Fenty Beauty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

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

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01/03

Fenty Beauty Mean Money Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Mean Money Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Mean Money Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Mean Money Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Mean Money Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Mean Money Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Mean Money Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Mean Money Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Mean Money Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Mean Money

Mean Money is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer coverage, which was only buildable to semi-sheer coverage. The consistency was smooth to the touch but thin and denser, which resulted in a stiffer overall texture in the pan that made it more difficult to pick up product on a brush. Once on the skin, the powder was quite blendable and sat well on the skin without emphasizing the natural texture. On me, it lasted for eight hours before fading.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.28 oz. - $128.57 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, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

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01/03

Fenty Beauty Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Hu$tla Baby

Hu$tla Baby is a bright, peachy gold with warm, orange undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The consistency was soft, almost cream-like, and it yielded opaque color coverage in a single layer. It was easy to diffuse along the edges or to apply less for sheerer coverage, but it did emphasize my skin’s texture noticeably at medium or greater coverage. It wore well for eight hours on me before becoming a bit patchy.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.28 oz. - $128.57 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, Isododecane, Mica, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Carmine (CI 75470).

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

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters (Look breakdown here
  • Urban Decay Torch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Fenty Beauty Universal Gloss Bomb

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Even though I love how Hu$tla Baby looks, I have no idea what I could use Mean Money for. A finishing powder? Idk? So, this will likely be a pass for me.

If you were still at all intersted in Hu$tla Baby, theirs a mini duo of it and the gloss bomb available at Sephora for $23. I purchased it b/c I wanted the highlighter b/c I ended up returning my duo b/c I really did not care for the texture or look of Mean Money. The highlighter has 2.2g of product and the gloss has .18oz of product so it’s a good amount for the price.

Jessica, that is definitely an excellent option! Even though I own the full-size Gloss Bomb, I’d perhaps still consider this, as I could give the mini to my daughter to try out.

I have the gloss bomb as well, but I can either throw that mini in my purse and keep the full size at home or give the mini to my sister. It was too good a deal for me to pass up b/c I loved Hu$tla Baby so much but I couldn’t justify the cost of the full sized duo b/c I couldn’t get any use out of Mean Money. I was so happy when I saw the duo.

It also really brings the product down, because I soo wanted Hu$tla Baby because it’s lighter the Becca Champagne Pop as I find that one just a bit too warm on my skin tone. Mean Money doesn’t even look like it could be usable even on the eyes either. 🙁

I am thinkin gold highlighters are not for me. So, a pass for me. I got my TF highlighter..which I will only use on eyes and lips I think…sadly, can’t pull it off on the cheeks. The formula reminds me of Super Shock shadow by CP..so very glittery and sparkly…the compact looks like a white stop sign.

Oh, that is too bad, Kalliela 🙁 have you tried layering with a few different blushes – maybe a way to take down the gold/transform it?

I haven’t but good idea:). I think it is great on deep skin tones from what I have seen on the YT. The darker the better actually:). A very fun color…and fun as an eyeshadow nonetheless:).

I almost bought into the hype, glad I waited. I did buy Fenty’s highlighter brush, but I returned it. Meh, it’s nothing special. I could get similar or bettter results with my Chikuhodo or Morphe highlighter brush!

I don’t know. I swatched a lot of the Fenty beauty. It looked cheap and swatched poorly. I know a lot of people are psyched about this and I hope they are happy with it. I wasn’t impressed.

Thanks for these reviews, Christine. There’s been a lot of hype around this brand, and it’s nice to read your level-headed opinions. Personally, I haven’t been too impressed with what I’ve swatched in store.

I’m so glad to read your review that’s not a starstruck “oh wow, Rhianna made cosmetics, isn’t it wonderful and aren’t they perfect”!
Thank you for being objective — and for helping me save my money!!

Of the ones I grabbed, this was the weakest one by far because of Mean Money. I really wish that Hu$tla Baby was it’s own highlighter or that it was in a duo with Metal Moon or Mean Money had the same finish and texture as Metal Moon. They can’t all be winners, but overall Fenty Beauty is a really great line.

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