I’m sure you’ve already heard about it. It’s literally everywhere and it’s making everyone crazy. I’m talking about Rihanna’s new line; Fenty Beauty.
Recently, Rihanna has been all over social media due to her newest project. Basically, every influencer, Youtuber and blogger has been testing her products and letting everyone know what the hype is all about. I am completely guilty of being one of those customers who went wild over this new line. As soon as it hit Sephora, I knew I needed to get my hands on some of these goodies.
Of course, I had to pick up her Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. This product comes in 40 different shades; from very fair to very deep skin tones. Now that is impressive, especially for a brand that just started. This foundation also comes in a variety of undertones such as warm, peachy, cool, red, olive and neutral. Personally, I am not a fan of foundation and prefer to wear tinted moisturizers. This stuff is a game changer for me. It is lightweight, soft and practically blends in with my skin. The coverage is medium to full, and definitely buildable if needed. The matte finish does not make my skin feel dry or cakey, which is super important to me since I often have dry patches and get oily in my T-zone. When I first wore this foundation, I felt like my skin was airbrushed…that is how amazing this product is. The only thing that disappoints me is I don’t have a perfect shade, but I don’t blame her. Also, I recommend color matching this foundation in person because I find it dries a bit darker.
Underneath the foundation, I tested her Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer. It has a slight pinkness to it but it did not affect my complexion at all. I believe this product makes a huge difference to the appearance of my makeup. The primer isn’t too liquidy (like the Glossier primer that I am currently using), and it’s not too thick with a “silicone” feel. This primer also leaves a matte finish while being moisturizing. Just like the foundation, It is lightweight and melts into your skin.
Last but not least, I tried her Invisimatte Blotting Powder with the matching Portable Touch Up Brush (130). I’m not going to lie, but what sold me on these two items were the packaging. The brush ‘clicks’ right to the compact with the use of magnets. This makes it so convenient when putting it into my clutch on a night out. I’m not too crazy about the powder because I felt like it doesn’t do much for me, but I don’t hate it. Since the powder is translucent, it is hard for me to tell how much powder I’m putting on. Also, I find myself constantly applying it. (I don’t know if I’m doing something wrong or maybe it’s just not for me?) I honestly don’t like the brush. I’m the type of person who likes to use a big brush that will get the job done in 2-4 sweeps across my face. This brush is quite small and I get that it’s a portable brush, but I’ve been portable brushes that are fluffier with more volume. Don’t get me wrong, Rihanna’s portable brush is super soft and her concept with the compact is a genius; but it doesn’t work for me.
Overall, I think Rihanna has nailed the “flawless” look with her foundation and primer. If you’re not a fan of foundation (like myself), I would give this product a try; even if it’s just getting a sample from Sephora. The powder and portable brush are a great idea, but I don’t know if I see myself repurchasing this in the future. Maybe I’ll try using a different brush to see if there’s a difference? I really wish I could get my hands on some of her Killawat Freestyle Highlighters and Match Stix.
I will keep you guys updated if I try anything else from Rihanna’s collection. For now, go out and give these bad boys a try. You can get them at Sephora or the Fenty Beauty website.