Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty’s Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush is billed as a “non-greasy cream blush that instantly melts into skin for a wash of color and natural-looking flush”—and we’d agree, that sums it up perfectly! Cheeks Out stands out from other cream blushes that tend to leave more of a slick finish—instead it delivers a smooth deposit of sheer color that leaves skin looking naturally flushed without an oily shine.
Housed in a small compact, this cream blush is a cinch to apply with fingertips (or you can use a brush or beautyblender). It blends out smoothly and the sheer pigment can be layered on for more intensity without looking cakey or feeling heavy. The blush stays where you put it, offering long-lasting durability from day to night.
Shade-wise, there are a variety of vibrant hues as well as more muted colors. A couple of the shades contain shimmer; the rest feature a natural, skin-like finish. We also tested applying the fragrance-free formula on lips and found it worked great there too if you want to get dual purpose out of the product or are going for a monochromatic look.
We do have to caution that this formula contains wax-based ingredients that can be an issue for some people with acne-prone skin (particularly if you tend to break out in the cheek area). Otherwise, it’s a great option no matter which end of the dry to oily skin spectrum you fall on.
- Natural (non-greasy) finish stands out from many cream blushes.
- Easy to apply/blend out.
- Pigmentation goes on sheer and layers seamlessly if you want to build intensity.
- Durable formula stays put, so you can count on the color to last day to night.
- Wide range of shades to suit a variety skin tones.
- Can be used on lips as well.
- Fragrance free.
A light-as-air, non-greasy cream blush that instantly melts into skin for a wash of color and natural-looking flush in 10 easy-to-use, sheer shades.
Pop mogul Rihannas made her mark in the worlds of music, movies, and fashion, and now she expands her empire to include makeup with Fenty Beauty, under the umbrella of parent brand Kendo. Taken from the last name she doesnt use on stage, Fenty Beautys philosophy is Beauty for All, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusivity in its products. Among its most heralded offerings is its foundation, which comes in 40 shades with undertones appropriate for very fair to very deep skin tones, and its highlighters, which include a blindingly bright 24-karat gold shade.
Beyond all the press though, does Fenty Beauty deliver? For the most part, the answer is yes, and both the foundation and the highlighters are solid products worthy of their build-up, along with a nearly-universal lip gloss that works for a wide range of people. Most products are fragrance free or contain minimal fragrance, and come in thoughtful packaging thats convenient and, in some cases, modular (some complementary products are magnetized so that theyre easy to keep together as a set).
If youve been interested in seeing whether all the hype is worth it, we say that by and large it is. For more information on Fenty Beauty, visit https://www.fentybeauty.com/.
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