They are described as a goddess glow in a bottle, they have been so popular that they have been flying off the shelves. At one point there was even a waiting list to get your hands on one of them. Iconic London has launched 3 new shades to join the original one. Each one is beautiful beyond words and will give you perfectly glowing cheekbones. A product so popular is worth getting to know, so here is my Iconic London Illuminator Drops Review. Let’s find out if this bestseller is worth all the hype and attention that it gets.
The highlighter comes in 4 different beautiful colours- Shine, Blush, Original and Glow. Shine is a pale pink shimmery colour which adds a pearly glow. This is ideal for fair skin. Blush is a warm peachy, rose colour which adds a rosy glow. Original is a gorgeous champagne colour which adds a golden shine. It is ideal for medium skin tones. Glow is a terracotta-toned shimmer which adds deep golden shine. Glow is perfect for darker skin colours. The packaging is really classy and pretty. They each feel and look like pots of gold, once you use it, you’ll see it’s not so far off!
These 4 Illuminating Drops are the most pigmented highlighters around. They will give you the most amazing shine, one that you could have only dreamt about before. You will get the most beautiful dewy finish.
One of my favourite features is that you can add it to the makeup product of your choice, or you can wear it alone. You can add it to your favourite primer, foundation or moisturiser and the results will always be beautiful. You can apply it either before your makeup to create a dewy base, or you can apply it as a regular highlighter. The options are endless and the illuminator drops are extremely versatile.
How to Apply
Since the Illuminator Drops come in a liquid form it can be a bit tricky to apply. If you apply it directly to the face you risk putting too much on or ruining your makeup (if you’ve already applied makeup). I recommend applying a drop to the back of your hand and then with your fingers dab on to the desired areas. You can then blend it out with a beauty blender or a brush. One drop goes a really long way, personally, I wouldn’t use more than a quarter of a drop for each cheekbone. Yup, the highlight is that strong and pigmented. One tip I have for when applying is to blend it out straight away as the highlight dries really quickly.
What does it look like on?
If you want to glow, then you need these drops. They are glowing. After applying the drops you can blend it for 10 minutes straight and it still won’t look sheer like most highlighters do after a while. It is so highly pigmented that the shimmer and dewy look last throughout the day. However, even though it looks dewy it feels dry and matte, almost as if you’re not wearing anything.
What really struck out to me is that when you apply it, it doesn’t remove or interfere with your blush or any other products that have already been applied. It’s really annoying when products don’t work together. However, no need to worry because this highlighter will work really well with the rest of your makeup because it won’t interfere with it.
The Iconic London Illuminator Drops are the ultimate highlighters around. They are literally pots of gold. Each drop is so highly pigmented that you only ever need a very little amount per use. The bottle will last for a really, really long time and as an extra bonus, they are really pretty to look at! I love having it on my dressing table. It adds a touch of class.
Some people have compared these highlighters to the Cover FX highlighters. However, I find these to be much more pigmented, making them levels above the Cover FX ones.
If you love wearing a strong highlight then the Illuminator drops are made for you, you get all the shimmer and bling with it. The glow is really out there and its beautiful. Personally, I prefer for myself a more subtle highlight. However, I still love this product because when it’s used in small amounts it can still achieve a beautiful subtle glow.
You can wear this highlighter for any occasion, if it’s for an evening look you apply more and if it’s for every day you can apply less. Wearing products that make me feel beautiful helps me get through the day better. I feel like I can handle the world and my kids when I look good. Call me shallow, but it really works!
I hope you have enjoyed this Iconic London Illuminator Drops Review. My overall thought is that all 4 highlighters are beautiful and probably the best highlighters around. Honestly, there’s not much to critique about them. They are definitely worth all the hype that they get and they are cruelty-free and vegan! They are loved by celebrities too, with the likes of J Lo, Vanessa Hudgens and Joudan Dunn, to name a few. So go and get yours before they sell out:)