29 Sep FENTY BEAUTY REVIEW.
2 years in the making and here it is – Rihanna’s highly anticipated beauty line. Fenty Beauty shook the beauty industry when the first collection dropped its set of products: 40 foundation shades that caters to all undertones, 30 highlight and contour sticks, 6 insanely pigmented highlighters, a universal lipgloss shade, a primer, brushes and it’s cruelty free. Umm YES!
When Fenty Beauty launched, the brand really made sure that it was accessible to most. It’s the first time I’ve seen a beauty line/product available in 17 countries on the same day of its initial launch. That really impressed me as a consumer so I decided to order online for the very first time on Sephora Ph.
I usually don’t see a difference when I try on primers that promise to fill pores because I don’t have big pores. So, I tried it on my boyfriends face haha. It does a good job smoothing the complexion and blurring out imperfections. The Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer ($32) delivered on the filter-like “instant retouch” effect that the brand promised.
I love the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($34). Personally, I don’t dig full coverage foundations but this has a light weight formulation and you can build it up to the coverage of your desire. It’s a little runny but it sets pretty fast so concentrating and blending it out per area of the face is key. It has a soft matte finish and I could see it working with all skin types if the appropriate skin prepping is done.
The foundation was said to be humidity resistant so what better place to test it out than in Manila, right? I tried my luck on it by using one pump for my entire face and barely using any powder – just under my eyes and my t-zone. I wore it for over 8 hours and I barely had any oily spots. I love the formulation but it definitely isn’t an everyday foundation for me.
Fenty Face by Pamm Merrera.
My only comment for the foundation is: don’t buy it online. Besides the fact that choosing from 40 shades is a little overwhelming, the foundation oxidizes so its best to try it out first. It took me a while to find the right shade for me. A lot of trial and error before I found 300.
Fenty came out with Skinsticks with both a matte and a shimmer finish. You can use the sticks to conceal, contour, highlight and blush.
I used the Skinstick in truffle to contour my face. The color was great for me but the formulation was a little dry so it was hard to blend out. The pigmentation and color pay off is great but you really need to warm it up with your fingers for the product to go on smoothly.
Unlike the contour stick, I had a hard time getting any sort of color pay off with this one. The colors were beautiful but the stick was too hard to get much out of it which was frustrating because when I swatched it on my hand, the colors came out so nice.
The Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter ($34) is a cream to powder formulation. I bought two of the duos (Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby and Girl Next Door/Chic Freak) and of course I had to get Trophy Wife. It’s finely milled so it’s not a chunky type of highlighter. I really enjoyed the subtle lasting glow it gave. But TROPHY WIFE IS INTENSE. Beaming sun intense.
I’m impressed with what Fenty Beauty has come up with so far. I mean, you can’t expect anything less from a brand under Kendo.
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