Danessa Myricks Nebula, Rocket, Starship Colorfix Foils Reviews & Swatches

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Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils

Nebula

Danessa Myricks Nebula Colorfix Foils ($18.00 for 0.34 oz.) has a translucent base with medium, warmer gold glitter/sparkle throughout. It contained plastic (PET) glitter, though it was listed as safe for use on eyes, lips, and cheeks.

The texture was slightly thin and more prone to bunching up when applied. I had to work very quickly–faster than the formula typically has required–in order to spread an even layer of product and soften the edges. I’d highly recommend using less product and building up coverage exactly as needed but using a sheerer base layer as very rapidly diffused/spread layer. It had semi-sheer color coverage in one pass, which was easier to use more of to get medium coverage as a lip product.

The excellent hold and shiny, twinkling finish can make this product look amazing if it’s applied just right, but I definitely see it as a product that has a steep learning curve and doesn’t always yield the best results. If you’re someone who would use it patted onto the center of the lid or lips, you’ll have an easier time working with it.

There was very minimal fallout over nine hours of wear with it as an eye/cheek product, though more noticeable migration when used as a lip product (especially after drinking anything other than water or eating). It was very quick to dry down as a lip product but felt smoother and looked more even (at least from a normal viewing distance) than I would have expected, too. As a lip product, it stayed on well for five hours but felt lightly drying over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.34 oz. - $52.94 Per Ounce

The formula is a cream product that is supposed to be "highly pigmented," "smudge proof," "waterproof, and "rapid drying." They're multi-purpose products that can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks (though note: the Foil finish includes plastic, or PET, glitter, which is technically not considered eye safe via FDA).

The key takeaway with this formula is that they really do mean "rapid drying" -- it is both a pro and a con, but you have to work quickly and efficiently when using this product on the skin where one might want to diffuse, spread, or blend out edges. While the brand is consumer-friendly, this product is particularly favored by makeup artists, and I did feel like there was a learning curve with them.

Some shades dry a little faster than others, and once they dry down, they are pretty smudge proof as marketed, so they don't want to be moved. Attempts to blend them out after they set often resulted in the product lifting off the skin. They are also, typically, quite pigmented, so one should exercise caution when applying to cheeks initially. I found that some of the more sparkly shades were sheerer.

The consistency was thin, lightweight, and a runnier cream, which meant that it was easy to squeeze out more product than desired from the tube for the uninitiated. After a few uses, I was able to dial in the pressure I needed to squeeze out the product and was consistently able to get what I needed from there.

Eyes

Depending on the intensity of the shade relative to your skin tone and whether you wanted a sheerer or more opaque end result, fingertips or synthetic brushes would be the primary tools. I found that I often preferred to put a little product on the back of my hand and then used either my fingertips (for more all-over application) or a brush (for more precise or opaque application). For precision and ease of use (as my fingertips are a little large compared to my eye size), I liked fluffy, synthetic brushes to diffuse the edges or sheer out the product.

Some of the Foil shades in particular tended to a little thicker and tackier when applied, and I wasn't always able to maneuver them evenly. They seemed to work better as an accent, like on the inner tear duct or on the middle of the lid.

The majority of shades were very pigmented, fairly blendable, and long-wearing, while most shades lasted 10 hours without fading, creasing, or flaking. I did feel like my eyelids got a little drier from wearing several of these shades for multiple days in a row.

Lips

They applied a lot better to lips than I anticipated, as I often find that multi-purpose products do well on one or two areas but rarely all of them. The product applied well with a fingertip or a lip brush, though for speed, I liked using a fingertip. The majority of the shades applied evenly, didn't emphasize my lip texture/lip lines, and were comfortable enough to wear.

The dry down was noticeable, but the product had light tackiness, though I didn't have issues with the color lift up. Despite having more of a liquid lipstick kind of dry down, it still felt lighter-weight and was flexible, which is what made it more comfortable to wear. I didn't see marks left on my glass, and they easily lasted through a cup of coffee. Most shades seemed to wear for six hours or longer on me.

The more sparkly shades with less opacity tended to be least even and felt tackier, and if I pressed and rubbed my lips together, it seemed like some product moved a bit.

