And we baaaack.
Hopefully you made it here from Part 1 of the Fenty Beauty review. If not, then go ahead and check that out to get the scoop on your makeup fundamentals, aka foundation and cream contour/highlight.
Now, for the fun stuff!
What I like:
Packaging. I LOVE 2-in-1 compacts and I LOVE a mirror. The compact closed easily and seems durable. Wonderful for someone like me that breaks everything.
Pigment. I’m particularly fond of rose gold hued highlighters. Granted, the one pictured is not the only one they offer. Fenty Beauty has 5 different highlighters.
I think the particular highlighter shade I had is so versatile and flatters almost all skintones. The compact I used- Girl Next Door and Chic Phreak– was straightforward and pigmented.
Durability. As far as makeup goes, it seems that powder products are the first thing to magically disappear. What is great about this product is it is “cream-to-powder”. What does that mean? I have no idea! But it sure lasted a long time!
What I don’t like:
Nothing novel. I’m bringing NARS back into this, because it is just too relevant. Anyone familiar with “Orgasm”? Their most popular blush. It comes in a regular and “shimmer” shade:
Well, hate to say it but they are not that different! Fenty Beauty’s Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter isn’t quite bright enough for it to be my go-to, and it’s pigment is too basic enough to be a great blush. NARS owns that middle ground with Orgasm, and it doesn’t look like it has to give up its spot just yet.
NOT SHINY ENOUGH!!! Sorry, I want my highlighter to blind people. I want flashback on the camera. I want to be told I am wearing too much highlighter. Eventually I got that look, but I had to put so much on.
Overall: 6/10 Sorry, this just doesn’t make it into the highlighter hall of fame. Its an oversaturated market– level up or die. Would have done better if they categorized it as a shimmer blush.
What I like:
Fragrance. It smells great! Interestingly enough, it has no taste. The smell is reminiscent of a fruity vanilla. Maybe peach? It is just subtle enough to notice when you put on. Points for not making it taste sweet.
Texture. Not tacky, while still having that true gloss texture. Applies well and you can easily spread by rubbing your lips together.
Quantity. I’m that person that loses or stops using lip products before I am even halfway through with them. My daily look does not involve a colored lip. That being said, the small volume makes me feel like I am not wasting as much.
What I don’t like:
Price. It’s not too hard to sell me on something under $20 at Sephora. But at least make the dang tube longer so I can justify spending this much on something that I will wipe off of my mouth with my first sip of coffee.
Longwear. Lip glosses don’t stay put. It’s not Rihanna’s fault, it is just a fact. It is SO annoying to re-apply a lip product all day. Put this on, take a selfie, and then get on with your life.
Shade. There’s one shade. One! It is supposed to be ~universal~ but come on girl. A diva likes the power of choice.
Overall: 4/10. It’s lip gloss.
And for the complete look before and after…
YAAAAAAAAS. TELL ME THAT ISNT MAGIC. Mmmmm that 5 p.m. lighting is everything.
And naturally, the corresponding gram pic.
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Until next time,