Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Review

Hello! Welcome Back, and Happy Saturday today I am going to be jumping on the bandwagon and doing a review on Rihanna’s new makeup line, Fenty Beauty. This product line came out at the beginning of September and is exclusive to Sephora. I picked up a couple of products from the line and have been putting them to the test over the past couple of weeks. Let’s jump into my thoughts!



I picked up the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in the shade 110 which is for very fair skin with cool undertones. This is the second to lightest shade out of the forty different shades offered from this line. You get 1.08 oz for $34.00 USD. I love this foundation; I think it has a good amount of coverage, I use a wet real techniques beauty sponge to apply it so I do get a lighter coverage then you would with a brush but lately I have been preferring a lighter coverage. I believe it to be buildable, I will sometimes add a little extra coverage on my cheeks and I think it looks nice. I would agree and disagree that this is a soft matte finish, this foundation is matte without a doubt I have dry to combination skin and I do not set it with a powder but I do notice some natural dewiness to my skin which I know sounds confusing but this foundation is not tacky to the touch at all. As I said I have dry to combination skin, meaning my skin is dry but I do get a little oily in my T-zone area. I have noticed a few times that this product has clung to the dry skin around my nose and went patchy but overall if I moisturize and use a hydrating primer I don’t have any issues. I do 100% agree that this product is longwearing, I will put this product on anywhere between 7:30-9am and have it on until about 9pm without setting it with powder and without retouching it and honestly I think it starts to look better throughout the day.  I think it is absolutely amazing that she brought out so many shades on the first launch because the beauty industry does an AWFUL job at accommodating and providing products for consumers of deeper skin tones. I think it’s unacceptable to leave out such a large demographic and sometimes it’s even hard for me being as fair as I am to find a shade that matches just right so to me, the fact that Rihanna has such a wide range is wonderful. I do hope she brings out even more shades because there are still a few skin tones missing but overall I really enjoyed this product.

Fenty Foundation



The second product I picked up was the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in the shade, Lighting Dust/ Fire Crystal. This is a highlighter duo so you get two shades each at 0.12 oz for $34.00 USD. I was most excited to try this product because highlighter is my favorite part of doing my makeup. I like this product but I don’t love it which is a little disappointing. I really love the shade on the right, fire crystal, I wish that shade took up the entire pan because it packs the punch that I look for in a highlighter. The shade on the left Lighting Dust, is beautiful it’s just subtler than what I look for in a highlighter. Fire Crystal is a little glittery but it’s not something that bothers me. One draw-back is that out of the six different highlighters in the range, I found only two are wearable for fair skin. This isn’t that big a of drawback for me because I know every other makeup company offers a BUNCH of highlighters for fair skin but I thought I would mention it just so that my fair skin readers are aware. I would recommend this product and I am going to keep this highlighter in my rotation of products but it’s not my favorite product from the line.


Lip Gloss

Speaking of my favorite product from the line, that brings me to the next item I picked up, the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer (admit it, that was a cleaver segway) in Fenty Glow. There is only one shade of this lip gloss since it’s supposed to work for every skin tone. You get 0.30 oz of product for $18.00 USD. OH. MY. GOD. I am obsessed with this product, everything about it… I am obsessed with. I wasn’t going to pick it up because I didn’t think it was going to be anything special and boy was I dead wrong. This product really does look amazing on every skin tone, it makes your lips look so plump and wet and honestly juicy it makes your lips look juicy. It is sticky but not a bad sticky, it has enough grip to it where it’s not just going to immediately wear off but it’s not gloppy. It smells like sweet tarts which is an added bonus. I fully recommend this product, if you don’t try anything else from Fenty Beauty just try this because I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Fenty Lip Gloss

Contour Stick

The last product I tried from the line is the Matte Match Stix in Amber which is a contour shade with cool undertones. You get 0.25 oz for $25.00 USD. I used this product about three times and then returned it, not because it was bad but because I wasn’t going to use it enough to justify the price. It’s a cream contour stick and I just don’t cream contour very often. I thought the shade was nice for fair skin and I thought it blended well but it was just not something that I would get proper use of. If you are really into cream contouring I do think it’s a nice and convenient product to have but I don’t think it is a product you need to run out and try right away.

Amber stick

Overall, I was impressed with Fenty Beauty by Rihanna. I think there is something for everyone whether that be foundation or lip gloss I think everyone can find something they like. Everything in the range is reasonably priced considering the name that is attached to the product and I’m excited to see this line grow. I hope you found this helpful and that you aren’t on Fenty Beauty overload. If you’ve tried something from the range let me know what it was and what you thought of it, I’d love to hear from you. Until next time..

Be Nice. Be Good.


Simply Michelle

Hi! I’m Mich. I’m a 26 year old young woman trying to navigate adulthood and all the challenges it brings. On Simply Michelle you will find genuine posts about a wide range of topics from mental health & faith to makeup & baking. This is my safe place to be vulnerable and hopefully you'll feel that you can do the same. I hope you stick around!

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