Marc Jacobs Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

01/05

Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Fantasy

Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($44.00 for 0.80 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with subtle, warm undertones and a subtle, pearly sheen. The texture was smooth, not too thick or too thin as expected of a gel-based formula, which made it spreadable and easy to work with when mixing in with other creams and liquids or applying directly to the skin.

It had sheer coverage that was buildable to medium coverage when used as a standalone highlighter, which is one way to use it, and it had a soft sheen that was dewier than it was overtly shimmery or metallic, so it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. When I played around with a single drop on my forearm, I could cover the underside of my arm with one drop and get medium or greater coverage–it had a very pretty sheen on the body but did look noticeably redder against my natural undertones.

When I mixed it in with foundation, it can noticeably tint and darken my base depending on how much coverage the foundation formula was and how much of the Dew Drops I put in it. Since I am yellower, if I didn’t get the right balance, it did have a slightly sunburnt look on my skin tone. I find the effect helps to blur the skin a little without using a fuller coverage foundation and gives a dewier finish to satin-to-matte foundations as well. It wore well for nine hours as a cheek highlighter and did not see to shorten the wear of my base products.

Formula Overview

$45.00/0.8 oz. - $56.25 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a “gel-cream” that can be used on “the skin directly” or “added into” base products (like foundation or primer). It’s supposed to “build for the ultimate sheen.” That gel texture made it easy to spread without it sheering out immediately, but it also meant that one “pump” was far more product than one would need for spot highlighting (e.g. cheek bones, cupid’s bow, and so forth) and was more in line with what you might use to mix in with a base product.

There was a very subtle coconut scent to it, but it wasn’t particularly sweet and was more toned down compared to the Coconut Face Primer. I had no trouble blending this product out on bare skin, over liquid foundation, or patted over powder highlighter. It wore well for nine hours on me as a standalone highlighter, and it did not impact the wear of my foundation (I used it with Tarte and Guerlain).

Browse all of our Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Water, Mica, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Lecithin, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Dimethiconol, Simethicone, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linalool, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Diisostearyl Malate, Butylene Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Coumarin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Panthenol, Withania Somnifera Root Extract, Silica, Isostearyl Alcohol, Malic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Carmine (Ci 75470).

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Product Availability

Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantasy $45.00/0.8 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Lancome Teint Idole 24HR Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On lips:
  • Bite Beauty Taurus Amuse Bouche Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Wow! I like! This could be another mixer for my foundation if used *very* sparingly. I could see what you meant about how too much could give a sunburned effect, though. You have slightly yellow tones, whereas I have neutral skin with olive undertones. Which is actually horrible for getting accurate selfies btw! Neutral olives can take on whatever hues are up against our skin, we can “metamorphosise” into other tones and shades depending on lighting, clothing, the weather. Not fun!!!

It looks great on you but the swatches look kind of streaky. I sometimes like layering liquid highlighter under my powder highlighter to increase the intensity of my glow; however, I think this would be too pigmented to be used in that fashion (unless the powder highlighter I am using to overlay is a similar shade).

I love this new edition and also the older edition Dew drops from last year. The only issue that is frustrating to me is the pump! Its impossible for me to obtain the smallest drop, it always pumps too much on me and I feel like I’m wasting part of it. Same for the liquid NARS blushes in the square bottles. But I am loving this Marc Jacobs rose gold collection this year. Thank you for your very informative review! 😊

Please forgive my ignorance here, but do you think this could be built up and used sort of like a highlighting blush on fairer skin tones? I’m just really intrigued by this because it looks so pretty on your cheeks but obviously this is too dark for me to use as an actual highlighter.

Yes, it can, but I guess it depends on how dark is acceptable for a highlighting blush on you? It’s a highlighting blush on my skin tone since it adds definite color that’s darker than my natural coloring.

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