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The Best & Worst of Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters

01/04

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter  

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter  

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter  

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter  

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.24 oz./0.28 oz.) is available in two individual shades along with four duos. The formula is described ranging from “subtle dayglow to insanely supercharged” with a “cream-powder hybrid” formula that feels “weightless” and is long-wearing. They can also be used on the eyes, body, lips, and so forth, per the brand. They feel like a traditional powder, but they have a smooth, moderately dense texture that doesn’t kick up a lot of excess product in the pan but also does not feel stiff or difficult to pickup with the brush. The finishes varied from shade to shade; where Metal Moon was the most subtle and had a satin-to-pearl finish, Trophy Wife was the most over-the-top with chunky, obvious glitter and less base color compared to the other shades.

The duos featured a light-to-moderate highlighter on the left and then a more sparkly, metallic highlighter on the right with the exception of Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule, where the left shade (Ginger Binge) was more intense (possibly owing to the richer color and payoff). In general, I found the left, more subtle side of each duo to be sheer to semi-sheer, somewhat buildable, whereas the right, more metallic side was substantially more pigmented. All of the more intense highlighters (Trophy Wife and the right side of the duos) did accentuate the look of my skin’s natural texture to some degree.

For use on the eye, they worked better with a slightly dampened brush, as it gave the powder a bit more binding powder for better adherence to the lid, but the ones I tried on the lid were blendable and easy to apply with no real concerns from the application itself other than the potential for fallout over time.

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Week in Review | September 16th through September 22nd

Happy Saturday! I always enjoy seeing what makes up the week’s top ten highest-reviewed products, so I hope you find it somewhat interesting as well! 🙂

What was your week in review like?

My skin tone/coloring:

Favorite look you worn:

Most used product of the week:

Any new beauty discoveries:

Week in Review

01

Cover FX Rose Gold

PPermanent. $42.00/0.50 oz.

Rose Gold is a medium, rosy copper with warm, golden undertones and a pearly sheen. The finish was more metallic on this shade with medium, buildable coverage that was really as pigmented or as sheer as desired--it just depended on how much one applied. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

02. Urban Decay Love Drunk

Love Drunk is a deep red with cool, pink undertones and a satin sheen. This is a newly released, permanent shade, which I just reviewed in the last month, so I did not retest it as the mini was consistent with the full-sized version. Read full review.

A+

03. Natasha Denona Magnolia (143K)

Magnolia (143K) is a bright, light-medium copper with warm, golden undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

04. Cover FX Moonlight

Moonlight is a dirty, medium gold with warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a moderate to strong sheen in finish and was one of the shades just on the edge of accentuating the skin's natural texture. Read full review.

A

05. Cover FX Celestial

Celestial is a soft pink with warm undertones and a luminous, pearly sheen. The consistency was thin with a lot of movement, but a little went a long way whether used as a highlighter on the the skin or mixed in with base products. Read full review.

A

06. Natasha Denona Helio (149M)

Helio (149M) is a medium taupe with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was soft, smooth, and almost effortless to blend out, though it had a touch of excess product kicked up in the pan. Read full review.

A

07. Cover FX Holiday 2017

Cover FX Holiday 2017 Custom Enhancer Drops Set ($42.00 for 0.45 oz.) contains four, miniature-sized liquid highlighters. Read full review.

A

08. Urban Decay 1993

1993 is a deep, muted brown with warmer undertones and a cream finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly across the lips. Read full review.

A

09. Fenty Beauty Metal Moon

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a very pale white with warmer undertones and warm, golden pearl. Read full review.

A-

10. Fenty Beauty Ginger Binge

Ginger Binge is a rich, medium-dark rosy copper with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A-

Breakdown |
Sep 16, 2017 — Sep 22, 2017

87%

Average Score
A
24
B
35
C
5
D
4
F
0

Total Reviews (68) — Brands Reviewed (11)

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Sneak Peek: Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Eyeshadow Palette Photos & Swatches

01/16

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Holiday 2017 Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner | Look Details

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner | Look Details

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner | Look Details

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner | Look Details

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner | Look Details

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner | Look Details

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.96 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for the holidays that features 24 eyeshadows designed to mimic a stained glass window.

First Impressions

Overall, the palette seemed consistent with past Kat Von D eyeshadow palettes (but not the Metal Crush formula, generally) with the mattes having a soft, lightly powdery texture with medium to opaque coverage. There were some matte shades that seemed prone to sheering out (like Scared Heart and Exodus) but haven’t had a chance to apply the majority of the shades in the palette so hard to know for sure but swatching showed such things (my arm is drier than my lid). The shimmers were pigmented with soft to moderately dense textures with a couple being creamier but stiffer, like Vestment, and I felt like these often appeared less shimmery/metallic on (again, like Vestment).

Kat Von D Saint + Sinner Eyeshadow Palette

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #411

Happy Friday!

Each week, we share our beauty hauls, talk weekend plans and learn a little about each other.

Let's Chat!

Share your own answers in the comments!

  • Haul: Same as last week… just about all the holiday launches I’ve posted about, I’ve purchased something from!
  • Weekend plans: I have adult errands to run like going to the bank to deposit foreign checks (always a nightmare!) and retirement planning. I’m hoping to spend the rest of the day getting some reviews written and then Saturday will be a photo/swatch morning!
  • Are you ready for fall?: Fall is my favorite season, so… always… but being in Arizona now, with summers so hot (even though I find them tolerable since I’m inside so much), it will be a nice reprieve to fall below 100 degrees on average.

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