I think the entire make-up community took a collective breath when they heard Rhianna was releasing a make-up line. At first I wasn't sold, I didn't think that the products would be up to much. Then I watched a load of review videos and thought I'll have a quick look at the stand in Harvey Nichols. I was so wrong. All the products I tried are absolutely incredible. The Highlighter I now use everyday. I adore it.
Let's start with the product that really grabbed my attention, aside from the foundation of course. When it comes to highlighters I'm a magpie, I'm always drawn to those from a line more so than anything else. I adore the packaging of the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duos. It's so sleek but still very fun with slight duo chrome running through the packaging. The actual product is stunning, split into two pans with a slightly more subtle highlight and then a full on see me from space shade. I got the duo in Lightning Dust and Fire crystal The powders are so smooth, even the brighter highlight and they layer on top of other colours so beautifully.
Then we have the matchsticks. These are kind of like the NARS multiples in that they are a cream you can put where you want. I got one of the highlights in the shade Starstruck. There are all sorts of shades in this range from concealers to blushers to contours and to my favourite, the highlights. This particular product I found a little difficult to work with at first. It disrupted my foundation when applied straight from the bullet but after instead using a duo fibre brush to apply it I adored it. I also like putting this on my shoulders and collarbones. It makes a great base for the Killawatt highlighters.
From left to right: Matchstick in Starstruck, Killawatt Duo in Lightning Dust and Fire Crystal.
All of these products are incredibly pigmented and so reflective. I can't wait for summer to roll around so I can lather myself in these highlighters.
Then we have the two products I was a little sceptical about. The range of shades that were released in the Pro Filt'r foundation was phenomenal. A perfect spectrum from the lightest to the darkest with every undertone you can think of. Utterly incredible. I do think that the marketing this as a matte foundation is a little misleading simply because it's more of a natural finish. That was why I was a little afraid of trying this out. My skin has gone from complete oil slick to combo/dry and foundations that had a similar texture to the Pro Filt'r now don't perform as well on my skin. However, I really do like this. It lasts well but I do feel that some days its a little too much coverage. Nothing compares to my one and only, my true love, the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.
The primer...isn't my favourite I don't know why but I don't get on with it that much. It smells lovely, feels lovely but I don't like how the foundation looked on top of it. Granted, I haven't really tested this out too much. I think I might've used a little too much at first. I'm going to keep using it and I think the best test would be to wear it with the Luminous Silk foundation as I know what my skin looks like with that normally.
Overall, I think the first launches from Fenty Beauty are absolutely incredible. They look chic, work and the price is right. It's very similar to MAC prices.. I think. Which are fairly mid-range. It's not drugstore but it's not Chanel.