Fenty Beauty Galaxy Collection includes an eyeshadow palette ($59), four lipsticks ($19 each), four lipglosses ($19 each), and three liquid eyeliners ($20 each).
- GALAXY EYESHADOW PALETTE | Unless you’re someone who adores all-shimmer, all-glitter everything allover the eye with no room for mattes ever, this is best thought of as an accent palette. The majority of shades had larger sparkle and glitter and moderate to tons of it with some with sheerer coverage and others with stronger base colors (and some shades were deliberately sheer). They will work best with a damp adhesive (MAC Fix+ did a good job of improving evenness and opacity while minimizing fallout over time, so I don’t think a full-on glitter adhesive is 100% necessary but certainly wouldn’t hurt), fingertips, and/or a dampened brush. Using the eyeshadows dry typically resulted in heartbreak: poor application, tons of fallout during application and during wear, and none of the real sizzle one would expect from eyeshadows chocked full of glitter. There were a few shades that were better dry than others, like Xtra Terrestrial, Ultraviolit, and Midnight Bolt.
- COSMIC GLOSS LIP GLITTER | They have a smooth, lightweight feel with moderate tackiness and a mirror-like shine. I noticed slight tingling when swatching then on my lips but have not worn any for full wear so am not certain how long that might remain (but I did not have any tingling once I moved onto the lipsticks).
- STARLIT HYPER-GLITZ LIPSTICK | The formula seemed to have more medium, buildable coverage than opaque-in-one-stroke kind of coverage. The bullets were lightly creamy and had some slip but did not feel overly slippery. I could feel some of the sparkle slightly but none of them felt rough or scratchy. They contain a very little amount of product (0.045 oz. each).
- ECLIPSE 2-IN-1 GLITTER RELEASE EYELINER | It’s a very opaque, very fluid eyeliner, which may make it hard to control depending on one’s comfort using liquid eyeliners with a brush-type applicator. They have a subtler, more pearl-like sheen when initially applied with a 30-45 second dry down time (I thought they were dry after about 20 seconds, as they did not transfer when I pressed my fingertip against the swatch, but nope, when I tried to smudge with a brush, it dragged still-drying eyeliner out!). The shimmer particles become more pronounced when brushed/blended, and when the shimmer comes through, the color nuances between Alien Bae and Nepturnt are more pronounced (they both seem more like inky blacks prior).
Also, the packaging attracts fingerprints like crazy!