New Crystal-Infused Highlighters by Glossier | Review + Giveaway


If you’re into the dewy look, you’ll want to hear all about this. Cruelty-free skincare and makeup brand Glossier recently came out with a brand new highlighter, and get this: it’s infused with real crystals!

It’s the Haloscope Highlighter ($22) and it’s available in 2 shades: Quartz and Topaz. These should suit almost every skintone.


Siq Branding

I can’t mention Glossier without talking about their amazing branding! Their packaging is fab, and they know how to brighten your day. Their positive motto (above) pops up as soon as you open the box, and how cute is the 3-eyed smiley face? Look at it!!!



There’s some good stuff in these highlighters. Some of the main ingredients are Castor Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, and Sweet Almond Oil. There’s no parabens or fragrance.

Unfortunately these highlighters are not vegan, as they both contain Beeswax. The shade Quartz also uses Carmine as a pigment.

They also contain real crystals as part of the ingredients list. Quartz contains real quartz, and Topaz contains real topaz.


Product + Application

These are super creamy and blend like a dream. The center of the stick is what mainly provides a lot of moisture, with the “solid oil core”. They’re really hydrating but also pigmented and glowy.

I was surprised at how smooth and easy these are to use. You swipe them over your cheekbones and highlight areas, and blend out the product with your fingers.

They become one with your skin, and the finish is a beautiful sheen that is not glittery at all.



Here are swatches on pale skin with warm undertones.


Verdict + Where To Buy

Two thumbs up for the Glossier Haloscope Highlighter ($22). It’s a beautiful highlighter that’s quick and easy to use, creamy, and has no glitter. You can use it on your cheekbones, inner eye corners, cupid’s bow, nose, or anywhere you want to highlight. It also looks really pretty on the eyelids.

It’s perfect to get your glow on when you’re in a hurry, and you should definitely check out Glossier if you’re into a natural and low-maintenance yet polished look.

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  • G.

    I love the Quartz shade – may have to get that soon!

  • disqus_n6P3gaQ2GK

    Would love to try these out!

  • Alison Lindholm

    Quartz is so pretty!

  • Alley

    omg I love both of these shades but I could see Quartz being a better highlight for me. If the Topaz wasn’t so glittery I might consider using it as a bronzer, as well.

  • Tracy Jordan

    Quartz is a beautiful shade!

  • Lauren

    The Quartz is gorgeous! That is the best summer shimmer! What an awesome giveaway. They sell out so fast!

  • Chelsey

    The Quartz is so pretty :) Great review x

  • Rita Castagna

    The Quartz is so pretty and elegant!

  • Juliana Frisoli-Bolton

    OMG I’m so obsessed with the quartz! I love that it uses real crystals! Thank you so much for sharing these!

  • Jessica

    Quartz has my vote. It’s lovely. Plus, you’re right, the packaging is adorable. The three eyed smiling faces reminds me of the wee aliens in Toy Story.

  • Chelsie

    I think Quartz is really cute! It’s nice and bright!

  • Bianca Versteeg

    The Quartz looks like the perfect summer sparkle!

  • Mekiayla Singleton

    Topaz is perfect for my skin tone. I am finally getting really into makeup and I have been looking for a highlighter to try!

  • Erendira Sevilla

    The Topaz is definitely for me!! Really hope I have a chance to get it!!

  • Sasha

    I love Quartz!❤️

  • Nikki

    The Quartz is my favorite. Although both shades look amazing!

  • Dd

    Never even used highlighter before… fingers Xd to give it a try :)
    I think I’d go for topaz

  • Ruby

    I love the quartz one! Would look cute as a base highlighter for powder ones, and would be especially nice for on the go. I have fair skin so it would be a great shade!

  • Amy Arce

    Quartz is where it’s at!

  • Lani

    Quartz would definitely suit my skin the most!

  • AAC229

    The shine on Quartz is sooo lurvely. They’re both beautiful and a reasonable price for what you get.

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  • Nikki Manty

    the quartz for sure it’s so pretty! i would love to have that

  • suzecate

    Being a pale olive, I’d prefer Quartz. :)

  • Bree

    The Quartz is beautiful!! Seems so versatile!

  • Megan Schram

    I would die for the Quartz. It’s gorgeous.

  • Kelly Marie Crawford

    Quartz is so beautiful and I think it’ll suit my skin tone perfectly! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! <3

  • Lissie Fout

    The topaz shade is absolutely stunning! I love the coppery warm tones that are perfect for both summer and fall. I would love to see how it looks on my skin!:)

  • Emma

    Quartz is amazing and looks like it would work wonderfully on paler skin 😀

  • ashley shaine

    the quartz is my favorite shade, it looks so light and shimmery!

