Brand Spotlight: Fenty Beauty | 13 Makeup Products

Fenty Beauty is a cruelty free brand, created by Rihanna in 2017.
The brand started with makeup, but now has a skincare branch too.

Most people buy Fenty because they love Rihanna.
I just saw gorgeous, sleek packaging & the brand has quickly become a firm favourite of mine.

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I’m still looking to expand my collection, but here’s a roundup of my tried and tested Fenty Beauty makeup products:

Base & Cheeks

Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer

The first Fenty Beauty product I got, as part of a giftset from my lovely sister in law.
When this first got released, there was a lot of confusion about whether it was actually a primer or whether it was to be used on top of makeup.

Whilst a small amount an be applied on top of makeup to touch things up, I use this as a primer.
It’s lightweight, helps to blur pores a bit and aids a flawless foundation application.

It’s not my favourite primer, but it’s not bad. I don’t need to use a lot, so this mini has lasted a really long time.

Would consider re-purchasing.

Purchase at: Harvey Nichols | Boots

Pro filtr instant retouch primer
Pro Filt’r Hydrating Foundation

The first Fenty Beauty foundation I tried.

I was drawn to this because my skin is on the drier side.

I like this foundation. It feels nice on the skin and it’s definitely hydrating, but it doesn’t have very good lasting power, particularly in the T-zone.

I feel comfortable running short errands in this, or wearing it around the house. It’s not ideal to wear for a full day.

Weirdly, mine exploded in my bag one day, but I think I was just super unlucky to get a one in a million manufacturing defect. This hasn’t put me off the brand in any way.

I don’t think I’d repurchase, just because I now prefer the soft matte foundation and I have CC creams for errands if I wear anything at all.

Purchase: Harvey Nichols | Boots

Pro Filt’r Soft Matte (Liquid) Foundation

The first Fenty Beauty foundation release.

I was so sure this was not made for my skin type, because it’s marketed as being “matte”.
I’m so glad I eventually took the plunge and tried it – it’s now my favourite foundation.

I apply a thin layer of this with a sponge, for a more flawless result.
A brush gives more coverage, but also makes the product cling to my dry patches.

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The purpose of a foundation is to even out your complexion, and a thin layer of this does exactly that.

I have to set it well with powder to get close to a matte finish, but I still end up shiny by the end of the day.
That said, the product does have great lasting power through sweat/oil.

A little goes a long way for me, so this foundation will last me ages.
I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase it again in the future though.

Purchase: Harvey Nichols | Boots

fenty beauty pro filtr soft matte foundation
Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Powder Foundation

The latest addition to my Fenty Beauty collection.

I thought I’d try this, because the soft matte liquid foundation wasn’t giving me very matte skin.
Despite having dry skin, I have gotten on okay with some powder foundations in the past.

After seeing people rave about this product, I was quite disappointed.

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You have to really prep your skin for this – make sure it’s well hydrated and use a good primer. Then, you have to ensure you apply the product sparingly to avoid it clinging to dry patches. For this reason, it’s not buildable and the coverage is not very good.

Not sure how this would perform on an oily skin, but I prefer to use this as a setting powder.

It would suit someone just looking to blur their pores.

Purchase: Harvey Nichols | Boots

Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer

A thin, lightweight concealer.
This doesn’t help with my blemishes and has to be used sparingly to prevent caking.

I use a small amount of this under my eyes and tiny dots on darker patches, but find it disappears over the course of the day.

I’ve almost finished it because it’s not an unpleasant product and I don’t want to waste it, but I won’t repurchase it.

Purchase: Harvey Nichols | Boots

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Match Stix Trio: 2x matte, 1x shimmer

The Fenty Beauty Match Stix are MAGNETIC! And it’s the most satisfying thing.

The trio came with a light matte skin stick which can be used as a foundation or concealer, a light pink shimmer for a highlighting blush and a darker matte skin stick for contour.

I use the light matte skin stick as a foundation sometimes and it really saves time. It’s also great for travelling, sets flawlessly, and lasts well throughout the day.

