Wednesday, 11 October 2017

My First Time using Fenty Beauty

When I first heard about Rihanna's makeup line, I thought it was going to be another celebrity collaboration with a well known brand. You know the ones, Colourpop X someone famous, Becca X some YouTube star,  So and so for Estee Lauder etc. I was over the moon when I saw the first teaser pictures on social media and learned that this in fact, was not your everyday collab, but your full range independent beauty line. Wait, what? Yes. It's not often that a beauty line causes a stir before it's even launched, and let me tell you, with each sneak peek that was released I knew it was going to be big...and that I absolutely had to have it.

And so it came. Fenty Beauty. 

The day it was released I went to my local Sephora to try it out. I've never been happier to swatch anything in my entire life like I was that day. I remember walking towards Yonge St with an extra pep in my step knowing I was about to be blown away. I watched and re-watched all the Fenty Beauty tutorials so I knew what to expect. I tried everything I could get my hands on and walked away with a Pro Filt'r Foundation and two Match Stix. I was a happy camper indeed!

Pro Filt'r Foundation ($34) -

So what is it? A soft matte, longwear foundation with buildable, medium to full coverage, in a boundary-breaking range of 40 shades. 

I really love how this foundation is so easy to work with and looks fanFREAKINGtastic when you first put it on. Yes, it's buildable and long lasting BUT I noticed that if you don't have flawless skin, this foundation isn't going to offer the coverage you're hoping for. I tried this foundation on my clear skin days (yes 3/4 weeks of the month my skin is poppin') and again during my hormonal week (you know the one!) and I wasn't as impressed the second time around. The Fenty Beauty website says it's important to hydrate but let me give you the honest truth- no matter how much you hydrate or exfoliate, this foundation will crease like heck around your eyes (and I tried it with and without the concealer) and won't cover those blemishes that you're trying to hide. This foundation did no favours for my dry skin since I could still see every single dry patch on my face :( I'll still keep this foundation in my regular rotation because I love how light it is and doesn't irritate my skin, but I prefer using other concealers around my eyes and to cover other blemishes. 

Match Stix Matte Skinstick ($25) - 

So what is it? A magnetized makeup stick in a longwear, light-as-air matte formula to conceal, correct, contour, and touch up in 20 shades.

This product is perfect for on the go touch ups or days where you want even lighter coverage. You can use the skinstick on it's own or over foundation to conceal and contour. I found this product easy to work with and I love that it's in stick form. It glides on easily and blends well. I didn't get the under eye coverage I was hoping for even though I used plenty of primer and the pro filt'r foundation. I'll still keep this product as part of my beauty routine to conceal and contour other parts of my face, but I won't use this under my eyes. A little does really go a long way and I can't complain about the price either. I feel like this is more of a mid-range than high-end brand and would be perfect for people that need every day "better than drugstore" products. 

I can't wait to try the other products in the Fenty Beauty range since I'm due for a new highlighter and lip gloss :) This brand should really be on the top of your mind if you're looking to update your makeup game since there really is a shade for everyone. Try it for yourself if you haven't already but don't fall for the hype just because RIRI put her name on it. While I believe in everything Fenty Beauty stands for, you really do need perfect skin to get the results you might see on social media. 

Have you tried Fenty Beauty? What are your thoughts????

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