Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cream Blush Review & Swatches

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Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush

Bikini Martini

Fenty Beauty Bikini Martini Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a bright, cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a pearly sheen. The coverage varied depending on how one applied it, but it was one of the sheerer shades in the range (but still very buildable).

Applied with fingertips, it had semi-sheer to medium, buildable pigmentation that layered and blended out well. Applied with a moderately-dense, angled brush, it had semi-sheer, buildable color coverage, and for truly sheer coverage, a stippling brush yielded that level of coverage with ease. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy with moderate slip, but it was lightweight and thin; it felt more like a gel-cream, which is the type of texture I find spreads particularly well over bare skin as well as over foundation. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading slightly.

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

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.1 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to give a "fresh wash of color" that is "effortless" to blend with a "natural-looking" finish. The coverage is designed to be "sheer, buildable" with a "sweat- and water-resistant formula." The brand recommends to apply with fingertips or their 125 brush (which is a fairly dense, angled brush).

The coverage was definitely buildable with a tendency toward semi-sheer coverage, but the intensity depended on application method. The best way to describe was that by the time you applied and blended out one layer, it often looked like that "fresh wash of color" it was marketed as having, but I'd argue they were closer to semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage than true, sheer coverage. It was very readily built up to more intense, more opaque coverage with a second or third layer. It layered beautifully, too, so achieving higher coverage was easy to do and was still as flattering on the skin as one layer.

If you took a fingertip and swirled it around at least once, you'd get higher coverage, but it would diffuse a bit to more semi-sheer to medium coverage depending on the shade. With a few taps of a moderately-dense, angled brush (like they paired with this formula), one could get more semi-sheer to medium coverage in a single layer. A stippling brush was most consistent at yielding a sheer wash of color, whereas fingertip application tended to be more medium coverage.

That being said, they had the kind of pigmentation that seems pigmented initially but does have a tendency to sheer out in real application, so finger swatches alone are better as insight into potential opacity but not one layer opacity; the blended out swatch is a better indicator of as-applied to cheeks coverage. I still think they were more pigmented than described, but the formula was very forgiving so they could be used with a lighter hand (like one pat or tap with fingertip/brush) for true, sheer coverage if desired.

The formula played well with fingertips as well as brushes, though I preferred fingertips as they're really just such a handy, efficient tool for cream-based formulas like these (and one less brush to wash!). I didn't have any issues applying and diffusing out the edges of the blush over bare skin or over foundation (I paired them with Fenty's Pro Filtr, which is popular but also more matte, so made for a good test base) as it did not lift up base products.

The consistency was more in line with a traditional cream blush; it was emollient and felt wet to the touch in the compact, and it remained emollient when it was applied to my skin. It did not turn to powder as soon as it came into contact with my skin, but it did dry down for the most part. I felt like there was very fine, barely-there pearl through most shades (some had obvious shimmer) which gave the illusion of dewiness, because when I touched the final application, it seemed dry to the touch but absolutely had that "natural-looking"--read: skin-like--finish advertised.

They wore between eight and nine hours before fading a bit, and they seemed to have a nice, even fade beyond that range. They seemed water-resistant as they didn't bleed when I ran swatches under water, but you could certainly wipe the product away with light rubbing so it wasn't impervious (resistant implies just that, resistant, but not impervious!).

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Synthetic Wax, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Silica Silylate, Nylon-12, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Bht, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410).

Bikini Martini

PPermanent. $20.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Glad it reviewed well as this is the one I’m likeliest to buy! Will probably wait a few months but looking forward to this.

Going by how little I do use my UD X-rated or my MAC Pink Swoon, I don’t think me and very cool pinks play well together. This is a lovely blush for those for whom it does, though!

I got this, and I appreciate how well it dried down when I swatched it. It built up nicely on the back of my hand. I can’t wait to try it on my cheeks. I really love cool cotton candy shades like this.

All of these blushes (even the colours I’d never buy) have reviewed SO well. I’ve seen at least 3 that really interest me and once the stores re-open, I will absolutely want to try at least 2 of them and this shade is one that would suit me and that I could use. Gorgeous eye look too, Christine!

Given how dark so many of these Fenty blushes look in the pan, I’m actually pleasantly surprised at how lovely they look when applied. I would never have considered this based on the package, but it’s really delicate and natural on your application!

I think this would be a good choice for people who normally wear a more subdued pink. It’s bright, but can sheer out. Always good to have something a bit more dramatic for those times you need to kick it up a notch.

Ooo! Now, I don’t like ro do much pink, but this is soooo subtle and workable. I’m certain at lest two or three of these blush products will come home. Colors are nice!

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