It’s the little things, ya know?
Like the fact that I can stick these Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix, which have magnets in them, on my fridge.
Officially, the magnets, which are embedded in the little tubes, are there so that the sticks cluster together when you have more than one of them in your makeup bag, thereby making them easier to find at the bottom. The fridge-sticking component is just a bonus!
Why I love this as much as I do, I have NO idea, but maybe it’s because I like having easy access to cream highlighter while I have my coffee in the morning.
Technically, these are cream-to-powder sticks, and they’re split among two different families in the line — the matte family for concealing and contouring, and the shimmers for highlighting and adding color to your cheeks, eyes and even your lips, if ya want.
This post is about the shimmers, of which there are 10 shades for $25 each, and I’m testing two of them.
Yacht Lyfe (yes, it’s purposefully spelled with a “y,” and I think that might be a millennial thing?) is a pigmented coral-peachy-golden shade that looks amazeballs as a highlighter and/or a blush. I haven’t tried using it as a shadow yet, but methinks it will also look beautiful that way as well (especially with a warm matte brown in the crease).
It looks a lot like NARS Orgasm to me, except with smaller pieces of glitter that create a golden pearly sheen, which is sooooo Karen crack!
I’m also testing rich bronzed golden Rum, which is similarly packed with pigment and also has a pearly finish. For what it’s worth, when I eyeballed the other eight shades at Sephora last Friday, all of them appeared to have varying levels of pearl and glitter, with some of them looking more pigmented than others. All of the colors, though, are supposed to be universally flattering.
Everything in the Fenty Beauty line, BTW, including the Match Stix, is cruelty-free.
If you don’t like creams because they usually disappear on you, these may change your mind (and possibly your life!), because the wear time is legit. They last waaaaaay longer than the NARS Multiples for me, which these seem to be patterned after. Both of them have a texture on the dry side.
I wore Rum and Yacht Lyfe last weekend (it was hotter than a tabby’s tum), and every time I checked on them in my mirror, I expected all of the sweat pumping out of my body to have washed them away (side note: does anyone else get extra sweaty right before their period? No? Just me? I’m the only one?).
Nope, they were still there.
Yeah, girl, I was shocked, especially by Rum, which I had on my lids. When I put it on, I thought, “Yeah, whatever, this is gonna be gone in an hour,” but nuh-uh. Lasted all day, even without eye primer. That’s LEGIT.
Also, feel free to apply these sticks directly on your skin. They shouldn’t cause your foundation or concealer to shift, although I wouldn’t layer them on top of powder, because they don’t seem to glide quite as easily across powdered skin, for some reason.
If I said that I only kindasorta wanted to try more of these, I’d be lying, because I WANT THEM ALL. 🙂 Good on you, RiRi, ’cause these work-work-work-work-work-work.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I’m also testing one of the matte ones, Wheat. I’ll have some thoughts about that one very soon.