Two weeks ago today, the worldwide launch of Rihanna’s own makeup line Fenty Beauty was launched. Exclusive to Sephora and Harvey Nichols in the UK, it was a launch that I was quite honestly in two minds about. Celebrity beauty launches are popping up ever so frequently lately, and it seems that everyone wants to try their hand at creating this amazing makeup line that people will flock to. It takes something a little bit different to grab my attention enough for me to want to spend my hard earned money on something these days – I know, I’ve changed. My first thoughts on when I saw the press release was that it looked kind of basic but also quite cute. I then saw that Rihanna has brought something to the table that I don’t believe that many brands have achieved – inclusivity and celebrating diversity. Heading to the launch to see just what Fenty Beauty was all about, and well, I was pretty impressed.
I can only describe Fenty Beauty as a capsule collection. Celebrating the face, with hardly any emphasis on the lips and eyes, the main talking point of the collection has to be the Fenty Face. A soft matte filt’r base with a subtle glow and a shine free complexion. Rihanna’s go to, super dewy face that caters for all skin tones and personalities. I’m going to look further into the complexion range soon as I have a little haul on it’s way which I know that you will absolutely love, but for now, I’m going to delve into some subtle glow and shimmer.
The Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Unicorn is possibly one of my favourite shades from the 10 shades. A lilac iridescent cream stick that can be used to highlight, blush and enhance, the cream to powder formula is light as air and blends like a dream. I must say that I love that the packaging that I once thought was a bit basic, is actually a lot more heavy duty in real life. The casings are magnetic so you can pop your favourite shades together and they won’t get lost in your bag. Sure, it’s a bit gimmicky but it’s cute and quirky and not seen in other brands. There is also a portable highlighter brush for seamless blending which also clicks onto your Match Stix. Unbelievably, the prices of the Match Stix are just £21 and the brush is £19, which for a high profiled range, I think it’s actually really reasonably priced.
Being a highlighter addict, I spotted the Fenty Beauty Killowatt Freestyle Highlighter Duos as soon as I walked in. Although the Killowatt Solo in Trophy Wife seems to be all over the internet, it isn’t a shade that I would usually go for, so when I saw the deliciously beautiful duos, in various shades of champagne and rose gold, I picked up Girl Next Door and Chic Phreak in utter delight. The most perfect colours for my skin tone, the soft and buttery, finely milled powders are so subtle but yet have an intensity in which they can be built up for a more OTT look. They feel like cream to powder, yet they are just a very soft to touch powder with an ultra fine shimmer.
Although Fenty Beauty hasn’t yet addressed the eyes, I have been using the Match Stix in Unicorn and my Killowatt Duo on both my eyes and lips, as well as my cheeks. I feel that with this collection, it doesn’t need to have a palette or a section for each area of the face as the products work so well across the face.
I have been glowing for days, and I am pretty darn obsessed with my Killowatt Duo which has become an easy, slick across my eyes and cheeks and head off to work product. I still feel glam and done up, even with the slightest bit of make up on. I cannot wait to try everything in the range, and I’m so excited for my new foundation to arrive.
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