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Fenty Beauty Unicorn Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

01/04

Fenty Beauty Unicorn Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Unicorn Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Unicorn Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Unicorn Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Unicorn

Fenty Beauty Unicorn Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a muted, medium lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage. Applied to my skin, it seemed to go on a bit lighter overall with how it reflected light.

The texture was thin, definitely cream-to-powder where it felt more powder-like as soon as I started to apply it to the skin. It had just a bit of slip but needed to be warmed up for best application or else it did not apply as evenly or lifted up base products (if applied on top of them). The product definitely was most foolproof to use over bare skin, but it was workable over base with fingertips or a stippling brush, though it was harder to get even, pigmented coverage with a brush. This shade lasted for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.25 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be long-wearing with a “light-as-air,” “blendable” texture that “lives to be layered” and has "buildable, creaseproof" coverage. They twist-up and are medium-sized with a domed edge. I found that applying to my fingertips worked better than direct application, as it enabled me greater control over coverage level as well as placement, and if you tend to apply over foundation, then this will help keep the Match Stix cleaner, too. The texture was thin, and it did seem to go from a “cream” in the tube to a more powder-like product once on the skin. They were fairly blendable with a few being more sparkly with less visible base color, which may not be for everyone, and others had a more pearl-like sheen that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. Most shades applied and blended out without lifting up foundation or pulling into pores (over bare skin), but the ones that did tended to have larger particles in them. They lasted between six and eight hours on me.

A problem I had throughout just swatching each shade on my cheeks for photos was that whatever was exposed was a bit dry, more powdery to the touch, and I felt like I had to really warm the product up and/or swipe it back and forth on the back of my hand to refresh the texture. This is not uncommon with drier, cream-based formulas, but it's still a downside and an area that could be improved upon. Some shades were very pigmented, others were medium and buildable, and a couple were sheerer.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick swatches.

Ingredients

MICA, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, C20-40 ALCOHOLS, TRIBEHENIN, PARAFFIN, POLYETHYLENE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TOCOPHEROL, ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, MALIC ACID, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, SILICA, TIN OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090).

Unicorn
Unicorn
B

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Fenty Beauty Yacht Life Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

01/04

Fenty Beauty Yacht Life Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Yacht Life Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Yacht Life Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Yacht Life Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Yacht Life

Fenty Beauty Yacht Life Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a vibrant, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a golden sheen. It had medium coverage that was buildable to opaque coverage with two layers. The shimmer seemed to be finer in this particular shade than others, and I felt like this helped it apply more evenly and sit better on the skin (with or without a base). It gave a luminous glow that was moderate in intensity but not accentuating of my skin’s natural texture.

The consistency was lightweight, thin, and creamy enough not to drag on the skin or apply unevenly, but it was more powder-like during application (at all points except when it was still in the tube!). The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.25 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be long-wearing with a “light-as-air,” “blendable” texture that “lives to be layered” and has "buildable, creaseproof" coverage. They twist-up and are medium-sized with a domed edge. I found that applying to my fingertips worked better than direct application, as it enabled me greater control over coverage level as well as placement, and if you tend to apply over foundation, then this will help keep the Match Stix cleaner, too. The texture was thin, and it did seem to go from a “cream” in the tube to a more powder-like product once on the skin. They were fairly blendable with a few being more sparkly with less visible base color, which may not be for everyone, and others had a more pearl-like sheen that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. Most shades applied and blended out without lifting up foundation or pulling into pores (over bare skin), but the ones that did tended to have larger particles in them. They lasted between six and eight hours on me.

A problem I had throughout just swatching each shade on my cheeks for photos was that whatever was exposed was a bit dry, more powdery to the touch, and I felt like I had to really warm the product up and/or swipe it back and forth on the back of my hand to refresh the texture. This is not uncommon with drier, cream-based formulas, but it's still a downside and an area that could be improved upon. Some shades were very pigmented, others were medium and buildable, and a couple were sheerer.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick swatches.

Ingredients

ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, MICA, OCTYLDODECANOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, C20-40 ALCOHOLS, TRIBEHENIN, PARAFFIN, POLYETHYLENE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TOCOPHEROL, ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, MALIC ACID, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, SILICA, TIN OXIDE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985), CARMINE (CI 75470), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850).

Yacht Life
Yacht Life
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color – Blush

B110

Make Up For Ever B110 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light peach with a stronger, white base paired with a satin finish. There was a subtle sheen to the powder as I applied and blended it on the skin, though it did not look shimmery. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, while it felt denser in the pan so using a more moderate hand or denser brush would be key (I would not describe the powder as stiff, though!). It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, and I did feel like the color darkened slightly after I applied it to my skin (if you have drier skin, it might not darken as noticeably). This shade wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Blush swatches.

B110
B110
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

01/04

Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Trippin

Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium, peachy coral with warm, yellow gold frosted shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage in two to three layers. At three layers, it did emphasize my skin’s natural texture and seemed to be more prone to lifting and pushing around foundation.

The consistency was thin and slightly dry after the initial use (once the stick was exposed to air), so it did seem to apply better when warmed up with fingertips. The drier texture made these less easy to layer over–trying to layer any of the powder highlighters over the Match Stix usually resulted in a more thickened, textured look that was beyond just emphasizing of skin texture but looked caked on. The sheen with just one or two layers was luminous without being accentuating on my skin. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.25 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be long-wearing with a “light-as-air,” “blendable” texture that “lives to be layered” and has "buildable, creaseproof" coverage. They twist-up and are medium-sized with a domed edge. I found that applying to my fingertips worked better than direct application, as it enabled me greater control over coverage level as well as placement, and if you tend to apply over foundation, then this will help keep the Match Stix cleaner, too. The texture was thin, and it did seem to go from a “cream” in the tube to a more powder-like product once on the skin. They were fairly blendable with a few being more sparkly with less visible base color, which may not be for everyone, and others had a more pearl-like sheen that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. Most shades applied and blended out without lifting up foundation or pulling into pores (over bare skin), but the ones that did tended to have larger particles in them. They lasted between six and eight hours on me.

