It’s taken a bit of research, polling, and extensive testing but the verdict is in on Fenty Beauty; It’s a knockout! Singer/Songwriter and all around badgirl Rihanna came out with a range of products fit for queens of all colors. It was a refreshing bomb dropped by the singer in the wake of the success that her Fenty x Puma collaboration that took the fashion industry by storm, and the beauty industry followed soon after
The style icon began with a foundation that boasted an all-inclusive 40 shade range and universally flattering finish. I’ve gone through half of a bottle and I’m obsessed with it! I have rosacea and combination skin so finding a foundation that covers all of that while looking natural and lasting a long time is really difficult for me. At $34 a bottle it’s by no means a drugstore foundation but compared to others in its class it is a price I can and will continue to justify. While conducting my tests I figured I would try out one or two other products by the brand just to see if I could find any other gems. While perusing the Sephora shelves I also picked up one of the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters. Depending on which shade you purchase, the highlighter can come in a duo such as Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal or a full pan single shade like Trophy Wife. I was blown away by the versatility of the duo that I picked up! It included a soft and subtle “glow from within” shade as well as a blinding “I have arrived, you’re welcome” shade.
The packaging is simple and small enough to toss in your purse for later touch ups in the unlikely event that you need them. On the skin the highlighter doesn’t have a chunky glittery appearance and will make you look glowy in any lighting. Upon asking some of my team here at Clutch Magazine what their thoughts on Fenty Beauty were there was a common thread among their responses; “I love it and can’t wait to see what Rihanna releases next.” Maybe a continuation of face products into liquid concealers or a mascara so that we can all achieve her signature seductive lashes? Whatever the fashion/beauty mogul ventures into next, I am waiting with bated breath!
- Kacey Sheppard
FSU's Premiere Fashion Magazine