Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer SkinstickFenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium, peachy coral with warm, yellow gold frosted shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage in two to three layers. At three layers, it did emphasize my skin’s natural texture and seemed to be more prone to lifting and pushing around foundation.
The consistency was thin and slightly dry after the initial use (once the stick was exposed to air), so it did seem to apply better when warmed up with fingertips. The drier texture made these less easy to layer over–trying to layer any of the powder highlighters over the Match Stix usually resulted in a more thickened, textured look that was beyond just emphasizing of skin texture but looked caked on. The sheen with just one or two layers was luminous without being accentuating on my skin. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading slightly.
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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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ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, MICA, OCTYLDODECANOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, C20-40 ALCOHOLS, TRIBEHENIN, PARAFFIN, POLYETHYLENE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, 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, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985), CARMINE (CI 75470).
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