Taking two full years to develop and a massive sold out first launch, Fenty Beauty x Rihanna has finally released its debut line of cosmetics to the delight of the public (and yours truly). Geometric with a nude design, the collection has already been coveted by beauty bloggers worldwide, especially for its matte foundation. Along with varying tones of both cream and powder highlighters, Rihanna has made it her mission to make all skin types glow. According to the makeup mogul herself, “Fenty Beauty was created for everyone: For women of all shades, personalities, attitudes, cultures, and races. I wanted everyone to feel included. That’s the real reason I made this line.”
Tipping a hat to her desire for global appeal, it was initially difficult for me to decide between the many shades to find my own perfect match. This took me to my go-to Sephora, where I was matched with shade 120, a neutral light tone. At first I was skeptical of the price tag at $34, but curiosity got the better of me, and I’m definitely glad it did! Once I tried on the product, all my doubts were erased. Wow did it perform! After a layer of primer and only ONE pump of foundation, I went to town with my beauty blender and covered my entire face in a flawless, seamless matte.
This product is the perfect foundation and can be used as a base for contour, highlight, etc., but with skin looking THIS good, it’s hard to want to cover it with anything but a touch of blush and maybe one of her shimmery, highlight skin sticks. Not only do they come in light and bronze shades, but a soft lavender gleam for special occasions or when you want to channel the Badgal herself.