The Best & Worst of Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinsticks

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a cream formula that can be used as a highlight or blush and is available in 10 shades. 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.

01.

01. Ridiiic Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty

PPermanent. $25.00/0.25 oz.

A+

Fenty Beauty Ridiiic Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a rich, tomato red with warm, orange undertones and flecks of golden pearl...

Fenty Beauty Ridiiic Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a rich, tomato red with warm, orange undertones and flecks of golden pearl...

02.

02. Chili Mango Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty

PPermanent. $25.00/0.25 oz.

A+
03.

03. Yacht Life Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty

PPermanent. $25.00/0.25 oz.

A-

Fenty Beauty Yacht Life Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a vibrant, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a golden sheen. ...

Fenty Beauty Yacht Life Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a vibrant, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a golden sheen. ...

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04.

04. Rum Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty

PPermanent. $25.00/0.25 oz.

B+

Fenty Beauty Rum Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, golden pearl. There was enough shimmer...

Fenty Beauty Rum Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, golden pearl. There was enough shimmer...

05.

05. Blonde Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty

PPermanent. $25.00/0.25 oz.

B+

Fenty Beauty Blonde Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. It had...

Fenty Beauty Blonde Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. It had...

06.

06. Starstruck Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty

PPermanent. $25.00/0.25 oz.

B

Fenty Beauty Starstruck Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light, pinky beige with warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic...

Fenty Beauty Starstruck Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light, pinky beige with warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic...

07.

07. Sinamon Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty

PPermanent. $25.00/0.25 oz.

B

Fenty Beauty Sinamon Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen....

Fenty Beauty Sinamon Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen....

08.

08. Unicorn Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty

PPermanent. $25.00/0.25 oz.

B

Fenty Beauty Unicorn Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a muted, medium lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. ...

Fenty Beauty Unicorn Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a muted, medium lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. ...

09.

09. Trippin Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty

PPermanent. $25.00/0.25 oz.

B

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...

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...

10.

10. Confetti Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty

PPermanent. $25.00/0.25 oz.

D

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light, bluish lavender with cool undertones and blue and lavender pearl...

Fenty Beauty Confetti Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light, bluish lavender with cool undertones and blue and lavender pearl...

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Glossover Breakdown

87%

Average Score
A
4
B
9
C
1
D
1
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
4.5
Total
87%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
4.5
Total
87%

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Woohoo! My 2 faves landed on the top! Plus, a few others I like are close to it, too. Next one I buy will be Ridiiic. After that, possibly Blonde or Yacht Lyfe. Must say that Chili Mango is nicest looking orange blush I’ve ever worn!

I’m not reading great consumer reviews about these–folks are saying they’re dry, glittery, crusty, and/or very difficult to blend. I’m not a highlighter user, but I don’t think I’d buy if I were.

I tried Yacht Life because it was so pretty, and it turned out to be a mistake. It wouldn’t blend and lifted the base product underneath. Dry, dry, dry! Immediately returned the product, and I am not tempted try my luck with another color after that mistake.

When I first got them, Ridiic and Yacht Lyfe didn’t deposit any color on my finger when I ran it across them lightly, so on both I rubbed them very gently over a paper towel (one or two short swipes) before I tried to use them; the revealed product is creamy and easy to apply (I use a duo-fiber brush). So far they’ve stayed creamy, but I’m assuming I’ll need to use them semi-regularly to make sure they don’t form a skin again.

Yacht Lyfe looks like a nice summer colour. For the moment I’m really liking the new FAB Mango Butter Stick in Rosé. It’s a cream to powder and it leaves a very delicate colour on the cheeks. I hope FAB comes up with different shades in the future as I love the formula.

I got Ridiic, Chili Mango, and Yacht Lyfe to use as under-setting-powder cream blushes, which then get layered over with powder blush for a pop. I’m happy with all of them.

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