Fenty Beauty Starstruck Match Stix Shimmer SkinstickFenty Beauty Starstruck Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light, pinky beige with warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was thin, more powder-like than cream as soon as product was put onto a fingertip or a brush. I liked applying it better with a fingertip, as I felt the warmth was needed to blend out the product on my skin to avoid disturbing base products or getting a patchy look. There was noticeable sparkle to this shade, and it could emphasize my skin’s natural texture slightly if I was not careful. On me, it wore well for eight hours.
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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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