Singer, songwriter and now entrepreneur, Rihanna created Fenty Beauty with one purpose in mind, to include women everywhere. The line focuses on a wide range of traditionally hard-to-match skin tones, developing formulas that work for all skin-types, and targeting universal shades. With such diverse intentions, Rihanna works to remind women everywhere that makeup is there for us to have fun with, not to feel pressured, not to complete a uniformed look, but to take chances, risks and dare to create something new and unique. This is a very commendable work, so much so that beauty bloggers raved about this line for months after its initial launch. Fenty Beauty is sold exclusively by Sephora, theses items are high-end while remaining budget-friendly. Check out Fenty Beauty’s must-have products and a few of Rihanna’s fave items this year!
1. Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
This light-as-air foundation gives skin the shine-free finish that many of us struggle to achieve. Sweat and humidity only make the skin more oily, but this lightweight, bendable foundation feels like a second-skin that allows your face to breathe. It has a natural, dewy finish so you still look like you. Fenty Beauty line is exclusively sold at Sephora; it can be purchased for $35.00 at any local store.
2. Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer
There’s nothing more coveted than touch-worthy skin, this is a pore-diffusing, shine-stopping primer that smooths the skin for better foundation application and an even longer wear with its instant retouch effect. Paired with Pro Filt’r Foundation, this oil-free primer visibly even skin tone and textures and instantly absorbs shine, creating a filter-like blurring effect! It can be purchased for $33 online or in stores.
3. Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
The Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer is a must-have this winter! Coupled with an explosive shine and shea butter, this unbeatable gloss conditions skin for a smoother and instantly fuller look! This non-sticky formula comes in three shades that complement all skin tones. Topped with an addictive peach-vanilla scent, buyers just can’t get enough of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line! This item can be purchased for $18.00.
4. Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
This devastatingly gorgeous highlighter is a weightless, long-lasting cream-powder that melts into skin and blends with almost zero effort. This hybrid highlighter for the eyes and face comes in a range of shades that can be bought in solos and duos. Each duo has a subtle sheen on the left (better suited for the day) and what Fenty Beauty lovers call a supercharged shimmer on the right (perfect for the night).
5. Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color
Stunna Lip Paint have has a regal soft matte finish coupled with head-turning shades that look terrific on all skin tones. The best feature of Stunna Lip delivers high-impact color with low maintenance! One swipe and your on your way to a kissable smooth day! It can be purchased for $24.00.
6. Body Lava Body Luminizer
A dazzling body liquid veils the skin in a shimmering, high-shine finish. A new shade Trophy Wife, plus the two original, bestselling shades, Who Needs Clothes?! and Brown Sugar are available for $59.00. Best to blend onto clean, dry skin with the Fenty Beauty Face & Body Kabuki (sold separately). Be sure to apply to arms, legs, shoulders, collarbone – practically anywhere you want to glisten!
7. Diamond Bomb Buki Duo All-Over Diamond Veil + Brush
The Diamond Bomb Buki Duo is bomb! I personally love flitter and diamond veil will have you glowing from head to toe, it adds the right amount of sexy to any outfit. The Face & Body Kabuki Brush 160 features super soft, synthetic bristles making it the perfect choice for blending both liquid and powder formulas with effortless grace.
8. Match Stix Matte Skin Stick
The Match Stix Matte Skin Stick can be purchased in 15 shades for $25 a piece or any 3 Match Stix for $54 (valued at $75). Shimmer skinsticks are said to highlight, blush, and enhance. Not to mention with a shade lineup to satisfy every need any Fenty Beauty lover can conceal, correct and contour! Glimmering Gold is a personal favorite and perfect for a natural face!
9. Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder
This superfine, weightless setting powder is available in 8 sheer shades to create a flawless and long-lasting makeup wear for a photo-ready finish. Rihanna and developers found themselves obsessed with creating a setting powder for beauty lovers that wouldn’t flash back. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder lets you to set, perfect and brighten without a trace by minimizing shine while letting skin look like skin! This can be purchased for $32 online or exclusively at Sephora.
10. Powder Puff Setting Brush 170
This Megan plush loose powder brush is priced at $34. This Fenty Beauty tool effortlessly blends and sets for a polished finish, with its fluffy synthetic bristles this addictively soft is inimitable. It’s designed to deliver fast, even blending strokes with minimum effort. This is definitely the must-have tool of the year. Remember you can use this brush all over to keep your pots-ready look on point!
These items will have you looking flawless for any occasion. With long-lasting, retouch effect Fenty Beauty makes having a natural, breathable, shimmering finish achievable for all women. Stocked with 40 shades of foundation, 30 contour/highlighting sticks and a campaign featuring a diverse set of models to challenge the lack of representation of women of color in the make up industry. Women of color have often been left with few options in regards to shades of foundations etc… While most advertisements and campaigns typically ignore the idea of using women of color entirely. As a woman of color, I’ve experienced the difficulty finding a color that blends well with the skin tone. After using Fenty, I felt a confidence that I haven’t felt in years. There was no longer any reason to feel self-conscious about how well my makeup was blended. Fenty’s longer foundation is seriously like second skin!
What are your favorite Fenty products of the year? Comment below with your fave Fenty products of the year!
Chicago based blogger, Jada Holloway, has been honing her skills as a writer since she wrote a short narrative from right to left in the second grade. Diagnosed with Dyslexia at the age of 8, Jada worked even harder to expand her literary understanding in written language. Her passion sent her in many different directions. Jada has experience in editing, copywriting, content management and development, creative consulting, strategic marketing, social media consulting and advertising, and recently a blogger.Plastered above her headboard is quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, who said, "“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Every experience has brought her a step closer to her dream of being a New York Times bestselling author!