8 September 2018

Jeffree Star Liquid Frost Review!


This liquid frost in Ice Queen was my first ever purchase from Jeffree Star! When I saw the initial swatches that were released, I knew I had to try liquid frost. Simply because I'm obsessed with pink/blue/unicorn-y coloured highlights. I purchased mine from Beauty Bay, here!

There are 8 shades in the Liquid Frost (LF) range, and I decided after looking at all the swatches, that I'd be most interested in the 'Ice Queen' shade, because it had pink glitter in it lols.

So here's what it looks like out of the bottle, one drop:


& at first it looks like one of them products where you only need a small amount!

Here's it blended out:


& here's the shade under the sun!


It's very hard to capture the glitter in the product, but I think I managed to in this picture..


Overall, it's a VERY pretty shade, and I guess it's what I was looking for.

But let's talk about the application on the face.

So I've been using this for a few weeks now & I was really excited to put a review out about how pretty and perfect this highlighter is, but I ran into a few difficulties.

Application

It's a liquid highlight. It's not the easiest to blend on the face, understandable. I initially thought my fingers would be the best way to apply this product. Yeah it worked, but it kind of didn't look as pretty as I wanted it to. :/

I then went on to try numerous brushes. I tried concealer brushes mainly & again, I didn't get the best result.

The absolute best way to apply this highlighter with was of course a beauty blender. It worked really nicely, however it just didn't seem to still give me the pinky 'wow' glow I was looking for.

My overall thoughts are: it's not what I was expecting. This highlighter is more subtle than I thought it would ever actually be! Which is kind of a good thing, because you can wear it everyday! But even when built up, I didn't get the result I wanted to! :(

This brings me back to my initial impression - I thought a little would go a long way with this product, but I found myself building it up each time, maybe 3 or 4 layers of it to give me a 'perfect' glow.

The creamy white based highlighter basically dries clear, leaving a subtle pink sheen with some glitter particles in it & it's not as vibrant as it looks straight out the bottle. Again, this may be a really good thing for people who like a subtle glow!

One thing I should add is that it definitely looks very different in different lighting. In some lighting, it doesn't look very pink, but when there's a very bright light around.. say the tube.. it's very pink/purple!

Here's some pictures of me wearing it, sorry about the extreme close ups!



These pictures were with about 3-4 layers with a beauty blender. I do really like the pink glow it gives, it just really wasn't what I expected from the product!

For reference, I have swatched some of my pink/blue unicorny highlighters against this Jeffree Star highlight, to show you the difference!


& this is a picture of them with flash.


As you can see, the Jeffree Star LF is the most subtle out of all of them! My two favourites are the CP over the moon supershock highlighter, as it's really easy to use and looks BEAUTIFUL, & the Mother of pearl highlighter by Topshop which is a dry highlighter. The Topshop mother of pearl is the highlighter that most people stop me about.. blog post about it here.
My least favourite is the Cover FX highlighter as there's no actual glitter particles in it lol.

Overall, I'm not entirely against this product, it's just not what I expected. When you think Jeffree Star, you think of the most OTT highlighter ever, and this was just not it! Like I've said before, that's not necessarily a bad thing, as this highlight is super wearable on an everyday basis, and I'll still wear it!

Let me know if you've tried any of the shades! 

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