Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Review & Swatches

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Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Wattabrat

Fenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle HighlighterFenty Beauty Wattabrat Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of silver sparkle and micro-glitter. If you love wet, shiny, and GLITTERY! highlighters, this has all of that and more. If the mere mention of glitter has you concerned, look elsewhere! The texture was soft, surprisingly smooth for how glittery it was, and blendable on my skin without being too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in one layer and was easily blended out for sheerer coverage or built up (with another layer) for opaque pigmentation. It emphasized my skin’s natural texture slightly when worn at semi-opaque or greater coverage, though in person it was so shiny that I didn’t feel like it translated as much in person as it did in photos. The highlighter stayed on well for eight and a half hours with minimal glitter travel over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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, 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).

Wattabrat

PPermanent. $36.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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87%

Average

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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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As I sit here with ND Pink Champagne on the tops of my cheeks, you know I’m game! But I don’t want to be….and then I’m like: “ooh just imagine Wattabrat dusted over your bronzer this summer!” all giddily!

Pink Champagne still is in the wheelhouse, I’d say, at least in that special, OTT kind of effect 😉 Both are super pretty!

Oooooh wow, that may be the most reflective pink highlighter I’ve ever seen! The promo pics didn’t interest me but your swatches definitely do!

Hi Christine, I just received mine and I was wondering what would be the best type of brush to use it to apply (say like if I was to use it like a blush or blush topper)? Thanks!

You’re going to still want to use a denser brush – I used a tapered highlighting brush, which worked fine for me (so dense but not lie… ridiculously dense!). If you do anything more feathery, you likely won’t get much base pigment!

No. I don’t think of you as someone with textured skin, but this highlighter certainly makes you appear so; I feel like it would be a mistake for those of us with actually textured skin.

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