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Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door/Chic Freak Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

01/05

Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door/Chic Freak Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door/Chic Freak Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door/Chic Freak Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door/Chic Freak Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door/Chic Freak Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Girl Next Door/Chic Freak

Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door/Chic Freak Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo ($34.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains a light, pinky-peach with a frosted finish and a deeper, more metallic peachy coral. The left side wasn’t as reflective as the right side, which had more visible sparkle and did emphasize my skin’s natural texture. Some might enjoy the intensity and shine of the right side even if it doesn’t having a smoothing finish, while others are loathe to draw attention to their skin’s natural texture. If you’re part of the latter, I don’t think that this formula (generally) will be the best fit.

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo Girl Next Door/Chic Freak
B

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

01/07

Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Trophy Wife

Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) is an intense, medium gold with strong, warm yellow undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. There were quite a few larger, more noticeable glitter particles in this one–this would be suitable for someone who is looking for a strong, metallic highlight and likes looser glitter.

The texture was soft in the pan, but it was more loosely pressed with more glitter than base product, so as I blended the powder on my arm, I could see the glitter separate from the powder. As a result, the texture would be easier to work with on normal-to-oily skin or over a base (like liquid foundation) to help minimize the separation, which can result in a very imprecise application and stray glitter all over the face. It blended out fairly easily but still some glitter meandered as I blended on my normal-to-dry skin. The metallic finish did emphasize my skin’s texture immediately, even with just a semi-sheer application, which may not be everyone’s ideal result. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me before becoming a bit patchy, but there was moderate glitter fallout/travel while worn.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.28 oz. - $121.43 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Talc, Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Carmine (CI 75470).

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Trophy Wife
C+

Permanent

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

B110

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light peach with a stronger, white base paired with a satin finish. There was a subtle sheen to the powder as I applied and blended it on the skin, though it did not look shimmery. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, while it felt denser in the pan so using a more moderate hand or denser brush would be key (I would not describe the powder as stiff, though!). It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, and I did feel like the color darkened slightly after I applied it to my skin (if you have drier skin, it might not darken as noticeably). This shade wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Blush swatches.

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Blush B110
B110
B110
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

01/04

Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Trippin

Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium, peachy coral with warm, yellow gold frosted shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage in two to three layers. At three layers, it did emphasize my skin’s natural texture and seemed to be more prone to lifting and pushing around foundation.

The consistency was thin and slightly dry after the initial use (once the stick was exposed to air), so it did seem to apply better when warmed up with fingertips. The drier texture made these less easy to layer over–trying to layer any of the powder highlighters over the Match Stix usually resulted in a more thickened, textured look that was beyond just emphasizing of skin texture but looked caked on. The sheen with just one or two layers was luminous without being accentuating on my skin. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.25 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be long-wearing with a “light-as-air,” “blendable” texture that “lives to be layered” and has "buildable, creaseproof" coverage. They twist-up and are medium-sized with a domed edge. I found that applying to my fingertips worked better than direct application, as it enabled me greater control over coverage level as well as placement, and if you tend to apply over foundation, then this will help keep the Match Stix cleaner, too. The texture was thin, and it did seem to go from a “cream” in the tube to a more powder-like product once on the skin. They were fairly blendable with a few being more sparkly with less visible base color, which may not be for everyone, and others had a more pearl-like sheen that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. Most shades applied and blended out without lifting up foundation or pulling into pores (over bare skin), but the ones that did tended to have larger particles in them. They lasted between six and eight hours on me.

A problem I had throughout just swatching each shade on my cheeks for photos was that whatever was exposed was a bit dry, more powdery to the touch, and I felt like I had to really warm the product up and/or swipe it back and forth on the back of my hand to refresh the texture. This is not uncommon with drier, cream-based formulas, but it's still a downside and an area that could be improved upon. Some shades were very pigmented, others were medium and buildable, and a couple were sheerer.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick swatches.

Ingredients

ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, MICA, OCTYLDODECANOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, C20-40 ALCOHOLS, TRIBEHENIN, PARAFFIN, POLYETHYLENE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TOCOPHEROL, ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, MALIC ACID, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, SILICA, TIN OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985), CARMINE (CI 75470).

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick Trippin
Trippin
Trippin
B

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

01/07

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

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. It had the most subtle sheen out of all the currently available shades in the formula–more of a soft sheen than overt or over-the-top highlighter with very fine shimmer and no glitter/sparkle.

It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan, which made it easy to control the amount of product picked up on a brush. The powder blended easily on the skin and never emphasized my skin’s texture. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.28 oz. - $121.43 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Magnesium Myristate, Phenoxyethanol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Metal Moon
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

ColourPop Happy Camper Pressed Powder Highlighter

01/06

Colour Pop Happy Camper Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Happy Camper Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Happy Camper Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Happy Camper Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Happy Camper Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Happy Camper Pressed Powder Highlighter

Happy Camper

ColourPop Happy Camper Pressed Powder Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a rich, dark bronze with warm, golden pearl and a metallic sheen. The consistency was smooth, cream-like, and extremely blendable on the skin. It had rich, opaque color payoff in a single layer, but it was easy to use less or sheer out the product on the skin for a less intense look. The only downside was that it did seem to emphasize my skin’s texture noticeably. On my normal-to-dry skin, the powder stayed on well for eight hours.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. - $34.78 Per Ounce

The powder highlighter is supposed to have a "high-shine" finish with "high colour intensity." In general, ColourPop's pressed highlighter powders have a smooth, moderately dense texture that was soft enough to be picked up easily by a brush but not kick up any powder in the pan. The formula was semi-opaque to opaque but easily sheered out for less shine and coverage if desired. There were a few shades within the range that emphasized my skin's natural texture slightly but most did not. The wear ranged from seven and a half hours to nine hours.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

TALC, NYLON-12, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, POLYETHYLENE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, DIMETHICONE, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PTFE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Highlighter Happy Camper
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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