Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) is an intense, medium gold with strong, warm yellow undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. There were quite a few larger, more noticeable glitter particles in this one–this would be suitable for someone who is looking for a strong, metallic highlight and likes looser glitter.
The texture was soft in the pan, but it was more loosely pressed with more glitter than base product, so as I blended the powder on my arm, I could see the glitter separate from the powder. As a result, the texture would be easier to work with on normal-to-oily skin or over a base (like liquid foundation) to help minimize the separation, which can result in a very imprecise application and stray glitter all over the face. It blended out fairly easily but still some glitter meandered as I blended on my normal-to-dry skin. The metallic finish did emphasize my skin’s texture immediately, even with just a semi-sheer application, which may not be everyone’s ideal result. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me before becoming a bit patchy, but there was moderate glitter fallout/travel while worn.
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$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.
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Dimethicone, Talc, Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492), Carmine (Ci 75470).
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