[Review] Fenty Beauty Lil Bronze Duo – Shady Biz/Sinamon
May 30, 2019
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
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.
MATCH STIX SHIMMER SKINSTICK IN SINAMON
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.