MAC Lustre Drops Review & Swatches

MAC Lustre Drops

I can’t be the only person around that thinks the return of MAC Lustre Drops is awesome. Anyone? Bueller? As a chick who is dead scared of highlighters I find it surprisingly delightful that I actually LIKE Lustre Drops…but what’s not to like? They are so freaking easy to use and such a compliment to Summer skin!

Do try!

MAC Lustre Drops return for Summer 2013 in two shades selections.

This liquid touch of sun is a liquid shimmering, luminous highlighter. It comes in a tiny puffy paint-like bottle with a needle nose dropper. Holler if you remember puffy paint!

MAC Lustre Drops Pink Rebel

You can use Lustre Drops in any number of ways including directly from the bottle tapped gently on skin to highlight your cheek bones, bridge of your nose, or highbrow area. Or mix them with your foundation to create a luminous finish! Or you can give use them as a base for powder eyeshadow or as a glossy color wash on eyes. Don’t limit yourself, multitask this shiz to death I says.

I personally like mixing three drops with my moisturizer and applying a little cheek stain on my cheeks followed by Benefit Lemon Aid on lids and concealer under my eyes for a fresh, flawless, no makeup look!

MAC Lustre Drops Swatches

MAC Lustre Drops Swatches Blended

Pink Rebel

Loves it.

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  • 6/11/13 20:16 Katie:

    Holler! Puffy paint hasn’t gone away has it? That’d be a full-blown crisis.

    Oh, and I’m stoked to pick these up, too!


    • 6/12/13 9:25 the Muse:

      I think it is still around?! ;-D lol craft store road trip!


  • 6/11/13 21:49 Nat:

    I do, I do! I decorated my sneakers with puffy paint in middle school! 😀


    • 6/12/13 9:19 the Muse:

      lol me too and shirts


  • 6/11/13 22:55 Kaitlyn Schisler:

    How similar is this to high beam?


    • 6/12/13 9:18 the Muse:

      vastly different products, formula is runnier not as thick, color is more pigmented, packaging, colors offered are different, etc…i find lustre drops are more multitasking than high beam.


      • 6/12/13 18:15 Kaitlyn Schisler:

        Thanks for the info!! 😛


        • 6/13/13 9:40 the Muse:

          np :)


  • 6/11/13 23:12 Phyrra:



  • 6/14/13 13:08 Cindy Ramirez:

    I’ve recently re-fallen in love with Benefit High Beam. I’ve been on such a highlighter kick lately, and this looks gorgeous!


    • 6/14/13 13:14 the Muse:

      i suck at highlighters but high beam has always been so easy to apply ;-D


      • 6/14/13 18:31 Cindy Ramirez:

        It is pretty goof proof, and the container is so so cute too! bonuses all around.


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