If you haven’t already heard, @badgalriri has created Fenty Beauty that launched on September 8th
Before I go into product detail, let’s acknowledge that the name Fenty is actually Rihanna’s last name (which seems to be such an unknown thing since we all consider her as just “Rihanna.”)
What’s gotten the most attention from the line has been the huge range of foundation shades. 40 to be exact! Let’s be real, that’s a lot. I was extremely skeptical about the entire line because I truly value quality over quantity; however, Riri’s goal was to make a beauty collection for every skin tone possible.
So enough sh*t talking, and let’s get straight to the products!
Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Primer:
The full bottle retails for $32 (just like any other primer) and is the same size as the foundation.
The product itself applies very smoothly and I liked that it had no strong scent. It felt light and hydrating which is what you should look for in a primer.
Although it did give me that long lasting effect, I would skip buying this unless you’re actually in need of another primer because you’re out of your current one.
Let’s start off with the price point and size. Most high end foundations range from $50-$60 and bring 1 oz. while Fenty foundation is $32 and brings 1.08 oz.
So far, Fenty Beauty is killin’ it with the semi-affordable foundation. You’re paying less and still getting even more product compared to other brands sold at Sephora.
After a quick guessing game of which shade would match my skin tone, I settled for shade 290.
Although I had my doubts (the 40 shade range really did freak me out) I was truly amazed because it really is a good foundation!
The only drawback is that you really need to build it up to get a good amount of coverage. Two layers won’t fully cover any scars but will still leave a beautiful finish. The formula is also very watery which personally I do not like.
Despite having to build up the watery formula, I love this foundation. It is extremely matte but not drying on the skin at all. One of my biggest pet peeves is “heavy looking” foundation which thankfully I do not see in this product.
According to their site, “The oil-free formula is made with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to sweat and humidity, and won’t clog pores.” Sounds just about right!
If you’re still on edge about getting the foundation….. just get it already!
Rihanna Killawatt Highlighter: Trophy Wife
Possibly the definition of extra.
This highlight will literally show on anyone. I would completely understand why some people might hate a product like this, but I’ve never used anything like it. The yellow-gold shade is very dramatic and does not look like a natural highlight. It is extremely noticeable but I’m totally okay with that.
It’s best applied by using a fan brush (slightly) because a little goes a very long way.
Trophy Wife is my favorite product from the collection because it won’t come off (at all) throughout the day. It’s crazy how by the end of the day, a lot of my makeup has already faded away but the highlight is still heavenly beaming. This is the longest lasting product in my entire makeup collection.
Disclaimer: if you use too much, it can get totally messy and end up all over your face (and even your boyfriend’s face) by the end of the day.
Gloss Bomb Universal Lip:
Am I the only one who hates lip gloss? It somehow brings back memories from my middle school days.
I didn’t actually purchase this product but I did try it in store. Creating one universal color is pretty genius. Her entire collection was made with this mentality which I think is so clever.
The gloss didn’t feel as sticky as other products I’ve tried. Glosses don’t tend to last a long time so I was very impressed (since I’m normally against these things) that it lasted for about 2 hours.
It’s definitely a great product for those who love a good lip gloss!
Overall I’m completely “shook” about the entire collection and cannot wait to see more of the line throughout the year!