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If you’ve ever been tempted to dust your Killawatt Highlighter all over your body, you’re not alone. According to Rihanna, Fenty Beauty’s Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in the shade Trophy Wife, a hyper-metallic gold, was the inspiration behind Body Lava. “Trophy Wife is one of my all-time favorites so I wanted to make a formula to wear all over your body,” said Rihanna.
Body Lava is a gel-based body luminizer that adds an all-over glow to your skin. It’s perfect for a night out or a day at the beach. It comes in three shades: Brown Sugar, a glistening bronze for darker skin tones; Who Needs Clothes?!, a radiant rose gold for lighter skin tones; and new Cognac Candy, a sparkling copper for every skin tone in between. I got the shade Who Needs Clothes?! Here’s my review:
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If your highlighter powder is pressed, use a blunt object (I used a butter knife) to break up the pigment in the palette. Once it’s nice and dusty, carefully scrape it into your bottle of baby oil. I created a funnel using a piece of paper to minimize the mess. After the highlighter powder is in the oil, fasten the lid and shake.
Feel: Both Fenty Beauty’s Body Lava and the DIY dupe feel a little sticky on the skin. Body Lava is slightly stickier because of its gel-based formula. This actually makes it easier to apply that the DIY dupe which was so liquidy it ran between my fingers and dripped onto my floor.
Scent: While the floral vanilla scent in Fenty’s Body Lava is warm and comforting, I’m not a fan of the fact that I’m committed to smelling like a baked good when I slather on the oil. If it were up to me, there would be no scent, but it isn’t a deal-breaker. Smelling like vanilla is better than smelling like a newborn baby, which is what the DIY dupe smells like since it’s made from baby oil.
Glow Factor: This is the real test to determine which is better. The DIY dupe provides a high dose of glow both from the baby oil and the highlighter powder, but it doesn’t compare to Fenty’s Body Lava, which contains chunky glitter for a shimmering effect. Because of this, I would say Body Lava is the winner. She can’t be duplicated.
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