Hi everyone! Rihanna launched her makeup line, Fenty Beauty, a few weeks back and the beauty world can’t stop talking about it! The first batch of products were mostly complexion/face products along with a universal shade of lip gloss. I picked up a few of the products to try out (couldn’t resist all the buzz!). I placed my order directly on the Fenty Beauty website and used a mail forwarding service (ShipOutFromUSA.com) to get the products delivered from US to India.
I picked up the foundation in shade 270. Since its a fairly new brand, swatches of all the foundation shades together weren’t easy to come by so I had to make an educated guess to choose my shade. I also picked up the primer, the lip gloss and a highlighter duo. I haven’t tested the products properly yet but I wanted to share my first impressions of the products with you.
This comes in a universal rose-y beige shade with ultra fine shimmer and incredible shine. I do love a glossy lip and this nude shade gives a lovely juicy shine to the lips. Its not too opaque so I like using a mauve pink or deep rose lip stain underneath this to add some color. The texture is very comfortable; non-sticky and super hydrating. I was on the fence about how unique this would be (it’s a nude lip gloss after all), but there is something about it that makes me reach for it over and over. I think its the feel of the formula – it doesn’t sit in a thick, gloopy layer on the lips and instantly hydrates and softens the lips. I can see myself using this for a long time. I like the look of the packaging as well!
I’m really pleased with this highlighter duo (though I’ve used it only once so far!). The packaging has a very unique look and even though its plastic, it doesn’t feel cheap. The textures are really nice; creamy and soft but not powdery or loose. Both the colors are fairly warm, Mean Money being a softer highlighter for a subtle glow while Hu$tla Baby being packed with high-shine shimmer. I like my highlight to be on the softer side so I prefer Mean Money for most days but I like having the option of a stronger highlight should I feel like doing a full-bodied highlight! These double up nicely as eye shadows too and I love how seamlessly they blend into the skin.
I love primers and lately I’ve been very religious with prepping and priming my skin before foundation application. The primer has good reviews overall and since its supposed to give a soft matte finish, I thought it should work well with my skin. The beige-blush colored packaging is gorgeous. It looks so unique and elegant! The texture of the primer is like a soft gel-cream, it actually feeling quite moisturizing but as you gently massage it onto the skin, it seems to sink into the skin leaving a soft, smooth canvas for the foundation to glide. It doesn’t feel very matte but its not dewy either, so “soft-matte” or satin-y would be a good way to describe it. It has a very mild, barely-there scent.
This was the most underwhelming product for me among the products I picked. 270 is not the perfect shade for me unfortunately, its little more orange and slightly darker but I think I may be able to work with it, perhaps by mixing a lighter, more golden/yellow foundation with it. The consistency is a bit on the thicker side, and it sets down very quickly into a matte finish (which is not something I generally like in foundations). The coverage seems medium-high. I may warm up to this in the future, but I didn’t love it as much as the other products. If you have dry skin, you definitely rich a moisturizer underneath this.
Hope you found this post helpful! Let me know if any of you have tried any products from the Fenty Beauty line. I’ll be using these in a YouTube tutorial very soon!