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.
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$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).
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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).