Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cream Blush Review & Swatches

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Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush

Rose Latte

Fenty Beauty Rose Latte Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a softened, medium-darkbrown with warm, coppery tones–not quite red but not orange either–with a satin finish. There was barely-there pearl throughout to my eye that gave it a luminous finish when applied to bare skin but did not look overtly shimmery.

Applied with fingertips, it had semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage, while application with a moderately-dense, angled brush yielded semi-sheer, buildable coverage. To get truly sheer, buildable coverage (as marketed), I’d recommend a stippling brush. The formula can appear more pigmented initially, but it sheers out as it spreads and blends out on skin and has to be layered for fuller coverage, which was how it was intended to be used.

It had a creamy, moderately emollient consistency that was like a thin, gel-cream that spread easily over bare skin or over foundation as it did not lift my base up. It blended out with ease and dried down to a non-sticky finish, but it retained some of that skin-like finish. This shade lasted beautifully for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

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, Polyethylene, Silica Silylate, Nylon-12, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Talc, Tin Oxide, Bht. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

Rose Latte

PPermanent. $20.00.
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Application
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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This reminds me of a shade of cream blush by make up for ever that was discontinued that I loved. I may have to pick it up. It looks so lovely on you! :o)

Cool Berry came in yesterday and I LOVE it. I had to use more than I expected. I don’t mind the small size either. Some people are complaining about that but it’s the same size as the other cream blush I had by MUFE.

The size is definitely “normal” for cream blushes in a compact – there are some bigger and smaller, but it’s not unusually small relative to other compact-based cream blushes. A lot of stick, cream products tend to be bigger (more like 0.25 oz. to 0.50 oz.), and I think that’s been driving the comparison. I’d say it’s important to assess how much you use your products, whether you’re likely to finish before they dry out/expire (creams/liquids having shorter lives than powder products), etc.

Hi Christine, speaking of stick-cream products, how would you describe the difference between this formula and Colour Pop Blush Stix? Both the longevity and dewy finish seem comparable but I wasn’t sure about how the fenty would feel to the touch…

I think ColourPop Blush Stix are a little dewier and don’t set as much as Fenty’s cream blush. Fenty’s will be more transfer-resistant compared to ColourPop’s Blush Stix, and Fenty’s wear a little longer on average, but they aren’t… vastly different? I can feel and see some differences, but they’re both great, cream-based formulas.

People comparing them to the stick cream ones makes a lot of sense, Christine! I don’t mind them being the size they are because I did notice that my other cream blush didn’t last as long as my powders.

I have cool berry sitting in my cart right now as I somehow forgot to add it when I placed my first two orders. I love that shade and can’t believe I forgot it. I have a few other things I am pondering on but want that for sure. Glad to hear you love it. It is my perfect shade and I have been meaning to try more cream products.

I love it! I had to do a couple of layers with my fair, cool skin and it was long-lasting…I have combo oily skin, too, and it lasted all day. I hope you love it, too!

My favorite thus far! This one is perfect for an everyday flush of color. The tone of it would be great for giving a slightly sunburnt look to the cheeks without the dangerous sun exposure. Rose Latte will be mine!

I picked this up but haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet… Seeing your swatch and review is making me feel much more confident about my choice! I’m excited to wear it sometime soon. I just haven’t been doing my makeup as often while in Shelter in Place mode!

Today was my third time wearing Rose Latte, and while I haven’t been able to test its longevity on my skin, I can say that the shade is really nice. It’s definitely not too dark, which was originally my concern since I am pretty fair.

Very flattering burnt red blush and one that I definitely don’t have and may consider. Again a very flattering blush for persons with more melanin, but I could see someone that is pale but with a slight warm-yellow tone sport this.

I would never have even consider this shade, but I saw Mel Thompson wear/test it and was surprised at how good it looked on her, and now you.
I have nothing even remotely close to this in my collection.
All these cream blushes seem to nail it.
Not surprisingly, it’s taking an exceptionally long time for stuff to arrive from Sephora in Canada, and my Fenty was finally shipped yesterday (it was in my first spring save order) and I can’t wait to play with it!

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