The Best & Worst of Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters

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

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.24 oz./0.28 oz.) is available in two individual shades along with four duos. 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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01. Metal Moon Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty

PPermanent. $36.00/0.28 oz.

A-
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05. Trophy Wife Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty

PPermanent. $36.00/0.28 oz.

C+
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Glossover Breakdown

85%

Average Score
A
1
B
3
C
2
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8
pigmentation
9
texture
8
longevity
8
application
4.5
Total
84%
product
8
pigmentation
9
texture
8
longevity
8
application
4.5
Total
84%
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So helpful when you do these summaries, Christine! I’m waiting for your foundation review–I’m having a love/hate relationship with mine so I’m hoping you have some tricks and tips! 🙂

Metal Moon was certainly a stand out from the bunch for me. I think some quality issues might have happened with Trophy Wife because some looked amazing on some blogs and some looked mediocre at best on others.

Metal Moon will be mine! Yes, it’s very pale, but buffed out, it doesn’t look it on me. And I’m not fair, or even light. I will say, that for those of us over an NC30 need to use a blush or bronzer with it to make it work!

Also love the next one down, the Ginger Binge/ Moscow Mule duo! Stunning!

I am waiting on lightening dust and fire crystal to show up but I reallllly want metal moon. I have extremely fair skin and this the pale white with gold shift would be beautiful. Hmmmmm. We shall see if I end up ordering it during the VIB sale.

I knew the foundation would not work for me based on their description, mature skin, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and dry as dust. I do want my daughter to try it because she has a difficult time finding a color match as she is tri-racial and getting the undertone right is hard for her. She also has oily skin so I think the foundation might be more suited to her skin. I think she would also like the Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule highlighter shades. I think it is close enough to Christmas that I can buy as a stocking stuffer for her. I agree with others that these roundups are so helpful. Sometimes with large releases you can forget by the end which ones you liked and I am not good at adding to my wish list so must be better about that.

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