Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters Review / Swatches

Makeup Revolution are seriously dominating the drugstore beauty scene right now, and whilst their products can be very hit and miss, they definitely know how to create a good highlighter. For me, my favourite products Makeup Revolution do are eyeshadow palettes and highlighters. When Makeup Revolution initially launched their Liquid Highlighters, I wasn’t impressed by them as I swatched a few shades instore and they felt incredibly greasy and oily on the skin so I skipped the launch entirely.

Review and Swatches of the Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters in the shades Liquid Luminous Luna and Liquid Starlight

Fast forward a few months, Revolution added a few new shades to their range and I loved the look of Liquid Luminous Luna so I decided to order it, and I received a mystery bag with my order and I received the Liquid Starlight shade within it so I could test both Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters and see what they were like.

Review and Swatches of the Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters in the shades Liquid Luminous Luna and Liquid StarlightReview and Swatches of the Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters in the shades Liquid Luminous Luna and Liquid Starlight

Our concentrated highly pigmented highlighter is a must-have for all lovers of glow! Can be used alone as a liquid highlighter, simply apply to the high points of the face and blend with a synthetic brush or sponge for dimension and glow.”

Mix into your favourite foundation for a more dewy and luminous finish. Mix into your body lotion and creams for a gorgeous all over glow, or use alone with your everyday skincare for a natural glow from within on even bare skin days. Available in 7 stunning shades.”

Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters Review / Swatches

Review and Swatches of the Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters in the shades Liquid Luminous Luna and Liquid Starlight

The Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters are £6 each, and they contain 18ml of product within a glass bottle, with a glass pipette dispenser. When the highlighters launched, everyone called them a dupe for the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops without even trying them.

However, the Cover FX drops are £34 for 15ml but as I haven’t tried the Cover FX drops, so I can’t compare them but from the reviews I’ve read, the formula and finish is really quite different, so they might be similar, but they’re not dupes.

Review and Swatches of the Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters in the shades Liquid Luminous Luna and Liquid Starlight

I tried the Liquid Starlight shade first and applied it as a last step in my makeup routine as a highlighter and I hated it so much I had to remove all of my makeup and redo it. Liquid Starlight is described by Revolution as being a ‘beautiful white reflective pink’ and Luminous Luna a ‘perfect pearly white’. Everyone has their own opinion when it comes to products but I really dislike the Liquid Starlight shade, yet there are amazingly positive reviews on the Revolution website.

For me it’s very greasy and feels like I’m applying a facial oil and it always makes my foundation separate and break up. The other issue for me is that it’s saturated with chunky shimmer particles which make my skin’s texture look gritty regardless of how I apply it (fingertips, brush or sponge) which is the complete opposite of how I want my skin to look.

Normally if there’s a product I don’t like, I try to pass it onto a friend to try so it’s not a waste but the formula was just so bad that I decided to throw it away as it even smelt bad so it’s very possible it was either gone off as it was in the mystery bag, or perhaps the formula was off but either way it was awful.

The Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters are available in many different shades, but they’re all quite dark, so I was pleased that Luminous Luna was created as it’s the perfect shade for super pale skin. The formula is absolutely fine, applies under and over makeup no problem at all and the shimmer is very fine so it looks so much more natural on the skin.

I really like using two drops of Luminous Luna on my face before applying primer and foundation for a more radiant look to the skin, but it performs well as an highlighter too. I like that Luminous Luna doesn’t look like an obvious liquid highlighter, instead it leaves the skin looking luminous and healthy, and I would definitely repurchase Luminous Luna so the Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters weren’t a complete fail.

Have you ever tried the Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters? Do you like liquid highlighters?



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