Saturday, 23 September 2017

Fenty Beauty (my top 3 picks)

I think this was definitely one of the most anticipated launches in the beauty world this year. If I'm completely honest - I wasn't expecting to fall in love with anything... as some of the celeb makeup launches in the past haven't been the most impressive. BUT I can happily say that I was pleasantly surprised with this launch.

Fenty Beauty launched officially in Sephora stores - both in-store and online, as well as on Fenty Beauty's main website. And for those wondering why "Fenty" Beauty? Well, Rihanna's full name is actually Robyn Rihanna Fenty - mind blown?

So I actually snagged a few of the items, tuned into countless reviews beforehand... and I'll be honest before visiting Sephora I was definitely excited to swatch and get shade matched.

I have my top 3 picks in this line and really wanted to dive in with my review. I know we all have different preferences but after trying out and testing all of the items in this line, I wanted to pick my favs that I think you should try out. This launch was all about skin and complexions for me. With 40 foundation shades, Rihanna really did change up the game with this launch. The pricing is also very fair for a higher end brand created by a celebrity. So my top 3 picks? Let's get into it.

1. Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation

My favourite item has got to be the Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation. I was a bit skeptical because it is a matte foundation so my fear was that having dry/combination skin, it might not work for me. But again, with a primer, this was perfection! Know the best part? It has a PUMP! Not many foundations have that, plus it contains 32 ML of product, which is more than standard foundations (which normally have about 28-30ML).

I think I honestly have found a new favourite foundation. (I'm in shade 240). I was such a lover of the Hourglass Vanish Seamless foundation stick but this has definitely given it a run for it's money! You NEED to try this out if you want to try anything in this line.

2. Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Primer

Okay... this primer is seriously a newfound favourite too for me. I usually use smashbox primer oil but really loved the consistency of this. If you give it a good two minutes to settle into your skin, you definitely will notice that your skin takes on a "photoshopped" kind of effect. And I'm living for it!  My pores felt minimized and the foundation works really well with this for sure.

3. Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife

Woah... now this highlighter is heaven for medium to deep skin tones! I do have to state that because I think with fairer complexions this might be a miss... However Riri doesn't disappoint and has other highlighters in her collection to suit everyone. BUT can we just talk about Trophy Wife!? I swatched it in store and a little product will give you a subtle shimmer but girllll you can definitely roll around in this if you want to! It's an intense gold highlight and looks like perfection on deeper skin tones. I am a 240 which falls pretty much in the centre of the collection (kind of pale for a brown girl) but it still looked amazing and I think it truly will look exceptional on deeper skin tones.

So those are my personal loves from the Fenty line thus far. And yes Rihanna has already given us a sneak peak at her holiday collection set to launch on October 13th. This collection will focus more on the eyes - with some eyeshadow brushes, an eyeshadow palette, eyeliners, of course some lipsticks.