I admit, celebrity make-up lines don’t really excite me.
I seem to study my make-up purchases a lot more now, and do my research. After buying a lot of products i didn’t like, or use.
But Fenty Beauty caught my eye.
When the internet blew up with nothing but praise for the line and i read more about the brand, i am not gonna lie. I was very intrigued.
Fenty Beauty for those who don’t know, is singer Rihanna’s make-up range. Fenty is Rihanna’s surname name, hence the name of the brand.
Rihanna says she uses make-up to express her ever changing mood, and it is a weapon of choice for self-expression.
After years of experimenting with make-up, Rihanna spotted that there was a void of products that suited all skin types and tones.
This is widely apparent in the beauty industry, paler and darker skin tones struggle to find products, especially foundations to suit their skin colour. Albeit Make Up Forever do have a wide shade range on offer, so Fenty Beauty are not the first to tap into this gap in the market.
Rihanna claims she has formulated a range of products that are suitable for everyone, focusing on a wide range of universal products and formulas, including traditionally hard-to-match shades.
I knew after reading some reviews that i wanted to try the foundation, foundation is hands down my favourite make-up product.
Whilst in Sephora on my holli-bobs i was colour matched, and shade 230 for medium skin, with neutral undertones was my baby.
I must admit i wanted all the high-lighters too, but i resisted. I only had a carry-on flight bag, and realistically i wasn’t gonna fit them all in.
The foundation costs £26, and has 32ml of product. There are 40 shades in the range and they fall under the following brackets:
The product shades are categorised by numbers and skin tones.
As always it is best to get colour matched in store, to be sure you have the perfect shade.
The foundation is a fluid, only a little is needed and it feels soft and smooth on application, and it feels lightweight.
It does set quickly, so you have to work with it pretty quickly.
The coverage is medium to full.
I find it hard to build up the coverage, unfortunately it does appear a tad cakey on me. But this may be my fault, and the way i am applying it.
I don’t particularly like matte base products but I like the finish of this, as it is semi-matte.
It appears natural, and it doesn’t make the skin appear flat or dull.
Open pores, blemishes, and any other skin perfections are covered with ease. My skin tone appears even, and I really like how it looks on me.
(If you look below on the picture, you will see how the lines on my hand have been completely covered once the foundation has been blended into the skin).
(First picture shows me make-up free, second shows the left half of my face with the foundation on, and the last is the completed make-up look).
It would suit most skin types, but i feel it could highlight dry patches.
So if your skin is very dry, maybe this isn’t for you.
This foundation can oxidise. I was aware of this prior to purchasing it, so I opted for the lightest of the 2 shades I was offered.
This still is a little dark for my skin, but it works perfectly when I wear fake tan.
Which is the majority of the time.
If I was to repurchase, I would definitely opt for the shade lighter than this.
So all-in-all a nice foundation, at this present time i am loving it. It’s long-lasting, doesn’t transfer and it hasn’t irritated my skin in anyway. (Currently on day 14 of using it).
There are a few niggles as stated throughout, but a lot of people have commented on my skin, complimented my complexion, and have asked what foundation I was wearing?
So i suppose the proof is in the pudding. It does look good on my face, and i have to agree.
Have you tried anything from Fenty Beauty?
I would love to know.