Fenty Beauty launched in Harvey Nichols last month and the reaction was intense. Beauty lovers across the globe pored over Rihanna’s new make up range, applauding the diversity and shade selection available. Our writer put the foundation and highlighters to the test to see if the product lived up to the hype.
The secret to the applauded success in Fenty Beauty is simple, Rihanna listened to her audience and delivered without scrimping on quality. She saw the need for diversity within the beauty world, as people with all skin types, from very light to dark, struggled to find a good match foundation or complementing highlighter to suit their face.
A wonderful selection of 40 shades are available to choose from, with such a selection we would recommend going into Harvey Nichols in advance and getting a swatch test to find your perfect match. The products are are lightweight and easy to apply to the skin, as well as offering enough coverage that layers easily to produce the feeling of “make skin look like skin”, that Rihanna, herself, wanted to achieve.
The concept to achieve a Fenty face has 3 steps:
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna redefines makeup rules with light-as-air formulas that work very well layered in a global lineup of shades designed for all and it’s 100% cruelty free.
The collection includes:
This is a key piecein Rihanna’s beauty regime, as the soft matte base is a shine stopping, pore diffusing, oil-free primer that smooths the way for better foundation application and longer wear.
The foundation gives skin an instantly smooth, pore-diffused, shine-free finish that easily builds from medium to full coverage. The oil-free formula is resistant to sweat and humidity, and won’t clog pores.
The light-as-air formula makes the foundation invisible on your skin, so even though the coverage is amazing and you’ll always be camera ready, it will look like your natural skin.
These magnetized long-wear makeup sticks come together to conceal, correct and contour in 20 shades designed to look good on the full spectrum of skin tones. Made to layer, the formula works very well, it’s weightless, it’s easy to blend and, most importantly, it stays put.
The product does not crease or give a cakey effect, which means that even your undereye area is safe.
This is where the second step to a Fenty face comes in: layer that highlight. Highlight, blush and enhance in 10 universal colourful shades.
This rainbow lineup catches the light in ways you have never imagined and it goes anywhere you want it on the skin.
Take your Fenty face to the next level with this set designed to conceal, contour and highlight your skin.
Each set comes with two Match Stix Matte Skinsticks to conceal and contour, and one Shimmer Skinstick to highlight.
Use this weightless, powder highlight to light up your skin how you want to and when you want to. They were designed for all skin tones and range from subtle day glow to amazingly boosted in solos and cleverly paired duos.
Unlike regular highlighters, this one keeps skin lit with its unique formula that melts into your skin and has a super creamy and smooth texture ensuring that extra radiance Rihanna strived to achieve with her collection.
The duos offer a subtle sheen on the left, which is perfect for the day, and a more intense shimmer on the right, which is a killer for the night.
Being shine-free means being photo ready, which is what Rihanna believes in.
This is the final step for a Fenty face. Blot on the fly with this powder to absorb shine and give your skin a natural matter refresh for an instant filtered look.
Super compact and portable, this blotting paper is a classic beauty underdog that got a makeover, courtesy of Fenty Beauty. Lift away all shine and unwanted oily look with these blotting papers. Made with natural botanical fibers, Invisimatte is as absorbent as it is skily smooth and kind to the skin.
It comes as a refillable lipstick-sized compact that is small enough to find in your hand, with a discreet mirror for a portable, anti-shine weapon.
Use this addicting lip gloss as an ultimate finishing touch to your Fenty face. It comes in one universal rose nude shade that looks good on everyone and, it was handpicked by Rihanna herself.
All it takes is one luscious swipe across the lips and your Fenty face is complete. Your lips will look fuller and smoother, and you just won’t be able to get enough of that peach-vanilla scent.
This 3-sided makeup sponge is designed to take blending to the next level from all your angles.
No matter the texture of the makeup, the sponge allows you to customize your coverage and delivers easy, seamless results every time.
This is the makeup brush designed to make skin look like skin and provide an easy tool to applying foundation.
It’s unique paw shaped gives you just the right density, delivering the amazing coverage of a flat paddle brush alongside the seamless blending of an air brush.
This brush was designed to be used on all areas where highlighter is applied, with ease. It is not only made to hug your cheeks, but also apply highlighter on the bridge of your nose, your cupid’s bow, your brow bone and collarbone.
Thanks to its asymmetrical cut, inspired by a shark tooth, you can highlight with precision and ease.
This magnetic, on-the-go blotting powder brush is designed to attach to its partner, Invisimatte blotting powder, so it’s always there when you need it and it fits neatly into a makeup bag.
Take your glow everywhere with this mini brush that attaches easily to your favourite Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick for seamless blending in a snap.
Slanted, the soft synthetic hairs were designed to offer you the perfect glow whenever and wherever needed.
This retractable brush attaches to its partners Match stix matte skinsticks, so you can correct, conceal and contour on the go. Smoothly tapered, the synthetic hairs are cut for foolproof precision, letting you instantly blend your match stix.