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Danessa Myricks Ballerina, Coinz, Magnetic Colorfix Metallic Reviews & Swatches

Ballerina

Danessa Myricks Ballerina Colorfix Metallic ($18.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a light-medium pink with a subtle, warm undertones and cooler, more silvery shimmer that gave it a shiny, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a smooth, thin consistency that was fluid but quick to dry down.

The quick dry down was a selling feature of the product, but you’ll want to be prepared to work very quickly to diffuse and blend out edges (if you want more play time, skip this formula). It applied fairly evenly, and in person, small deficiencies in evenness weren’t noticeable as it was almost wet-looking due to the shine/reflective quality of the finish.

It wore well for 10 hours without fading or creasing as an eye product, nine hours as a cheek product before fading, and four and a half hours as a lip product. It applied and felt like it set faster as a lip color and set to a slightly tacky feel but wasn’t prone to lifting up; it was more flexible than a true liquid lipstick but still fairly transfer-resistant.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.34 oz. – $52.94 Per Ounce

The formula is a cream product that is supposed to be “highly pigmented,” “smudge proof,” “waterproof, and “rapid drying.” They’re multi-purpose products that can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks (though note: the Foil finish includes plastic, or PET, glitter, which is technically not considered eye safe via FDA).

The key takeaway with this formula is that they really do mean “rapid drying” — it is both a pro and a con, but you have to work quickly and efficiently when using this product on the skin where one might want to diffuse, spread, or blend out edges. While the brand is consumer-friendly, this product is particularly favored by makeup artists, and I did feel like there was a learning curve with them.

Some shades dry a little faster than others, and once they dry down, they are pretty smudge proof as marketed, so they don’t want to be moved. Attempts to blend them out after they set often resulted in the product lifting off the skin. They are also, typically, quite pigmented, so one should exercise caution when applying to cheeks initially. I found that some of the more sparkly shades were sheerer.

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

Eyes

Depending on the intensity of the shade relative to your skin tone and whether you wanted a sheerer or more opaque end result, fingertips or synthetic brushes would be the primary tools. I found that I often preferred to put a little product on the back of my hand and then used either my fingertips (for more all-over application) or a brush (for more precise or opaque application). For precision and ease of use (as my fingertips are a little large compared to my eye size), I liked fluffy, synthetic brushes to diffuse the edges or sheer out the product.

Some of the Foil shades in particular tended to a little thicker and tackier when applied, and I wasn’t always able to maneuver them evenly. They seemed to work better as an accent, like on the inner tear duct or on the middle of the lid.

The majority of shades were very pigmented, fairly blendable, and long-wearing, while most shades lasted 10 hours without fading, creasing, or flaking. I did feel like my eyelids got a little drier from wearing several of these shades for multiple days in a row.

Lips

They applied a lot better to lips than I anticipated, as I often find that multi-purpose products do well on one or two areas but rarely all of them. The product applied well with a fingertip or a lip brush, though for speed, I liked using a fingertip. The majority of the shades applied evenly, didn’t emphasize my lip texture/lip lines, and were comfortable enough to wear.

The dry down was noticeable, but the product had light tackiness, though I didn’t have issues with the color lift up. Despite having more of a liquid lipstick kind of dry down, it still felt lighter-weight and was flexible, which is what made it more comfortable to wear. I didn’t see marks left on my glass, and they easily lasted through a cup of coffee. Most shades seemed to wear for six hours or longer on me.

The more sparkly shades with less opacity tended to be least even and felt tackier, and if I pressed and rubbed my lips together, it seemed like some product moved a bit.

Cheeks

As cheek application tends to be sheerer, rather than full coverage, applying the more pigmented shades to cheeks took some getting used it as one has to work quickly and start with way less than you need. I preferred using my fingertips for applying the products as a blush or highlighter, as the warmth helped to give me a slightly longer working time, but it was also more forgiving and easier to sheer out/spread rapidly.

The wear time on cheeks was comparable with eyes (so around 10 hours of good wear).

Editor’s note: I don’t know why I didn’t make this connection previously (at some point, I was aware they were multi-use), as I bought these as cream eyeshadows for review. If I had to go back and do swatches of each shade on cheeks and lips, I might never, ever review (based on the volume of other products I have in the queue), so while I tested each shade for application, pigmentation, longevity, etc. for all three purposes, you will only find a skin swatch.

Browse all of our Danessa Myricks Colorfix Metallic swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isononyl Isononanate, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Disteardimonium, Hectorite (and) Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, PARAFFIN, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, Iron Oxides CI 77492, Iron Oxides CI 77499, Red 6 Lake CI 15850

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Ballerina

PPermanent. $18.00.

A-

A-

9
Product

9
Pigmentation

9
Texture

9
Longevity

4.5
Application

90%
Total

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Coinz

Danessa Myricks Coinz Colorfix Metallic ($18.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a muted, medium copper with warm, brownish undertones and a smooth sheen. It was richly pigmented where a little went a long way, but it was one of the more blendable and easier shades to use–just more forgiving than most in the formula.

