Fenty Beauty Vintage Velour Liquid Killawatt Review & Swatches


Fenty Beauty Vintage Velour Liquid Killawatt Fluid Freestyle Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.5 oz.) is a very pale pink with strong, warm undertones and a soft, pearl finish with flecks of rainbow micro-sparkle strewn throughout. I don’t think the sparkles were necessary as they seemed to detract from the finish–not quite enough, and they did not catch and reflect light as much, so they seemed like fine “dirt” at times. The finer pearl was soft, lightly glowy without being dewy or emphasizing of my pores.

The liquid highlighter had a lightweight, thin consistency that was spreadable initially, but it dried down very quickly to the point where I definitely did not have enough time to work with it. Once set, it was less forgiving of additional work on top or near, e.g. blending or layering of additional product on top, so it was harder to get the perfect application overall. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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Formula Overview

$28.00/0.5 oz. – $56.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “buildable” with a “smooth, superfine fluid” that is “transfer-resistant” and “high-shine.” The liquid highlighters come in a squeeze-tube, which dispensed a highly fluid, thin product that spread fairly well across my skin but was very quick to dry down.

The speed in which the formula set on my skin was too fast, as it did not give me enough working time to really diffuse and blend out the product, even working one area at a time. I was able to work faster with fingertips than a brush as the product seemed to dry a bit before I could even get the brush on my face!

As a result, the application was not always as even as I wanted it to be, especially with shades that had larger sparkle particles in them (like Sidechick), so they appeared more glittery with less of an even pearlescent sheen in the background. They were sheer to semi-sheer in coverage, and the fluid consistency made it the kind of formula that was hard to over-apply as it wanted to be spread out and diffused.

The brand used the word “superfine,” which made me think of the size of the shimmer/sparkle, and it really depended on the shade as a couple were definitely on the fine side by others were less so. They wore between seven and eight hours before having light migration/fading.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Liquid Killawatt Fluid Freestyle Highlighter swatches.


Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Mica, Butylene Glycol, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Propanediol, Phytic Acid, Glycerin, Tin Oxide, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

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