A problem I had throughout just swatching each shade on my cheeks for photos was that whatever was exposed was a bit dry, more powdery to the touch, and I felt like I had to really warm the product up and/or swipe it back and forth on the back of my hand to refresh the texture. This is not uncommon with drier, cream-based formulas, but it's still a downside and an area that could be improved upon. Some shades were very pigmented, others were medium and buildable, and a couple were sheerer.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick swatches.

Ingredients

ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, MICA, OCTYLDODECANOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, C20-40 ALCOHOLS, TRIBEHENIN, PARAFFIN, POLYETHYLENE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TOCOPHEROL, ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, MALIC ACID, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, SILICA, TIN OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985), CARMINE (CI 75470).

Trippin
Trippin
B

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

01/10

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush

Peach Dream

Too Faced Peach Dream Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.44 oz.) is very light pink with warm, yellow undertones and a satin sheen. The color was rather light and would be more suitable for someone with fairer skin. It had medium, buildable coverage.

The consistency was smooth and a touch creamy initially, but after one or two uses, the surface seemed to become drier, more powder-like, though definitely not a true powder. As soon as I used a fingertip to apply or applied the product to my face using a brush, it felt and performed more like a powder-based texture. The downside was that the product had a tendency to lift my base as it was a drier, harder-to-blend product on the cheeks. I had the best application by using my fingertips to pat the color on the apples of my cheeks and using the side of my fingertip to diffuse the edges. On me, it lasted for five hours.

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.44 oz. - $68.18 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "cream-to-powder blush" that has "buildable color" and a "creamy, velvety texture" paired with a "radiant-matte finish." The consistency felt creamy to the touch, but it also felt a little powdery. It had a candy-coated shell initially--very shiny--but after one or two uses, the texture looked more matte and felt a lot drier. It seemed almost as if it was drying out over time, so ultimately, it felt more like a powder going on most of the time.

The texture was thinner and while it was no trouble to diffuse the product across the skin, it did not do so that evenly, and I noticed a lot of color that seemed to sit in my pores (like dots of deeper color). The coverage was more buildable when applied with a fingertip, but it was a challenge to get more coverage that was still blended as the color seemed to disappear as I blended it out (even just a little). The only way I could manage decent application was patting color on the apples of the cheeks with fingertips and lightly pressing to blend, and then going back with a bit of foundation actually blend out the edges. The wear was short end on bare skin at six to seven hours.

Over foundation, they were worse, as they lifted liquid foundations a lot, which resulted in uneven coverage and some unevenness in overall texture, too, as the cream-to-powder formula caused clumping with my liquid foundations (I tried three different ones with this blush formula).

Browse all of our Too Faced Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isodecyl Isononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Mica, Polyethylene, Silica Silylate, Aqua/Water/Eau, Flavor/Aroma, Benzyl Benzoate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil/Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract/Ficus Carica Fruit Extract, Fragrance/Parfum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492).

4
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
5.5
Longevity
2
Application
60%
Total

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

01/04

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Confetti

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light, bluish lavender with cool undertones and blue and lavender pearl and larger sparkle/micro-glitter. It had semi-sheer coverage that wasn’t buildable beyond that, as the larger sparkles in the shade seemed to clump up as I tried to build up the coverage, and it just looked thick, heavy, and patchy. This shade did not apply well over foundation as it shifted the base around, but it was more forgiving on bare skin, though there it looked like sparse glitter sitting on the skin. It had a drier texture, too, compared to other shades in the range, and it only seemed to get drier and almost grainy after four uses, which made it progressively more challenging to use. On my skin, it lasted for six hours before there was significant sparkle traveling/fallout.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.25 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be long-wearing with a “light-as-air,” “blendable” texture that “lives to be layered” and has "buildable, creaseproof" coverage. They twist-up and are medium-sized with a domed edge. I found that applying to my fingertips worked better than direct application, as it enabled me greater control over coverage level as well as placement, and if you tend to apply over foundation, then this will help keep the Match Stix cleaner, too. The texture was thin, and it did seem to go from a “cream” in the tube to a more powder-like product once on the skin. They were fairly blendable with a few being more sparkly with less visible base color, which may not be for everyone, and others had a more pearl-like sheen that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. Most shades applied and blended out without lifting up foundation or pulling into pores (over bare skin), but the ones that did tended to have larger particles in them. They lasted between six and eight hours on me.

A problem I had throughout just swatching each shade on my cheeks for photos was that whatever was exposed was a bit dry, more powdery to the touch, and I felt like I had to really warm the product up and/or swipe it back and forth on the back of my hand to refresh the texture. This is not uncommon with drier, cream-based formulas, but it's still a downside and an area that could be improved upon. Some shades were very pigmented, others were medium and buildable, and a couple were sheerer.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick swatches.

Ingredients

ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, MICA, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, C20-40 ALCOHOLS, TRIBEHENIN, PARAFFIN, SILICA, POLYETHYLENE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TOCOPHEROL, ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, MALIC ACID, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CARMINE (CI 75470).

Confetti
Confetti
D

Permanent

6
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3
Application
64%
Total