Fenty Cream Bronzer Review

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    (4.1)
  • Performance
    (4.2)

Price Category: Pro-Grade

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Pros

  • User friendly
  • Buildable pigment
  • Easy to blend
  • Long wearing

Cons

  • Need more product than you think to build up pigment

Fenty Cream Bronzer Review

Whether you’re looking to achieve a glowy bronze or sculpted contour, try Rihanna’s Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer – See Full Review.

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Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer: Get the sun kissed look.

I think we can all agree, Rihanna’s got the glowy, sun kissed look down. With the recent release of her Body Lava Body Luminizer ($59), a shimmering body liquid, Rihanna shared her secret to glowy skin. But, another Fenty Beauty product will also give your skin a golden glow: Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer. This Fenty bronzer comes in seven shades to complement every skin tone. It’s one of my favorites from Rihanna, and for good reasons. But does it live up to all of its promises? Let’s get into the Fenty Cream Bronzer Review.

Promises vs. Performance: Does the Fenty cream bronzer deliver on every promise?

Fenty Beauty promises a light as air, blendable, and non greasy product. Cheeks Out Cream Bronzer also claims to effortlessly melt into the skin for a buildable, natural bronze that’s “impossible to overdo.” It promises a sweat and water resistant wear for an all day bronze look. The no-fuss formula comes in 7 shades of neutral, warm, and cool tones to deliver a sun kissed bronze or a sculpted contour.

My Review Thoughts: Fenty Cream Bronzer

Well let me start the review with this, Fenty Cream Bronzer delivers across the board! I am blown away by how well this product performed. My all-time favorite shade of this Fenty bronzer is Butta Biscuit. Its warm skin undertones are perfect for achieving glowy, sun kissed skin. I haven’t fully tested its water resistance (has anyone gone swimming while wearing Cheeks Out? Let me know in the comments!), but I can attest to the sweat proof claims. Summers where I live are hot and humid, and this cream bronzer withstood the high temperatures without sweating off. It has a beautiful long wear that doesn’t settle, accentuate texture/skin imperfections, or fade in color.

This Fenty Bronzer is versatile, too. You can go lighter for a natural vibe, create a soft contour, or go heavier to define your cheekbones. If a warm, just-got-back-from-the-beach look isn’t your thing, Fenty’s got a range of shades in neutral, warm, and cool tones. Novices and beauty enthusiasts alike will fall in love with this product’s easy to use, buildable, “no-fuss” formula. It’s reminiscent of a cream-to-powder formula, which makes it virtually fail proof.

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Let’s Review How It Compares: Is Fenty Freestyle Cream Bronzer the best?

I don’t know if I mentioned it in the review already, but Fenty cream bronzer does it all. But how does it compare to other brands? In my opinion, Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer is the standard bronzer in pro grade beauty for a few reasons. Its inclusive shade range, creamy texture, and versatility make it stand out from the competition. The user-friendly formula provides a ton of possibilities, making it easy to achieve anything from a subtle sunny glow to a deep contour. Plus, it’s long wearing too. No worrying about your contour fading off or your glowy complexion disappearing!

But, I’ve got to say: I love my cream bronzers and can’t get enough of them. I have added so many to my collection over the past year as brands continue to launch their own cream bronzer. And I truly believe cream bronzer is foolproof and easier to use than powder. The Milabu Team has put together a list of ones we love, including the clean beauty Saie Sun Melt, newcomer NARS Laguna Cream Bronzer, and makeup steals like e.l.f. Putty Bronzer. To see our picks of the ‘Best Bronzers That Are Foolproof With Big Results,’ click here.

Milabu Beauty Method: How to contour with Fenty Cream Bronzer.

While plenty of looks can be created with this bronzer, it’s perfect for contouring. You’ll find my four steps to an easy contour below.

  1. Choose your shade. If you want a sunnier look, choose a glow, warmer shade (for my fair skin, that’s Butta Biscuit). For a deeper contour, choose a cooler shade (for me, that’s Amber).
  2. Pick up the product. Swipe a dense face brush into the bronzer (I highly recommend one of my favorites, the Fenty 125 Face Shaping Brush, $34).
  3. Apply. Stamp product below your cheekbones, hairline, and jawline.
  4. Blend. This product is very forgiving, meaning it’s super easy to blend. Just a few swipes of your brush over the product will do. On your cheekbones and hairline, blend upwards. On your jawline, blend down your neck.

Tip: If you chose a cool toned shade, you may want to add a little warmth. I recommend layering a warm powder bronzer. Swirl the powder product onto the outer portions of your cheeks with a clean fluffy blush. If you want to use another Fenty bronzer, try out Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer ($34).

Advertised Product Highlights

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer

# of SHADES: 5

FORMULATION: Cream

FINISH: Natural

COVERAGE: Buildable sheer to bold

LONGEVITY: No claims

SKIN TYPE: All skin types and tones

BENEFITS: Lightweight; Non greasy; Non sticky; Sweat and water resistant; Easy to blend and impossible to overdo; Blends into makeup without disturbing makeup below

OTHER: Cruelty free; Vegan; Available in 7 shades

CLEAN BEAUTY CLAIMS: Free of parabens, phthalates, or gluten

Edited by Darby

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