When Fenty Beauty released last September, I was readying myself for first impressions, swatches and the amount of flooding that my Instagram feed will have with the hashtag #fentybeauty. And true enough, the people I follow did not disappoint leaving me wanting a few of the products as well. And one of them was a highlighter.
A HIGHLIGHT OF LIGHTNING AND FIRE
Give it to me quick:
Weightless, longwear cream-powder hybrid highlighters that range from subtle dayglow to insanely supercharged in solos and expertly paired duos.
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Light up where you want, when you want. Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter was born to reflect your every mood with its lineup of luminizing solos and duos. With a dose of skin-glorifying color, Killawatt ranges from subtle dayglow to insanely supercharged with shades that were designed for all skin tones.
Unlike your everyday highlighter, Killawatt keeps skin lit beyond sundown with its weightless longwear formula — a cream-powder hybrid that instantly melts into skin and blends with almost zero effort. Another win: It’s loaded with superfine shimmer for an ultra-smooth, creamy texture.
For killer radiance, Killawatt’s your go-to for highlighting your face, eyes, lips, collarbone … literally anywhere you crave a touch of light.
The Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter has six kinds available all in all which are encased in a hexagonal cream mirrored compact. Four are duos while 2 shades run solo. The shade I bought is a combination of Lightning Dust which is a soft pearlescent sheen and Fire Crystal which is a supercharged pearlescent shimmer. Each of them weigh 3.5g/ 0.12oz.
The biggest flaw of this product is the compact. Yes, unfortunately, it wasn’t really rainbows and butterflies when I got the highlighter. I actually chipped my nail polish when I was trying to open it the first time. “Trying” being the operative word there. So before I could do a lot of damage like say, drop the compact and shatter the highlighter inside it in my frustration, I waited until I got home and tried again to open it while being surrounded by pillows. After much grunting and huffing, I finally managed.
The powders are really so soft and smooth to touch with the shimmery highlighter being more cream-to-powder like. They both blend very nicely on the skin. They aren’t too soft that they powder will kick off any excess. The swatches seem very tame against my arm — more so with Lightning Dust, although Fire Crystal is anything but that in reality. Because Lightning Dust gives a more, natural and subtle glow, I tend to apply it on the bridge of my nose. But on the tops of my cheekbones, I prefer to use Fire Crystal instead. It’s actually my favorite among the duo. On average, they last for about 6 to 7 hours on me.
Also, it may look like the color payoff’s not pigmented at all base on my picture but I want to reassure you that even a little amount of powder shows up on my skin. And if you’re going to ask me, I always use the Wayne Goss Airbrush or the Morphe 501 for application because they do an amazing job when it comes to highlighters.
These highlighting duos retails for $34 in the US and Php 1,950 from Sephora Philippines. I’m thinking of getting a few more the next time another Sephora sale comes along. So what did you guys think of Rihanna’s highlighters? I’ve been meaning to get some of her Match Stix’s too together with my next duo purchase. Any thoughts on that one?
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