Fenty Beauty Honey Hawtie Liquid Killawatt Fluid Freestyle Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.5 oz.) is a medium copper with moderate, warm red undertones and lighter gold shimmer and pearl throughout. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that gave my skin tone a hint of color with a very low-level glow. In a way, I could see the pearl from the product itself, but it wasn’t catching and reflecting the light as a lot of highlighters–even subtle ones!–do, so it made me feel like it wasn’t living up to its claims as an actual highlighter, generally.
The consistency was lightweight, fluid, and spreadable, but it was so quick to dry down that it was hard to apply it evenly without lifting up what had dried down as I tried to add a bit more or layer it up to get an even layer of coverage in the area I wanted. It lasted for seven hours before fading visibly.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$28.00/0.5 oz. - $56.00 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to be "buildable" with a "smooth, superfine fluid" that is "transfer-resistant" and "high-shine." The liquid highlighters come in a squeeze-tube, which dispensed a highly fluid, thin product that spread fairly well across my skin but was very quick to dry down.
The speed in which the formula set on my skin was too fast, as it did not give me enough working time to really diffuse and blend out the product, even working one area at a time. I was able to work faster with fingertips than a brush as the product seemed to dry a bit before I could even get the brush on my face!
As a result, the application was not always as even as I wanted it to be, especially with shades that had larger sparkle particles in them (like Sidechick), so they appeared more glittery with less of an even pearlescent sheen in the background. They were sheer to semi-sheer in coverage, and the fluid consistency made it the kind of formula that was hard to over-apply as it wanted to be spread out and diffused.
The brand used the word "superfine," which made me think of the size of the shimmer/sparkle, and it really depended on the shade as a couple were definitely on the fine side by others were less so. They wore between seven and eight hours before having light migration/fading.
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Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Mica, Butylene Glycol, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Propanediol, Phytic Acid, Tin Oxide, Glycerin, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
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