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Danessa Myricks Alien, Cosmic, Milky Manner Colorfix Foils Critiques & Swatches

Formula overview

$ 18.00 / 0.34 oz. – – $ 52.94 per ounce

The formula is a cream product that is said to be “highly pigmented”, “smudge-proof”, “waterproof” and “quick drying”. They are multi-purpose products that can be used on the eyes, lips and cheeks (Note: The film finish contains plastic or PET glitter that is technically not classified as eye-safe by the FDA.

The main takeaway from this formula is that it really means “quick drying” – it’s both an advantage and a disadvantage, but you need to work quickly and efficiently when using this product on your skin, where it can be spread, and want to distribute or hide edges. While the brand is consumer friendly, this product is particularly preferred by makeup artists, and I felt like there was a learning curve with them.

Some shades dry a little faster than others, and once dry, as marketed, they are pretty smudge-proof so they don’t want to be moved. Attempts to hide them after they set often resulted in the product lifting off the skin. They’re usually quite pigmented too, so care should be taken when applying them to the cheeks for the first time. I found that some of the more sparkling shades were sharper.

The consistency was thin, light, and a more fluid cream, which meant that it was easy to squeeze more product than desired out of the tube for the uninitiated. After a few uses, I was able to adjust the pressure I needed to push the product out and consistently get what I needed from there.

eyes

Depending on the intensity of the shade relative to your skin tone and whether you want a sharper or more opaque end result, fingertips or synthetic brushes are the main tools. I found that I often preferred to put a small product on the back of my hand and then use either my fingertips (for a more extensive application) or a brush (for a more precise or opaque application). For the sake of precision and ease of use (as my fingertips are a bit big compared to my eye size), I liked fluffy synthetic brushes to even out the edges or to hide the product.

Some of the foil colors in particular were a little thicker and stickier when applied, and I couldn’t always maneuver them evenly. They seemed to work better as an accent, like on the inner tear duct or in the center of the lid.

Most shades were very pigmented, quite mixable, and long-lasting, while most shades lasted 10 hours with no fading, creasing, or peeling. I felt like my eyelids got a little drier after wearing several of these sunglasses for several days in a row.

Lips

They were applied much better to the lips than I expected as I often find multipurpose products to work well on one or two areas, but rarely on all. The product is easy to apply with a fingertip or lip brush, although I liked to use a fingertip for speed reasons. Most of the colors were applied evenly, didn’t emphasize my lip texture / lip lines, and were comfortable to wear.

The drying out was noticeable, but the product had a slight tack, although I had no problem lifting the paint. Although the liquid lipstick was on the dry side, it still felt lighter and was flexible, which made it more comfortable to wear. I saw no marks on my glass and they easily stopped for a cup of coffee. Most of the sunglasses seemed to wear me for six hours or more.

The more sparkly shades with lower coverage tended to be the least even and felt stickier. When I pressed my lips together and rubbed, a product seemed to move a little.

Cheeks

Since applying the cheeks is more sheer than complete, applying the more pigmented shades to the cheeks took some getting used to, as you have to work quickly and start with a lot less than you need. I preferred to use my fingertips as a blush or highlighter to apply the products, as the heat gave me a little longer work time, but it was also more forgiving and easier to fade out quickly.

The time it was worn on the cheeks was comparable to that of the eyes (approx. 10 hours of good wearing time).

Editor’s note: I don’t know why I didn’t make this connection before (at one point I realized they would be used multiple times) as I bought these as off-white eyeshadows for review. If I had to go back and do swatches of swatches for each shade on cheeks and lips, I might never check them (based on the volume of other products I have in queue) so I tested each shade for application, pigmentation, longevity, etc. You will only find one skin sample for all three purposes.

Browse all of our Danessa Myricks Colorfix Foils swatches.

NOTE: All products categorized under “glitter” contain polyethylene terephthalate, also known as plastic or PET glitter, and are typically cosmetic grade glitter. Inclusion of this ingredient sometimes leads to a warning (in the US) that the product “is not intended for use on the immediate eye area”. This ingredient has not been approved by the FDA for use on the eye. In the past few years, some brands have included this product in their eyeshadows without warning or notice, and are effectively marketing it as an eyeshadow or with an icon for an “eye” indicating use of the eyes. With CosIng for EU, PET glitter is permitted without restrictions or restrictions. This post will tell you if cosmetic grade glitter is safe.

ingredients

Water / aqua / water, mica, polyurethane-2, alcohol, [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI77492, CI77499), Red 40 (CI16035), Yellow 5 (CI77288)], Polyethylene terephthalate, glyceryl stearate, glycerin, butylene glycol.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are available from the brand (or distributor) at the time of publication. Please always check the product packaging, if any, on the ingredients list for the product you are purchasing or on the brand or retailer’s website for the most current ingredient list.

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