You KNOW I had to pick up a few items from the brand new makeup line just launched by Rihanna, the ever popular superstar singer. Introducing … Fenty Beauty! Here are all the “Sweet Deets” on all the products I snagged!
Fenty Beauty Haul & First Impressions
Holy expensive, Batman! Even KKW’s Cream Contour Kits ($48) cost less than this! But, I digress.
So I purchased this kit in the shade “Light” and it comes with a contour shade, a concealer and a highlight. You can also purchase these Match Stix individually (which I should have done in hindsight) for $25.00 and there are 20 matte contour & concealer shades and 10 shimmer shades.
Unfortunately, these were a thumbs down for me! Here’s why:
- The contour shade’s under-tone is much too gray for me (I think the shade in the Medium kit would suit me better);
- They don’t blend easily; and
- The formula of the concealer is too dry to use on my under-eye (which is typical for me with these kinds of products).
However, I do really love the shimmer highlight stick (Starstruck)! The formula of that is unlike the others. It doesn’t feel like a cream at all to me. In fact, it almost feels like it turn to a powder immediately. I love that this applies easily and seamlessly. You can apply this right to your face without worry that it will mess up your foundation!
P.S. My favorite contour & concealer in one stick right now is this one from Wet n Wild, which is super inexpensive and the contour blends like a dream!
She came out hard with the highlights! Girl after my own heart! I decided to play it safe with this powder highlight duo (she has some funky highlighter shades like pure, vibrant gold!). I never say no to a champagne highlight.
My Two Cents:
The left shade is a soft champagne sheen, which is very subtle. So far, I have mainly used it for strobing my forehead and to brighten the under eye. The right highlight is a supercharged peachy champagne shimmer, which is totally my jam! It is gorgeous!
Since this line was created to match all skin tones, I’m not sure how well her other highlighters would fare on my face … but this one was a winner!
I received a sample size of this, and I myself don’t use primer like ever … but I wanted to test this out with the foundation!
Fenty Beauty describes this primer as: “A shine-stopping, pore-diffusing primer that smooths the way for better foundation application and longer wear with an instant retouch effect.
My Two Cents:
It does seem to mattify, but leaves a “glow” somehow. I like how it looked and felt on the skin. It has a light scent, almost like baby shampoo. It is more of a “lotion” texture than a straight up silicone, pore filling primer. It gave my skin a smooth appearance, but didn’t fill in my obnoxious pores that I have on my nose. It’s (sorta) like Make Up For Ever Nourishing Primer and NOT at all like the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer)… if that helps at all!
If you have dry skin this might not appeal to you, especially since the foundation is also matte. I won’t be buying a full size.
This foundation comes in 40 shades … FORTY! Now that is amazing. But, the only trouble with this is now I have too many options and get confused, ha! (Most shades are sold out now, booo!)
Now I didn’t commit to getting a full-size of this because shopping online for foundations is not my forte, but I was able to get a deluxe sample and a smaller sampler of an array of shades (as well as the Primer). My deluxe sample was a bit too dark (Shade 220), so I decided to use as much of the sample shade in 150 as I could for my wear test.
First off, the foundation is described as a soft matte, long-wear foundation with buildable, medium to full coverage. Also, I was warned many times that the shades dry down to one shade darker (oxidization if you will). This just happened with the new CoverGirl foundation I tested recently, so I was prepared!
My two cents:
Application: I decided to use a brush (shocker!!) for the foundation application based off of the reviews I watched on YouTube. I was very pleased with the application of it even though I hate using a brush (Team Beauty Sponge!!). It looked seamless!
Shade: I decided to use the sample (pic below) shade in 150. It was a perfect match! That small sample size covered my entire face, score! I also didn’t really notice any oxidization, like many of the reviews I watched.
Coverage: It is medium coverage for sure. I had to build up a few areas where I have some scarring and redness, but it layered nicely! Even though this foundation didn’t really need it, I set it with my favorite all-over setting powder. I saw no issue with the foundation when I applied concealer, contour, bronzer, blush, and highlight. I was pleased with how it turned out!
Finish: The finish was definitely matte. I have hella texture on my skin right now, so I really made a point to layer on the moisturizer before I went in with the primer and foundation. While I don’t have dry skin, I’m not oily either. My face did feel a bit “tight/dry” after all was said and done … and even looked dry and the texture was a little more pronounced. I hope she comes out with a dewy foundation in a similar formula!
Longevity: Because it is so matte and a bit dry looking (on my face), it lasted fairly well!
As long as I see no clogged pore issues, I actually might buy the full size when this shade is back in stock! I see this being a great foundation for the summer months for sure!
Wearing the foundation, and highlighter duo in this picture and my magnetic eyelashes (hehe):