Fenty Cream Blush Review, Swatches, & Looks
I purchased 2 of the FENTY BEAUTY - Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Aug. 28, 2020
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Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
FENTY BEAUTY - Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush I got this in the shade Drama Cla$$ because a blush described as soft violet is definitely intriguing. This formula is creamy at first but quickly turns into a powder finish. The color can definitely be intense, but if you can sheer it out it’s a beautiful color. It also has a little bit of shimmer in it, but it’s so incredibly subtle that I don’t mind at all, and I’m really not a shimmer person. I think the wear is pretty long but it’s hard to tell with the masks. This is definitely a nice blush and it’s a really cool color to have in my collection!
Glowy Makeup - Black Girl Magic 🥰
Rocking my Merch t shirt “I can’t talk right now, I’m doing skincare sh*t” Concealer is MAYBELLINE - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer Powder is DERMABLEND - Illuminating Banana Powder Lip combo is MAC - MAC Lip Pencil in Chestnut and ARTIST COUTURE - Plush Pout Lip Gloss Blush is FENTY BEAUTY - Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush and FENTY BEAUTY - Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick Highlight is #Artist Couture x Jackie Aina - La Bronze[products]#[FiveStars] More details on my Instagram but really been loving this look and the blushes from Fenty Beauty are gorgeous ♥️ #blackgirlmagic #makeupformelanin #makeupforwomenofcolour
Both because I love their formulas (especially in the heat) and because I adore their packaging, I thought I’d make today a bit of a Kjaer Weis one cosmetics-wise. Starting with their Cream Foundation in Lightness, I really like warming a little of this between my hands before making something of a cocktail with a few drops of my Herbivore Orchid Facial Oil and a little Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi. Because this foundation normally has a powder finish, I find this mixture still provides a fair amount of coverage but with an added dewy effect (as well as a teeny bit of bronze-yay!) Also, because the Cream Foundation's emollient formula also works well for me as a concealer, I like adding just a teeny amount more of neat foundation under my (currently very dark-circled) eyes. Here I find the powder finish (thankfully) helps detract slightly from my circles- so this is one of my favourite ways of using the Cream Foundation. In terms of finishing touches, Kjaer Weis's Cream Blush in Reverence provides a soft petal pink flush of colour on the cheeks or lips and lasts all day (especially important while it’s still baking here). And finally I’m putting the Kjaer Weis’s Lip Tint in Sweetness in my handbag in case I want to add a little coral pop throughout the day. Containing beeswax to nourish parched pouts, as well as natural oils (jojoba seed and rosa rubiginosa) this tint's formula mean I don’t need to pack a separate lip balm, and can also be used on cheeks if I need to top up there later too. Plus points: Long-lasting, natural products. Nourishing formulas which bridge the gap between skincare and makeup. Cruelty-free. Minuses: Sadly pretty expensive but for me these products really do last and last (plus the refills are a lot cheaper).
A little goes a LONG way! 👏🏻
I had been wanting to try cream blush for such a long time! I had tried powder blushes but I wanted that “pink glow” from within look. This blush stick from colourpop actually caught my eye because of the convenience of not having to use a brush or my fingers to touch the product in order to apply. The shade I use is “Under Pressure” & it retails for $8! I think for the convenience and AMAZING price for the amount of product it’s worth it! I find it’s best to apply my blush before my foundation so that I can have an even application without dabbing foundation all over the place in the process. I recommend it to anyone wanting to experiment with cream blush! They have a great shade range that will compliment all skin tones ☺️
FAVE BLUSHES: MAC POWDER BLUSH
MAC - MAC Powder Blush in Gingerly This is one of the first blushes I ever fell in love with. I wore this so much throughout high school and always got compliments on my blush! This shade, Gingerly, is the perfect warm tan color that adds a sunkissed look to my skin. The formula is super buttery and smooth and applies sheer, but it’s buildable to become super pigmented too! I love how this blush stays on all day and doesn’t fade on me either- because most powder blushes fade on my skin at some point during the day.
