Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle in Freckle Fiesta | Review and Swatches

Finally, I own something by Fenty Beauty! Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle in Freckle Fiesta was my last purchase in 2017. I’ve been purchase-free since!

Fenty Beauty Freckle Fiesta

I love Riri but I didn’t want to buy anything from Fenty Beauty just because Rih has her name on it. I waited for her to come out with a matte lipstick in a relatively wearable shade I like.

 

Color

Freckle Fiesta is a medium terracotta-toned orange. The color is more vibrant than I thought it would be it’s nowhere near as bright as MAC Lady Danger. It’s still somewhat muted.

Fenty Beauty Freckle Fiesta Lip Swatch

Formula

The lipstick is full-coverage, lightweight, and has a thin consistency. It’s not flat matte like matte liquid lipsticks or MAC Retro Matte. It has a little bit of a sheen that’s easy to blot off if you prefer a dry flat finish. It applies evenly and doesn’t tug. It doesn’t have a scent 🙌🏼 hallelujah!!!

MAC Chili, Fenty Freckle Fiesta, Lipz Diva Villain B
L-R: MAC Chili, Fenty Beauty Freckle Fiesta, Lipz Diva Villain

The bullet is thin, similar to NARS Pure Matte. Think: the diameter of a cigarette. The tube only has 1.7 grams of product (Note: NARS pure matte has 2 grams, MAC’s standard bullets has 3 grams).

MAC Chili, Fenty Freckle Fiesta, Lipz Diva Villain
L-R: MAC Chili, Fenty Beauty Freckle Fiesta, Lipz Diva Villain

The lipstick doesn’t fade evenly after a meal. You’d most likely get a lip ring, but because of how pigmented it is, you can just smoosh your lips together to get even coverage again albeit sheerer. Don’t expect liquid lipstick level of longevity. With creamy matte formulas, the latter is often sacrificed for comfort.

I’m not the best person to ask if a lipstick is drying. My lips seldom get dry.

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Lipstick

Packaging

The packaging is pretty and very photogenic, but it doesn’t have the heftiness of most lipsticks within its price range. The chrome coating is also thin and can get scratched off easily revealing the flesh-toned plastic base which can look cheap and tacky.

Fenty Scratch

 

This product is so worth it if you find a unique shade that you really like, you’re a big fan of Rihanna, and/or you want to support brands that advocate diversity. Otherwise, you’re not missing much. If you prefer products that offer value for money and are eyeing the dupable colors like MaDamn, Shawty, Spanked, or Griselda, there are a lot of cheaper alternatives with the same/ better quality and pigmentation.

Fenty Beauty Freckle Fiesta

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Polyethylene, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Isohexadecane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Mica, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl Ppg-20 Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Aqua/Water/Eau, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Tin Oxide. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499, Ci 77492, Ci 77491), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985).
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5 Comments

  1. I feel that this is similar to Ofra’s Miami fever. But I’d like to know how close it is to Nars Jane? (I remember one of your post with it) 🙂

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    1. I think Nars Jane has more red in it. By the way, I heard Nars Jane is getting discontinued 😦

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  2. Hay, waiting for the rih-stock!!!

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  3. I waaaaant! I’m eyeing S1ngle and Spanked. Haaaaay. By March, maybe.

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    1. The good thing about Fenty is they don’t deliberately make a limited number of shades to give the fake impression that their stuff has such high demand that everything is sold out, although many did get sold out. For sure they’ve restocked by March

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