I’ve barely worn makeup since March.
Now that’s officially full-fledged summer and we are in a heat wave no less, the thought of putting makeup onto my face just to have it melt off doesn’t sound all that appealing to me. The one thing I will wear though is a CC cream since it gives me sun protection, skincare benefits, and a relatively good amount of coverage.
CC creams and tinted moisturizers are my jam in the summer time, especially during hot days at the pool or beach. Since we get all sweaty during these days, wearing cream products are a lot more comfortable on the face than powders, so when I saw that Fenty released new cream blushes and bronzers, I had to get my hands on them.
The Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer (C$42) is a cream bronzer that applies onto the skin for a natural-looking application that will give you a beautiful glow or a stunning contour (or both!). The formula is very lightweight and non-greasy, meaning it will melt onto the skin rather than apply messy or dirty looking.
There are seven shades in this range in a variety of bronze tones, meaning that there is the perfect shade for just about any skin tone. I do find with cream cheek products that they can be rather difficult to apply or even just to figure out how to apply them. I use a brush, but you can just a sponge or your fingers. I will say that application wise, I find powders to be easier to apply, however I do recommend having a cream bronzer in your collection. You can either wear this on its own or use it as a base under a powder product.
I find this cream bronzer to be buildable in colour, meaning that you can’t really overdo it with this one (and if you do, it blends out perfectly). I got the shade 01 Amber, which Fenty says is perfect for fair skin types. Truthfully I like my bronzers to be a little more caramel in colour and find this one to be very dark, but I will admit that it does apply lighter than it looks in the pan.
Pair the new bronzer with one of their new Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blushes (C$26), which are cream blushes available in a variety of bright shades.
These blushes are also very lightweight and melt onto the skin for the perfect wash of colour. There are 10 shades to choose from, so it’s easy to pick out the perfect blush for you.
Fenty sent me all 10 shades to try out and again, coming from someone who prefers a powder product, I actually really love these and find them a little easier to apply than the bronzers. I use a brush for these too and although some of the colours look a little too bold for my fair skin, I do find they melt perfectly onto the cheeks with the colour being very buildable.
I love the idea of these, and although Fenty already has creamy blush products, I do think these are a little more dewy on application than their MatchStix blushes. I also find the shade range to be very vast and love that there are 10 colours to choose from.
Both the cream bronzer and blushes are sweat- and water-resistant and apply without feeling sticky or greasy. In fact they settle onto the skin nicely and I found they don’t budge once applied.
Overall, I highly recommend picking up a shade or two of these products. I would recommend the blush over the bronzer a little more since I feel like it’s easier to apply and you can literally wear these everyday, even on bare skin since they give you such a beautiful natural-looking flush.
Once again, this is a winner from Fenty. I seriously think they can do no wrong with their products.
Please note, I received this product from PR. All opinions are my own.
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