[Review] Fenty Beauty Lil Bronze Duo – Shady Biz/Sinamon

[Review] Fenty Beauty Lil Bronze Duo – Shady Biz/Sinamon


The Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r bronzer was an exciting product for me. I’ve heard many people rave about it and I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I didn’t expect to find it when I sent to Sephora to buy it but it was there, along with the Lil Bronze duo. And since the bronzer alone is quite expensive, I decided to get the duo – I’m saving money and I know I won’t be able to use up the bronzer before I get bored. 

The duo comes in two shades and it consists of a MatchStix Shimmer Skinstick and a bronzer. The MatchStix is in Sinamon in both versions – a beautiful shimmery (of course) bronze shade, and the bronzer comes in either Shady biz, or Caramel Cutie (the 3rd darkest colour in the range). Shady Biz seemed like a good colour match for me. It’s the second lightest one, the actual lightest shade being Inda Sun. My absolute favourite – Catrice SunGlow matte bronzer is in Medium, so I decided that Shady Biz would work fine if not now, at least in the close future when I’m going to fake tan.

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Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer in Shady Biz

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top: Fenty Beauty MatchStix Shimmering Skinstick in Sinamon

bottom: Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r bronzer in Shady Biz


On their website it says that the Sun Stalk’r bronzer can be used for contour. News flash: It can’t. It’s a little orange-y, and if you want your contour to look natural, you need a more cool-toned one. It blends really well, it’s very easy to use and quite buildable. The packaging is everything I want to have displayed on my vanity. Although it get dirty very easily. 

As a whole, I think that you really need to be a specific skin colour for this to work for you. I don’t see myself buying the lighter shade, because the formula isn’t something exceptional., It’s just an average bronzer. 



The MatchStix Shimmer Skinstick on another hand… Where do I begin? At first I wondered why they decided that one shade is fine for both duos, but I quickly realised that it was because after you spend 5 minutes to blend this, there is pretty much nothing on your skin (the exaggeration is for the effect).

The packaging is plastic and my lid already has 2 tiny cracks. I haven’t used it that much and I haven’t dropped it yet for the breakage to be normal, so I will just just say that cheap materials are the reason for that. 

The only way to get any colour to show up is by rubbing a stippling brush directly onto the product and then blending it onto the skin. I have to admit that it does give a pretty shimmer to the skin. But is it something I can’t get with any other product? No. Being a cream to powder product also makes this quite hard to blend, but the stippling brush trick does the job, kind of. I use this mostly as a wash of colour on my eyes. 


fenty beauty match stix sinamon

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  1. The shimmer stick doesn’t sound too great. I wanted to get one but now I might wait a bit.. Thank you!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    1. Unfortunately, it really isn’t. However, this is for the shimmer stick, I still want to try out the matte ones as I hear that they are great for contouring! xx

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