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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).

Metal Moon
Metal Moon
A-

Permanent

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

B+

Permanent

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

Fenty Beauty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

01/05

Fenty Beauty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby

Fenty Beauty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo ($34.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains a light, pearly gold and a brighter, peachy gold with a metallic finish. The right side was an intense highlighter but did accentuate the look of my skin’s texture, which may be a deal breaker for some–definitely not “superfine shimmer” as described. The left side was subtle but also quite sheer with a less forgiving texture for ease of use.

C+

Permanent

7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

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Fenty Beauty Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

01/05

Fenty Beauty Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Fenty Beauty Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal

Fenty Beauty Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo ($34.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains a light, pearly biege and a warm, metallic gold. The left side had a more subtle finish, which sat well on the skin, while the right side was more intense in coverage as well as finish, and there was some accentuate of my skin’s texture.

B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

01/10

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter

Happy Face

Too Faced Happy Face Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.44 oz.) is a light, yellowed gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was buildable to medium coverage on the skin.

The formula is supposed to be a “cream-to-powder highlighter” that has a “buildable champagne peach radiance” that is best applied with “fingers or Kabuki brush.” The texture felt smooth to the touch, and initially, there was a bit of slip to the surface, but after I used it once, the remaining amount exposed was drier, almost powdery, but there was still some velvetiness that gave it a more cream-like feel than powder-like feel.

The sheen from this was noticeable but still on the more subtle side, which may appeal to some but anyone who wants a more moderate or intense highlight would likely want to look elsewhere. I did not like this formula with a brush, as the brush did not pick up much product and did not seem to distribute the product well onto the face–it was as if the product dried on my brush. Using fingertips, I was able to get more product to transfer onto my skin. It blended out nicely but was more challenging to blend out over foundation (liquid) as it tended to lift and cling to the foundation in places. On me, it lasted for six and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isodecyl Isononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Mica, Polyethylene, Silica Silylate, Aqua/Water/Eau, Flavor/Aroma, Benzyl Benzoate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil/Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract/Ficus Carica Fruit Extract, Fragrance/Parfum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Happy Face
Happy Face
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
3
Application
72%
Total

Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

01/05

Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017)

Hourglass Vol. 3 (Holiday 2017) Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.29 oz.) contains two Ambient Lighting Powders, one Ambient Bronzing Powder, two Ambient Lighting Blushes, and one Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder. The palette should work well for someone who likes the Ambient formula, as I felt like the formulas were consistent with the standalone shades I’ve tried in the past.

I know in the past, the value of the Hourglass palettes has been an issue, so I did the math for these – each powder was listed as 0.049 oz. each, which is comparable in size to last year’s palette. The breakdown is: $12.88 worth of Ambient Lighting Powder, $6.28 worth of Ambient Bronzing Powder, $24.83 worth of Ambient Lighting Blush, and $11.64 worth of Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder for a total value of $55.63. It might still be worth it for someone who rarely finishes their products, would not buy these products individually, and/or travels often.

I’m not sure what the release date for this palette is at all retailers but imagine it will be in the next few weeks.

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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