Guys it' finally here! The Highly anticipated Makeup line from Rihanna.
Said to have been in the works for the past two years, with Rihanna involved in every aspect of production.
"Fenty Beauty was created for everyone: For women of all shades, personalities, attitudes, cultures, and races. I wanted everyone to feel included. That's the real reason i made this line." - Rihanna
Backed by Kendo. If you are unfamiliar with them, they are basically a powerhouse. Backing brands like Marc Jacobs Beauty, Kat Von D Beauty, OleHenriksen and Bite Beauty.
I feel like this alone gave the anticipated line some hope. I can't be alone when I say that after hearing that Rihanna was launching a makeup line, I rolled my eyes and uttered some choice words under my breath. Following releases like Kylie Cosmetics and KKW Beauty- I felt like this was another celebrity with no Beauty Background slapping their name on a product. If you brought yourself to try out any of the afore-mentioned lines you can likely understand the assumption that this line to would be garbage.
Regardless I felt intrigued by this one and decided to give it a go.
Launch day I strolled into my local Sephora and attempted to weed through the sea of people to catch a glimps. I swatched one very yellow highlighter and was underwhelmed. I decided not to stand there and wrestle people in attempt to swatch any more of the collection and called it a day.
I continued to see good reviews of the line over the following few days and decided it was worth another glimps.
I was going in mainly to swatch the foundations. The Reviews have been really great and I was in need of a new one. Slightly hesitant. The foundation is said to be Medium to full coverage with a matte finish. Given I have dry skin, matte finishes are typically not ideal for me. They tend to cling to dry patches and enhance my skins texture.
I Picked up the shade 190 Neutral. It has a slight yellow undertone to it. A ton of the reviews claim the foundations oxidize and it was suggested to pick up a shade lighter than you would typically get. I opted to do so, and pick up a shade slightly lighter than my skin tone. The undertone of the foundation did not alter on my skin at all, It did however dry down darker on my skin darker then it looks when initially applied.
The coverage is beautiful. It feels light weight and comfortable. I applied it with a flat top kabuki brush and loved the way it looked. I was very diligent in my skin prep before application, knowing it might not pair well with my dry skin. I wore it for about 11 hours day one and the longevity is amazing. It didn't shift or settle. It did enhance my dry areas slightly after a full day but this is not out of the ordinary for me. It doesn't finish as matte as I expected, but rather gives more of a natural skin like finish.
I was not a fan of any of the cream sticks in the line. They either felt quite dry on the skin when swatching them or were to glittery for my personal taste.
I did however pick up the universal glossbomb. This shade is so beautiful. It has a rose undertone with subtle hints of gold. Super comfortable to wear. Not overly sticky. It's so pretty worn alone or paired with a lipstick.
Over all , the two products I tried I quite liked. The foundation is nice and I will continue to wear it. Do I think it is the best foundation I have tried, no. But It looks really nice on the skin and so far I'm pretty happy with it. I do believe this will wear better on normal to oily skin but if you have dry skin I would be sure to really prep and moisturize really well before application.