Splurge or Save: Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops VS Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter

In recent years liquid highlighters have become increasingly popular among makeup lovers everywhere and one particular product that has enjoyed a lot of hype is the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops. I have been using the drops for over a year now and they have definitely become my favourite formula of liquid highlight. However, priced at £35 the drops are somewhat pricey, so when I discovered that Makeup Revolution had dupes for only £6 I knew that I had to try them out and review them for you all…

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Packaging

In terms of packaging, both have a very similar look to them, and both come with a dropper applicator, however the dropper on the Cover FX highlighter is much skinnier and easier to pick up product. In the Makeup Revolution Highlighters you receive 18ml of product compared to the 15ml that you get with the Custom Enhancer Drops, meaning with Makeup Revolution you are getting more product for less money!

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Formula

Both highlighters are designed to provide the skin with a luminous glow, and add dimension to your makeup, and both do so beautifully. Both highlighters blend seamlessly into the skin with a brush and leave my base makeup looking healthy and glowy. However, saying this, the Makeup Revolution Highlighter in the shade ‘Unicorn Elixir’, which is an exact dupe for the Cover FX ‘Halo’, isn’t my favourite when blended in with a makeup sponge, as it bunches up on my face and leaves my skin looking patchy, but I have had no such problems with the other shades.

cLeft to right: Cover FX ‘Halo’ & Makeup Revolution ‘Unicorn Elixir’

Wear

In terms of lasting power, both of these products leave my skin looking luminous all day long, and their effects don’t wear off. Typically I apply them after skincare and before foundation for the best results.

cccLeft to right: Cover FX ‘Moonlight’ & Makeup Revolution ‘Starlight’

Price

Obviously, there’s a huge price gap between these two products. The Cover FX Custom Enhancer drops will set you back £34, however Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters are only £6. Despite the fact that you actually get more product in the Makeup Revolution product, I believe that the Cover FX drops will last longer as a small amount goes a long way.

Overall

To be completely honest, this highlighter is definitely a dupe, from the packaging to formula to wear, they are pretty much the same. However as a true lover of the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops I do have to say that I much prefer using them over the Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters, but ultimately it all comes down to personal preference and budget!

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Have you tried the Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters yet? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @Emstagramr.

3 thoughts on “Splurge or Save: Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops VS Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter

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  1. I’ve had one of the Barry M liquid highlighters in my drawer for months and still haven’t used it! Never know whether to put it on top/underneath foundation or to mix it with a foundation to make my skin look glowy so I just don’t bother! This was a great post, I love finding dupes for high-end products! Saving for a house means having to cut back on some make-up products haha so brands like Makeup Revolution who make good quality products are a god send!!

    Jess xx

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