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Fenty Beauty Makeup Review; What Is All the Hype About?

Recently Rihanna came out with her makeup line called Fenty Beauty. This is probably the most talked about brand launched in 2017. Fenty Beauty had a launch party in New York City Manhattan, and a lot of makeup influencers were in attendance. As well influencers that didn’t go were invited to early access at their local Sephora stores.

Fenty Beauty Products

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna came out with the intention to cater to all skin types and to cover all skin tones from the lightest to the darkest. The first launch of products includes a primer, foundation, highlighter, and cream contouring highlighting. It also offers blotting powder, a makeup sponge, brushes and one lip gloss for all skin colors.

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The biggest problem that Fenty Beauty helped address was creating a product line with a large variety of shades that allowed women of all colors, to find a shade that suits their skin. 
 
Most individuals that have deeper skin tones or fair skin tones have always had a problem with finding a brand that caters to them. But for the most part, this issue is more prominent with darker skin tones. Some well-known brands come out with a perfect formula, but the shade range has always been a problem.
It’s mind-blowing to me how a singer can find a way to fit all skin tones in her first product launch because a lot of well-known brands choose to avoid it. Rihanna also announced there would be more foundation shades coming, which is amazing. Because there are so many people that are in between shades and still might not be able to find a perfect match for their skin. Still, Fenty Beauty deserves much credit for including all skin tones.      
 
I was able to pick up a few of the products in this line.
Fenty Beauty Foundation ($34)

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Pro Fil Soft Matte Longwear foundation comes in 1.08  fluid ounces with 40 beautiful shades. This foundation works for all skin types. It gives a medium to buildable coverage with a soft matte finish. The consistency of Fenty Beauty foundation is liquidy and dries quickly.
 
The shade range starts at 100 being the lightest and 490  the darkest. Whatever you think your shade is, do try to find some time to swatch it in the stores and give it time to dry. After the foundation dries, it becomes a shade darker. But it won’t change the undertone.
Any skin type can wear this foundation; you might alter the primer you choose to use with it. The Fenty Beauty foundation that works for me is 420. When trying this foundation, I use it with my trusty Toofaced Hang Over RX Primer. Even though I have a combination skin, I love primers that have lotion consistency. It worked well with the foundation.
Since I mentioned the foundation is liquidy, I prefer to use it with a brush rather than a sponge. When I try using the original beauty blender brush I used 3-4 pumps of the foundation. I was able to achieve a medium-full coverage because of that. With a flat top kabuki brush, I was able to achieve a full coverage with the less foundation.
 
The Fenty Beauty foundation allows you to not only look beautiful, but you also feel like you aren’t wearing a ton of makeup. It’s very lightweight, not tacky, and doesn’t settle into fine lines.

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Fenty Beauty Kilowatt Freestyle Highlighters ($34)  

The other products from Fenty Beauty makeup line are the Killowatt Highlighters (it comes in six shades). Two of them are a full pan and other four duos. Like the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear foundation there is always something for everyone.
 
The two highlighters I got are Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule.  A soft copper glow on the Ginger Binge and a copper shimmery, beautiful color on the  Moscow Mule side. Trophy wife is a one pan highlighter with a punching yellow gold sheen and glitter.

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Trophy wife is a very intense yellow gold highlighter with a lot of sparkles.  You will notice that in pictures and videos the face will look wet rather than looking glittery once you apply the highlighter. But in person, you can see the glitter. Rihanna was wearing Trophy wife highlighter at the launch party, and it looks gorgeous on her skin tone.
 
I like Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule more because it flatters my skin tone. It is a lot softer and smoother upon application.  The highlighter looks like a glow rather than a glitter. Trophy wife seems to be a  favorite among the highlighters in the Fenty Beauty which is great. Like I mentioned there are six highlighters to choose from so if one doesn’t work for you there is plenty more.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer ($18)

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Rihanna only came out with one lip product a universal color lipgloss. This Gloss has a very high shine. It’s non-sticky!  The formula is like a hybrid between and gel and gloss. A lot of people don’t like sticky lip gloss, so this is everybody’s favorite. It flatters all skin tone and looks pretty on everyone. Your lips will look plump and juicy once you use it.
There are still many products to try in the Fenty Beauty makeup line. With all the publicity and great reviews it is getting, I’m sure it will be one of the most preferred brands for all skin types.

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