Fenty Beauty Champagne Heist Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft copper with warm, orange undertones and fine gold and copper micro-sparkle. It had medium to semi-opaque coverage applied in a single stroke, directly from the tube, while the coverage was sheer to semi-sheer when applied with a brush or fingertips. It seemed somewhat sheerer compared to the holiday mini release.
The texture felt smooth to the touch, and the tube itself glided across my skin without dragging, but it had a faster dry down when I worked with it, so I’d recommend working one cheek at a time if using fingertips or a brush to apply or blend out. I applied by patting it into the general placement I wanted with my index finger, and then I used the edge of a clean fingertip to diffuse and soften the edges. The product blended out well over bare skin, and it didn’t seem prone to lifting up foundation. It lasted well for eight hours on me before I noticed signs of fading.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$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." 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.
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