Brand created by Rhianna Fenty in Fall 2017.https://www.fentybeauty.com/
52% would repurchase
on 6/23/2018 3:40:00 PM
More reviews by MalibuMands
Fenty Beauty have just dropped three new duo-highlighter compacts as part of their limited-edition summer line 'Beach Please', which they describe as "weightless, long-wear cream-powder hybrid highlighter duos with a hyper-metallic finish", which double up as eyeshadows. This review focuses on the duo compact which contains the shades Mimosa Sunrise [metallic tangerine] and Sangria Sunset [metallic magenta] - this is the duo that Rihanna has on her eyes in the promo poster for the collection.Mimosa Sunrise has a foil base that is thicker compared to the other compact that I reviewed [Sand Castle/Mint'd Mojito], so the shade is very pigmented and not very glowy. It might make a decent blush for those with medium or deep skintones, but on my skintone I don't like it as one; I think that it just looks like a fading bruise. Sangria Sunset also has too thick of a base to be an actual highlighter - it leaves a visible strip of colour on the cheeks and there is hardly any glow. It does make an okay blush shade, though...At last, we have some good news - these shades are fabulous on the eyes. The bases and pigmentation is thicker compared to the other compact I've tried in this collection, so it applies and wears a lot better [all day with no problems, without primer]. If you have a medium or darker skintone, then these will work the best for you, but they're too pigmented for fair and light skintones. At least these make decent eyeshadows, though I'm annoyed since these were bought for using as highlighters, which I can't do. I wouldn't mind that these highlighters weren't meant for my skintone, but Fenty's description says they're for "every skintone" - is it just me, or does that read as them being universal shades?! I can't help but feel deceived into parting with my money.In the UK there are only half a dozen physical Harvey Nichols stores, so most people will have to buy these online and then once they've been opened and tried, you can't return them = calling something universal when it isn't, in order to make us part with our money is really, really wrong and has furthered lessened my feelings towards the brand.
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on 6/20/2018 4:55:00 PM
More reviews by thejmaya
hey makeup alley beauties:) the fenty highlighter is amazing and look at these videos of my new favorite youtube and how this highlighter complements her skin!
on 6/20/2018 5:34:00 AM
More reviews by dhasimon
Let's talk about what it says it does first..."A soft matte, longwear foundation with buildable, medium to full coverage, in a boundary-breaking range of 40 shades."soft matte - checkedlongwear - checked buildable - checkedmedium to full coverage - checkedshade ranges - checkedIt seems to do as it promises. Now move on to the application and why I gave it 4 lippies instead of 5.I'm a kind of tinted moisturizer/BB cream woman on a daily basis. So this foundation comes when I know I have a long day ahead or on a special event days that more neat makeup is needed.I found using this with a primer and a beauty blender works best for me. As the foundation dries quite quickly, I put a small amount on a small area, buff it into my skin, and continue to next small area until it covers my whole face. It gives me a soft matte finish. But I tend to be oily during the day so I put on a bit of loose powder sparingly.Applying it with my hands also works but it did not give me an undetectable finish as much as with a beauty blender. Shade 240 matches me quite perfectly. But i'd say it does a bit of oxidizing. So I tried a shade in a shop and gave it some time to dry and set in and look back again if the color still matches my skintone. But once it dries out it stays true to the color.The coverage is quite enough. I don't need a concealer for my average face.And I wore it to an event of my friend which held in some hot and humid weather and at the end of the day (about 10 hours) with a bit of blotting, it still stayed and looked good on my face. Now the part of a one lippie out... it contains not many moisturizer ingredrients in the list (as it's supposed to give you a matte finish) My skin felt quite dry after long hours wearing it. It broke me out. And if I wear it everyday it might make my skin feeling worse. However, adding a few drops of face oil was a good idea to counteract this problem for me. But why i have to spend extra money to buy face oil to use it together with. As there are many other matte foundations that do their job pretty nicely in the market.Would i buy it again? Maybe. But new products keep launching to the market everyday, don't they?
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on 6/15/2018 6:06:00 PM
Fenty Beauty have just dropped three new duo-highlighter compacts as part of their limited-edition summer line 'Beach Please', which they describe as "weightless, long-wear cream-powder hybrid highlighter duos with a hyper-metallic finish", which double up as eyeshadows. This review focuses on the duo compact which contains the shades Sand Castle [metallic bronze] and Mint'd Mojito [metallic mint-blue].Sand Castle just doesn't "wow" me as a highlighter; the shade isn't one that pops much in most lighting on my fair skin and it fades/melts away quickly, leaving a trail of microglitter on my skin. Mint'd Mojito looks more unique a shade and is more intense of a glow. It also seems to wear for a bit longer on my [dry] skin. However it also contains more shimmer and when the base fades, it leaves a big strip of shimmer on my face. The shades look nice worn together - the icy mint tones of Mint'd Mojito enhances the duller bronze tones in Sand Castle nicely. Mixing the two shades also enhances the longevity for a few hours, but it also adds to the shimmer overload...I don't like these powders on my eyes and won't be likely to wear them as such again; the foiled base begins to melt away shortly after application, making it look messy... and then the microglitter will begin to migrate. Shame, as I liked the shade combo on my eyes and for a little while there I thought that I'd found a nice use for the product. Priming the eyes makes no difference to the performance of the powders when used as eyeshadows.This was a short review, wasn't it? I just couldn't think of much to say; these highlights under-perform and are not worth their price-tag. Total waste of money imo. To be blunt; I've either been underwhelmed or disappointed by the Fenty Beauty products that I've tried, and think the brand raves are due to this being a Rihanna thing, rather then being a brand that produces high quality cosmetic products.
on 6/14/2018 8:20:00 AM
More reviews by lexierra
ProsFor someone who likes a blinding highlight on some days and a more subdued highlight on other days, this is the perfect product! It is not glittery and instead seems like a sheen of light on your face. It is also buildable and as someone who is a fan of the more subtle highlight, a dab of this is just right. The colour is also beautiful and natural looking on my dark skin tone (foundation shade Fenty 350 for reference). Sun kissed complexion for days!It is also very versatile. It also lasts long as eyeshadow.Packaging gets 5 starts from me. Cute and chic. Easy to get to the product and portable too!ConsThe price is kinda crazy for a highlighter of just one colour. So get it only if you are sure you would like it. Also, the product is not as creamy as I expected. It was more of a dry texture. And once you apply it to your face, it's stuck there (which is good for longevity but bad for blending). So how I apply this product is to warm it on the back of my hands and then use my fingertips to pick up the product off the back of my hands and tap it on my face. Verdict: Will definitely repurchase. Excited to try more of the other shades.
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