We’ve always dreamed about dropping a product like a 2013 Beyoncé album—no teasers, no lead-up, just a casual HBO special or something. So, surprise! We’re proud to introduce you to Haloscope, Glossier’s dew effect highlighter, just in time for summer.
Now, the highlighting landscape is already vast, what with contouring, strobing, nontouring, and just general cheekbone awareness. There’s no shortage of products, but a lot of what’s out there goes frosty or glittery and requires a superior knowledge of blending. What we wanted instead is that Krispy Kreme straight-out-the-oven glazed look...warm on the inside, a little wet and sculpted on the outside. That’s what we set out looking to achieve in a new highlighter—something that gives the glow of supremely hydrated skin.
That’s how we came up with the "dew effect" part of Haloscope. Inside is an oil core made with coconut, castor seed, and sweet almond oils that, when applied to skin, bestow just the right amount of natural glaze and good-for-you hydration at the same time. It comes in two shades: There’s Quartz, enriched with real rose quartz crystals, for a pearlescent luster that’s by no means frosty or white—even on darker skintones. And then there’s Topaz, enriched with golden topaz for a bronzey glow. Choose your own adventure based on your highlighting intention. Are you feeling particularly sunkissed today? Or more of a pearly glow? There are no wrong answers.
Now, for how to apply: Honestly, this product is simple—use it how and where you see fit for overall enlightenment. We recommend you start with one swipe along the cheekbones and up to the brow bone, hitting those high points of your face. It’s a subtle product that’ll give you the payoff you want without having to really work for it. Just tap your finger around the edges—that’s all the blending you’ll need. Use on the inner corners of the eyes and on the Cupid’s bow. Lids, the bridge of the nose, the chin, and the collarbone are all good ideas, too. Last step: Find some light to glint off your face. Makes for great Boomerang material, certainly.
Photographed by Tom Newton.
Shop Haloscope now at glossier.com.