Fenty Beauty by Rihanna: Hot or Hype?!?
Yes, I’m late to the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna party, but, if I’m not mistaken, ain’t no party like a Fenty party cuz a…you get it. DON’T LAUGH AT ME. I decided to give a two-for-one with a pretty fall slash holiday makeup tutorial using the new Fenty by Rihanna products (and some others cuz reasons). Unfortunately, I’m not made of paper money, just conceptual money, so I couldn’t afford to try the complete collection, but I’ll keep acquiring as I can. ENJOY, BABY-CAKES.
Becca Backlight Priming Filter – http://go.magik.ly/ml/7dt8/
Fenty Beauty Soft Matte Foundation – http://go.magik.ly/ml/7dt9/
I chose a shade just a hair too dark and warm for my skin tone, but I absolutely LOVED the formula for this product. It goes on so damn smooth and it’s medium to full coverage but you can layer it. I also have super dry skin with texture issues and wrinkles and it didn’t highlight my issues like other matte foundations do! It has a slight blurring effect that doesn’t leave the finish completely matte, but you can make it completely matte with the complementing powder if you like. I chose to wear it with the Becca Backlight Priming Filter to give more moisture, and it worked beautifully. I’ve been trying to buy my correct shade for months and Sephora is out of it company wide until January, that’s how good this foundation is. Get you some, ok?
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio – http://go.magik.ly/ml/7dtb/
Alas, it’s very rare that I’ll love every product in a collection, and this is one that just doesn’t work for me. I love the color selection of the Match Stix and REALLY LOVE the packaging and how they magnetically snap together (I’m a sucker for packaging that make it easy to stay organized), but the formula is just a hair or two waxier than I prefer in a cream stick. The smell is fine, the color is wonderful (especially the contour colors for the lighter skin tones, let me tell you how often contouring powders and creams go WAY TOO WARM for shades that are supposed to work with my pastey pale skin), I just wasn’t a fan of the formula. I’m looking forward to trying it again later on, as I know brands will often fine-tune their formulas in later releases.
Fenty Beauty Killawatt – http://go.magik.ly/ml/7dtc/
Ooooh, babe. Let me tell you how much I love this combo. I use Mean Money as a light blusher when I’m doing a more toned down look, which gives me a subtle, peachy glow, and I use Hu$tla Baby when I want them to see me coming from a mile away. My one gripe about Hu$tla is that it’s a bit more glittery (rather than shimmery) than I usually prefer, but it’s so pretty I don’t necessarily mind.
Fenty Beauty Galaxy Palette – http://go.magik.ly/ml/7dtd/
I really worried about whether or not I would want to keep this palette, as it is comprised entirely of shimmer and glitter eyeshadows, not a matte to be seen. I usually prefer my palettes to be more workhorse-like, with a good variety of shades, finishes, and tones, and this palette is definitely not that. These shades, while diverse, are really occassion specific if you aren’t planning on doing sheer applications. To my surprise, I absolutely loved this palette so much I couldn’t bear to part with it. I love using it as an accent or doing a sheer layer of on of the more neutral shades of bronze, gold, or the darker blues/purples. No, I won’t be carrying it with me when I travel (unless the Goddess RiRi chooses to make a version where you can easily depot shades OHPLS OHPLS OHPLS), but if it comes to either having this palette and accepting that it will be an every once in a while application or getting rid of it and suddenly finding ALL SORTS OF LOOKS THAT WOULD WORK PERFECTLY WITH THE SHADES IN IT, I’ll just keep it and sleep well at night. 😉
Lorac Pro Palette – http://go.magik.ly/ml/7dtl/
Urban Decay Naked Pressed Powder – http://go.magik.ly/ml/73lx/
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Peaceful – http://go.magik.ly/ml/7dtf/
Benefit Bronzer Hoola – http://go.magik.ly/ml/7dth/
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Gel Liner Perversion – http://go.magik.ly/ml/6ylv/
Loreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara – http://go.magik.ly/ml/6pzo/
Ardel Eyelashes Wispies – http://go.magik.ly/ml/7dti/
MAC Lip Liner Whirl – http://go.magik.ly/ml/7dtg/
Colourpop Ultra-Gloss Hack