Pink Bird, Etude House Candy Highlighter review

This highlighter came in February’s Pink Bird box.
7,5 g product

Candy Highlighter
Candy Highlighter
Sparkling pretty.

The packaging is just really beautiful. It is slim, and feel very high quality. It has a large mirror (that I never use anyway, but I know a lot of people do so hey).


Mica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Methicone, Triethylhexanoin, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Manganese Violet, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ultramarines, 1,2-Hexanediol, Iron Oxides, Chromium Oxide Greens, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1, CI 15850, Triethoxycaprylylsilane

My thoughts on Etude House Candy highlighter

I so wanted to like this, but I really don’t. I don’t think anyone should spend money on this highlighter because I just don’t think it is worth it

Etude House Candy highlighter review

It has five pastel shades and you swirl the brush or applicator around in the pan to get all of the colors to mix.The product itself is very powdery and chalky.

When trying to apply this to my cheekbones I am not really sure if any product actually sticks where it is supposed to. Instead it feels like the product just flies around all over the place.

Candy Highlighter
Oh, but it looks so pretty.

When using the brush that I got with the product it was a total fail. The brush did not pick up any product at all and it just made the product in the pan show that it is very powdery.

I did try another brush, actually a concealer brush from Eco tool (a small round dense brush) and I got the product to swatch with a brush.

I did actually get It to look really nice when I swatch with my finger and then apply with pressure, (like I am pushing it in my skin with brute force). But seriously, I am not doing that again. Having a full face on and then applying highlighter with force. You do the math on that? I did try to show the difference on camera, but it was impossible to see any difference at all.

I was also thinking that maybe this product has a top layer that needs to be penetrated. But nope, sorry not that either.

Etude House Candy highlighter review
Finger swatch,  three circular motions around the pan.
Etude House Candy highlighter review
The swatch is 10 circular motions around the pan. Yes 10, I know, I feel it to. But do you see it:-)

But when I finally succeeded in getting some sheen on my face (with brute force) I actually realized that it doesn’t last anyway.

I give this product 0/7

Candy Highlighter Brush

Candy Highlighter brush

Total bummer (sad face).
The brush is really pretty……. But that is it. It doesn’t work with the highlighter at all. And it is a highlighter brush (at least it says so) It does not pick up any product at all. It just swirls around the pan doing nothing, but setting off the product itself.  So, one might use this as some type of powder brush. I don’t see me using it all actually.

I did try the brush in other products as well like blush and other highlighters. And I did manage to get product on the brush, but the application is not very precise since the brush is really non-dense (struggled to find the opposite word of dense in English (I am a Swede), but I finally decided on non-dense,

Candy Highlighter brush

The brush is soft, and the bristles are long and it simply doesn’t work for me.

I give this product 0/7

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Where to get it


Link to other pink bird products

January Pink Bird box
February Pink Bird box
Dear darling soda tint
Perm curl-fix mascara

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