Hey you! Got that Sunday evening dread? Yep, same! Pop on a face mask and watch some Netflix, after you find out what Fenty Beauty products you need in your life (of course!).
With Boots upping their game, and now selling Fenty Beauty it’s never been easier to get your hands on Rhianna’s latest creations. This review has been a long time coming, as my first impressions were pretty poor. I took some time out, and came back a few more times to give them a fair chance. Here are my final thoughts… be sure to read to the end to check out what products got a 10/10!
This product just doesn’t work for me. If you have oily skin I think you’d love this, it just sits on top of my skin which is on the drier side and makes all the products I apply look really flat, making me look like I’ve been hit with the Homer Simpson makeup gun.
It’s just too matte for me.
My rating: 3/10
I HATED this foundation the first few times I used it. It dries quickly so moves if you layer it and when used with the brands primer it emphasised my pores. It just didn’t blend with my skin, I’m putting that down to it being very matte.
After different combinations, I found Too Faced’s Hangover Primer and then going in with Benefit’s POREfessional Primer to fill in the pores creates the perfect base for this foundation. Working a section at a time and buffing it in with a damp sponge really makes the difference, and gives a flawless finish.
It’s a really thin liquid foundation, which feels quite light on the face. Out of all the foundations I’ve tried, this is the longest lasting, and has minimal transfer (even when blowing my nose). It’s a faff to put on so I’d say it’s not for someone new to the makeup scene, although all is not lost if you can’t get on with it… I took Nikkie Tutorial’s advice and put a pump of product mixed in with my favourite Lâncome foundation and this did increase the longevity of my foundation. -And was much easier to apply than the Fenty foundation alone.
My rating: 8/10 (long lasting, but I faff to apply)
Weird thing to say, but I really liked the flat applicator as it bends to the shape of your face and glides the product on. The formula of the concealer is very pigmented and bends out well, but regrettably for me the shade I got is too light, so I just use a dot with my go to Conceal & Define Concealer from Revolution, to brighten the under eyes.
Ignoring the fact it’s not my shade, I think it’s nice but I think there are cheaper concealers with similar coverage and finish.
My rating: 7/10
Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder (£24) in shade Butter
This white powder gives a nice poreless, airbrushed finish when used for baking and feels silky on the skin. It definitely does it’s job by keeping the liquid products in place and doesn’t give you any dreaded flashback. I like it, but it doesn’t replace my favourite Sweet Peach Finishing Powder from Too Faced.
My rating: 8/10
Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner (£17) in shade Cuz I’m Black
The name makes me cringe a little, but this liquid gel liner is out of this world when it comes to pigmentation, needing one swipe across the eye. Unfortunately, as I found out the hard way… any sweat or oil on your lids will make the product smear all over everywhere. I did find powder on the lids and blotting throughout the day can prevent serious smudging, but it is really temperamental and every time I wear it I stress about it.
The thin tip and formula are amazing though!
My rating: 6/10 (would’ve been higher if it worked with my eyelids)
Bomb Baby Lip & Face Set (£19)
Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
This gloss smells so incredibly fruity, kinda like jam. Non-sticky and gives a beautiful glossy finish, perfect for day or night. I love how this shade is ‘universal’ and works for everyone.
My rating: 10/10
Killawatt Highlighter in shade Hu$Tla Baby
This thinly milled highlighter gives a beautiful golden glow, so thin it looks like a liquid highlighter. This is my favourite product from the brand, if you’re looking for a highlighter to give you the on-trend glow this a definite must!
My rating: 10/10
Fenty Beauty has out done themselves on their packaging, it’s sophisticated and boujee with interesting shapes and glass components.
I think it’s worth the hype for some of the products in particular like the highlighter and gloss, but feel several formulas are for specific skin types rather than being universal. Before purchasing the brand I highly recommend considering what skin type you have and consider if the products will work for you. They have plenty of minis on offer, which is a great way to try the formula before getting to committed.
What’s your favourite Fenty Beauty product? What brand review would you like to see next? – Be sure to comment to let me know!