You know I had to do it.
Obviously, the highlighter review was a giveaway.
There was no way I was going to miss out on Rihanna’s line that has been in the works for like two years. One, I love Rihanna. She’s the epitome of a boss and she just does her own thing. Her attitude and work ethic, I admire. She’s a queen.
I wish I could say I have an extensive makeup collection but I’m the type of person that sticks with what works. I have my drugstore collection and splurge collection — we can barely call it a collection, to be honest. It’s literally not a collection, maybe a handful of product.
Nonetheless, I was not going to miss out on the Fenty Beauty. The anticipation building up to it really got me. Was it going to sell-out? Was there going to be a limited stock? I wanted details. I need details. I need time to think and the ability to try out the product before purchasing. This is why I haven’t committed to Kylie Jenner or Kim Kardashian’s makeup lines because they have a limited stock and it’s all online. I can’t commit to something that I can’t test out especially for that price.
I’m running my mouth right now and getting off topic. Back to the main attraction, Fenty Beauty.
Is it worth it?
I think it is worth it. It’s cheaper than the foundation that I usually use by $15 and that’s pretty good to me. I love to save money. It’s affordable. Not only is it affordable but the number of shades she realized let other brands know that there is a target that they are missing. Women of color are a big market and many brands are missing out. Sorry, you can’t really convert me now that you’re realizing that my tan skin also has undertones and isn’t one color fits all. No shade.
Let’s dive into the products.
Pro filt’r Foundation Shade 300
I’m a committed fan of this product. I got matched twice at Sephora and order it online twice because I wanted it that bad. I feel like it goes on so smooth and covered up the acne scars I had a month ago. I use at 2.5 squirts but I know some people use more for more coverage. It does oxidize, I learned that the hard way — originally, a Sephora artist matched me at 320. Entirely too dark. I was orange when it oxidized, literally orange and I was not happy. It took me a week to realize and luckily, I had a sample that lasted me a week so when my foundation arrived, I took it back and had to reorder online because shades 300 and up were all sold out. I love this foundation. I’m a fan of having on make-up but not being able to feel it. I don’t feel cakey when I wear this foundation and it comes off easily. The coverage is medium and it’s or all skin types. It’s a matte long wear which is perfect for my combination skin. I love this foundation and converted Kelsea into a believer. It’s worth it.
Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Fire Crystal/Lightning Dust
If you have read my highlighter review, you would see my review on this highlighter. To be brief and to the point, if you need an everyday highlighter that’s on the neutral side this is your guy. I wear this to work because it’s calmer and I don’t want to always shine when I’m in everyone’s presence. I love a good pink highlighter which is why I went for this highlighter. I made sure to get my fix that would stand out but I made sure to grab a neutral. If you’re a neutral girl, this highlighter would work out great for ya!
Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Trophy Wife
The title of it says it all. Trophy Wife is the reigning queen of highlights for me right now. My cheeks literally shine and are golden all day. People notice it. It’s one of those highlights you want to wear when you want compliments. I would recommend you shake the brush a little before applying it because it can get all over the place. The first time I used it, it ended up all over my face so learn from me and don’t get it all over your face. You don’t want to have a disco ball face.
Match Stix Confetti
If I didn’t have Trophy Wife, this would be my favorite. It’s purple and it goes on so pretty. The Match Stixs are where it’s all. I find that it is easy to apply and pretty quick to dab on then blend in a bit to it doesn’t look like you drew on your face. My recommendation? I would buy all the Match Stixs because there is a variety of colors and they have some similarities to the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters. Make sure you play around because there are some pretty ones — Confetti definitely is on the top of my list. It’s just too pretty to pass up on.
Now, I don’t have all the products. I have yet to venture back into Sephora and look at the Galaxy line but it looks gorgeous. I want to try out the primer, too but it was sold out each time I went to Sephora.
Also, can we just talk about the branding? This packaging is pretty and modern. I love the millennial pink and that the Match Stixs are magnets that will stick together. Never losing your product again, fyi!
The packaging is another round of applause that Rihanna deserves. It stands out in an industry that sticks to simply or basic looks — the designs are eccentric and you know it’s Fenty Beauty when you see it. I love it.
Rihanna really hit the nail on it’s head with this line. I can’t wait to see as it grows and to see my own collection get bigger.
My review? Get it. You’ll love it. It’s worth it and affordable. You’re really getting a good bang for your buck.