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Fenty Beauty Frost Hunny Metallic Eye + Lip Crayon Set Review & Swatches


Frost Hunny

Fenty Beauty Frost Hunny Metallic Eye + Lip Crayon Set ($39.00 for 0.15 oz.) includes three, warm-toned jumbo-sized pencils that are supposed to be usable on eyes and lips, though they’re pretty disappointing unless you’re looking to draw on your arms. They’re uncomfortable to apply due to the thinner texture that had little creaminess/slip, and they are even harder to blend, diffuse, or otherwise use in a meaningful manner. The formula across these three shades was as frustrating as I wrote about in my Frost Bunny review, which can be read for a more dialed-in experience or click “formula overview” for any of the shades below.

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Sunfrost

Sunfrost is a light-medium copper with warm, orange undertones and a metallic finish. It had a thin, drier consistency that had almost no slip/wetness, so it was tough to apply without tugging on my lid, lash line, or lips, and this resulted in patchier coverage. The lack of creaminess also meant that there was no playtime; it was impossible to diffuse or soften the edges as it dried down immediately. I wasn’t able to apply it using a brush or my fingertips, only directly from the pencil, as it hardened on my fingertip or rained flakes down on my lid from the brush.

As an eyeliner, it applied unevenly and couldn’t be blended or touched up to even back out, and it lasted about six hours before flaking off my lash line. As an eyeshadow, it applied unevenly, separated along my fine lines, and flaked off parts of my lid when I tried to diffuse the edge, though the remaining color lasted for about eight hours. As a lip product, it had semi-opaque, uneven coverage that clung to my lips, separated along my lip lines, and had the audacity to lift significantly, revealing a splotchy lip color after the barest press my lips together. The color that remained stayed on for five hours but did dry out my lips.

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have “insane glide” that is “creamy upon application” but sets. The brand says that they can be used as eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick, or lip liner. I found the performance to be underwhelming both on the eyes and lips, though on lips it was particularly disappointing. Fenty has been fairly consistent, and where they’ve missed, it’s usually not a total failure, but I had no luck with this formula at all.

The pencils feature a very waxy, thinner consistency that does tug somewhat (eyes and lips) and often requires multiple passes over curved areas–they’d swatch well enough on my arm but in practice, I had trouble getting even, opaque coverage whether I tried the formula as an eyeliner, eyeshadow, or lipstick. They were easiest to use on my lower lash line, as they only tugged a bit, but the coverage seemed to lift slightly as I tried to layer and even out the color or else it would pull away along any fine lines. However, if I tried to diffuse or blend out the line, product flaked off or lifted away randomly. While swatches were difficult to remove on my arm/hand, most shades disappeared within six hours on my waterline and were noticeably faded after eight hours on my lower lash line.

As an eyeshadow, they applied poorly with fingertips and a brush as the formula dries so quickly that most of the product remained on my fingertip or wouldn’t adhere to my skin (from the brush), so applying directly from the pencil was best, which resulted in decent coverage but was often patchy or uneven. If I attempted to go back over areas with the pencil, I couldn’t glide the pencil; I had pat and push it onto just the area or else it would lift away other areas. When I tried to diffuse the edges, whether I just used a fluffy brush or fingertips along the bare edge or if I tried to use a powder eyeshadow (say, in the crease) to blend the shimmer shades and a matte crease shade together, the cream eyeshadow lifted away and left behind bald patches. I reached the point where it was a game of applying and accepting that they’d never look great on my actual lids. They did have decent wear on my lids with about eight to nine hours without creasing but the color started to flake off.

As a lip product, the formula actually managed to get worse! They take some maneuvering to apply evenly, as the texture was thin and drier, and the pencil tugged a bit in order to get even coverage on my lips. The big issue was that I could not press my lips together, not even once, whether intentionally, accidentally, or while talking, or else the color would lift away noticeably. I tried leaving the color alone for a solid five minutes in case there was some “dry down” that I needed to wait for (nothing about the texture suggested that), but it didn’t help. The strange part was that it stayed on well with respect to drinking/light meals but if the product came in contact with itself, it gave up. I tried not to press my lips together, but inevitably, just talking proved enough to cause patchiness within an hour of wear that worsened over time. (Please reference Sunfrost, where I took a photo after gently pressing my lips together, not even rubbing, just a gentle press, and see how much lifting occurred–it continued to lift as long as I had it on.)

