Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops in At First Light

Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops in At First Light

Like most people, i love highlighter - it's one of my favourite parts of my make up routine and i just love the difference it can make to the skin. Up to now, I've stuck solely to powder highlighters but the recent release of chrome liquid highlighters have really caught my attention and i decided to try Barry M's offering.


Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops in At First Light

The Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops are formulated with pearls to reflect light and to give you that intense highlighting effect. You can use it to brighten up the skin mixing it in with your foundation or use it alone to highlight the bone structure.

The packaging for these highlighter drops is beautiful - they're little glass bottles with a pipette applicator and they look quite luxurious, it'd be so pretty sat on your dressing table and we already know how much i love a pipette applicator. 

There is 5 different metallic shades available but i chose the shade At First Light - it's a pink toned pearlescent highlighter, i just felt this shade would suit me better out of all the ones available and it is really pretty. It reminds me a lot of the MUA Undress Your Skin Pink Shimmer Highlighter but in liquid form.

Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops in At First Light

The very first time i used these highlighter drops, it did not go as well as I'd expected; the formula is quite gloopy whereas i was expecting it to be more runny - now this isn't the end of the world but i feel like that because it has a gloopy consistency, it does require a bit of elbow grease to blend it into the skin.

I didn't realise how much you had to work it into the skin at first and i did not like how it sat on my foundation. It was almost like when you apply a cream product on top of a powder and you get that kind of clumpy look. So it was safe to say i was not impressed and i felt rather disappointed - i was really looking forward to an effortless glow and whilst it did leave the skin glowy, it just didn't look right and it just didn't impress me like i was expecting it to.

It may not be an expensive product at £6.99 but i didn't want it to become redundant and just sit in my drawer going to waste so I've continued to use it and find ways to make it work better - just incase it was down the the foundation i was wearing or whether it was just me not applying it right and through persistence (and Coco Chic's video) I've discovered that you really have to work with it - it requires a lot of blending and patience but that 'clumpy' look does blend out eventually.

Now that I've figured how to make it work for me i do like it but the glow isn't as intense as I'd like it to be. It is a noticeable glow, some people probably would consider it quite bold but i love a blinding highlight, so for me this is a very soft highlighter.

I've been applying this on top of my foundation; mostly on the tops of my cheek bones and blending out with a beauty sponge and then applying what ever is left on the sponge to the temples, down the nose and cupids bow - if it's just general day to day, i leave it there as it's subtle and gives the skin a lovely healthy glow but If I'm going for a full face of make up, i apply a powder highlight over the top (once I've finished my make up and powdered) and that gives me the intense highlight that i love.

I've not tried any of the other liquid highlighters drops so i don't know how they compare to this one. For me personally, i wish this was more intense and not such a pain to blend into the skin but I do like this highlighter. I will get a lot of use out of it and if you want something subtle then it does gives the skin a lovely healthy glow and it's pretty affordable - you just have to decide if it's worth the effort to blend in.

Have you tried the Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops?
Natalie xx

2 comments:

  1. This looks fab! I've not tried a liquid highlighter, I think I'm worried I'd go a bit too far and look like a drag artist! I do like the nice pink tint it has though! Fab post, as always :*

    Laura x | http://pale-girl-reviews.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. This looks like it would give a lovely subtle glow to the skin!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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