MAC-MAC Powder Blush
BATTLE OF THE BRONZERS
Calling all pale bitches!!! Both of these bronzers are some of the best and most hyped of the moment. For me my Irish genetics give me plenty of freckles but definitely not enough of a tan to look alive and healthy. Bronzer has always been a surefire way to add the perfect amount of glow in the right spots to give the illusion of a sun kissed appearance. When I buy a bronzer I look for a few crucial factohhrs like the tone and color of the bronzer, formulation, wear time, ease of application, and overall natural looking appearance. This summer I was on the hunt for that perfect bronze and I picked up these two great options one from the amazing Marc Jacobs beauty and the other a new bronzer from Charlotte Tilbury. The Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronzer in the shade 104 Tan-Tastic retails for $49 and gives you .8oz/ 25g of product, while the Charlotte Tilbury Aurbrush Matte bronzer retails for $55 and gives you .56oz/ 16g of product. So right off the bat you’re getting more product for your buck with the Marc Jacobs bronzer, but how do they compare? Charlotte’s bronzer has hydrating Hyaluronic acid infused in the powder for a more hydrated feel, however I don’t really see how that’s practical in a pressed powder and when using the bronzer I didn’t feel any more or less hydrated. Marc Jacobs’s bronzer doesn’t have any special ingredients but I don’t think it really makes a big difference. What I care about is how they perform and look on the skin. I’ve found that Charlotte’s bronzer has less color pay-off when compared to Marc’s. I’d say the pay off on both is light and buildable but I find I don’t have to use as much product with Marc’s bronzer, for me this is a plus because I don’t have to spend as much time trying to build up the color. I’ve also noticed that on my skin Charlotte’s bronzer has a more patchy appearance, especially if I’m building up the color and I have to add some more in some spots, it doesn’t grab to the skin quite as well as Marc’s bronzer which I’ve found gives a more seamless build and blend. Now for color I personally use the medium shade in both brand’s products. Charlotte’s bronzer has more of a warm orange tone and Marc’s Is a bit cooler and browner. I think Marc’s bronzer gives me the warmth I need but also the shape and definition necessary to contour my face while with Charlotte’s I need to add contour on top of the bronzer to add definition to the face. In terms of staying power they’re both pretty equal, I didn’t find I needed to reapply product through the day with either. That being said the overall finish of the Marc Jacobs bronzer was more natural and seamless looking. In conclusion you’re getting a better product from the Marc Jacobs O!Mega bronzer, in terms of color, finish, price, and amount of product, in my opinion. Both are great but in the battle of the bronzers Marc Jacobs is the winner!
Charlotte Tilbury-Airbrush Matte Bronzer
My all time favourite blushes by 3CE
I love everything about 3CE blushes 🥰 The pigment is so fine, smooth and silky. It blends seamlessly into the skin and the longevity is quite good. I love the overall finish because, the smooth and silky texture gives your cheeks that natural flush of colour without looking powdery or chalky. They are not the most pigmented blushes and on the sheerer side but that is what I prefer. I like to control the amount of the blush and build up the colour according to my look or how I feel. I find that with pigmented blushes I always tend to overdo it and it is a pain to ‘fix’ or blend out. ‘Delectable’ is a fresh light fuchsia pink with a matte finish. It is more suitable for light to fairer skin tones. This is the type of shade if you want that pop of pink 😊
Blush or Bronzer? Which one will I pick?
All of us crave for glowy, dewy skin with a hint of shine but there are days when our skin needs a little help, especially when we are experiencing stress or fatigue. Blush and bronzer are my must-haves to achieve this lit-from-within glowy goddess look. While both products may seem to deliver the same effects, the ways in which they are used and their results can differ. My general tip is that bronzer can operate as a blush, but blush is not bronzer. Blush is used to add a flush of color to the cheeks and cheekbones, while bronzer lets you acheive a tan, and can be applied to the cheekbones and brow, jawline, other contours of the face and décolletage. For a more formal occasion, I may use both products together to create a more contoured look. As my make-up look these days is more natural and casual, I tend to lean towards just using a blush. I can forego using a bronzer but blush is a must-have for adding a hint of natural rosiness to the cheeks and to achieve a vibrant, fresh-faced look! My go-to blush at the moment is L'oreal Le Bar A Blush. Packaged in a compact case that makes it convenient for bringing out for touch-ups, the blush also includes a mini applicator with soft hairs. The color is neutral enough to bring out a soft glow on my tan skin, thanks to a natural sheen of gold dust in the formula. The blush helps to add a touch of softer, flushed color for everyday day wear, and if I want to progress into evening activities, I simply blot any excess oil on my face and layer on the existing blush on my face. It is always good to remember that less is more! It is simpler to layer a little of product each time to get the look that you desire. ;)
L'ORÉAL-Le Bar À Blush
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