Highlighters for me always tend to be champagne- or golden-hued. So when I saw this affordable, pinky-toned, Topshop offering in the shade Crescent Moon, I was interested…would it work on my warm skintone? At £12, I thought it was at least worth experimenting with.

Topshop Highlighter in Crescent Moon

Topshop Highlighter in Crescent Moon

topshop crescent moon highlighter

A beautiful peachy-pink colour…

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A heavy swatch of the highlighter…it is intensely pigmented with no glitter but more of a pearlescent appearance.

Verdict

It is beautifully soft and silky to apply (creamy – even though it is powder?!)…and the colour is very strongly pigmented. In fact, it is so pigmented that it can look a bit ott with my heavy-handed application. The fact that it is so vivid in pigment, coupled with the colour being far from subtle on my warm skintone, makes this highlighter look quite unnatural on me. However, I must admit, I actually like that look sometimesLet’s be honest, this was never going to be natural-looking on skin that has yellow undertones…but if you want to go for a pearly make-up look with fresh peachy/pink nude lips it offers a nice alternative to the typical golden sunkissed make-up look. Money well spent in my opinion.