Fenty Beauty Rollin’ Dice Liquid Diamond Bomb ($28.00 for 0.44 oz.) has a clear base with flecks of larger silver sparkle and micro-glitter. It had semi-sheer “coverage” from all the sparkle, which had some shine and twinkle, but the only way it was visible was applied directly from the rollerball and left to dry without blending, spreading, or otherwise touching it. The dry down took 20 to 30 seconds, and it never felt sticky or tacky.
However, this can result in noticeable patchiness along with a sharper, harsher line of where the highlighter has been applied, so it didn’t end up translating well as a cheek highlighter at all. As a body highlighter, it might be more forgiving, though it has such a tiny applicator (and a small amount of product) for a body product. When I used my fingertip to pick up product to pat it onto my skin, it applied unevenly over bare skin with little product transferring to my skin (a lot of it stuck to my fingertip) and created patchiness over foundation.
What little product was visible after application managed to stick around for five hours and then half of it had migrated (but keep in mind, it might have been a dozen sparkles/micro-glitters that had applied initially!). I tried using a stippling brush as well as a flat-topped buffer brush, and the results remained dismal. The product wasn’t transfer-resistant and easily came off on clothes, too.
The bottle is incredibly small–looks like a miniature nail polish–and has a rollerball applicator, which is tiny for body application and terrible for face application unless you’re applying over clean, bare skin. Otherwise, the rollerball will roll over your base and complexion products, transferring onto it, and can cause the rollerball to get stuck. The glitter settles easily, and it took 10-15 seconds just to loosen the metal mixing ball loose to actually mix up the product. Sometimes the rollerball got stuck with just the glitter particles.
While it might have intended to be a liquid version of the original Diamond Bomb, it didn’t perform nearly as well.
Water, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Phenoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ppg-26-Buteth-26, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tin Oxide.