Is the spelling of Fenty Beauty’s Killawatt (with an “a” instead of an “o”) Freestyle Highlighter giving you lyfe? Yes, that’s lyfe with a “y,” as in Yacht Lyfe, one of the cream
hylighters highlighters in the line.
I’m an absolutely terrible speller, but I love all the creative spelling liberties being taken.
Side note: imagine a Fenty Beauty spelling bee. Iytte whud bhee krai!
The Killawatt Highlighters are $34 each and available now in six shades at Sephora, along with the rest of the cruelty-free Fenty Beauty by Rihanna line, and if you have semi-functional eyes, you can probably tell that they’re gorgeous. They’re shiny, glittery and va-va-va-voom! — reflect light to the max, which is trés trendy at the moment, so if you want highlights so bold that you could send an SOS across the universe, you’ll probably be into them.
I think they’re a lot like the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfectors, except flashier, more pigmented and generally more OTT.
They’re a little too frosty for me, though, so I’ve decided to skip them.
Not to say that I wasn’t tempted at the store. I came close to getting Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby, one of the split pans. It has a fetching champagne on one side and a peachy champagne on the other (some of the highlighters have two shades, and some only have one). I put it in my basket a few times, took it out, put it in, took it out, put it in…but then I ultimately left without it because I knew that the high-beam shimmer and my pores just wouldn’t get along.
I can absolutely see why so many makeup lovers are losing their damn minds over these. I get it, because on top of their bo$$-lady bling factor, the pigments and creamy powders aren’t playing around. I love the idea of them, but in terms of practical use, they aren’t my cup of tea.
And, yes, I did just use dollar $$ signs in a word. RIRI MADE ME DO IT!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,