When Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty was released last September it was one of the most hyped up brands of the year. I was desperate to try it but as I didn’t want to try and match shades online I didn’t bother. But then when I walked into Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh in December I could not contain my excitement when I saw the counter.
I’d heard lots of good things about the Pro Filter Soft Matte Longwear foundation so this is what I immediately went for. I chose the shade 140 and I was impressed by the shade range. Usually, I’m the palest shade in the brand but Fenty goes even lighter and has a shade for nearly every undertone. I would describe it as medium coverage; I don’t often need to use concealer with it but it doesn’t look heavy either. I also like how it’s matte but doesn’t make my skin look dull and it seems to last really well. This has been my everyday foundation for the last month and my skin, which gets oily, still looks fairly good at the end of a work day. I really want to try their primer to see how well it works the foundation.
I also bought the Match Stix Trio in the Shade light. The are also sold separately and I think the range in shades is really impressive! The Trio comes with the shades Linen, a creamy matte concealer and highlight, Amber, a cool toned contour, and Starstruck, a shimmery highlight with a slight pink tone. I haven’t got much use out of linen as it’s slightly too dark to use as a highlight on my skin but I really love Amber to contour. The cool tone means it creates a natural looking contour which works really well with my skin tone. Starstruck is also gorgeous, although I did find the texture a bit dry and hard to blend, but I love to layer it under a powder highlighter to create a stunning highlight that lasts all day.