Cheeks

As cheek application tends to be sheerer, rather than full coverage, applying the more pigmented shades to cheeks took some getting used it as one has to work quickly and start with way less than you need. I preferred using my fingertips for applying the products as a blush or highlighter, as the warmth helped to give me a slightly longer working time, but it was also more forgiving and easier to sheer out/spread rapidly.

The wear time on cheeks was comparable with eyes (so around 10 hours of good wear).

Editor's note: I don't know why I didn't make this connection previously (at some point, I was aware they were multi-use), as I bought these as cream eyeshadows for review. If I had to go back and do swatches of each shade on cheeks and lips, I might never, ever review (based on the volume of other products I have in the queue), so while I tested each shade for application, pigmentation, longevity, etc. for all three purposes, you will only find a skin swatch.

Browse all of our Danessa Myricks Colorfix Foils swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Glitter" contain Polyethylene Terephthalate, also known as plastic or PET glitter, and it is typically cosmetic grade glitter. Inclusion of this ingredient sometimes carries a warning (in the US) that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." This ingredient has not been approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. In recent years, some brands are including this product in their eyeshadows without any warning or callout and effectively marketing them as eyeshadows or including a symbol of an "eye" which suggests eye usage. Via CosIng for EU, PET glitter is permitted without any restrictions or limitations. For an in-depth look at whether cosmetic grade glitter is safe, please view this post.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Mica, Polyurethane-2, Alcohol, [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI77492, CI77499), Red 40 (CI16035), Yellow 5 (CI77288)], Polyethylene Terephthalate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Nebula

PPermanent. $18.00.
C-
C-
6.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
71%
Total
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Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils

Rocket

Danessa Myricks Rocket Colorfix Foils ($18.00 for 0.34 oz.) has a blackened plum base with flecks of copper glitter. It contained plastic (PET) glitter, though it was listed as safe for use on eyes, lips, and cheeks.

It had semi-sheer to medium coverage that could have applied more evenly. The blackened base just doesn’t make it easy to get even, diffused results when it starts off looking a little chunky due to the sparkle/glitter in it. As tends to be the case with more glittery products, imperfections were less noticeable in person (as we move and light reflects and we view from a “normal” distance), though.

The texture was lightweight, spreadable but slightly thin and on the runnier side. It was very quick to dry down and set in place, so it had good adhesion and longer-wear (almost nine hours with very minimal fallout as an eye/cheek product). When I wore it as a lip product, it had more medium to semi-opaque coverage that appeared a little more even but smooth and sparkly without feeling chunky/textured when I pressed my lips together. The product stayed on well for five hours as a lip product with light migration over time, though it was on the drying side.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.34 oz. - $52.94 Per Ounce

The formula is a cream product that is supposed to be "highly pigmented," "smudge proof," "waterproof, and "rapid drying." They're multi-purpose products that can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks (though note: the Foil finish includes plastic, or PET, glitter, which is technically not considered eye safe via FDA).

The key takeaway with this formula is that they really do mean "rapid drying" -- it is both a pro and a con, but you have to work quickly and efficiently when using this product on the skin where one might want to diffuse, spread, or blend out edges. While the brand is consumer-friendly, this product is particularly favored by makeup artists, and I did feel like there was a learning curve with them.

Some shades dry a little faster than others, and once they dry down, they are pretty smudge proof as marketed, so they don't want to be moved. Attempts to blend them out after they set often resulted in the product lifting off the skin. They are also, typically, quite pigmented, so one should exercise caution when applying to cheeks initially. I found that some of the more sparkly shades were sheerer.

The consistency was thin, lightweight, and a runnier cream, which meant that it was easy to squeeze out more product than desired from the tube for the uninitiated. After a few uses, I was able to dial in the pressure I needed to squeeze out the product and was consistently able to get what I needed from there.

Eyes

Depending on the intensity of the shade relative to your skin tone and whether you wanted a sheerer or more opaque end result, fingertips or synthetic brushes would be the primary tools. I found that I often preferred to put a little product on the back of my hand and then used either my fingertips (for more all-over application) or a brush (for more precise or opaque application). For precision and ease of use (as my fingertips are a little large compared to my eye size), I liked fluffy, synthetic brushes to diffuse the edges or sheer out the product.

Some of the Foil shades in particular tended to a little thicker and tackier when applied, and I wasn't always able to maneuver them evenly. They seemed to work better as an accent, like on the inner tear duct or on the middle of the lid.

