Hello Beauty Babes!
So how many Rihanna song references can I fit into this post? I don’t know but I’ll keep work work work work working on it
So, we have all been eagerly waiting in our California King Beds for the day Fenty Beauty would be available in Sephora stores as well as online. But, we have finally found love in a hopeless place! The Fenty Beauty collection officially launched and we’re all so excited about the collection. It’s seriously beautiful.
LIKE DIAMONDS IN THE SKY
Alright alright. Let’s really get into it, sans puns.
So Riri and the Fenty Beauty team have kept this whole thing under wraps. No leaks, no reports, nothing. Which made it even more shocking to see the gorgeousness of it all!
Fenty Beauty came out with a number of different products, and I’ve listed them all below including price. Also, check out the slide show to see photos and sneak peaks of each product.
(photos courtesy of Instagram accounts @trendmood1 @hotfire.makeup @alexsteinhen and the official @fentybeauty account.)
- Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (40 shades) $34.00
- Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter (6 shades) $34.00
- Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer $32.00
- Match Stix Skinstick Shimmer (10 shades) or Matte (20 shades) $25.00 – Trio for $54.00
- Invisimatte Blotting Powder $32.00
- Portable Touchup Brush 130 $24.00
- Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer $18.00
- Cheek Hugging Highlight Brush 120 $32.00
- Full Bodied Foundation Brush 110 $34.00
- Precision Makeup Sponge 100 $16.00
- Portable Contour & Concealer Brush 150 $24.00
- Portable Highlighter Brush 140 $24.00
- Invisimatte Blotting Paper $16.00
Honestly, celebrity makeup brands don’t always excite me, but I truly feel like Fenty Beauty has set itself truly ahead of the pack.
Here’s what’s so great about this brand.
One, the products. From the modern nude geometric packaging, to the unique colors, it’s all thought out and consumer driven. Sometimes beauty brands get into a funk or a cycle of all putting out the same thing for the same type of girl with the same preferences. But all that does is give people multiple options of the same thing, which really isn’t interesting or unique. Products that you can’t find 3 or 4 dupes for. Products that give you new looks. Products that inspire. Those are the products that I want to see and buy!
Trophy wife Killowatt Highlighter is a straight up “hyper-metallic” yellow gold. I can honestly say I have NEVER seen a highlighter like this.
Also, the Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick comes in 9 unique shades from Unicorn, a platinum lilac, to Chili Mango, a straight up bright orange with sheen. If you aren’t as daring, and want regular shades, they have them as well. There’s something for everyone. Which brings me to my next point
THAT SHADE RANGE THO!!!! There is seriously a shade for (most) everybody and that makes me so happy! Rihanna said that while making this line, she wanted to be very inclusive and make shades for all skin tones and under tones. She believes that all women deserve to feel beautiful.
Yassss Rihanna. How is it that Rihanna was able to do what WOC have asked brands that have been making makeup for DECADES to do? They make it seem like it’s impossible. But yet again, Rihanna has broken the status quo.
PSA for ALL makeup brands that have a lack of diverse shades. This includes those of you who have 2 or 3 deeper shades that have major flashback and ashy undertones. Are you ready? Here it is. MAKEUP FOR WOMEN OF COLOR IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE AND IT SHOULD NOT BE A SECOND THOUGHT. Do better. Or we will take our money someplace that wants us.
*snaps in Z formation*
What are the products I’m most excited about or want to buy?
The Killowatt Highlighter in the shades Trophy Wife is a big favorite, and at first I was worried I wouldn’t be able to wear it because of its unique bold yellow gold shade, but seeing it online and seeing how STUNNING it looks on all skintones, makes me want to blow money on it! I really think Trophy Wife will look so fire on deep skintones. So happy Rihanna thought of a shade like this.
Next, would be the Gloss Bomb. I’m a gloss person, and I really love the shade of it.
Also, I really was drawn to the Match Stix in the shade Chili Mango. it is such a unique orange shade. Usually brands like to add pink tones because they tend to compliment fairer skintones, but a shade like Chili Mango will look amazing on more exotic skintones, and even people with deeper complexions that have warm undertones. Also, Unicorn really caught my attention. I love the ethereal purple color.
I would also love to try the foundation. Because it caters to so many different skin tones, I feel like I would be able to find a shade that PERFECTLY matches my medium warm olive skin tone. Also, I’m interested to see how the primer performs.
As of right now, sephora.com still has some Fenty Beauty products available, so if you want to grab some, go ahead! Also, check your local Sephora for Fenty Beauty!
Alright beauty babes, that’s all for this post!
So I’m actually writing this Saturday Sept.9, which is right before Irma, and I hope that I’ll still be able to connect with you guys. I hope everyone stays safe and that we can just return to normalcy!
Stay Fierce, & Stay Safe!
XOXO, Sage Slays