Testing Out Fenty Beauty

Hi loves! So today I went to my local Sephora to test out some of the products from Rihanna’s makeup line, Fenty Beauty. Yesterday I posted an article on if I would purchase products from the line or not. You can read that here.

After testing out the products, I have to say my experience has mainly been negative. I tried to get some pictures, however, the Sephora employees were on me like a hawk so sorry for the lack of pictures. I also want to remind you that you should still go test out these products for yourself before making your mind up. It’s your money and some products that don’t work for me may be fabulous for you.

Highlighters

This was the product that I was most likely going to get. First off, I am not happy with these whatsoever. The only one that was decent was Trophy Wife, the gold, intense one that I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of all over social media. It was very pretty and intense, but also super glittery.


If I purchased this color I would only be able to use it as an eyeshadow due to my fair skin. Darker skin tones may really love this product, so give it a try if you’re interested.

As for the other shades, they were very patchy and not pigmented at all. As you can see in the picture below, I swatched Trophy Wife and Metal Moon (the one I originally wanted). Metal Moon’s pigment is almost nonexistent and that swatch is as built up as possible. I swirled my finger in the pan three separate times.


If it is that nonexistent with my finger, imagine applying it with a brush. Overall not impressed with these and I’m shocked at how many good reviews I’ve seen so far on this product.

Skinsticks

These were okay. They were pigmented and seemed bendable, however, they were super thick and just seemed so meh. $25 for a stick that just seems so average compared to other similar products on that market? No thank you.

I will say that some of the highlighter shades were pretty and much better than the powder highlights.

Foundation

This may be the only product that was somewhat good out of all of the products. The color selection was nice and the product definitely seemed to have buildable coverage. It was a thicker consistency which makes me think it feels a bit heavier on the skin.

The foundation also oxidized quite a bit, so if you are looking in to purchasing this I would go in and get shade matched or order 1 or 2 shades lighter than your normal color. Still, for $34 is it worth it to have a decent foundation or get an awesome foundation for half of that price?

Primer

This was a definite no for me. This did absolutely nothing on my skin and is not worth the price tag. It did mattify right away, but there was no blurring effect whatsoever. If you have larger pores, avoid at all costs and go for a pore filling primer like the Benefit Porefessional or the Dr. Brandt Pores No More.

This primer also had the consistency and feeling of a primer that would make me oily throughout the day. If you read my blogs you know that I have dry skin, so if a primer makes me oily can you imagine what it would do to someone who has oily skin? Hard pass.

Final Thoughts

Honestly I am kind of disappointed in this line. I had really high hopes for the products but they just sort of fell flat. A lot of other celebrities are held to such high standards when it comes to makeup lines and if they had some of these products, they would be torn apart.

For example, when Kylie Jenner first released her products, people did not hold back their feelings. She has since improved a lot of products and makes pretty decent makeup items these days.

As such, I hope that Rihanna continues to improve her line and release more items. I love Rihanna and I think she had great ideas with this line. I also think it was awesome of her to be so inclusive for all skin tones, but the products just didn’t do it for me and are not worth price tag.

Have you tried out this line yet? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

Featured image is sourced from Fenty Beauty.

7 thoughts on “Testing Out Fenty Beauty

  1. OMG I thought I was the only one that was kinda meh about the line! Same like you I was only attracted by the foundation but overall I’m not impressed! I saw you blog on Naya’s blog party! Would love to be a internet friend of yours! Check out my page if you want πŸ˜€ blushydarling.com
    Love, Mimi

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