The majority of shades were very pigmented, fairly blendable, and long-wearing, while most shades lasted 10 hours without fading, creasing, or flaking. I did feel like my eyelids got a little drier from wearing several of these shades for multiple days in a row.

Lips

They applied a lot better to lips than I anticipated, as I often find that multi-purpose products do well on one or two areas but rarely all of them. The product applied well with a fingertip or a lip brush, though for speed, I liked using a fingertip. The majority of the shades applied evenly, didn't emphasize my lip texture/lip lines, and were comfortable enough to wear.

The dry down was noticeable, but the product had light tackiness, though I didn't have issues with the color lift up. Despite having more of a liquid lipstick kind of dry down, it still felt lighter-weight and was flexible, which is what made it more comfortable to wear. I didn't see marks left on my glass, and they easily lasted through a cup of coffee. Most shades seemed to wear for six hours or longer on me.

The more sparkly shades with less opacity tended to be least even and felt tackier, and if I pressed and rubbed my lips together, it seemed like some product moved a bit.

Cheeks

As cheek application tends to be sheerer, rather than full coverage, applying the more pigmented shades to cheeks took some getting used it as one has to work quickly and start with way less than you need. I preferred using my fingertips for applying the products as a blush or highlighter, as the warmth helped to give me a slightly longer working time, but it was also more forgiving and easier to sheer out/spread rapidly.

The wear time on cheeks was comparable with eyes (so around 10 hours of good wear).

Editor's note: I don't know why I didn't make this connection previously (at some point, I was aware they were multi-use), as I bought these as cream eyeshadows for review. If I had to go back and do swatches of each shade on cheeks and lips, I might never, ever review (based on the volume of other products I have in the queue), so while I tested each shade for application, pigmentation, longevity, etc. for all three purposes, you will only find a skin swatch.

Browse all of our Danessa Myricks Colorfix Foils swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Glitter" contain Polyethylene Terephthalate, also known as plastic or PET glitter, and it is typically cosmetic grade glitter. Inclusion of this ingredient sometimes carries a warning (in the US) that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." This ingredient has not been approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. In recent years, some brands are including this product in their eyeshadows without any warning or callout and effectively marketing them as eyeshadows or including a symbol of an "eye" which suggests eye usage. Via CosIng for EU, PET glitter is permitted without any restrictions or limitations. For an in-depth look at whether cosmetic grade glitter is safe, please view this post.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Mica, Polyurethane-2, Alcohol, [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI77492, CI77499), Red 40 (CI16035), Yellow 5 (CI77288)], Polyethylene Terephthalate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Rocket

PPermanent. $18.00.
C+
C+
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
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Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils

Starship

Danessa Myricks Starship Colorfix Foils ($18.00 for 0.34 oz.) had a more translucent base chocked full of yellower gold sparkle and glitter. It contained plastic (PET) glitter, though it was listed as safe for use on eyes, lips, and cheeks.

It had semi-sheer pigmentation in a single layer, and I was able to use more product and get more true medium coverage as a lip product, but because blending was much more imperative for eye/cheek application, it wasn’t feasible to just use more product (as it became harder to blend). The consistency was thin and runnier compared to the matte and metallic shades in the formula, which may have been why the end result was sheerer. If you’re looking for more of a layering/top coat product, I could see this working.

The good news was that it had good dispersion, so the sparkles/glitters blended out evenly and weren’t prone to bunching up as much as long as I worked very, very quickly and didn’t use too much product. It stayed on nicely for nine hours with minimal fallout used as an eye/cheek product. It lasted for five hours as a lip product, though felt a bit drying, and had some migration of sparkle/glitter over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.34 oz. - $52.94 Per Ounce

The formula is a cream product that is supposed to be "highly pigmented," "smudge proof," "waterproof, and "rapid drying." They're multi-purpose products that can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks (though note: the Foil finish includes plastic, or PET, glitter, which is technically not considered eye safe via FDA).

The key takeaway with this formula is that they really do mean "rapid drying" -- it is both a pro and a con, but you have to work quickly and efficiently when using this product on the skin where one might want to diffuse, spread, or blend out edges. While the brand is consumer-friendly, this product is particularly favored by makeup artists, and I did feel like there was a learning curve with them.

