FENTY BEAUTY. You guys. If you haven't heard about Rihanna's new cosmetic line of incredibly inclusive shades than you have been hiding under a rock.
I'll break it down for you if you haven't heard. Rihanna, the unburnt, the flawless, the snatcher of edges, mother of umbrellas, the first of her name, has a beauty line called Fenty Beauty that has 40 shades of foundation designed particularly with dark skinned beauties in mind that probably can't find their shade in other brands.
This is kind of a big deal. If you're white or fair skinned, you might not know this, but most cosmetic brands do NOT carry shades dark enough for many black people. If they do, it's likely that they don't have them in stock at stores and you have to go online to buy them. Can you imagine how that must feel?
There are other brands that carry a lot of different shades like CoverFX and Mac, but the difference here is that this line is marketed specifically to women who may have trouble finding their color, whereas other brands seem to add more colors as an afterthought.
So Queen Rihanna, being the benevolent leader that she is, took it upon herself to create this amazing line of shades. LOOK AT THEM.
Ok, so clearly I'm obsessed with Rihanna, so this review is a little biased in that I believe she is a perfect baby angel sent from above, but I did try the foundation out for myself so I could let you know what's up.
I'm not normally a matte foundation gyal as I usually prefer dewey looks and bb creams, but I tried Fenty for ya. I didn't want to buy a full bottle because I wasn't sure I'd like it, so I got a sample with a routine Sephora purchase. I looked at the website to see what my shade was, and I guessed I'd be shade 180, but the sample that came was shade 150 and actually worked really well for me. If you are interested in buying this, I'd suggest testing swatches in person at your nearest Sephora if you can to make sure you find a true match.
I used the Fenty Beauty Instant Retouch Primer that came with the sample pack before putting on the foundation. Then I put on the Soft Matte Filt'r Foundation with a beauty blender and I actually really like the formula. It's not too thick, and it's buildable so you can chose your level of coverage and just build onto spots that need a little more coverage.
I wore it all day and night and even went dancing and it stayed put. I didn't do any retouches during the day and was pretty impressed with its staying power. My face looked flawless, and I think this is a great foundation for days you know you'll be in a lot of photos.
As it's a matte formula, I would recommend wearing moisturizer before you put foundation on and making sure to moisturize after, but you should be doing that always anyway.
Overall, I loved it. I'd love to hear more from any babes with darker skin to see if you felt like it was easy to find a color match.
A full size primer is $32 and the full size foundation is $34, which is a pretty affordable price for a high quality foundation.
If you are also hesitant to pull the trigger and want to try the formula before you buy it, you can use the coupon code FENTYFACE with any online Sephora purchase to get the same little sample pack I did.
Here's a link to Fenty Beauty stuff on Sephora so you can check out what other products they have too, my next item I want to check out is the Kilowatt Freestyle Highlighter that everyone has been going on about.
Have you tried Fenty Beauty yet? Do you normally have trouble finding your shade in most brands? Let me know what's up in the comments below. <3 <3 #rihannaforever