Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Review | Liquid Highlighter for Oily Skin!?

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I have a love/hate with highlighter. As an oily girl, I make plenty of my own *dewiness*… but I just feel incomplete if I don’t dust a little glow on the top of my cheekbones and bridge of the nose daily. When I found out Influenster was sending me the new Marc Jacobs Dew Drops liquid highlighter to test for free, I was a little ambivalent. Would this be another liquid/cream highlighter that sits in my drawer waiting for a dry skinned friend to pass along to? But then I started seeing the swatches on Instagram and nearly fainted from the gorgeousness. This oil-free gel-based liquid highlighter is blowing my mind. It has totally changed the liquid highlight game! Ready for an in-depth Marc Jacobs Dew Drops review and swatches?

Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Review and Swatches


Marc Jacobs Dew Drops review | some details

As of now, Dew Drops come in a single shade – Dew You? – which is an opaque golden peach. It comes in a pump bottle (which is excellent) that makes dispensing a small amount of product easy. It also aids in keeping the product fresh and free of contaminants.

Marc Jacobs himself is a huge fan of coconut water. His fashion models are always sporting some sort of graphic eye makeup and/or bold lips with beautifully natural looking and dewy skin. A teeny amount goes a very long way. I’m surprised the bottle is decently sized, as I imagine this is going to last me a lifetime.


Inspired by Marc Jacobs’s love of coconut water and a radiant complexion, this product features five forms of coconut to hydrate and nourish:
-Coconut alkanes: Help with longer wear
-Coconut milk: Deeply hydrates
-Coconut water: Provides refreshing electrolytes
-Coconut polysaccharides: Help condition
-Coconut fragrance: Lightly scented

Value analysis

Dew Drops are $44 for .24 mL on No, she’s not a budget buy, but for comparison:

  • MAC Strobe Cream | $33 for 50 mL
  • Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer | $62 for 30 mLs
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid | $41 for 50 mLs
  • Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops | $42 for 15 mLs (WHATTT!!!)

That puts the comparative ranking (least expensive to most expensive):

  1. MAC Strobe Cream $
  2. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid $$
  3. Marc Jacobs Dew Drops $$$
  4. Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer $$$$
  5. Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops $$$$$

Overall, I think the product that is MOST similar in finish to Dew Drops are the Cover FX custom enhancer drops because of the opacity, however; the price supersedes itself.

Marc Jacobs Dew Drops MAC Strobe Cream Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer 2 Swatches

My thoughts and swatches

When I first tried the Marc Jacobs Dews Drops, I applied with my fingers over foundation and powder. It did not show up too well. The next day, I used a dampened beauty blender over foundation and powder and we went from 0 to 60 real quick – totally stunning. The day after, I mixed it with my PUR Cosmetics Bare It All full coverage foundation and it provided a natural glow that looked very pretty on Snapchat, sans a filter (bahaha). Lastly, I applied it under my foundation like a primer and that was probably my second favorite way to apply after using a beauty blender.

Wearing Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Dew You? | Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Review

When applying over foundation/powder, I pump 1/2 a pump onto the top of my hand and dab it out before adding to my cheekbones, bridge of the nose and/or brow bone area. I noticed this gel-based formula dries very quickly, so move fast. Once it sets, it’s there ALL DAY LONG; something I can’t say about all of my powder highlighters.


Marc Jacobs Dew Drops have a very slight coconut scent but have not broken me out at all. It’s actually very pleasant!

Of course you’re paying for a high end product, and the packaging shows. It’s a beautiful, thick frosted bottle with a plastic cap and pump that does not feel chincy at all. Looks very sleek and pretty on my dresser.

Overall thoughts

I give Marc Jacobs Dew Drops ALL of the stars and ALL of the thumbs up! I’m SO happy Influenster sent this to me for free. It’s going to get a lot of love this summer. If you’ve struggled to find a highlighter that lasts on your skin and/or you’re oily like me, get a sample of this at Sephora ASAP. Or just buy the full size because you will not be disappointed.

Have you tried Dew Drops? What do you think? Let me know in the comments.

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