actual crystals in them!

  • Alona Bronstein

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I absolutely love it! It’s perfect. I’m a new follower 🙂 Can’r wait for more content! x Alona

    • Aw thanks heaps, Alona! So glad you like my content. x

  • Dressed With Soul

    Oh, sounds like this product is really suitable for my skin! Thanks for the review!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • great post!

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  • This looks awesome! Have you tried the W3ll People highlighter? I am so tempted to try this one as it ooks like it has a much nicer glow.

  • Marta Sierra Marti

    Highlighters are my favourite part of my makeup routine!! This one looks amazing!!


  • I already saw this in one of my fave vlogger and then when I was about to order one the quartz is already sold out. boohooo! Anyway, do you think a little of the topaz as bronzer will work? Well I think its a bit darker for Filipinos like us if we use it as highlighter.

    xoxo, rej |

    • So sorry for only replying now! Not sure if we can use it as a bronzer. I should test it and see how it goes.

  • Jia Gomez

    Does Glossier ship in the PH?