Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes?! Body Lava Body Luminizer Review, Photos, Swatches

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Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes?! on Cheeks and Clavicle/Shoulder
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer
Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer

Who Needs Clothes

Fenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body LuminizerFenty Beauty Who Needs Clothes Body Lava Body Luminizer ($60.00 for 3.00 fl. oz.) is a light, rosy copper with lots of glitter and fine pearl. It had more glitter than Brown Sugar, so it had a stronger, more glittering effect on the skin with less product, but for some, it might be too glittery. The finish was noticeably dewy and shiny on the skin, though by how much really was dependent on how many pumps of product were applied and how much of the body they covered. The liquid consistency was smooth, gel-like, and easy to spread across my skin and had good, even glitter/shimmer dispersion.

It’s supposed to be a “gel-based body luminizer” that has a “high-shine finish that feels as dewy as it looks” (that should be a key phrase for those who want a product that dries down fully–it even goes further and says “leaves skin feeling dewy to the touch”). It had a sweet, floral scent (described as “floral vanilla” by the brand) that reads more floral than sweet and is light in its intensity–I didn’t detect it much while wearing it unless I went trying to sniff it out.

This shade wore the same as Brown Sugar, which I reviewed earlier. It’s not designed to be, and it lives up to that claim, of not drying down–it was absolutely dewy to the touch. It started to feel tacky with more than a thin, even layer in any area (e.g. two pumps of product across my forearm lead to tackiness to the touch, not merely dewiness). If I used half a pump for the same area (which was not very large), the effect of the sparkles was still noticeable and had more of a glowy sheen than overtly dewy or wet-looking and felt more like recently-moisturized skin than tacky to the touch and had minimal transfer.

Like Brown Sugar, I wore this shade on my cheeks as a highlighter, and the dewy shine lasted for 10 hours well over bare skin as well as over foundation without breaking my foundation touch (surprisingly). It stood up to some water and light patting dry with a towel, though I definitely lost some of the effect! Just applied to parts of my body (like shoulders and decolletage) that weren’t covered up with clothing, the majority was intact 10 to 12 hours later. It did a lot of what it says it was going to do but if you want something that dries down fully and doesn’t transfer, you’ll be disappointed.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$60.00/3 oz. - $20.00 Per Ounce

It's supposed to be a "gel-based body luminizer" that has a "high-shine finish that feels as dewy as it looks" (that should be a key phrase for those who want a product that dries down fully--it even goes further and says "leaves skin feeling dewy to the touch"). It had a sweet, floral scent (described as "floral vanilla" by the brand) that reads more floral than sweet and is light in its intensity--I didn't detect it much while wearing it unless I went trying to sniff it out.

The effect was often the direct result of how much or how little product was applied and so was the dewiness and how it felt post-application. The more product, the tackier it was and the more prone it was to transferring. I put two pumps all along my forearm, and I could easily press my other arm (without any sparkles!) against it and get a decent amount of sparkle on my bare arm 30 minutes post-application. If I used half a pump, the effect of the sparkles was still noticeable and had more of a glowy sheen than overtly dewy or wet-looking and felt more like recently-moisturized skin than tacky to the touch and had minimal transfer.

I wore it on my cheeks as a highlighter, and the dewy shine lasted for 10 hours well over bare skin as well as over foundation without breaking my foundation touch (surprisingly). It stood up to some water and light patting dry with a towel, though I definitely lost some of the effect! Just applied to parts of my body (like shoulders and decolletage) that weren't covered up with clothing, the majority was intact 10 to 12 hours later.

It did a lot of what it says it was going to do but if you want something that dries down fully and doesn't transfer, you'll be disappointed.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Body Lava Body Luminizer swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isododecane, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Silica, Fragrance, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Carmine (Ci 75470).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Who Needs Clothes

LELimited Edition. $60.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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I don’t know how it would mix with a foundation as the consistency is a gel and is much thicker overall. The shimmer/sparkle in this is also much larger (more like the Glitter drops than their regular ones).

I generally like this type of product but not sure if I would like something that stays wet feeling. I have used the Bath and Body Works glimmer lotions and really like them and they dry down. Does appear to be something I would like but probably won’t chance getting and then not tolerating the sensation.

Wow. That is yellow. Really yellow. Maybe it looks different IRL, but the lines of demarcation are very sharp. I guess it might be okay if you tend to be ruddy, but I’d look jaundiced.

I’m not sure what you mean by a line of demarcation? What you’re talking about sounds like the fault of the natural undertones and unevenness of my skin, LOL! This shade is pretty translucent with tons of glitter. It didn’t change my skin tone at all.

I received mine yesterday and I do find the tackiness a bit distracting.
However, I’m used to using oil-type body shimmers, so this one is not as greasy.
While I don’t have a tan yet (summer is coming), I think it will be best represented with a tan.
It leaves a glittery sheen on my skin now, which looks a bit odd, without a tan (just sparkly shimmer), but it does what it says, and Christine, you are correct, it does not really dry down.
The scent is light vanilla/marshmallow but is only discernible when I sniff my skin.
I suppose you could use as a cheek highlighter, but I wouldn’t.

Something similar would be nice on tanned legs although this is a bit too glittery for me.

The fact is doesn’t dry down makes it a no go for me.

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