A FENTY BEAUTY REVIEW

Fenty Beauty has been the much-anticipated make up launch by the super-hot Rihanna and I can only say I am so glad it's finally dropped! Since its release, every beauty blogger Youtuber has been going crazy for it! I'm not going to lie, when I first heard RiRi was launching a makeup line, I thought it was just another 'thing' to have her name affiliated to, without little thought or effort having gone in to it...but how wrong was I?! RiRi has launched Fenty Beauty with all skin tones in mind, hence the 'beauty for all' tagline. I think this is so important and for Rihanna to step up and launch such an empowering make up collection (hello 40 shades of foundations!) it's amazing! I am already a fan of Rihanna, but I love her even more now she's catering for all the brown girls out there! I purchased my Fenty Beauty products from Harvey Nichols in Leeds, UK.  The products I will be reviewing in this post include:

  • fenty beauty pro filt'r soft matte longwear foundation 

  • FENTY BEAUTY match stix

  • fenty beauty pro filt'r instant retouch primer


fenty beauty pro filt'r soft matte longwear foundation

Out of the entire range, the foundation is the product I've been dying to try! I've watched so many beauty blogger reviews of this foundation and they've only had good things to say. The foundation comes in four variations; light, medium, tan and deep, of which I am 'tan' in shade 300. Online, the foundation is described as:

"A soft matte, longwear foundation with buildable, medium to full coverage, in a boundary-breaking range of 40 shades."

For me, the colour match is literally perfect. The coverage is definitely medium to full, depending on how many layers I wish to apply, which is usually one. I would say the coverage is very much HD, without looking like you have much on your face. As the foundation is matte drying, I was initially a little reluctant about it, as my skin can be a little towards the dry side in the winter months. However, I would say the foundation goes on beautifully and blends into my skin effortlessly. The foundation still has a warmness to it, despite it being a soft matte. I have noticed the foundation tends to dry quite quickly during application, so apply it in sections and blend quickly using a foundation brush or Beauty Blender. Overall, the foundation gives a lovely finish, it's only £26 a bottle (which is fairly cheap compared to other brands) and it's cruelty free, which I am very happy about!

fenty beauty match stix

Now for those of you who follow my blog, in particular my beauty reviews, you will know I am always on the hunt for a good all round concealer. Like the foundation, the concealer Match Stix is available in many shades, so I thought it's definitely worth trying. I have purchased the shade 'maple', which again comes under 'tan' selection. I opted for a shade slightly lighter than my foundation, with the idea it would brighten up my under eye area, as they're quite dark (but let's not get into that!). The match stix coverage is medium and definitely buildable. The coverage is also very lightweight and doesn't feel like I am wearing anything. The concealer states:

"Made to layer, the buildable cream-to-powder formula is weightless and super easy to blend, but also stays put. No creasing and caking when you apply it—so even the delicate undereye area is fair game."

Personally, I would say there is no way to overcome under eye creasing. Unfortunately for me, it happens with every concealer I use and it definitely happens with the Fenty Beauty Match Stix. After wearing the concealer for a few days, I have figured I don't really like the texture of it too much. My under eyes can be quite dry, which I do find the Match Stix can highlight as it's quite a powder type formula. I think the Match Stix has the potential to be a very good concealer for others, however for me I much prefer a creamy concealer formula.

FENTY BEAUTY PRO FILT'R INSTANT RETOUCH PRIMER

Being totally honest, I'm not really into extra skin make up products - especially ones which 'add' unnecessary layers of oil on to my face, which claim to be helping my skin, but in the long term they just clog my pores and cause spots. However, I was purely sold by this primer's gorgeous smell and the fact that I don't actually have one in my make up collection, so I thought 'why the hell not!?'. Call me a pushover, but it smells amazing and it has a really nice texture/consistency to it. The Fenty Beauty website states:

"A shine-stopping, pore-diffusing primer that smooths the way for better foundation application and longer wear with an instant retouch effect."

I definitely think the foundation does apply much better with the primer, especially with the foundation having a soft matte finish. I feel the primer helps prep the skin, leaving it smooth and soft, ready for the foundation and whatever else is being applied! I would say the primer is definitely not an essential product, but if you're planning on buying the foundation and fancy treating yourself to a little extra something, then go for it (just the way I did!).

All statements and recommendations are purely my own opinion. I have not been paid to feature or advertise any product, brand or service in this post.