Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fenty Beauty Galaxy Collection for Holiday 2017: first impressions & swatches


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Just a month after the biggest beauty brand launch of the year, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is making the buzz again with their holiday collection called Galaxy. I ordered a couple of products as soon as they were released on Sephora's website, and later went to a store to swatch some more. Here are my thoughts and first impressions of the products I got!




The collection is inspired by outer space and includes an eyeshadow palette, a double-ended eyeshadow brush, 3 liquid eyeliners, 4 lipsticks, 4 lipglosses. The packaging throughout the line is absolutely gorgeous, with a holographic effect on dark metallic compacts and lids, and ties in nicely with the deep space theme.

First, a few words about the products I didn't get:

- the Galaxy eyeshadow palette, although stunning, is definitely not my thing. Every single shade in there is glittery, and I didn't find the color scheme to be cohesive. I don't think you can create a whole look using only this palette, it's more of a collection of accent glittery shades with varying levels of opacity to add to your looks. I really don't need that! It didn't swatch well either, which is why I gave up trying to take pictures of the shades. They just looked sheer and chunky on my arm.

- the Eclipse 2-in-1 Glitter Release Eyeliner shades looked very interesting, with a deep green, a deep blue and an unusual nude. They have a soft metallic finish when first applied, but turn glittery if you rub them. The testers were heavily used so they didn't swatch well but I think they'd be worth picking up.

And the products I did get:

Starlit Hyper-Glitz Lipstick Cosmic Gloss Lip Glitter


- Starlit Hyper-Glitz lipstick: I bought this one in Supermoon, the peachy shade, and ended up very disappointed. First, although the holo packaging is mesmerizing, the tube is TINY. It's the smallest lipstick I have ever seen! You get 1.3g of lipstick, which is ridiculously little, especially compared to the glosses in the same collection. Beyond the shockingly small size, I also didn't like the effect at all. Based on the name I was expecting something glittery and sparkly, but Supermoon just looked like a sheer frosted peach. The finish reminded me of the frosty lipsticks from the 80s, which is not a look I'm going for!
When I swatched the other shades I realized that $upanova was prettier, with golden shimmer that didn't show well on camera. However a pale pink like that really doesn't flatter my complexion, so the lipsticks as a whole are a miss for me.

Starlit Hyper-Glitz lipstick review swatch Supermoon


- Cosmic Gloss Lip Glitter: now we're talking! The tubes contain a generous 9.7ml (vs 9ml for the Gloss Bomb from the permanent range), the shades are luminous, sparkly and most have a beautiful duochrome shift! Where Gloss Bomb was an everyday nude, the Cosmic Gloss is a party animal.
I bought Plutonic Relationship, a bold hot pink saturated with blue glitter. It transfers but stays on quite long despite not feeling sticky. It also doesn't feel gritty although it's loaded with fine glitter. My other favorite shade is Gal On The Moon which has the strongest holo effect, while I found the peach Spacesuit underwhelming.
One concerning thing I noticed is that all the testers for the glosses were leaking, in the two stores that I visited. That's 8 out of 8 tubes leaking... I won't be carrying mine in my purse after seeing that!

Cosmic Gloss Lip Glitter review Plutonic Relationship


And finally, the lippie swatches:

Swatch gravity supermoon sci-fly $upanova Gal on the moon spacesuit plutonic relationship astro-naughty Cosmic Gloss lip glitter starlit hyper-glitz lipstick



Overall

Unless you're a big fan of pressed glitter and know you would use that type of product very regularly, I would pass on the eyeshadow palette. I can't recommend the lipsticks either due to their tiny size and disappointing frosty finish. The glosses however are absolutely gorgeous if you like contrasting glitter that creates a color shift.


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