Fenty Beauty recently released a new and inclusive range of bronzers which has once again sent ripples through the beauty industry. Unable to resist, I picked up ‘Inda Sun’, the lightest shade. Here are my thoughts:
The shade range
The Sun Stalk’r bronzer comes in 8 shades, which is almost unheard of in the beauty industry. By releasing 8 shades off the bat, Fenty have thrown their hat into the ring with other industry giants like MAC (who offer 15 bronzing shades) to offer darker skin tones something to add dimension to their base. There has been some criticism that there are not enough shades and that they don’t go deep enough – these are fair comments. Ultimately, it’s important to remember that most brands release 1 or 2 shades that suit light-medium skin tones and offer nothing for darker skin tones or varying undertones. Fenty is a leader in diversity within the beauty industry and 8 is a massive number of shades to start with. Few other brands have ever released such an inclusive bronzing range, let alone a brand that is still in its infancy. Once again, Fenty is leading the way with diversity – now expanding from foundation and concealers into other complexion products which are often lacking for darker skin tones.
When I saw the first promotional images, I was sure there wouldn’t be a shade for me – and I was totally fine with that. I was really pleasantly surprised when there was a shade light enough for me, and as I had been looking for a new bronzer anyway, I decided to bite the bullet.
I picked up the lightest shade ‘Inda Sun’, which is described as a fair shade with neutral undertones. For fair skin, I would go so far as to say it is perfect. It is the ultimate neutral shade that gives the skin warmth and looks naturally sunkissed.
The shade is buildable and not too pigmented on first application. For me, this is a massive positive because there is nothing worse than applying a product straight on to the skin only to find that it is too pigmented and impossible to blend out. It builds up beautifully and even when a lot of product is applied, it doesn’t look muddy or obvious. Another major plus is that when you swirl your brush in the pan, there is no fall out and no residue gets on the white packaging that surrounds the pan. I have NO idea how they have managed to do this, but I spent ages swirling my brush and there was absolutely no staining on the white. The FB logo also doesn’t seem to erode away either, so it’s always looking as beautiful as when you first bought it.
The Sun Stalk’r bronzer comes in at £23, which does place it in the high end bracket. I personally wouldn’t have a problem paying for a bronzer that is matches my skin tone, especially as I struggle to find bronzers in my shade. As bronzers do tend to last quite a while totally find with the price.
Overall, this bronzer is a total winner in my eyes! It’s so great for Fenty to extend their line of complexion products, especially for a product that is so rarely inclusive. It would be amazing for the range to expand even further so that darker skin tones can become even more included. If you want to try out the range and you’re in the UK, you can find Fenty at Harvey Nichols.
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