If I’m being completely honest I only found out about a day before the launch that Rihanna was coming out with her own makeup collection. I don’t know how I managed to miss that information since it has been very hot topic for the past couple of weeks or even months, but okay, it happened. Anyway, when it launched one of my best friends wanted to order something and since the shipping was pretty expensive she asked if I wanted to order something too and split the shipping costs. I obviously wanted that so I ended up ordering two things. Not much later I realised I actually wanted to get some other products from the collection as well and placed another order. In total I ended up getting 5 products from the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna collection and today I’m going to show you what I got. If you’re interested in finding out, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s do this in chronological order shall we? The first time I ordered something from the Fenty Beauty collection I did it via the Harvey Nichols website. Depending on the product and the valuta this can be a bit cheaper than ordering via Sephora, but that really depends on the product and the day. Anyway, I first of all really wanted to get the primer. Lately I’ve been pretty into primers and especially the ones that are a bit more on the lotion-like end of the spectrum. This one seemed to be exactly like that and from what I had seen on Youtube (since I bought it on the day of the launch there weren’t a lot of reviews, but the two that were online already were very positive) it looked like it was going to be an amazing primer for me.
My first impression of this product is pretty amazing. It’s called the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer and from what I have heard it is supposed to be pretty hydrating and it also claims to sort of ‘retouch’ your skin. I have to say that I do agree with both points. Especially the hydrating part, which also is the part that makes this primer so special. It just feels so great on the skin and even on oily skin it creates the perfect base for your foundation, especially if you’re going to be using a more mattifying foundation. It really prevents the foundation from getting patchy on dryer areas of the skin.
Moving on to the second item I purchased. At first I really wasn’t that hyped for the foundation, even though I’m usually a huge foundation fanatic. I just didn’t really feel like buying it because it didn’t look that special to me. However, the fact that the range comes with 40 shades of foundations, including super pale shades, and because I heard so many good things about it I ended up buying it anyway. Really, if it wasn’t for the extremely positive reviews I wouldn’t have done it. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad purchase. By the way I forgot to mention that the foundation is called the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation.
So far I’ve only used the foundation once so what I’m going to tell you right now is solely based on one experience. I like it, but I’m not blown away by it yet. First of all I think the shade is actually a bit too light for me, but after putting on the rest of my makeup it does look pretty okay shade-wise. I also like that the consistency is pretty thin, it feels extremely lightweight. However, I don’t think it’s a very skin-like or natural looking foundation. It definitely isn’t cakey, but it just looks very makeup-y.
And those two things were the only things I got the first time around. But after placing that orders more and more reviews popped up and I ended up really falling in love with some of the other products that are in the collection. One of the products I was really curious about was the lipgloss. Usually I don’t like lipgloss at all and I don’t like it, but this Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer looked so good to me I thought it was worth the money and the try.
The shade is universal and even though I usually don’t believe in universal colours, this seemed to look stunning on literally everyone I saw it on. No matter what skin tone someone has or what undertone, this looked gorgeous.
My first impression of this Gloss Bomb is pretty good, way better than I expected. Like I said I usually don’t wear lipgloss because I just hate the feeling of it and how my hair sticks to it when the wind blows, but surprisingly enough this lipgloss actually doesn’t feel that annoying. Aside from the fact that I think the colour looks really good on my lips I think it’s an extremely comfortable lipgloss. I’m very impressed!
Another thing that I ended up wanting really badly because of the amazing reviews is the sponge, the Fenty Beauty Precision Makeup Sponge. At first I didn’t want to buy it because I have never used a makeup sponge that wasn’t the original Beautyblender that worked as well and as nicely as the actual Beautyblender does and second of all it’s only a couple of bucks less expensive than the original Beautyblender, so I didn’t really see the point of buying it.
However, after hearing everyone say how amazing it is, how similar it is to the Beautyblender in terms of softness and how nicely it worked on their skin I just got sucked into it and bought it.
When I first felt this little sponge I was pretty impressed. Like lots of people claimed this sponge actually feels a lot like the original Beautyblender. However, it isn’t as soft. The best way to describe it is that it’s a combination between the Beautyblender and the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge texture wise. Overall I do really like the way it feels and I’m also quite intrigued by the shape of it.
The last product I bought is a product I never thought to buy no matter what brand it is. I’m not a contour person, I’ve never done contouring and I especially don’t do cream contouring. I feel like that’s something I’m just not capable of and I feel like it would look so extreme on me and so heavy. I just wasn’t interested. However, when I saw people using the Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick I was so impressed by how pretty it looked and how natural that I wanted to have it as well.
I ended up getting it in the shade Amber because this seemed like the perfect contour shade for very pale girls like me. It has quite a cool undertone and therefore it won’t be looking orange on me and it also seems to be light enough for me.
Even though contour sticks usually aren’t my thing I’m a really big fan of this so far. I always thought I sucked at contouring but I might have been using the wrong products because with this stick contouring is so extremely easy. The texture of the stick is very unique – but I’ll go into more detail about that in the actual review – and I think the colour is just perfect for my skin tone.
One thing I did order when I ordered the last three things from Sephora but isn’t from Fenty Beauty is this blush by Benefit. I’ve always wanted to try some of the Benefit boxed blushes but I never really did, so when I saw these were on sale for about half of the original price I decided to just go for it. I ended up buying the Benefit Coralista Blush and I’m extremely excited about it.
It was very difficult for me to choose a shade, but Coralista has always been the one that I wanted so it just seemed logical to go for that. I really can’t wait to give it a try!
Benefit Cosmetics Coralista Blush – €36,50 (on sale for €18,20)
And that was everything that I got. I hope you enjoyed reading this haul and first impressions post and be sure to let me know what you think of the products and also let me know which product you want me to review first!