Danessa Myricks Twinkle & Venus Colorfix Foils Reviews & Swatches

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Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils

Twinkle

Danessa Myricks Twinkle Colorfix Foils ($18.00 for 0.34 oz.) seemed to have a translucent base with a smattering of darker gold and copper flecks of sparkle/glitter. It contained plastic (PET) glitter, though it was listed as safe for use on eyes, lips, and cheeks.

The texture was lightweight, thin, and very fluid, so it was easy to spread out over a larger surface, but one definitely had to work rapidly in order to do so before it set. As it started to dry down (which was almost immediately!), it felt a little gummy, so working with it too far after it started to set made it more likely to bunch up and look less even/more textured.

It had very sheer color coverage, and it could be layered for semi-sheer to medium coverage after waiting for the prior layer to dry down. It had more semi-sheer coverage when I applied it to my lips simply using more product (as diffusing it beyond the edge of my lips wasn’t needed, unlike using it as a cheek highlighter!). The dispersion of sparkle/glitter was decent but could have been more even, though it wasn’t as obvious in person as it caught and reflected light spectacularly.

This shade stayed on well for nine hours with very minimal fallout as an eye/cheek product. It wore for five hours but had noticeable migration, especially if I ate, as a lip product and felt a little 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.

Twinkle

PPermanent. $18.00.
D
D
5
Product
4
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
63%
Total
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Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils
Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils

Venus

Danessa Myricks Venus Colorfix Foils ($18.00 for 0.34 oz.) seemed to have a translucent base packed full of sparkle/glitter that shifted from orange-copper to pinky-red. The duochrome shift was incredible with this shade. It contained plastic (PET) glitter, though it was listed as safe for use on eyes, lips, and cheeks.

It had a lightweight, thin consistency that was fluid but easy to work with as it spread easily and blended out along the edges without too much effort. This was one of the easier shades to use in the Foil range of shades. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied well to bare skin, eyes, and lips. It had more semi-opaque to opaque coverage when I used it as a lip product (as I could use more product).

It was quick to dry down, so you did have to work quickly to soften and diffuse any edges as needed. Once it set, it was budge-proof and had very minimal fallout after nine hours of wear on eyes/cheeks. I noticed a little more migration was visible after wearing it for five hours as a lip product, and this formula is a touch on the drying side as a lip product.

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.

Venus

PPermanent. $18.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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Venus is *okay* I guess. But probably not something I would buy. Figure I could use UD Fireball or one of the shades (cannot recall the shade name) in my Fenty Galaxy Palette instead.
Most of these have been pretty bad. A lot worse than Venus.

I ‘ve decided that I don’t really like these eye creams – the base colours are too nebulous and the glitter looks to be annoying – I would hate that grit getting into my eye, no matter what the brand says.
I don’t think the ratings have justified the price and they are competing with so many other brands (like SG) who have got this right.

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