Hi ladies I am back again, school is still kicking my butt into shape and when I am not studying, I am working of course. Lately when I am using my computer, I am doing my online course work not anything fun usually so I’m happy to be doing something fun again!
If you live under a rock, you might now know that Rihanna released her own makeup line on the 8th of this month – called Fenty Beauty. So because of where I work, I knew about this release for a month prior but cast members were not allowed to take any photos or talk about the products with anyone because of Rihannas wishes to keep the launch on the low. I think this worked out well because without product leaking, it really builds the hype around the brand and products.
So yeah she launched her brand in over 17 countries all on the same day which is unheard of. Another thing unheard of is releasing 40 shades of foundations for her first launch! Yes I think this is the best thing about this, she wanted her brands and products to be all inclusive and I think she nailed it. So she released foundation, primer, beauty sponge, brushes, blotting powder, contour / highlight / concealer sticks, powder highlights and a universal lip gloss. So because I am a Sephora cast member we get gratis but I wasn’t expecting to get a Fenty gratis because there wasn’t a foundation shade sheet – well they did it super sneaky haha. They gave us the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation & a Killawatt Highlighter.
I ended up receiving the foundation in the shade 260, which I think was a good match. As for the highlight, I got the duo in Mean Money / Hu$tla Baby – which I was so glad becasue this one is the most wearable and the one that I liked out of all of the duos.
Okay so here we go (let me just apologize now since I dont have photos of everything!):
Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
So I had 260, and my coworker actually ended up giving me her shade 270 and then I wanted to purchase a lighter shade to mix with so I picked up 230. They all mix well. This foundation contains 32 mL, which is more than standard and costs $34. Now I want to note a few things:
This Foundation dries to a darker color, and that does NOT mean it oxidizes.
For a foundation to oxidize, it means that it turns into a orangey or green tone the longer you wear it. This foundation is quite watery so you as the foundation is drying down, the water is evaporating and then you get your true color. With that being said, you might want to get matched in store so that you get the right match.
This foundation sets itself.
With that being said, Fenty does not have a setting powder because the foundation sets itself. Any overuse of powder will make you look dry. Also I would work in sections on your face as well because this foundation dries rather quickly.
Before you use it, shake well.
The foundation is watery so you want the foundation to be evenly mixed okay so don’t forget to give it a good shake.
This foundation is targeted toward combination / combination oily.
Okay, so yes the soft matte finish is targeted toward oily combo skin. With that being said, if you are normal skin you can still use this foundation, but you MUST prep your skin. You need to use a good moisturizer to get your skin ready for the matte finish.
This foundation is a medium coverage.
Okay so to keep it natural she made this foundation a medium coverage so that it still looks like skin. You can alter the coverage with your tools. Of course a damp sponge will sheer the coverage whereas a brush gives you fuller color and pigment. With this, I prefer a densely packed brush (I use the brush Fenty makes) because it spreads the product evenly and gives me fuller coverage.
Not all primers are going to work with this foundation.
Because of the soft matte finish formula, this foundation will NOT work with a super mattifying gel primer. It will break up your foundation so just keep that in mind.
Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer
This primer is made exactly for the foundation. It smoothes the skin and blurs it for a blank canvas. It is a white tone but when you work it into your skin it soaks into your skin without color. It feels more like a lotion going into your skin than a primer which is great. It contains 32 mL as well and retails for $32.
Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters
Her highlighers come in Duos and Singles. Like I said before I got the Mean Money / Hu$tla Baby duo in my gratis but I had to purchase the Trophy Wife Highlighter than everyone is losing their minds over! I love these highlighters. I love how the duos have one subtle color and one blinding one. I get multi use because I use the more subtle one as an eyeshadow! These retail for $34.
Trophy Wife is extremely pigmented and glittery.
Okay this highlight is so beautiful but you have to work a bit with it. If you use it on the eyes (like I have) use setting spray and a glitter glue or else you’re gonna have hella fall out. For the cheeks, use a denser brush so distribute the product instead of a fluffy one because that will kick up glitter and it will go everywhere.
Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow
This gloss comes in one universal shade and it makes your lips looks so luscious and juicy without the stickiness of a gloss and is very long wearing. Not only that, the doefoot is huge and covers a lot of surface area. I love this gloss and that says a lot in itself because I usually despise glosses. The Gloss retails for $18.
Full Bodied Foundation Brush #110
Okay so I know this isn’t completely necessary but this brush just called for me. First of all love the color and the bristles felt really dense and soft. The reason why I got this brush is so that the foundation is higher coverage. This brush applies my foundation without brush marks and it allows me to get in between my brows, under eyes and around my nose with ease. It is synthetic bristles and retails for $34.
Invisimatte Blotting Powder
Okay so this is a great item because my nose and t zone get oily and I hate looking shiny. Riri uses this on the red carpet to stay matte and it does not cake up or give you flashback. Fun fact, the travel brush for the powder is magnetic hence the shape of the compact. You don’t need to use a lot of product and it retails for $32. However I need to say one thing:
This is not a setting powder!!!
Im sorry but all of the videos I have seen, people are using this to set their foundation and I just cringe. That is not how you use it!
Okay so those are all of the things that I purchased. I only purchased these because they are items I was very interested in. I was thinking about purchasing a Matchstix Trio for contouring but we will see!
Packaging: I love the simple frosted glass of the primer and foundations and it also comes with a pump. As for the compacts – highlighters come in an octagon shape and the blotting comes in a square but they have a lavender duo chrome shift in the light so pretty! Love the details. The whole line is super cohesive and makes sense.
Pricing: I think the price points are fair, with the exception of the brushes. I mean don’t get me wrong the brush was worth it but I feel like it should still cost less than the foundation not the same. Riri took inspiration from the Georgia Armani foundation when she created her foundation so I think that $34 is fair because I thought she was going to charge more (because she is a celebrity).
Final Thoughts: Everything that I have I love so much. The foundation is being used everyday and I get a lot of compliments on my complexion or my “fenty face”. I think that if you use the products correctly you will love them!! She is going to be expanding her line so I can’t wait to see what she releases!
Here is my Fenty Face:
Have you guys tried anything from her line? Would you be interested in trying anything? Let me know if you have any more questions since I was trained on this brand!!!