The shimmer was a disappointment – it’s not pigmented enough. When trying to blend it out, the colour fades to the point where you can barely notice it and there’s just a slight sheen left. Not really my kind of thing.

The darker matte skin stick makes a great contour stick, but I don’t often contour. I prefer to use a bronzing powder on its own.
For the odd occasions though, I do enjoy this product.

Overall, the Match Stix are a hit for me and I’d consider repurchasing the mattes or a darker shimmer stick.

Purchase: Harvey Nichols | Boots

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Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder

I wasn’t sure about this powder at first, but it turns out I was just using too much.

Purchased the travel size of this and it’s lasting so well!

I dust the lightest layer of this all over my face to set, and slightly more under the eyes.

It’s very fine and makes the skin look flawless.
I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase the full size of this when I run out.

Purchase: Harvey Nichols | Boots

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Cheeks Out Cream Bronzer

I got sucked into the pretty packaging again. This is my absolute weak point with Fenty Beauty.

Similar to contour sticks, I’m not really a fan of cream bronzers and very rarely use them.

My dry skin can cope fine with a powder bronzer, so I stick to that.

As far as cream bronzers go, this is a good one. It blends like butter and is buildable.

Purchase: Harvey Nichols | Boots

Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer

I was recently looking for a new powder bronzer and this was recommended to me.

For so long, I could never have imagined spending £25 on a bronzer of all things, but I have absolutely zero regrets and I love this product so much.

The Fenty Beauty powder bronzer is so subtle and blends like a dream.

I don’t think I’ve ever finished an entire bronzer before, but if I ever finish this one I’ll definitely repurchase.

Purchase: Harvey Nichols | Boots

Diamond Bomb Highlighter

I got this in a duo with a gloss bomb, guess why?
…Because it looked pretty.

Highlighter is another product I don’t often wear, as I’ve started leaning more towards natural makeup.

I find the Diamond Bomb too chunky.
I tried using it on the eyes aswell, which I’ve seen other people do, but it doesn’t work for me. It also falls out like crazy.

Purchase: Harvey Nichols | Boots


Gloss Bomb (Fu$$y)

This lipgloss revolutionised lipglosses for me. I’m now extremely picky.

So lightweight, not sticky, pigmented and glossy. This really is the perfect lipgloss, and Fu$$y is a great universal shade.

Unfortunately, I don’t reach for this as much since having to wear masks and not going out often, but I look forward to being able to make full use of my lip products again soon.

Purchase: Harvey Nichols | Boots

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Pro Kiss’r Luscious Lip Balm (Pinch Me)

If you have dry lips but still want a slight pop of colour, the Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss’r Luscious Lip Balm is amazing.

I’m not sure if I just got a defective product or whether it’s meant to be like this, but my tube has felt almost empty since I got it. I have to squeeze it a bit.

The doe foot applicator is quite weak and bends when I apply, but that doesn’t have an impact on anything. Unless it snaps, I have no issues.

Seems quite sticky when it comes out of the tube, but it’s not at all.
I sometimes forget I’m wearing this, it’s so light.

Gives an amazing kick of hydration. My lips love this and I want to try the scrub.

Purchase: Harvey Nichols | Boots

pro kissr luscious lip balm


Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara

I’m really fussy when it comes to mascara, and I don’t believe in spending over £20 on one.

I got the mini, because I was curious about the wand.
The wand has 2 flat edges and 2 short, curved edges.

The name Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl suggests it should do all those things, but I feel like it only gives length.

If you want immense length, this is a great product but I seek volume from a mascara more than anything, and I feel like this doesn’t quite deliver.

I still believe the drugstore has better, cheaper options.
The L’Oreal Lash Paradise and Air Volume Mega remain my favourites.

Purchase: Harvey Nichols | Boots

full frontal mascara
So, is Fenty Beauty worth it?

Overall, I think you get what you pay for with Fenty Beauty.
Their products are definitely very good quality, and I’ve enjoyed the majority of what I’ve tried.

Have you tried Fenty Beauty makeup? Or skincare?
What are your favourite products and what should I try next?

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