  • Ashley Rick

    I love the Quartz shade so so SO much. I’ve never had anything like this in my makeup bag and would appreciate it a lot(:

  • Michelle Nguyen

    Quartz looks so gorgeous!

  • Sarah

    i love quartz!! its so beautiful

  • Rory Nall

    I definitely love Quartz. I feel like it would be goooorgeous!!

  • Mary

    I think I prefer Topaz because it’s just so gorgeous and unique!

  • Robin

    I love the quartz!!! It would be great for both day and night & I love all the amazing ingredients!

  • Zoe Jones

    Love the Topaz Shade!

  • Danielle Sauers

    I love Quartz!

  • Aly Laughlin

    Both are stunning! I would most likely find myself using Quartz the most. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Linz

    I love Topaz!!

  • Vicky

    topaz is my favourite. would work best with my skintone.

  • Vinna

    Quarts looks really nice, its my favorite & would really lile to try it.

  • Amy hall

    Quartz is gorgeous!

  • katie hopkins

    Loving the Quartz shade, very pretty!!!!; )

  • salo

    I would probably have to go with Quartz, although Topaz looks so pretty. Do you know how Quartz compares with Benefits Watts Up?

  • Naomi Suter

    I love Quartz. Both so gorgeous

  • Johanna Woodbury

    I love the Quartz.

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Such a unique concept!

  • Lola

    Thanks for the review but I am one of the few that doesn’t use Twitter! Oh well…

  • Christy

    Beautiful blog! I always love reading! My favorite is Quartz. In love!!!

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  • Carley Gregory

    I love the quartz!

  • chrysta@noshed

    Tough choice as they are both gorgeous. I think I like Topaz the best!

  • Maggie Marie

    I like be both! But I feel like I’d use Quartz more :)

  • Emmy

    I love quartz its so pretty

  • Maria Sam

    I’d rock Topaz!

  • Elizabeth

    Quartz is really pretty!

  • Kim

    Quartz is just so beautiful it looks like diamond dust. 💎

  • Debbie

    I love the way topaz looks on dark skin but I wish it didn’t have carmine one it.

  • Starla

    Those are both so pretty! I would love to try quartz!

  • Paol Trenny

    I love the quartz,

  • Candy R

    Quartz has a beautiful sheen that I would truly love to try!

  • Katherine Vargas

    Topaz would be so pretty with a summer tan!

  • Kylie P

    I love the shade Quartz!

  • Alana Brooke

    They’re both lovely, but Topaz is my favorite!💕

  • Julia

    Quartz. Definitely. Topaz looks just a tad dark for me.

  • Kate Bollinger

    Very pretty!

  • Yehieli Ocasio

    That coppery topaz would look amazing as an eyeshadow!

  • Diana Cote

    I would love quartz. Thank you!

  • Daniella Santos

    Quarts is beautiful. Quartz being sheer would be awesome on any skin shade!

  • heather

    Quartz is my fav :)

  • Kim Mori

    Quarts would go perfect with my skin tone!

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  • Anna ナナ Lucci

    I love the shade Quartz!

  • Michelle

    I love Quartz, but both Topaz and Quartz are on my wish list. I’m a fiend for Glossier!

  • Julie

    I love the Quartz highlighter!

  • Val M

    I love the Quartz look and topaz for a contour type feel. I love glossier and would love to give these a try myself :) – valeria moreno

  • Vanesa Moreno

    the shade quartz has been everyone’s favorite & i hope to try it out :)

  • Yake Moreno

    i prefer topaz than quartz bc it gives a glowy look! :)

  • yake moreno

    both are great but i prefer topaz :)

  • jmoreno

    i love quartz :)

  • mia p

    quartz looks great to try out :)

  • van m

    i prefer the quartz! :)

  • valeria b

    i would like to try the quartz bc everyone seems to be loving it! :)

  • Kelly Baker

    I love the quartz because it is very natural and light. I have fair skin and it would look really complimentary!

  • Kelly Baker

    The Quartz is my favorite! It is delicate and semi-sheer so it will compliment my fair skin tone perfectly!

  • Mollie Diken

    Quartz is beautiful! I am new to shopping cruelty free and your blog is such a big help. Thank you!

  • Lexa.V

    Obsessed with topaz!!

  • Dagmar

    I would love the quartz

  • Mariella V.

    I would love to try Quartz! It is dreamlike and a beautiful color that goddess would wear.

  • Cass M

    I love the quartz color!

  • ela

    I had no idea that Glossier is cruelty-free until you posted about it! Quartz is my pick!

  • heroine san

    I love the quartz!

  • Melanie B

    I still haven’t used a real highlighter. The quartz is beautiful!

  • Kelsey

    I love your website! It has helped me so much while rebuilding my makeup collection as cruelty free. I love quartz so much!

  • Cruelty Free Goddess

    I’ve never tried this brand but I am loving the sleek packaging!