As you all know, Rihanna launched her most-awaited beauty brand last year. FENTY, as in Robyn Rihanna Fenty. If you didn't know that, it's alright, I didn't know it either.
In Rachel Green's words, I thought she was just Rihanna.... you know, like Moses.
To be honest, the products didn't really appeal to me when I first saw them. Maybe I had just grown up a bit more, and wasn't going crazy over every new launch & getting sucked into every new hype, you know. But when I saw them at Sephora (Bangkok), I felt kind of obligated to get something, mainly because I love her music so much..... I felt I had to pick up at least 1 product. Well, one thing led to another... and this is what I ended up with!
Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Shade 190 Neutral
The foundation shades are categorized into Cool, Neutral & Warm. I spent a long time at the Sephora trying to choose between shade 190 Neutral & 140 Warm. After having a proper look at the shade recommendations on their website, now I'm convinced I picked the right shade. 190 really is exactly like my skin
For reference, I'll list the other foundation shades I wear:
MAC Face & Body Foundation - C2
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation - 128 Warm Nude, Beige Chaud
Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation - 52 Medium (Which isn't perfect, a bit too light & cool-toned.)
*First Impression: More like 5-6th impression, really. Okay, umm.... I'm not blown away by it, in all honesty. Usually, it takes me only 1 day or the first 5 minutes to like or dislike a foundation, but with this I'm in limbo.
1). I swear, I don't see much of a difference before & after application. When I put on MAC Face & Body Foundation, I'm like "Okay, we are looking more healthy & awake....", but with this I'm like, "It's like nothing. Should I put on more so I can see the magic everybody's taking about???" One time, I actually layered the MAC one over this.
2). Maybe the shade is too similar to my skin tone & blends in too much. Then why even put it on a foundation, right?
3). It is really soft matte though, and it feels like second skin.
4). I find a damp sponge incompatible with this kind of finish. I prefer using a flat top kabuki brush or my fingers.
I'll layer Bamboo Match Stix over it, and hopefully I'll get the finish I'd be happy with. Let's see.
Match Stix Matte Skinstick
Conceal, Correct & Contour. Longwear, light-as-air layering.
I got 2 shades:
Bamboo (Neutral) ~ Got this for concealing & to wear as a base.
Mocha (Cool) ~ Got this for contouring. I wouldn't say it's the perfect shade for my skin tone. I still prefer Benefit Hoola Bronzer.
(Not gonna lie, I got 2 because of the magnetic physical attraction. Otherwise, I'd have just gotten Bamboo.)
*First Impression: I have these about twice, they blend really well even over already made-up/powdered face - meaning: I used the testers on my face when I was buying as well. True, light-as-air-layering.
Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored
One-stroke intensity, 12HR Matte wear. Unrivaled Precision Wand.
*First Impression: It's very comfortable & it really is a red that would suit most people. I find it a bit more runny than some other liquid lipsticks, which is great when you need a bit more time to apply it right before it completely dries up. Will wear it in a LOTD sometime.
Face & Body Kabuki Brush
This was the only thing that caught my eye when the brand launched! It just looked so cute & stubby, somewhat like a little pet piglet. It's angled and can be used to apply liquid & powder products. I've used it with both, and I love it.
Fenty Beauty Swatches
Swatches: Stunna Uncensored, 190 Neutral, Bamboo, Mocha