Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Bronzer Review & Swatches

01/10

Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer

Private Island

Fenty Beauty Private Island Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer ($30.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a light-medium brown with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was opaque–a little went a long way–so it was far from buildable and could only be built up by using a very light hand and a less-dense brush (same technique that works with other pigmented products). The powder had a smooth, finely-milled texture but was more firmly-pressed in the pan, so there was no powderiness and was easier to control. It applied well to my bare skin, blended out with little effort, and stayed on well for eight hours on me.

(The slight unevenness that is present is my fault as I have some post-acne marks that are still fading, and as I apply foundation around but not on my cheeks directly, they are coming through.)

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.22 oz. - $136.36 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "long-wear" that is "transfer-resistant," "easy to blend, and "light-as-air" with buildable coverage that "is hard to overdo." The pigmentation was more medium to semi-opaque with some shades being nearly opaque in a single layer. For truly buildable pigmentation, I would recommend using a light hand initially or a less-dense brush to pick up and to apply the product.

The texture was lightweight, thin, and finely-milled without being too powdery, which did make it easier to control to build up coverage. Some shades were more blendable than others but none were difficult to work with. As these had a true matte finish, I wouldn't apply them over wet or still-drying foundation as that tends to make matte, powder products harder to apply and can also cause them to darken/look patchy. They applied similarly over bare skin (I'm normal-to-dry) as they did over foundation that was lightly set with powder.

They lasted between eight and nine hours on me, and it didn't seem prone to transferring if I just dabbed at it with a napkin (transfer-resistant on a powder was an odd claim to see).

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Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Magnesium Myristate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Mica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Silica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Hexylene Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Water, Maltodextrin, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742).

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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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What a lot of bronzers she’s been releasing (and to be honest, quite a few of them look similar to one another). If I were a bronzer junkie, I guess I’d be excited but I’m so not a bronzer person!

The tones and depths are a bit different – I definitely think they’ll read different based on one’s skin tone + undertone – and that’s one of the things that has long been missing from bronzers: variety in undertone and depth.

Probably my least favorite shade thus far. Way too orange based. Reminds me of a Cheeto faux spray tan, if you get what I mean.

I bought this shade and I have to agree-sadly very Cheeto like. Not my favorite. I’ll probably end up using it as a blush and on my eyes.

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