Laura Geller Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops Review Opal CrushIlluminating 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.

Laura Geller Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops Review Opal Crush

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

Laura Geller Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops Review Opal Crush

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!” 🤣

Laura Geller Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops Review Opal Crush
3rd Layer after filming video.


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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Daily Nuggets:

  • I haven’t been making videos with my face because my allergies are so bad right now and everything is puffy and swollen. Eyes, nose, and cheeks.
  • Organizing makeup is one of the best activities on a rainy day. Organizing in general is fun.
  • I’m having TJ Maxx withdrawals. Our TJ Maxx is under construction and it’s been weeks since I’ve been!
  • Yesterday, my kids and I visited with some neighborhood kids. They’re so cute!


  1. Thank you for posting these reviews. I’m always so excited when I see a new one from you in my email list.
    Your Daily Nuggets are just as fun to read. It’s the icing on the cake for me.
    I too love T.J. Maxx & Home Goods. I try and get discounted gift cards from
    They usually have them for around 10-15% off. YAY!
    I sure hope your allergies go away really soon. I’m in North Texas and we are experiencing full bloom of EVERYTHING right now, it seems. It’s all pretty to look at though… even through puffy eyes and a stuffy nose.
    Oh, I wanted to see if you have any updates on Marlena Stell and her current relationship (if there’s one?) I noticed a ring on her left ring finger in her latest Paris Tutorial YouTube video. I’m just curious if she has a new beau or if she and Cocoa Bear are back together.
    Have an awesome weekend!!

    • OMG thank you so much for the lovely comment! You’re amazing and I really appreciate you! Girl, YES I saw on Marlena’s Instagram stories that she is in another relationship. Cocoa Bear is completely out of the picture. I also saw that she moved out-of-state and is no longer in California. I think the new beau is living with her! You have a great weekend as well. XO – Mandy


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