The consistency was lightweight, smooth, thin, and spreadable without being prone to sheering out too readily. The formula dried down very quickly, so it was imperative to work rapidly and to use less rather than more as it was hard to correct over-application. It stayed on nicely for 10 hours without fading or creasing as an eyeshadow and nine hours before fading as a cheek product.

It applied evenly as a lip product, which was unexpected, and it didn’t emphasize my lip texture. The dry down felt semi-flexible and a smidgen tacky but not to the point where color lifted up if I pressed my lips together. It lasted well for five hours and felt a touch drying over time (as a lip color).

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.34 oz. – $52.94 Per Ounce

The formula is a cream product that is supposed to be “highly pigmented,” “smudge proof,” “waterproof, and “rapid drying.” They’re multi-purpose products that can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks (though note: the Foil finish includes plastic, or PET, glitter, which is technically not considered eye safe via FDA).

The key takeaway with this formula is that they really do mean “rapid drying” — it is both a pro and a con, but you have to work quickly and efficiently when using this product on the skin where one might want to diffuse, spread, or blend out edges. While the brand is consumer-friendly, this product is particularly favored by makeup artists, and I did feel like there was a learning curve with them.

Some shades dry a little faster than others, and once they dry down, they are pretty smudge proof as marketed, so they don’t want to be moved. Attempts to blend them out after they set often resulted in the product lifting off the skin. They are also, typically, quite pigmented, so one should exercise caution when applying to cheeks initially. I found that some of the more sparkly shades were sheerer.

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

Eyes

Depending on the intensity of the shade relative to your skin tone and whether you wanted a sheerer or more opaque end result, fingertips or synthetic brushes would be the primary tools. I found that I often preferred to put a little product on the back of my hand and then used either my fingertips (for more all-over application) or a brush (for more precise or opaque application). For precision and ease of use (as my fingertips are a little large compared to my eye size), I liked fluffy, synthetic brushes to diffuse the edges or sheer out the product.

Some of the Foil shades in particular tended to a little thicker and tackier when applied, and I wasn’t always able to maneuver them evenly. They seemed to work better as an accent, like on the inner tear duct or on the middle of the lid.

The majority of shades were very pigmented, fairly blendable, and long-wearing, while most shades lasted 10 hours without fading, creasing, or flaking. I did feel like my eyelids got a little drier from wearing several of these shades for multiple days in a row.

Lips

They applied a lot better to lips than I anticipated, as I often find that multi-purpose products do well on one or two areas but rarely all of them. The product applied well with a fingertip or a lip brush, though for speed, I liked using a fingertip. The majority of the shades applied evenly, didn’t emphasize my lip texture/lip lines, and were comfortable enough to wear.

The dry down was noticeable, but the product had light tackiness, though I didn’t have issues with the color lift up. Despite having more of a liquid lipstick kind of dry down, it still felt lighter-weight and was flexible, which is what made it more comfortable to wear. I didn’t see marks left on my glass, and they easily lasted through a cup of coffee. Most shades seemed to wear for six hours or longer on me.

The more sparkly shades with less opacity tended to be least even and felt tackier, and if I pressed and rubbed my lips together, it seemed like some product moved a bit.

Cheeks

As cheek application tends to be sheerer, rather than full coverage, applying the more pigmented shades to cheeks took some getting used it as one has to work quickly and start with way less than you need. I preferred using my fingertips for applying the products as a blush or highlighter, as the warmth helped to give me a slightly longer working time, but it was also more forgiving and easier to sheer out/spread rapidly.

The wear time on cheeks was comparable with eyes (so around 10 hours of good wear).

Editor’s note: I don’t know why I didn’t make this connection previously (at some point, I was aware they were multi-use), as I bought these as cream eyeshadows for review. If I had to go back and do swatches of each shade on cheeks and lips, I might never, ever review (based on the volume of other products I have in the queue), so while I tested each shade for application, pigmentation, longevity, etc. for all three purposes, you will only find a skin swatch.

Browse all of our Danessa Myricks Colorfix Metallic swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isononyl Isononanate, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Disteardimonium, Hectorite (and) Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, PARAFFIN, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, Iron Oxides CI 77492, Iron Oxides CI 77499, Red 6 Lake CI 15850

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Coinz

PPermanent. $18.00.

A

A

9
Product

10
Pigmentation

9
Texture

9.5
Longevity

5
Application

94%
Total

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Magnetic

Danessa Myricks Magnetic Colorfix Metallic ($18.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a vivid, darker blue with subtle, cool undertones and a more pearl-like finish with faint sparkle throughout. It had rich pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out better than anticipated along the edges, but I’d likely prefer to cheat the edge with a powder eyeshadow to get a really blown out look.

