Highlighting Drops

Highlighting has become such a major trend this year and last year. Smothering yourself in glittery creams has been seen as high fashion. To be honest I’m all about this trend. A little bit of glow never hurt anyone. Traditionally highlighters have always been powders but more recently the makeup industry has dappled in adding the sparkle to liquids. The most famous is certainly the Cover FX drops that were stunning but overpriced. I have found these two dupes which I’m going to be reviewing for you!

First up is this little pot of joy from Barry M. It cost me £5 give or take. At Superdrug you may also be eligible for Student Discount which slashes off a whopping 10%. The shade I bought in this is Pearlescent. It certainly is pearly and shiny looking. As it is the lightest shade they do it doesn’t look to bad against my really pale skin. They have quite a good shade range so you will be able to cover yourself in every shade of glitter. This mixes really well into foundations and other base products. For example I can mix this with my dermacol to make it just a little bit thinner. It can take an otherwise matte foundation to a more dewy finish.

The major problem with this is that it is pretty oily. It can get all over your hands and trust me this is not easy to clean off again. I can also see how the scent might not be everyone’s cup of tea. I really hate it. To me it smells like those grim Sour cream and chive Pringles but my sister doesn’t think it does! This does work well and gives you a nice shimmer and Barry M is cruelty free which is always great.

The other drops I bought were from Revolution. I had been searching high and low for these products but every time I went into Superdrug they only had the darker shades. Finally I found them in a shade that would suit me. These are supposed to be direct dupes for the Cover FX highlighting drops. The bottle on this one is definitely much better quality than on the Barry M ones. It has a really metallic finish which you can see all day. It blends out pretty easily providing you haven’t already powdered your face. They do not go on well over powders. As they are so pigmented I would recommend just putting a bit of product on the back of your hand and working from there.

The downside with these ones is that the Pipette doesn’t work particularly well so I think when I get to the end of the bottle I’m going to struggle getting all of the product out. These drops do however have a much more pleasant scent than the Barry M. I have tried these in a foundation and they don’t work too well.

Both products do their jobs well but if I were to recommend one it would be the Revolution ones. If you have tried both do let me know what you think of them and which is your favourite!

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  1. Hi, it is a shame that the pipette didn’t work to fair this would put me of buying them.

  2. I am loving the packaging of the makeup revolution one and it also looks great on your swatch! Makeup revolution never disappointed! xx corinne

  3. I’ve tried some liquid and Creme Highlighters but not the highlighting drops. I really like the look of the Revolution one so I may pick that up! Lovely review!
    -Olivia Xxx

  4. I see the Barry M ones everywhere! I found it so interesting that you preferred the revolution one! Shame about the pipette situation though x


  5. I recently bought and did a post on the Barry M one and personally I LOVE it! It wasn’t quite a dupe for the Cover FX ones but it made my skin glow soo much and was such a bargain price too!! I haven’t yet tried the MR ones but I’d like to once I get through my Barry M one 🙂
    Alice Xx

  6. Always wanted to try these!

  7. Love the packaging of the Revolution one – shame the pipette didn’t work very well though 🙁 I haven’t tried highlighting drops before so was interesting to see these!


  8. Ayse says:

    This is an amazing photo and the makeup revolution highlight drops look so great and pigmented! Ayse x

  9. Ellie says:

    Yeah it’s such a shame! I love the finish of the product but I just can’t get on with it because of the Pipette thank you for your comment have a great week x

  10. Ellie says:

    The makeup revolution one does have such good packaging you’re right! It reminds me so much of the cover fx one. Thank you for your comment xx

  11. Ellie says:

    They are so worth trying out! I love them and they are a bit different to normal highlighters ❤️ Thank you for your comment have a great week x

  12. Ellie says:

    Yeah it kind of ruined it for me which is a shame because the drops are actually never nice! Thank you for your comment have a great week x

  13. Ellie says:

    Ahh that’s so interesting! It really proves that one person can love a product and another person might not! Maybe I got a dodgey batch but I’m definitely going to go back and give them another go! If you like the Barry m you’ll probably like the revolution ones ❤️ Thank you for your comment have a wonderful week x

  14. Ellie says:

    Definitely worth giving them a go! Thank you for your comment x

  15. Ellie says:

    They are such a great idea and they look so pretty on the skin! thank you for your comment have a great week xx

  16. Ellie says:

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment! They really are so photogenic haha! Have a great week x

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