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Fenty Beauty Rum Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

01/04

Fenty Beauty Rum Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Rum Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Rum Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Rum Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Rum

Fenty Beauty Rum Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, golden pearl. There was enough shimmer that it appeared almost metallic on the skin, though it was not glittery. It was richly pigmented and had a thin, powder-like texture that was easier to work with using warm, fingertips rather than a brush. It applied better over bare skin than foundation, as it did lift my foundation a touch if I wasn’t extremely careful (patting/tapping motions only). It wore well 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, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Rum
Rum
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Fenty Beauty Ridiiic Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

01/04

Fenty Beauty Ridiiic Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Ridiiic Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Ridiiic Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Ridiiic Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Ridiiic

Fenty Beauty Ridiiic Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a rich, tomato red with warm, orange undertones and flecks of golden pearl strewn throughout the color. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, and the pigmentation was high enough where even just a dab was plenty of product to diffuse for a stain-like color on the cheeks. Despite having a powder-like dry down on the skin, it looked dewy due to the sheen from the shimmer. The formula was smooth, thin, but creamy enough that I was able to apply and blend out the blush with ease on my skin, even over foundation. This shade stayed on well for nine hours.

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, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850).

Ridiiic
Ridiiic
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

Fenty Beauty Blonde Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

01/04

Fenty Beauty Blonde Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Blonde Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Blonde Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Blonde Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Blonde

Fenty Beauty Blonde Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. It had more pearl than base color, so as I blended out the color, it looked more shimmery than yellow. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage overall. The consistency was thin, just barely creamy, and it definitely applied best with fingertips as the warmth helped keep the product blendable and malleable on the skin. On me, it wore well for eight hours.

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), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491).

Blonde
Blonde
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Fenty Beauty Chili Mango Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

01/04

Fenty Beauty Chili Mango Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Chili Mango Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Chili Mango Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Chili Mango Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Chili Mango

Fenty Beauty Chili Mango Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is an intense, medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a fine, golden pearl. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, and I felt like a little went a long way if applied directly from the tube, but applying with my fingertips (which was how I applied the formula across shades) made it easy to blend, diffuse, and sheer out the coverage as desired. The consistency was smooth, creamy without being too thick or too thin, and it was easy to apply to my skin. It wore well for nine 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

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), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), RED 6 (CI 15850), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140).

A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

Tarte Blush Bliss Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

01/05

Tarte Blush Bliss 4-Pan Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bliss 4-Pan Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bliss 4-Pan Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bliss 4-Pan Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bliss 4-Pan Blush Palette

Blush Bliss

Tarte Blush Bliss 4-Pan Blush Palette ($39.00 for 0.80 oz.) has four shades of warmer-toned blushes–two peach/corals and two pink-based shades. The palette had two really lovely blushes while the other two were less pigmented and shorter wearing, so it was a bit of a mixed bag. I imagine if one doesn’t mind more buildable coverage (while simultaneously enjoying pigmented blush!), then the downsides won’t be deal-breakers. I wish there was more differentiation between the shades, since there are only four; it would have nicer to see perhaps a mid-tone coral, deep copper-brown, muted plum, and a vibrant pink.

Value

A full-sized Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush retails for $29.00 and contains 0.20 oz. or costs $145.00/oz. The palette contains $116.00 worth of blush.

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

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Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

01/07

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Blush Bazaar

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette ($44.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday palette that is “double-sided” and contains 10 powder cheek colors (two are more like highlighters, eight are more traditional blush colors). I think if you tend to enjoy Tarte’s blushes, I imagine this won’t disappoint; I am not a huge fan of them as I do not find them as blendable as ideal nor as long-wearing as the brand claims (though they make a longer claim than most brands!). I think that Tarte could do better at variety in undertone and finish–a few shades looked less differentiated once applied to my skin, and the palette ran rather warm-toned on the whole.

Value

A full-sized Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush retails for $29.00 and contains 0.20 oz. or costs $145.00/oz. The palette contains $121.80 worth of blush.

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total