Let's talk about the Glossier Play NiteShine Highlighter in Pale Pearl. This new highlighter claims to be a foil-like finish, which sets and lasts. The highlighter is packaged in a small glass bottle and has a dinky doe-foot applicator for precision application. It is £17 for 10ml of product.


I purchased the shade Pale Pearl, a pale champagne liquid highlighter. It doesn't have a strong base colour so this lightest shade still works on my olive, light-medium skin tone. The shade has a strong champagne reflect, with subtle shimmers. Whilst I like the reflect it gives, the shimmers can sometimes emphasise texture on the skin.


The formula is a thick, liquid highlight - verging on a cream. Due to it's thicker consistency, it applies well on top of a full base and doesn't really interfere with anything underneath it. The initial texture is creamy and easy to blend, however the product dries quickly which means in order to get a seamless blend, you have to work in sections. The product is similar to a cream to powder formula, so can dry down and emphasise texture on the skin. Even though it is a liquid highlighter, it doesn't apply a wet-like finish, but it is the pearl which provides the reflect.


So, what do I think of this product? I don't like it. The dry down causes issues with application, and the formula and finish emphasises texture. I think that many powder highlighters provide much more beautiful, 'foil-like' finish and that other cream and liquid highlights provide a smoother, glass skin texture. Finally, the price isn't right for me. 10ml for £17 is pretty steep. For example, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector comes in at £30 for 50ml, and the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (review here) comes in at £30 for 30ml - both of which have a smoother formula, better finish and have more versatility. 

If you are wanting a more dewy highlight from Glossier, I'd sooner recommend Haloscope than NiteShine...

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