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Metallic Eye & Lip Crayon swatches.

Ingredients

Methyl Trimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

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fenty beauty sunfrost 001 product 350x350 - Fenty Beauty Frost Hunny Metallic Eye + Lip Crayon Set Review & Swatches

Ice Dunes

Ice Dunes is a soft, golden bronze with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had medium, buildable pigmentation (up to mostly opaque) with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was thin and set almost immediately to a budge-proof finish… to a degree. I found this shade seemed to be a little more forgiving and better at applying evenly when I tried to build up the coverage, but it did not blend at all along the edges, and the more I tried, the more likely it was to have parts of the product flake off of my skin.

As an eyeliner, it applied evenly and built up with two to three layers with eight-hour wear. As an eyeshadow, it applied fairly evenly, though it tugged noticeably on my lid, but it wasn’t blendable, and it could not be applied using a brush or fingertip (only directly from the tube) as it was too dry and thin for that–nothing would translate as a result! The wear was decent at eight hours before creasing. As a lip product, it applied unevenly, tugged and pulled on my lips, and yielded medium coverage. The color lifted as soon as I gently pressed my lips together, which resulted in an uneven, patchy color that lingered for four and a half hours with a drying formula.

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have “insane glide” that is “creamy upon application” but sets. The brand says that they can be used as eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick, or lip liner. I found the performance to be underwhelming both on the eyes and lips, though on lips it was particularly disappointing. Fenty has been fairly consistent, and where they’ve missed, it’s usually not a total failure, but I had no luck with this formula at all.

The pencils feature a very waxy, thinner consistency that does tug somewhat (eyes and lips) and often requires multiple passes over curved areas–they’d swatch well enough on my arm but in practice, I had trouble getting even, opaque coverage whether I tried the formula as an eyeliner, eyeshadow, or lipstick. They were easiest to use on my lower lash line, as they only tugged a bit, but the coverage seemed to lift slightly as I tried to layer and even out the color or else it would pull away along any fine lines. However, if I tried to diffuse or blend out the line, product flaked off or lifted away randomly. While swatches were difficult to remove on my arm/hand, most shades disappeared within six hours on my waterline and were noticeably faded after eight hours on my lower lash line.

As an eyeshadow, they applied poorly with fingertips and a brush as the formula dries so quickly that most of the product remained on my fingertip or wouldn’t adhere to my skin (from the brush), so applying directly from the pencil was best, which resulted in decent coverage but was often patchy or uneven. If I attempted to go back over areas with the pencil, I couldn’t glide the pencil; I had pat and push it onto just the area or else it would lift away other areas. When I tried to diffuse the edges, whether I just used a fluffy brush or fingertips along the bare edge or if I tried to use a powder eyeshadow (say, in the crease) to blend the shimmer shades and a matte crease shade together, the cream eyeshadow lifted away and left behind bald patches. I reached the point where it was a game of applying and accepting that they’d never look great on my actual lids. They did have decent wear on my lids with about eight to nine hours without creasing but the color started to flake off.

As a lip product, the formula actually managed to get worse! They take some maneuvering to apply evenly, as the texture was thin and drier, and the pencil tugged a bit in order to get even coverage on my lips. The big issue was that I could not press my lips together, not even once, whether intentionally, accidentally, or while talking, or else the color would lift away noticeably. I tried leaving the color alone for a solid five minutes in case there was some “dry down” that I needed to wait for (nothing about the texture suggested that), but it didn’t help. The strange part was that it stayed on well with respect to drinking/light meals but if the product came in contact with itself, it gave up. I tried not to press my lips together, but inevitably, just talking proved enough to cause patchiness within an hour of wear that worsened over time. (Please reference Sunfrost, where I took a photo after gently pressing my lips together, not even rubbing, just a gentle press, and see how much lifting occurred–it continued to lift as long as I had it on.)

