Dubbed as the better version of Fenty Beauty’s Body Lava, Jeffree Star Cosmetic’s Liquid Frost highlighter blew up on the internet. And with good reason.
Just like every other girl, highlighter is one of my favourite makeup products. So, when I saw Jeffree Star was launching his Liquid Frost highlighter, I was intrigued to try it out. I also didn’t have any liquid highlighters in my collection, so thought this would be a perfect addition.
What is Jeffree Star Cosmetics?
Founded by popular beauty YouTuber and entrepreneur Jeffree Star, Jeffree Star Cosmetics is a popular makeup brand that is known for its vibrant eyeshadow palettes, unusual lipstick shades and pigmented highlighters.
The Liquid Frost highlighter claims to be a highly pigmented, metallic liquid highlighter that promises to deliver next-level glow and luminosity.
I opted for the shade ‘Frostbite’ from Liquid Frost range, which is an icy white – almost silver – shade. I hadn’t seen a white liquid highlighter before, so I was looking forward to trying it out.
The bottle has a frosted effect, which ties in with the name of the highlighter. It also has the staple Jeffree Star pink lid, which I like. This liquid highlighter is pretty big too – much bigger than I’d expected – so I knew it would take me ages to finish the bottle.
The applicator is a bit weird, though. You have to sort of twist the lid once, then press the pump at the top to draw the product up the syringe, then completely unscrew it and press the pump to get the product out. It took me a while to figure out and it seems unnecessarily clunky.
However, when I’d finally worked it out, I pumped far too much out by accident. This was a bad idea because the product is super pigmented (as I was soon to find out) and you hardly need any for an unreal highlight.
I first applied Liquid Frost onto my cheekbones with my fingers and it was BLINDING. Damn, there was so much pigment and so much glitter.
I’d put far too much on, though, so when I blended it out with my fingers, it ended up looking glittery rather than like a highlighter because I was frantically trying to rub the product out. By doing this, it also meant I’d rubbed some of my foundation off, which was annoying.
The main thing to take away here is that you only need the smallest of drops to get a dazzling effect.
A few uses later
YESSSS, this highlighter is incredible.
The pigment is unlike anything I’ve ever seen and the smallest little drop (smaller than a pea) will cover all of your cheekbones easily, which means the product will last forever. I can’t see this ever running out, literally.
It’s definitely best to put a small drop on the back of your hand, then get the tip of a beauty blender to pick up a little bit of the product and gently apply to the areas that you want to highlight. Using a beauty blender will soften it out, make it look less like a block of glitter and will ensure even coverage.
One thing I’ll say about the Liquid Frost, which is both a negative and a positive, is that it’s extremely glittery and intense. For parties, this is honestly the most perfect highlighter ever and will look great in photos because it’s so reflective and glittery.
However, I don’t think you can build this product up because the intensity starts at 100 and there’s no in-between. Whereas some highlighters allow you to build up the intensity to create your desired effect, Liquid Frost is incredibly pigmented, so, I don’t think this is a suitable daytime highlighter.
Liquid Frost definitely works as an eyeshadow topper or as the inner corner highlight for eyeshadow looks as well because it’s sparkly and will add some drama to makeup looks.
Where to buy
Liquid Frost retails for £23 on Beauty Bay. Considering the size of the bottle and intense pigment, I think this is a very reasonable price.
I genuinely am really impressed with this highlighter. I’ve never used a liquid one before and this one has definitely convinced me to try more.
The pigment is incredible and the product will last forever because of that. There are also 8 different shades to choose from, which I think is great for a highlighter range.
Rating: 4 stars
I do wish that this highlighter was buildable so it could be worn in the daytime because then I could plug the shit out of it, but that’s my only criticism. Other than that, this is an extraordinary highlighter that will look amazing in the evening.
What’s your favourite highlighter? Let me know down below in the comments!