Illuminating drops (or highlighting drops) is all the rage right now and I kinda see why. Liquid highlighters look more natural on the skin, but still pack a powerful punch at whomever graces their eyes on your lustrous cheekbones. Cover FX paved the way for brands. Some get it right, while others…not so good. Today, we’re going to take an in-depth look at the Laura Geller Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops and see what’s up with this bad boy.
Laura Geller Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops Review
First things first, the packaging is adorable. It’s a frosted glass dropper bottle, much like other highlighter drop products, but this one is cute and compact. There is 0.51 fl oz, which is about half the size of an average foundation product. At $32, that’s a little steep, but not unheard of. The Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Highlighters are $26 for 0.16 oz of product, for comparison. The plastic “squeeze top” siphons up the liquid for the right amount of product every time.
The Dewdreamer Drops come in 4 shade options show below from left to right; Guilded Honey, Diamond Dust, Ballerina, and Opal Crush. Both Ballerina and Guilded Honey are suitable for medium to deep skin tones. Diamond Dust and Opal Crush are best suited for lighter skin tones. I purchased mine in the shade Opal Crush from the Dermstore.com.
The instructions on the back tell you to shake well to mix the oils. This was the first indication that things may not go well. As you probably know already, putting oil over foundation can sometimes disrupt it or break it down completely. Unfortunately, this is the case with the Dewdreamer Drops as well. Right away, I started noticing my foundation separating underneath. So, if you were to buy it, you can’t use it OVER waterbased foundations or on bare skin.
Another problem is the “illumination” or should I say, lack-thereof. There is only a slight shine if layered on several times, as seen below. With one application, there is no shine, shimmer, or iridescence from this product, apart from a random (and very sporadic) glitter particle. The drops really only deposit a color. In my case, Opal Crush is a lilac that was really hideous looking. I was offended. As my daughter would say – “Uh-uh, boo boo. Hold my hoops!” 🤣
I really had high hopes for this product, but unfortunately it was a big miss. BIG. Laura Geller makes and creates beautiful highlighters, but this one missed the mark. Actually, it missed the park. Air-ball. Strike 3. You’re outta here. Hopefully, you found this Laura Geller Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops Review helpful and informative. I did a quick rundown on this product in the video below if you want to see it in action.
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