So before we dive into this review I have a funny story to tell you. The day the Fenty beauty line launched I went to Sephora with my mom to pick out some things. As we pull up to the store I point to the Fenty Beauty poster in admiration. Somehow in my mother’s mind, Fenty translated as the slang version of fifty, so she thought the whole collection was 50% off.
I told her the day the day Sephora offers fifty percent off is the day I’ve died and gone to heaven. My joke has always been that if the world were ending the first place I would go is to Nordstrom and Sephora. But anywayssssss let’s get this review.
I’ll start by saying I am not a die-hard fan of Rihanna, I wouldn’t even call myself a fan at all. I had no idea she was releasing a makeup line until 2 weeks prior to launch, and I found out via twitter. I didn’t set an alarm to buy her product, or google all the details. When I went to the Sephora store, they had it, curiosity struck and I bought something.
I will say I sampled all of her products but I ultimately only bought the sponge and foundation (and later the stunna lip paint). We will start with the things I did like and then I will explain why I decided not to purchase anything else.
What I Did Like
When I purchased the foundation I was slightly skeptical because I heard it was for oily skin and since I’m dry I didn’t know how it was going to work. I made sure to hydrate my face really well and let it set into my skin before applying.
The consistency is fairly watery (and yes I made sure to shake well), but I only had to use 2 pumps to cover my face. I applied it with the sponge which was very soft and didn’t absorb the product. I will say the sponge didn’t have as much bounce to it as the beauty blender, it felt more like the quality of my RT miracle sponge. I’m also a little nervous about cleaning it just because the texture is so soft.
The foundation dries very fast, so I had to blend quickly. After it dries it looks like pure skin. You don’t need to set with powder, bake or anything. The foundation is lightweight and natural! I did end up going back to Sephora for a slightly lighter shade because we are transitioning into the cooler months and I felt like it would match better. The foundation did oxidize so I would recommend getting one shade down.
The wear on this is AHMAZING, I was in 90-degree weather and it lasted all day. I moisturized the heck out of my face and thought that it would cause the product to break down or grease up on me but it did not. The Fenty beauty foundation is now one of my favorites in my entire collection!
Now on to why I didn’t buy anything else. The matchsticks (concealers and colors) felt very dry. They were tugging on the skin as I was swatching them. I know you could use them as eyeshadow, but the colors were a little to iridescent to me. The highlighters were very glittery and the majority of them I would not use for everyday wear. If you want drama then these highlighters (especially trophy wife) will be right up your alley, but for me, they were not my taste. The lip gloss was just that….a regular lip gloss. It didn’t scream “I need this” so I didn’t buy it. The translucent powder and brushes just weren’t a necessity to me.
Even with the list of things I didn’t buy I think the Fenty beauty collection is well rounded and offers something for everybody. I am more than impressed with the foundation shade range and I can’t wait to see what she comes out next!
What do you think of the Fenty beauty collection?