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Metallic Eye & Lip Crayon swatches.

Ingredients

Methyl Trimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499, Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

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fenty beauty ice dunes 001 product 350x350 - Fenty Beauty Frost Hunny Metallic Eye + Lip Crayon Set Review & Swatches

Pretty Penny

Pretty Penny is a medium, coppery red with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which I tried to layer and build up to varying degrees of success. When I tried it on my lower lash line, I was able to build up the coverage, but it became more uneven as I layered it due to the waxier consistency. It had a thinner consistency with barely any glide, which wasn’t too bad to work with if I was just swatching across my arm, but when I had to apply it to the curved area of my lid or my lips, it tugged a ton.

When I tried it as an eyeshadow, the color was difficult to apply evenly, and it ended up looking patchy the more I tried to fuss with it. When I tried to diffuse and soften the edge, a lot of product flaked off and lifted in that area, which gave it a “bald” appearance. It has such a thin texture without much slip that there’s no time to blend; I wasn’t even able to apply it with a brush or fingertip as the product dried before it could adhere to my lid! What I managed to get on lasted for eight hours for the most part, but there was some additional flaking over time. As a lipstick, it applied fairly evenly, though painfully as it tugged and dragged on my lips, but it lifted and revealed a patchy mess if I dared to press my lips together (even just gently, after having already experienced this with every shade during swatching). It was drying over the five hours the rest of it stayed on for.

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have “insane glide” that is “creamy upon application” but sets. The brand says that they can be used as eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick, or lip liner. I found the performance to be underwhelming both on the eyes and lips, though on lips it was particularly disappointing. Fenty has been fairly consistent, and where they’ve missed, it’s usually not a total failure, but I had no luck with this formula at all.

The pencils feature a very waxy, thinner consistency that does tug somewhat (eyes and lips) and often requires multiple passes over curved areas–they’d swatch well enough on my arm but in practice, I had trouble getting even, opaque coverage whether I tried the formula as an eyeliner, eyeshadow, or lipstick. They were easiest to use on my lower lash line, as they only tugged a bit, but the coverage seemed to lift slightly as I tried to layer and even out the color or else it would pull away along any fine lines. However, if I tried to diffuse or blend out the line, product flaked off or lifted away randomly. While swatches were difficult to remove on my arm/hand, most shades disappeared within six hours on my waterline and were noticeably faded after eight hours on my lower lash line.

As an eyeshadow, they applied poorly with fingertips and a brush as the formula dries so quickly that most of the product remained on my fingertip or wouldn’t adhere to my skin (from the brush), so applying directly from the pencil was best, which resulted in decent coverage but was often patchy or uneven. If I attempted to go back over areas with the pencil, I couldn’t glide the pencil; I had pat and push it onto just the area or else it would lift away other areas. When I tried to diffuse the edges, whether I just used a fluffy brush or fingertips along the bare edge or if I tried to use a powder eyeshadow (say, in the crease) to blend the shimmer shades and a matte crease shade together, the cream eyeshadow lifted away and left behind bald patches. I reached the point where it was a game of applying and accepting that they’d never look great on my actual lids. They did have decent wear on my lids with about eight to nine hours without creasing but the color started to flake off.

As a lip product, the formula actually managed to get worse! They take some maneuvering to apply evenly, as the texture was thin and drier, and the pencil tugged a bit in order to get even coverage on my lips. The big issue was that I could not press my lips together, not even once, whether intentionally, accidentally, or while talking, or else the color would lift away noticeably. I tried leaving the color alone for a solid five minutes in case there was some “dry down” that I needed to wait for (nothing about the texture suggested that), but it didn’t help. The strange part was that it stayed on well with respect to drinking/light meals but if the product came in contact with itself, it gave up. I tried not to press my lips together, but inevitably, just talking proved enough to cause patchiness within an hour of wear that worsened over time. (Please reference Sunfrost, where I took a photo after gently pressing my lips together, not even rubbing, just a gentle press, and see how much lifting occurred–it continued to lift as long as I had it on.)

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Metallic Eye & Lip Crayon swatches.

Ingredients

Methyl Trimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

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