3 LIQUID ILLUMINATOR DROPS COMPARED

liquid illuminator drops

If you’ve already tried the famous and original Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops, I’ve got three alternatives to put to the test. From the cult Iconic London Illuminator Drops, to the budget PS Beauty at Primark’s Liquid Light Irridescent Blending Drops, there’s something for every budget.

liquid illuminator drop swatches

From left to right, the three drops i’ve been comparing are the Iconic London Illuminator Drops in Shine (£32.99 from Cult Beauty), Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops in Precious Pearl (£6.99 from Superdrug) and the Primark PS Beauty Liquid Light Irridescent Blending Drops (£4 from Primark).

liquid illuminator drop swatches

I’ve tried to match as close as I can to the shades, so that you are better able to compare. On first impressions when you drop, then swatch on your hand, there isn’t that much difference between the Iconic London and the Barry M drops. The Iconic London drops are a bit creamier rather than milky, and they are definitely visibly more chrome metallic than the other drops. There is a stark different however between Iconic London, Barry M and the Primark drops. Primark’s PS Beauty Liquid Light drops are sheerer in pigmentation and have more of an oilier texture. The Primark applicator is also awful – you can’t create droplets with it – you just have to dip it in and smear.

Both Iconic London and Barry M blend out well and give a lovely glow – I’m showing them off in action on my Instagram if you want to keep an eye out there to see them on my face. When both of these are blended out into the skin, there is very little difference between them. Not enough difference to make me pay the cost of the Iconic London drops, as gorgeous as they are. The Primark drops blend out quite oily – not great for keeping your foundation underneath intact and in place. I definitely wouldn’t mix these in with my foundation either. They feel greasy and they don’t have as good a staying power as a highlighter as the Iconic London and Barry M drops do. With not much difference in price between Primark and Barry M’s drops, Primark should have been able to create a lot better than they have done.

I love the Iconic London drops, but in terms of value for money, I would go for the Barry M drops as they are hitting very close to the Iconic London mark with theirs. I don’t like the Primark drops much at all I’m afraid.

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?

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