My holy grail highlighter has always and will always be Jeffree Star’s Skin Frost in the shade Ice Cold. My complexion is very pale so I have always used highlighter as my lifeline – this is mainly due to the fact that I struggle to find a bronzer that doesn’t make me look like I’ve went in the backyard and rubbed mud all over my face. So the second I found out about Jeffree Star’s liquid highlighter collection I basically passed out.
First and foremost, I adore this packaging. The pink holograph box that you receive the product in is so stunning, the hoarder in me refuses to throw it away. I find the packaging on the actual product to be simplistic but true to the Jeffree Star Cosmetics brand. The glass container displays the metallic liquid frost shade perfectly. Alongside this, is the advertisement of the Jeffree Star brand logo in trademark pink and the product name in a holographic design. Overall I think this packaging is stunning although, after seeing Jeffree Star’s Cosmetics previous products, I wouldn’t expect anything less.
When swatched the formula felt tacky but quickly dried down to a hydrating consistency. The pigmentation is so blinding that you only have to use a small amount of product in order to get a strong glow on your cheekbones. The shade Frost Bite is a silver toned white metallic shade with fine glitters seeping through when applied.
When I blended the formula out it really emphasised the glitters against my skin tone. I really loved the extremity of the highlight however, I can’t help but think it would look way too extreme for normal day-to-day use. Unfortunately, I feel like when beauty influencers create products they create products that would only work in a youtube video with beauty lighting. Not necessarily, a beauty product for you to pop to the corner shop in. Despite this, I can’t argue that this is a stunning product and formula that I would recommend to anyone who highlights away all their imperfections like me.
I didn’t intend to dupe this product however, when I received my liquid frost this morning I couldn’t help but think it was almost identical to a drugstore liquid highlighter I already had in my makeup Collection. This W7 Beam Me Up Illuminator is in the shade Volcano holds a lot of similar features to liquid frost bar one, glitter.
The pigmented silver toned white shade is almost identical to Frostbite. It is a blinding highlight which when blended out maintained its intensity (see below) but doesn’t have any glitters within the formula making it, in my opinion, a lot more wearable for day-to-day usage.
The Beam Me Up Highlighter retails online for £8.95 however, can be found in B&M stores for £3.99! Whilst Liquid Frost checks in at a pricy £23 per a bottle. Following on from price point, you actually get slightly more product from W7. The Beam Me Up Highlighter contains 1.05FL OZ and Liquid Frost contains 1.01FL OZ. Although the amount of product doesn’t differ massively, I definitely think its worth taking into consideration as a result of the nearly £20 price difference.
In conclusion, I recommend both the Jeffree Star Liquid Frost highlighter and the W7 Cosmetics Beam Me Up highlighter to any glow seekers out there. I think the only thing that differentiates them (other then the price point and product amount) is glitter. If you love a glitter based highlighter Liquid Frost will most definitely be your new holy grail but, if you’d rather keep the glitter look for your eyeshadow – check out W7 Beam Me Up.
Until next time, Han x