Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter: The hype is real

I love glowing skin. Even before it was a trend and spawned a whole range of products to achieve that lit-from-within-look, I was sporting radiant skin. The fact that my first foundation was MAC Hyper Real packed with tiny pearlescent particles should give you an idea just how crazy I am about looking like I have an internal lighting system. So it should be no surprise that I picked up the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel highlighter. The most hyped of this summer. Did I like it? It was love at first swatch! And here’s why I love it even more each time I use it.

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It’s a gel formula
I’ve tried powder, cream and liquid highlighters and I thought it would be interesting to try a gel formula. This feels light, and a little cool when I first apply it. It sets quickly, which means you have to work fast to blend it in. I prefer to use my MAC 187 Duo Fibre brush as it gives me a more natural finish.

It’s great in humid weather
Thanks to the gel formulation, once this highlighter has set, it will not budge. I’ve used it on extremely hot, humid days and it doesn’t slip or melt. I’ve even used it on my upper lip and under my lower lip where I tend to perspire and it doesn’t move. This is where the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel scores over my beloved Illamasqua Gleam in Aurora.

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It will suit all skin types
I have extremely dry skin and even when it’s not at it’s best, the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel will not cling to dry patches or look patchy if I haven’t moisturised enough. I’ve only used it in humid weather though, and have yet to see how it performs in a cooler climes. Given that it is a gel formula, it should work well for oily skin types as well.

It’s extremely pigmented
You only need a tiny dew-drop-sized amount to create a beautiful, natural glow. If you’re going for an Insta-worthy highlight though, you could use a little more. Even if I used only this highlighter it would still last me at least a year. And at S$69, that really brings down your cost per use. I love that it has a warm undertone making it suitable for Indian skin tones or anyone who has warm undertones.

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It doesn’t highlight imperfections
Sometimes a highlighter can draw attention to all the wrong things – not this one. I have peach fuzz all over my face and this doesn’t draw attention to it, neither does it highlight my tiny wrinkles. It only draws your attention to my high cheekbones and sharp nose. #winwin

It doesn’t have an overwhelming fragrance
I’ll admit I was a bit apprehensive about the coconut fragrance before I picked it up. Every review and YouTuber said it has this gorgeous coconut scent. While I’m all for smelling like I’m on a permanent vacation, the scent is not as strong as I thought it would be and most days I barely even notice it. So if you’re someone who detests strong fragrances, don’t let that stop you from picking up the gorgeous Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel highlighter.

I bought this product.

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