I feel like I’ve been waiting about six years for the new Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops to be released. It was a few months ago now since I first spied them on Barry M’s Instagram page and knew that I had to get my hands on them thanks to my obsession with highlighters (the make up variety not the Stabilo variety, however, I can always appreciate a good highlighter, my Mum got me some scented ones for college – I know I’d be jealous too)
Anyways, the Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops have finally been released this week whoo, and I was so excited to receive all five shades earlier this week, so I’ve been testing them out to let you guys know if they’re worth the hype.
So as you’ve probably guessed the Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops are liquid highlighters, there’s five shades like I mentioned above and they retail at £6.99 each. They were released into Superdrug yesterday, and will be in Boots next week. They’re also on the Barry M website and ASOS so there’s a few places to get them, but I’d be quick as I imagine these are going to sell out fast.
Let’s start with the five shades, then we’ll get onto the juicy stuff; there should hopefully be a shade for everyone with these shades as they are quite varied, we’ll start with my favourite from the range; Liquid Fortune; a bronzey shade, then we have Beam Me Up : a very pretty light gold, Moon Potion: a pearly highlight with a blue shimmer undertone, Precious Pearl: a pearly highlight with a pink shimmer undertone, then At First Light; which is marketed as a rose gold but is more of a cool toned light pink.
L-R : Precious Pearl, At First Light & Moon Potion
Beam Me Up & Liquid Fortune
So there should be a shade for everyone, I think that Precious Pearl and Moon Potion are perfect for pale skin tones, I will be giving these to my sister to try and see how she gets on.
But for now, let’s talk application.
So you could apply these highlighters in a couple of different ways, first of all, on top of your makeup then applied to your cheekbones, brow bone, etc… or you could mix it in with foundation to make it more glowy, or under as a primer to add a glow to your skin. You could also use them on your body such as on your collarbones or decolletage if you’re fancy, on your legs, etc… the world is your oyster.
I found that applying these worked better when you’d just put on foundation, so they need to go on another cream/liquid base if that makes sense, I did try on top of powder set foundation and they just went cakey, so just a little word of warning there.
I found that the easiest way to apply them was adding a couple of drops to my face with my fingers, then blending with a damp beauty blender/sponge which helped to blend them in naturally. I’d apply them and build up as Precious Pearl especially was a bit of a nightmare to blend in. Pop on a couple of drops, then add more if like me, you like a lot of highlighter.
(Ignore the state of my hair!)
These highlighters will give you more of a glow/sheen then a ‘omg highlight on fleek’ look if that makes sense? I found that Liquid Fortune gave me the most dramatic highlight, which is the shade I’m wearing in the pictures in this post. The others made me glowy/dewy, with a little bit of colour. I found that Beam Me Up and Liquid Fortune were the best for my skin tone, the others were a little pale.
So my overall thoughts? I think they’re a good little product to have in your make up bag, they’re £6.99 and work as well as the Iconic London Illuminating Drops that I have which are about £30ish, so there’s a huge difference there. They’re perfect for giving you a glow, and I’m excited to try them mixed in with my foundation.
I feel like I applied too much yesterday when I was playing around with them, but I’ll keep trying them out and will report back, however, for now I will go and stop waffling on about highlighter!
Let me know if you’ve tried the Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops yet!