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Guess What? These Cult Highlighters Work Even Better as Eyeshadows

All that glitters is... Fenty Beauty. It seems like the festive season came early for KULALA Beauty Clubber Xue, who put two pigmented Fenty Beauty highlighters to the test.

Welcome to KULALA Beauty Club, where YOU our dear readers help us suss out the best in the beautysphere. This week, we brought back Xue (@grumpymeg) to review Fenty Beauty’s highlighter series. Xue is obsessed with gold jewellery, and tears up spontaneously when she snacks on chips. Read her last review here.

Receiving some sparkling, shiny, new cosmetics from the KULALA Beauty Club definitely got me in the festive mood early! In this package, I received Fenty Beauty’s Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter in Penny4UThots and Diamond Bomb All-over Diamond Veil in How Many Carats. I don’t own any of Fenty Beauty’s products except for a highlighter brush, which came in perfectly handy for this review.

I have heard of and read rave reviews about Fenty Beauty’s concealer, foundation, lipsticks and bronzers but none about their highlighters, so I really had no idea what to expect from these two products. Since my current blusher gives me a good enough glow, I don’t currently have a go-to highlighter that I use in my daily make-up routine.

When I opened up the two compacts, the metallic copper and sparkling platinum colours inside immediately had me thinking that these highlighters could work really well as eyeshadows! They have a creamy powder texture and the colours are super pigmented. While they make for really bold highlighters (since one is really dark and the other, super sparkly), the two together make a super safe combination for an eyeshadow look. I love how both of them worked together!

Typically, even when I get my make up professionally done, I don’t use eyeshadows because I feel that they just don’t flatter my eye shape. However, the contrasting metallic burnt copper shade of Penny4UThots and the platinum glitter hue of How Many Carats blend together really nicely to radiate a warm glow on my lids.

Perhaps, the Diamond Bomb Highlighter would be a dream come true for those who prefer a bold look on the daily (à la Rihanna). My only gripe was that I wasn’t particularly enthused by the amount of product fall out. It looked like I had accidentally gotten glitter on my face from an arts and crafts session — kind of awkward, if you ask me.

The Killawatt Foil Highlighter, however, matches my current blush from Nars perfectly! The dark chocolate undertone adds a hint of contour to my cheeks while the copper sparkling bits accentuate my blush’s peachy colour. I love the effect of this combination and would definitely incorporate this highlighter into my make-up routine from now on.

Overall, I’m impressed by both of these highlighters from Fenty Beauty. While I think the Diamond Bomb Highlighter in How Many Carats might be a tad too loud for me, I imagine it will work for people in search of what the product promises: a show-stopping sparkle. These highlighters’ high pigmentation and versatility definitely give you more bang for your buck. The wonderful, shimmery packagings also make these highlighters the perfect gifts this coming festive season!

Thanks, Xue! Want to join the KULALA Beauty Club? Head on over here to see how you can be a part of it. For more beauty reviews like this, read our “Best Of Beauty” series here. All photos here were taken by Xue.

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