ColourPop Dream Sequence Highlighter Palette Review

ColourPop Dream Sequence Highlighter Palette Review

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 Super Shock Highlighter Palette Review

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!

ColourPop Dream Sequence Highlighter Palette Review packaging


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.

Dream Sequence Palette Counting Sheep Super Shock Shadow

Shade Selection

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

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

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!

ColourPop Dream Sequence Guilty Pleasure Super Shock Highlighter

Guilty Pleasure

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

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.

ColourPop Dream Sequence Highlighter Palette review

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.

Dream Sequence Super Shock Shadow Palette Swatches

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!

ColourPop Dream Sequence Palette Face Swatches

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



  1. January 27, 2019 / 1:04 pm

    The shades are so, so nice! I love the formula of the Super Shock Shadows, but like you said, the packaging isn’t great in terms of the fact that the cream formula will most definitely dry out. Even the singles which have the secure lids, they dry out over time.

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 28, 2019 / 2:06 am

      Oh no, I really hope these don’t dry out anytime soon! Though I didn’t realize until now but all four of these shades come in singles so I can restock on my favourite one if it does dry out. Thanks for reading! x

  2. January 21, 2019 / 4:12 pm

    I loooove ColourPop’s highlighters, they’re so beautiful, pigmented, and affordable! My go-to highlighter is “Lunch Money,” but I really want to try out this palette. It sounds like it’d be such a great deal! I’m really interested in trying “Pinch Me,” especially! Amazing and super helpful post, Cleia!! x

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 22, 2019 / 12:02 am

      I haven’t tried Lunch Money yet, I remember seeing it on the website! I’ll keep it in mind the next time I want a new Highlighter 🙂
      Pinch me is so pretty! I love the pink in it. Thanks for reading x

  3. January 21, 2019 / 2:53 am

    They are so pretty and they look very pigmented as well! I’ll definitely check it out! x

  4. January 21, 2019 / 12:31 am

    Ooo, so shiny & pretty!! I can’t believe you were able to make the crack disappear just by pushing down on it. Looking forward to more Colourpop reviews from you! 🙂

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 21, 2019 / 11:56 pm

      I know it’s so cool! The formula is definitely unique. Thanks Hunida!

  5. January 19, 2019 / 12:47 pm

    That palette looks gorgeous! Looks like it would work on my skin tone too, except for that darkest peachy shade but I guess you could use it as an eyeshadow (?). I love that soft, squishy texture of the Super Shocks; so cool! Awesome review!

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 21, 2019 / 11:52 pm

      I could probably try it out as an eyeshadow, I just don’t generally reach for super shock shadows for my eyes. But it might make a pretty spring & summer shade!

      • January 22, 2019 / 11:43 am

        I don’t use highlighters as shadows much either, but when I do I generally like the look. I’ve gotten very into using some blush colors as shadows recently. I just like multi-use products, if I can find them!

        • AlwaysCleia
          January 22, 2019 / 12:06 pm

          I’ll give it a try. It definitely sounds quick & easy!

  6. January 18, 2019 / 8:46 pm

    Pretty colours! Try the silvery one lol!

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 21, 2019 / 11:48 pm

      They’re all so pretty! Do you mean the top right hand or left hand corner? The one on the right is actually pink! Crazy!

      • January 21, 2019 / 11:57 pm

        The boldest shade haha, I think it was the first shade you mentioned in the post!

        • AlwaysCleia
          January 22, 2019 / 12:33 am

          Oh! Yes that shade is beautiful!

  7. January 18, 2019 / 7:43 pm

    I remember being interested in this palette a while ago but promptly forgot about it after I got the ABH Sugar kit. It looks really pretty and it will be interesting to see whether it does dry out or not. I would hope that they changed the formula to make it not dry out as fast, or at all. I don’t really like the SSHighlighters so I don’t think I would be too happy with this palette personally, but it has some great shades!

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 21, 2019 / 11:45 pm

      I will keep you updated on if it dries out, I really hope it doesn’t!
      If you don’t like the Super Shock Highlighters I don’t think you’d like the palette anyways haha

      • January 23, 2019 / 10:02 pm

        Yeah totally. I’ve only just recently come to that realization and thew mine out. I just could never get them to look quite right on my skin, and I tried multiple application techniques.

        • AlwaysCleia
          January 28, 2019 / 1:45 am

          Aww that’s unfortunate. It’s too bad that not every product works for everyone 🙁

  8. January 18, 2019 / 10:32 am

    Ouuuu beautiful!!! I didn’t know they made the super shock formula into a palette. They had always said that it needed a lid or it would dry out! Its such a good formula so I’m glad they’ve found a way to make it into palette form!

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 18, 2019 / 10:51 am

      There are two super shock palettes right now! There’s one called the crush on you palette and it’s more golden tones.
      But yes super exciting! I hope it doesn’t dry out. If the formula lasts It would be so cool if they released a super shock eyeshadow palette!

      • January 18, 2019 / 12:58 pm

        Yes! An eyeshadow one would be incredible!!

  9. January 18, 2019 / 9:28 am

    I’ve been super curious about their highlighters! I’m thinking of doing an all colourpop makeup look on my youtube channel, and I’m excited to hear that the highlighters are pretty and blinding 🙂 Great post xxx

    Melina |

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 18, 2019 / 10:53 am

      Please make that video, that would be so fun! I think you’d love their super shock highlighters since you love blinding ones. I’ve heard that the Flexitarian single is amazing!

      • January 21, 2019 / 9:07 am

        That’s great to know, I’m definitely gotta get a few more items from Colourpop before making my video, but i’m super excited! I’m going to look into the Flexitarian shade 🙂 xx

        • AlwaysCleia
          January 22, 2019 / 12:01 am

          I’m excited for you! I always have so much fun opening a ColourPop order 🙂

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