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Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

01/04

Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Fenty Beauty Trippin Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Trippin

Fenty 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.

Formula Overview

$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” and has "buildable, creaseproof" coverage. 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.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick swatches.

Ingredients

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).

Trippin
Trippin
B

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Now Available at Sephora

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette

The Details

Adventure on an exotic Arabian journey with the latest eyeshadow palette by Huda Beauty. This richly toned palette features 18 versatile shades that can be layered in infinite ways to create a vast array of looks with just one palette. Layer different textures to create unique combinations, or add intrigue to smooth matte shades with a duo-chrome topper. From subtle, natural looks to dramatic statements and bold glittering looks, this palette will become your new essential for all your makeup routines.

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Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette, $65.00 (New, Permanent)

  • 8 x Matte Eyeshadows in Blazing, Saffron, Amethyst, Oud, Amber, Eden, Musk, and Desert Sand.
  • 6 x Pressed Pearl Eyeshadows in Turkish Delight, Angelic, Cashmere, Royal, Nefertiti, and Blood Moon.
  • 3 x Duo-Chrome Topper Eyeshadows in Retrograde, Twilight, and Celestial.
  • Pure Glitter Eyeshadow in Cosmo



P.S. — I already reviewed this palette here! 🙂

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Minis Now Available

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini
Becca Vanilla Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

The Details

Becca just released miniature-sized versions of three of their permanent Shimmering Skin Perfectors, plus one new shade.

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Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini, $19.00 (New, Permanent)

  • Vanilla Quartz Light gold infused with pink pearl
  • Rose Gold Soft gold infused with rose tones
  • Moonstone Pale gold
  • Opal Golden opal pearl

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Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

01/07

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Metal Moon

Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a very pale white with warmer undertones and warm, golden pearl. It had the most subtle sheen out of all the currently available shades in the formula–more of a soft sheen than overt or over-the-top highlighter with very fine shimmer and no glitter/sparkle.

It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan, which made it easy to control the amount of product picked up on a brush. The powder blended easily on the skin and never emphasized my skin’s texture. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.28 oz. - $121.43 Per Ounce

The formula is described ranging from “subtle dayglow to insanely supercharged” with a “cream-powder hybrid” formula that feels “weightless” and is long-wearing. They can also be used on the eyes, body, lips, and so forth, per the brand. They feel like a traditional powder, but they have a smooth, moderately dense texture that doesn’t kick up a lot of excess product in the pan but also does not feel stiff or difficult to pickup with the brush. The finishes varied from shade to shade; where Metal Moon was the most subtle and had a satin-to-pearl finish, Trophy Wife was the most over-the-top with chunky, obvious glitter and less base color compared to the other shades.

The duos featured a light-to-moderate highlighter on the left and then a more sparkly, metallic highlighter on the right with the exception of Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule, where the left shade (Ginger Binge) was more intense (possibly owing to the richer color and payoff). In general, I found the left, more subtle side of each duo to be sheer to semi-sheer, somewhat buildable, whereas the right, more metallic side was substantially more pigmented. All of the more intense highlighters (Trophy Wife and the right side of the duos) did accentuate the look of my skin’s natural texture to some degree.

For use on the eye, they worked better with a slightly dampened brush, as it gave the powder a bit more binding powder for better adherence to the lid, but the ones I tried on the lid were blendable and easy to apply with no real concerns from the application itself other than the potential for fallout over time.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Magnesium Myristate, Phenoxyethanol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Metal Moon
Metal Moon
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total