I was very excited to find the $18 ColourPop Dream Sequence Highlighter palette on sale for $14 when ColourPop had a sale after Christmas. It’s only $4 but EVERYTHING was on sale, so I saved quite a bit of money shopping the sale versus buying everything in my haul at another time. If you love ColourPop and reading reviews of new collections please make sure to subscribe to my blog and check out the ColourPop Reviews section of my website. I have a ton of CP reviews coming your way this month and next!
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ColourPop Dream Sequence Highlighter Palette Review
Dream a little dream of this iridescent Super Shock Highlighter Palette. Your favorite formula is in a compact, portable palette! Insane shades that suit every skin tone, you’ll want to add this baby on your wish list. — ColourPop
The ColourPop Dream Sequence Highlighter Palette retails for $18USD at ColourPop and contains four 4.2g Super Shock Highlighters for a total of 16.8g of product. This works out to $1.07 per gram or $4.5 per pan. I reviewed their This Is For You pressed powder highlighter palette in the summer but this is my first time trying ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadows!
The packaging is similar to the Chasing Rainbows palette, probably because both palettes are from the same “holiday” collection. It doesn’t really feel like a holiday palette to me but the Dream Sequence Super Shock Shadow highlighter palette has the cutest, most ethereal packaging. The plastic covering has a rainbow design that sits over top of the palette. I wish that the rainbow design was printed straight on the palette, I don’t like keeping unnecessary packaging and honestly the palette looks kind of boring with out it.
Plastic covering aside the palette itself is prismatic and shifts to green, purple & pink in the light. The words “Dream Sequence” are printed across it in silver lettering. The palette has a magnetic closure and no mirror, as is standard with a cardboard palette.
My main concern with the Dream Sequence Palette is that the super shock formula is likely to dry out. The Super Shock Shadow singles are in airtight containers and need to be secured tightly to avoid drying so I’m wondering how my Super Shock Highlighters are supposed to stay fresh and bouncy in a palette.
There are four super shock highlighters in the ColourPop Dream Sequence Highlighter Palette. The shades are stunning but a little bit sparklier than I’m used to. I prefer a glowy sheen as opposed to a glittery glow but these highlighters are so blinding that I’m going to stand out anyways, so I might as well sparkle!
Counting Sheep is described as an “intense Ivory with silver sheen” but I personally see it as more of a champagne. It’s absolutely beautiful but it’s not for the faint of heart. It does have sparkle (they all do) so that might be a deal breaker for some of you. I haven’t found the courage to wear it in a professional setting yet 😛
Pinch me reminds me of the Starlight Highlight from the Too Faced Natural Face Palette on steroids. I was obsessed with that shade for months because of it’s pink duochrome flip and pinch me is like an amped up version of Starlight. This shade gives a very wet look to my cheekbones and has a cool violet & pink flip!
Guilty pleasure is a peachy gold Super Shock Highlighter. It looks more “Natural” on my skin than the other shades but it’s still blinding.
Mr. Wind is probably the least wearable shade in the Dream Sequence palette for my particular skin tone. It’s a very intense contrast to my pale skin. Normally I’m all for out there highlighters but I just can’t decide if I like this ultra peachy highlighter against my skin. I think medium to darker skin tones would get the most wear out of this shade. This is the most sparkly shade in the Dream Sequence Highlighter palette in my opinion.
Super Shock Highlighter Formula
I was concerned when I saw that there was a crack in the shade Mr. Wind in my Dream Sequence palette but I didn’t need to be concerned. The formula of these shades aren’t like a pressed powder at all and won’t crumble easily. They look just like pressed powder highlighters in the palette but when I press on them they’re squishy & bouncy! I was able to press on the crack and it melded back into the highlighter, never to be seen again.
The best way to apply the Dream Sequence Highlighter Palette is with your fingers. You can use a brush if that’s what you prefer, but I just find that brushes don’t work as well with ColourPop’s Super Shock formula. That’s probably why I rarely reach for my super shock shadows, I find it hard to blend shades together on my eyes with just my fingers. I like the formula much better for highlighters!
These highlighters are much more pigmented than the pressed powder highlighters in the This Is For You Palette. I’ve been using the This Is For You Highlighter Palette for subtle makeup days, but these Super Shock Highlighters are seriously popping! The texture is bouncy and almost wet to the touch, I’ve never felt anything like it.
The shades wear pretty much all day for me but be warned that some of the glitter may migrate away from where you originally placed it.
Is the ColourPop Dream Sequence Highlighter Palette Worth It?
This highlighter palette retails for $18USD and contains 16.8g of product equal to the total of four super shock shadows singles. This works out to $1.07 per gram. I mentioned this earlier but now we’re going to compare this to the Super Shock Singles. Super shock singles retail at $8 a piece and contain 4.2g of product for a total of $1.90 per gram! So YES the Dream sequence palette is a better deal compared to buying singles, but ONLY if you’re really going to buy four singles or more on your own.
Palettes are only worth it if you use most of the shades. If you’re only going to use one or two I would suggest buying singles over ColourPop’s highlighter palettes. All four of these shades are available as singles on CP’s website, so if you only like one or two I would definitely just pick up a single! I’m also concerned that my palette is going to dry out so if that’s also a concern for you then definitely go for singles because the packaging is more airtight than a magnetic cardboard palette.
Overall though, I’m very impressed with this palette and can’t wait to add more Super Shock Highlighters to my collection!
Did you pick up the Dream Sequence Highlighter Palette?
Thanks for reading! Let me know what your favourite super shock shadow is and what you think about this palette. I can’t wait to share more ColourPop Reviews with you guys! Talk soon, mmmk? xx