Some shades dry a little faster than others, and once they dry down, they are pretty smudge proof as marketed, so they don't want to be moved. Attempts to blend them out after they set often resulted in the product lifting off the skin. They are also, typically, quite pigmented, so one should exercise caution when applying to cheeks initially. I found that some of the more sparkly shades were sheerer.

The consistency was thin, lightweight, and a runnier cream, which meant that it was easy to squeeze out more product than desired from the tube for the uninitiated. After a few uses, I was able to dial in the pressure I needed to squeeze out the product and was consistently able to get what I needed from there.

Eyes

Depending on the intensity of the shade relative to your skin tone and whether you wanted a sheerer or more opaque end result, fingertips or synthetic brushes would be the primary tools. I found that I often preferred to put a little product on the back of my hand and then used either my fingertips (for more all-over application) or a brush (for more precise or opaque application). For precision and ease of use (as my fingertips are a little large compared to my eye size), I liked fluffy, synthetic brushes to diffuse the edges or sheer out the product.

Some of the Foil shades in particular tended to a little thicker and tackier when applied, and I wasn't always able to maneuver them evenly. They seemed to work better as an accent, like on the inner tear duct or on the middle of the lid.

The majority of shades were very pigmented, fairly blendable, and long-wearing, while most shades lasted 10 hours without fading, creasing, or flaking. I did feel like my eyelids got a little drier from wearing several of these shades for multiple days in a row.

Lips

They applied a lot better to lips than I anticipated, as I often find that multi-purpose products do well on one or two areas but rarely all of them. The product applied well with a fingertip or a lip brush, though for speed, I liked using a fingertip. The majority of the shades applied evenly, didn't emphasize my lip texture/lip lines, and were comfortable enough to wear.

The dry down was noticeable, but the product had light tackiness, though I didn't have issues with the color lift up. Despite having more of a liquid lipstick kind of dry down, it still felt lighter-weight and was flexible, which is what made it more comfortable to wear. I didn't see marks left on my glass, and they easily lasted through a cup of coffee. Most shades seemed to wear for six hours or longer on me.

The more sparkly shades with less opacity tended to be least even and felt tackier, and if I pressed and rubbed my lips together, it seemed like some product moved a bit.

Cheeks

As cheek application tends to be sheerer, rather than full coverage, applying the more pigmented shades to cheeks took some getting used it as one has to work quickly and start with way less than you need. I preferred using my fingertips for applying the products as a blush or highlighter, as the warmth helped to give me a slightly longer working time, but it was also more forgiving and easier to sheer out/spread rapidly.

The wear time on cheeks was comparable with eyes (so around 10 hours of good wear).

Editor's note: I don't know why I didn't make this connection previously (at some point, I was aware they were multi-use), as I bought these as cream eyeshadows for review. If I had to go back and do swatches of each shade on cheeks and lips, I might never, ever review (based on the volume of other products I have in the queue), so while I tested each shade for application, pigmentation, longevity, etc. for all three purposes, you will only find a skin swatch.

Browse all of our Danessa Myricks Colorfix Foils swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Glitter" contain Polyethylene Terephthalate, also known as plastic or PET glitter, and it is typically cosmetic grade glitter. Inclusion of this ingredient sometimes carries a warning (in the US) that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." This ingredient has not been approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. In recent years, some brands are including this product in their eyeshadows without any warning or callout and effectively marketing them as eyeshadows or including a symbol of an "eye" which suggests eye usage. Via CosIng for EU, PET glitter is permitted without any restrictions or limitations. For an in-depth look at whether cosmetic grade glitter is safe, please view this post.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Mica, Polyurethane-2, Alcohol, [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI77492, CI77499), Red 40 (CI16035), Yellow 5 (CI77288)], Polyethylene Terephthalate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Starship

PPermanent. $18.00.
C
C
7
Product
6
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total
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Even though I do love the color of Rocket, these all get a big whopping “nope” from me. And not because of the PET glitter. No, because they sound ridiculously fussy to get them to look just right. The PET glitter in these is so incredibly fine in size and texture that I doubt that they’d be seriously dangerous to use. Then again…I did have that incident with MJ Topaz Flash See-Quins.

The shade colours are lovely, but the formula and use of glitter is offputting. I would much prefer to use a simple shimmery powder eyeshadow that is definitely eye safe and easier to apply than these.

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