Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches

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Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer

Butta Biscuit

Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer ($32.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a light, more muted brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. I swear there were barely-there, golden shimmers throughout that gave it a not-quite-matte finish that read almost dewy (even though it dried down) but didn’t look shimmery applied.

The texture was smooth, lightly creamy that felt lightweight and more gel-cream like, which ensured it spread easily and evenly across my skin, whether over bare skin or layered on top of foundation. It had medium, buildable coverage applied with fingertips and more semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage with a moderately-dense, angled brush. For sheer to semi-sheer, buildable coverage, one would need to use a very light touch or a stippling brush. This formula sheers out once applied and blended out, which is as designed, so to get to full coverage, building is necessary but easy to do. It wore nicely for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably on me.

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

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.22 oz. - $145.45 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "non-greasy," "sweat-resistant," "easy to blend" cream bronzer (or contour) with "sheer, buildable" coverage that has a "natural-looking" finish. The brand called out two shades specifically as contour shades--Amber and Toffee Tease--though they can certainly be used as applicable to one's skin tone and undertone.

The coverage was semi-sheer to medium in one layer and buildable from there, though a lot of the initial opacity depended on the application. Per the brand, the product can be applied with fingertips (they mention "one tap") or with a brush (they created a denser, angled brush for this formula). What I found was that the formula had a tendency to diffuse and spread over the skin in a way that did sheer out the color in practice, so the blended out swatch was more in line with actual results. I think they were, on average, more semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage than true, sheer coverage but they can definitely be applied lightly or blended out for true, sheer coverage.

Fingertips, generally, apply the heaviest coverage across formulas and products, which was true here. When applied with fingertips, a swirl through the pan yielded more medium and semi-opaque coverage, while a pat or two of a fingertip into the product was good for getting the first layer in place (with more sheer to semi-sheer coverage) and building up coverage where desired. For brushes, something like a stippling brush yielded sheer to semi-sheer coverage and a denser, angled brush yielded more semi-sheer to medium coverage.

The coverage built up exceptionally well as the product layered without becoming uneven in application or in actual texture. The product applied beautifully over bare skin as well as 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 moderately emollient with good glide--it spread easily across my skin, which made it more fluid and gel-like in that way, and it wasn't tacky or so wet that it was hard to blend evenly or get to "stay" in place where I wanted it to stay (thus enabling me to blend out edges with ease). It dried down within a few minutes, but it retained its more skin-like finish despite not feeling wet to the touch.

The test of blendability is often with deeper shades like Chocolate and Toffee Tease, which are significantly deeper than my skin tone, so any unevenness is much more noticeable, but they applied beautifully. I could see them working on deeper skin tones as they were likely designed for, but for someone who is looking for a darker contour shade and is lighter, they're easy to work with as well.

The formula wore well for eight to nine hours, and it had a continued, gradual fading from there that was a flattering fade (it didn't just slide down and off my face!). I'd agree that it seemed sweat- and water-resistant as it didn't start to migrate, bleed, or turn patchy, though it could certainly be rubbed off with light pressure (fingertip, napkin, etc.), e.g. blot away excess moisture.

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

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Mica, Synthetic Wax, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica Silylate, Nylon-12, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Talc, Bht, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).

Butta Biscuit

PPermanent. $32.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
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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This looks like an excellent option for fair and light skin tones, the quality is definitely there. Obviously, this shade would be a bit too light for me though.

Wow – I don’t even like bronzes, but this one is such a soft shade and it doesn’t seem to have the orangey undertones that so many bronzers have. A real star.

Wow, is every shade in this lineup an A rating? That’s impressive consistency!
This one looks a little rosy, like it would do a good job on skin tones like mine. I guess this and Amber are a bit more ‘niche’ in applicability for this range, since the more intense colours sheer out so smoothly that they’re good for pretty much everyone.

I was debating between this one & the Huda Beauty Tantour, but went with the latter… I did end up ordering Amber & Toffee Tease, though, and will pick this up after the Sephora sale orders go out.

concur with everyone, wow, not orangey and soft like a “butta biscuit” LOL! Even though it is light this may work for me to tone down my red cheeks and have a “natural” glow. Will have to try.

This is beautiful. I also love your eye look. Makes me appreciate the PML Iconic Illumination palette.

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