Fenty Beauty Ridiiic Match Stix Shimmer SkinstickFenty Beauty Ridiiic Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a rich, tomato red with warm, orange undertones and flecks of golden pearl strewn throughout the color. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, and the pigmentation was high enough where even just a dab was plenty of product to diffuse for a stain-like color on the cheeks. Despite having a powder-like dry down on the skin, it looked dewy due to the sheen from the shimmer. The formula was smooth, thin, but creamy enough that I was able to apply and blend out the blush with ease on my skin, even over foundation. This shade stayed on well for nine hours.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- MAC Optimistic Orange (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
- Becca Lantana (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Too Faced Ginger Peach (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar).
- MAC Modern Mandarin (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
- Fenty Beauty Daiquiri Dip (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
$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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Mica, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Octyldodecanol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, C20-40 Alcohols, Tribehenin, Paraffin, Polyethylene, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Diisostearyl Malate, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Isostearyl Alcohol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Malic Acid, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850).
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