The formula is quick-setting, so you’ll want to work one area at a time and use less product, then build up coverage if desired, to make blending easier. I did find it hard to get a perfectly blended out edge as a cheek color and needed to stipple a bit of foundation over the edges to make it look right. It was easier to apply to lips compared to eyes/cheeks. The texture was thin, slightly runny but not too watery, and it spread evenly over my skin.

This shade wore well for 10 hours without fading or creasing as an eyeshadow, nine hours before fading as a cheek color, and six hours (and left behind a stain) as a lip product. I did find it was more prone to smudging after eating/drinking (anything aside from water), so it could get quite messy if I forgot I was wearing it after a meal!

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.34 oz. – $52.94 Per Ounce

The formula is a cream product that is supposed to be “highly pigmented,” “smudge proof,” “waterproof, and “rapid drying.” They’re multi-purpose products that can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks (though note: the Foil finish includes plastic, or PET, glitter, which is technically not considered eye safe via FDA).

The key takeaway with this formula is that they really do mean “rapid drying” — it is both a pro and a con, but you have to work quickly and efficiently when using this product on the skin where one might want to diffuse, spread, or blend out edges. While the brand is consumer-friendly, this product is particularly favored by makeup artists, and I did feel like there was a learning curve with them.

Some shades dry a little faster than others, and once they dry down, they are pretty smudge proof as marketed, so they don’t want to be moved. Attempts to blend them out after they set often resulted in the product lifting off the skin. They are also, typically, quite pigmented, so one should exercise caution when applying to cheeks initially. I found that some of the more sparkly shades were sheerer.

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

Eyes

Depending on the intensity of the shade relative to your skin tone and whether you wanted a sheerer or more opaque end result, fingertips or synthetic brushes would be the primary tools. I found that I often preferred to put a little product on the back of my hand and then used either my fingertips (for more all-over application) or a brush (for more precise or opaque application). For precision and ease of use (as my fingertips are a little large compared to my eye size), I liked fluffy, synthetic brushes to diffuse the edges or sheer out the product.

Some of the Foil shades in particular tended to a little thicker and tackier when applied, and I wasn’t always able to maneuver them evenly. They seemed to work better as an accent, like on the inner tear duct or on the middle of the lid.

The majority of shades were very pigmented, fairly blendable, and long-wearing, while most shades lasted 10 hours without fading, creasing, or flaking. I did feel like my eyelids got a little drier from wearing several of these shades for multiple days in a row.

Lips

They applied a lot better to lips than I anticipated, as I often find that multi-purpose products do well on one or two areas but rarely all of them. The product applied well with a fingertip or a lip brush, though for speed, I liked using a fingertip. The majority of the shades applied evenly, didn’t emphasize my lip texture/lip lines, and were comfortable enough to wear.

The dry down was noticeable, but the product had light tackiness, though I didn’t have issues with the color lift up. Despite having more of a liquid lipstick kind of dry down, it still felt lighter-weight and was flexible, which is what made it more comfortable to wear. I didn’t see marks left on my glass, and they easily lasted through a cup of coffee. Most shades seemed to wear for six hours or longer on me.

The more sparkly shades with less opacity tended to be least even and felt tackier, and if I pressed and rubbed my lips together, it seemed like some product moved a bit.

Cheeks

As cheek application tends to be sheerer, rather than full coverage, applying the more pigmented shades to cheeks took some getting used it as one has to work quickly and start with way less than you need. I preferred using my fingertips for applying the products as a blush or highlighter, as the warmth helped to give me a slightly longer working time, but it was also more forgiving and easier to sheer out/spread rapidly.

The wear time on cheeks was comparable with eyes (so around 10 hours of good wear).

Editor’s note: I don’t know why I didn’t make this connection previously (at some point, I was aware they were multi-use), as I bought these as cream eyeshadows for review. If I had to go back and do swatches of each shade on cheeks and lips, I might never, ever review (based on the volume of other products I have in the queue), so while I tested each shade for application, pigmentation, longevity, etc. for all three purposes, you will only find a skin swatch.

Browse all of our Danessa Myricks Colorfix Metallic swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isononyl Isononanate, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silver, Silica, Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Disteardimonium Hectorite (and) Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, PARAFFIN, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mica, Phenoxyethanol,Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron oxidesCI77491, Ultramarines CI 77007, CI 77742, Iron oxidesCI77497

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Magnetic

PPermanent. $18.00.

A

A

9
Product

10
Pigmentation

9
Texture

9.5
Longevity

4.5
Application

93%
Total

Danessa Myricks Ballerina Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Ballerina Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Ballerina Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Ballerina Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Ballerina Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Coinz Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Coinz Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Coinz Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Coinz Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Magnetic Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Magnetic Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Magnetic Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Magnetic Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Ballerina Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Ballerina Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Ballerina Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Ballerina Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Ballerina Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Coinz Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Coinz Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Coinz Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Coinz Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Magnetic Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Magnetic Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Magnetic Colorfix Metallic

Danessa Myricks Magnetic Colorfix Metallic

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