Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Double Cheek'd Up Review & Swatches

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Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali'booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo

Peony Droppa/Mali'booze

Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa/Mali’booze Freestyle Cream Blush Duo ($34.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a dual blush featuring the brand’s cream blush formula, which is a massive favorite of mine (one of the best cream blushes in my opinion, obviously!). Both shades performed well and consistency with my past experiences with the formula; they were buildable, blendable, easy to work with, and very long-wearing.

Ingredients

Peony Droppa/Mali'booze

LELimited Edition. $34.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Peony Droppa Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush

Peony Droppa

Peony Droppa is a bright pop of cotton candy pink with cooler, bluish undertones and a natural sheen.

  • Medium, buildable pigmentation
  • Lightly emollient, more like a gel-cream
  • Spread and applied well on bare skin and over foundation
  • Long-wearing (9.5 hours)

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, SILICA SILYLATE, POLYETHYLENE, NYLON-12, CANDELILLA CERA/EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX/CIRE DE CANDELILLA, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TIN OXIDE, BHT. MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Peony Droppa

LELimited Edition. $20.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Fenty Beauty Mali'booze Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Mali'booze Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Mali'booze Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Mali'booze Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Mali'booze Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Mali'booze Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Mali'booze Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Mali'booze Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Mali'booze Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Mali'booze Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Mali'booze Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Mali'booze Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush

Mali'booze

Mali’booze is a brighter, medium-dark pinkish-coral with warm undertones and a natural sheen.

  • Medium, buildable pigmentation
  • Lightly emollient, more like a gel-cream
  • Spread and applied well on bare skin and over foundation
  • Long-wearing (9.5 hours)

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, SILICA SILYLATE, POLYETHYLENE, NYLON-12, CANDELILLA CERA/EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX/CIRE DE CANDELILLA, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TIN OXIDE, BHT. MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Mali'booze

LELimited Edition. $20.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Brian Avatar

Okay call me immature but Peony Dropper actually made me lol. Echoing Cat, it’s a shade I can dupe in my existing collection a couple times over and I wish Mali’booze was a single. I don’t dislike the idea of her doing more duos though.

Pami Avatar

I love her cream blush formula, sheer and buildable, and a nice range of shades and tones. I have several of them. I like how this duo is executed. Still minimalistic with the same form, and the two shades make it very versatile! I hope she does more!

Pami Avatar

I love her cream blush formula, sheer and buildable, and a nice range of shades and tones. I have several of them. I like how this duo is executed. Still minimalistic with the same form, and the two shades make it very versatile! I hope she does more of these!

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