Welcome back to Haley’s Beauty Room my dears! Sorry I have been so MIA lately. I have been on business travel the last couple of weeks. However, before I went on my trips, I did have the chance to stop in to my local Sephora and test out the new Fenty Beauty Galaxy Collection.
If you have read any of my previous Fenty Beauty posts, you will know that I was quite unimpressed with the products from the initial launch. For the sake of this blog and letting you guys know my thoughts, I wanted to give it another chance and see what Rihanna came out with. If you would like to read my thoughts on the first launched products, you can check out my posts here and here.
This collection contains five different items. The Starlit Hyper-Glitz Lipstick ($19 USD), Cosmic Gloss Lip Glitter ($19 USD), Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette ($59 USD), Eclipse 2-in-1 Glitter Release Eyeliner ($20 USD), and the Galaxy 2-Way Eyeshadow Brush ($24 USD). Essentially this collection is a glitter lover’s dream.
- $upanova- twinkling pink orchid
- Supermoon- sparkling peach
- Gravity- shimmering hot pink
- Sci-Fly- glimmering garnet
- Gal on the Moon- holographic pink orchid
- Plutonic Relationship- holographic hot pink
- Astro-Naughty- glittering garnet
- Spacesuit- glittering peach
Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated items of the collection is the Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette. This palette contains only glitter shades and has 14 celestial inspired shades.
- Xtra Terrestrial-smoky moss with iridescent green
- Lightyear- smoky charcoal with gold glitter
- Planet Ex smoky brown with iridescent glitter
- Oh-Zone- sheer platinum glitter
- Ultraviolit- smoky violet with iridescent glitter
- Sublime- sheer mint and gold glitter
- Milky Way- ivory with iridescent glitter
- Cosmic Ocean- sheer aqua glitter
- Meteor Crush- sheer pink and gold glitter
- Jupiter Sand- smoky chocolate with iridescent purple
- Mars On Fire- sheer copper rose glitter
- Midnight Bolt- true blue with superfine glitter
- Space Owt- smoky grape with holographic blue
- Sunburst- amber with gold glitter
Finally we have the Eclipse 2-in-1 Glitter Release Eyeliner. This eyeliner comes in three different shades and is meant to have a metallic to glitter formula so you can choose your own finish. It is similar to that of the Ciate Glitter Flip Liquid Lips in that when friction is applied the glitter comes through.
- Alien Bae – blue-black metallic / smoky navy glitter
- Later, Crater – nude metallic / nude gold glitter
- Nepturnt – green-black metallic / smoky emerald glitter
I personally think that the packaging on these products is beautiful. I love how colorful they are and the glitter accents. It really just amps up the entire Galaxy theme. Plus, I don’t ever recall seeing anything similar to this.
I really enjoy how the holo and rainbow packaging is consistent across all of the products. It just makes it so unique and fun. I do not have anything in my collection that looks similar to these products. I really think they hit the mark on the packaging for this collection. A+ to Rihanna for releasing something special.
As I mentioned, I went and tested these products out in store. I think this is the best method instead of actually going out and buying everything. I first tested out the lipsticks.
These lipsticks were super creamy, had great color payoff, and were very reflective. They definitely lived up to their name and I think the color selection is unique and fun. It really goes well with the Galaxy theme.
I will say that even though there was good color payoff, they weren’t the most opaque lipsticks that I’ve ever seen. You aren’t going to put these on your lips and have intense coverage. Especially if your lips are naturally darker and more pigmented.
Next up were the Cosmic Gloss Lip Glitters. Personally, these were my favorite items of the entire collection. The glosses had a ton of pigment and were packed with glitter. They are super shiny and beautiful and really just seem so different compared to other glosses.
Even though they were glittery and shimmery, it didn’t feel gritty or uncomfortable on the lips. The product smells delicious and isn’t gloopy or sticky when applied.
I then did some swathes of the glitter release eyeliner. Honestly, to me these just seemed like typical liquid liners. The glitter did peek through, but the liners took forever to dry down.
Plus, I had a hard enough time “activating” the glitter release part, that I wondered what it would be like after the product was actually applied to the eyes. The liners were pigmented and applied smoothly, but did not seem like anything special to me.
I decided to tackle the eyeshadow palette last. This had to have been one of the most difficult eyeshadow palettes that I have ever had to swatch. I did not have any primer on my arms nor did I wet the products.
That being said, I had to dig my finger in that palette and swirl it around forever to get any shadows to swatch or show up on my arm. Now most of the time, it is recommended to use shadows like this with your fingers to get a more intense payoff. However, if I could hardly get anything with my swatches, I can’t imagine what it would be like applied to the eye or with a brush.
As you can see, some colors did come out better than others. This palette really just was hit or miss in terms of the shades. I think the colors are unique and like I keep saying, go with the theme of the collection, but I was pretty disappointed in this palette.
All in all I think half of the products in this collection and totally worth the hype, while others should not even be considered. My favorite products of the collection were definitely the lip items.
The colors are unique and the performance of them is top notch. Plus, the prices on them are not too bad for high end items. It’s also great that they have corresponding colors between the lipsticks and glosses. This way if you really want to have an intense look you can. It’s also great because then if you just want one or the other you will have a great product regardless.
The eyeliners were meh to me. They weren’t bad, but the weren’t anything to rave about either. I think they had a good idea with doing the whole metallic to glitter release thing, but to get the glitter to release you have to rub the product. I do not feel comfortable rubbing my eyes once this product is applied.
Like I said, it also took forever for the eyeliners to fully dry. So can you imagine what would happen if you applied to your eye, tried to activate the glitter, and the product just smeared everywhere and ruined your eye look? No thank you.
The eyeshadow palette is a huge pass for me. I am not trying to sound mean here, but for the quality and performance of this, this should never be priced at $59. I think that is just ripping people off, especially when I can get better glitter shadows at the drugstore.
There was too much inconsistency in the formula and the color payoff was only present for a few shades. The shadows were also incredibly powdery. Save your money on this product and try some of the glitter shadows from NYX or Morphe instead.
Lastly, I would also not recommend the brush. Not because it was bad, but because I am not a fan of double sided brushes. I use a container to stand up my brushes and hold them, with double sided brushes one side always gets messed up no matter what I do. Plus, $24 for this brush, I don’t think so.
Will I purchase anything? I think if I had to choose one item, it would definitely be the glosses, hands down my favorite product.
Have you tried anything from this collection? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!
Images are sourced from Fenty Beauty’s Instagram page and Sephora. All other images are my own.