In all honesty I didn’t even know Marc Jacobs had a beauty line. It completely wasn’t on my radar or never in my beauty chest for that matter. Since discovering Marc Beauty Highlighter, it has become a staple item in my everyday makeup. My other highlighters in the future have a lot to live up to. As soon as I opened the box, the packaging drew me in, but the formula kept me.
The Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter, was released on March 3 I believe. I however didn’t receive it from Influenster until April 7th. After opening up the package and swatching it, I can honestly say this stuff is a gold mine. It’s literally one of the prettiest liquid highlighters I’ve ever seen. I immediately thought it could be used as an eyeshadow as well because it’s just that pigmented. You can mix it with your primer, foundation or even apply it to the highlighter on your cheeks, cupids bow and nose.
The packaging is everything! It comes in a frosted glass bottle with a chrome top. This alone shows me that Marc Beauty took a lot of time on branding this product. The shade comes in one color called Dew You? – golden peach. Before blending it out, it looks more like a beige color, but once it’s blended you begin to see the true golden color. I believe it will work for most if not all skin tones, but I can definitely say it works for 3y08 skin tones which is me, medium skin with warm undertones.
As far as the formula goes it’s great. It’s thicker than most liquid highlighters so a little goes a long way. To me it doesn’t smell like coconuts per say, but it does smell really good. It’s like gel, but this makes it easier to blend. Once it dries it doesn’t smudge and stays exactly where you put it for an all day wear. I wiped my face to see if any came off and it didn’t, if it was a powder highlighter it would have.
For $44, you get a .8oz bottle. The price is a little high compared to other liquid highlighters because you’re paying for high in packaging and a high-end brand. But I believe it’s worth it because it hydrates your skin while illuminating it at the same time. It also doesn’t have parabens, sulfates, or phthalates in it which are things I try to avoid as much as possible. Overall I’m pleased with this product and before Influenster sent it to me to try, it was already in my Sephora cart to purchase.
*I received these products complimentary from Influenster and Marc Jacobs Beauty for testing purposes.*