THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO FENTY BEAUTY

 

 

I’ve spoken about my love of Fenty Beauty previously.  I even named it my makeup brand of the year in 2017 (you can read more about that HERE) and I’ve continued to love it throughout 2018.

I’ve pretty much bought everything going from the collection and I thought I’d share a few of my honest thoughts.  There are some products I absolutely love which have become must-haves in my makeup bag but others have been a miss.

 

 

Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

I think it’s fairly self-evident Fenty Beauty’s Killawatt Freestyle highlighters aren’t for the faint-hearted.  They give serious glow!  However, there are some which are more restrained than others.

As I am a total magpie, I’m drawn straight to these highlighters and I’ve bought quite a few.  I’ve got both Freestyle Highlighters (in Trophy Wife and Metal Moon), the Freestyle Highlighter Duo (in Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby) and one of the Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo (in Sand Castle/Mint’d Mojito), so it’s fair to say I’ve done my research.

 

 

I’ve found the Foil Highlighter Duos to be by far the most pigmented.  I usually layer the tiniest smidgen of both colours and it seriously packs a punch.  I tend to only use it when I’m either photo shooting or going out in the evening.

If you want something more subtle I really recommend the Freestyle Highlighter Duos, as the dual tones offer different looks.  One is more of a subtle sheen glow, whereas the counterpart is much more a bedazzling shimmer.

I would always advise buying the duo over one of the individual highlighters as they’re the same price and this way you’re getting two products.  Plus, I don’t think the single shades are as nice as some of the duos.

Shop them HERE.

 

 

Invisimatte Blotting Powder

I really like this translucent blotting powder.  It’s finely milled, not cakey and keeps shine at bay.  However, if you already have a powder you like or you’re reluctant to pay £24 for one, I wouldn’t advise running out to the shops and buying this immediately.

It’s good and does the job very well but it’s not necessarily a makeup bag must-have.  In a nutshell, if you’re in the market for a new powder this is a good one to consider.

Shop it HERE.

 

 

Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer

This primer hasn’t had the best reviews but I really like it.  Since turning 30 I’ve suddenly developed really dry skin and had to switch from silicon-based primers to more hydrating ones.

The creamy texture of the Pro Filt’r primer really sinks into the skin and provides a perfect canvas.  It covers dry patches and stops foundation looking patchy.

Shop it HERE.

 

 

Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

When I first bought this I really liked it but as time has gone on I’ve found myself going off it.

I like the soft matte finish but I find it sits on the skin rather than blends into it.  Also, due to its consistency, it needs a lot of buffing.

I think it some cases, it highlights flaws rather than hides them.  This is particularly true of pores as it seems to sink into them rather than cover them.

The coverage is medium and buildable.  For reference, I’m wearing shade 120.

Shop it HERE.

 

 

Cheek Hugging Highlight Brush & Full Bodied Foundation Brush

I’m going to keep this is to the point.  The foundation brush is a dud.  I don’t think it blends all that well and definitely doesn’t provide the seamless, air-touched full coverage it promises.

The highlight brush, however, is AMAZING!  It’s unique shape hugs the cheekbone and applies highlight in a way that really lifts your face.

Also, not only is it perfect for the cheekbones but you can also use different angles of the brush for different parts of your face. The slimmer side works perfectly on the nose and chin, while the tip of the brush is ideal for brightening the eyes and cupid’s bow.

If you’re a highlight fan, this brush is an absolute game changer!

Shop them HERE.

 

 

Match Stix Trio

I stupidly forget to photograph these but they deserve a mention.  I have a love/hate relationship with the Match Stixs.

I absolutely swear by the contour stick.  It’s my favourite product to use for contour.  It blends really well and the cool undertone is perfect. It’s amazing how many contour products look muddy or are way too orange but Fenty has nailed the shade selections.

Now for the less positive.  As part of the Match Stix Trio set you get a contour, concealer and highlighter.  Unfortunately, the highlight and concealer really let the side down.  The concealer is very chalky and tricky to blend.  I find it moves your foundation around.

The highlight is also hard to blend.  It seems to sit on the skin rather than melt into it.

My best advice is instead of buying the Trio for £46, just go for the contour stix which is £21 and save yourself some money.

For reference, I’m wearing Trio shades Light 100.

Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

The Gloss Bomb is another product I stupidly forgot to photograph, but despite forgetting it,  I do really love this gloss.  As it says in the name it universally suits all skin tones.  It gives the most amazing shine and really plumps up your lips.

Shop it HERE.

Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick

I don’t own a Fenty Beauty lipstick but my sister does, so I asked her for her thoughts and she absolutely raved about it!

The thing she was most impressed with was the coverage and comfort.  She mentioned even on chapped lips, the formula glides on smoothly with excellent coverage.  Plus, the staying power is great.

Shop it HERE.

Don’t forget you can also keep up with me on Instagram @thatnewdress, Twitter @thatnewdress, Bloglovin That New Dress and Depop @dominiquew.

 

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    • thatnewd September 3, 2018 / 8:48 pm

      I’m so glad to hear it! 🙂 xx

  1. Natalia Gutiérrez August 19, 2018 / 4:06 am

    I’ve never heard of this brand before, but I love the very natural but enchanting results on you!

    Natalia | Lindifique

    • thatnewd September 3, 2018 / 8:49 pm

      It’s Rihanna’s makeup line. It’s really good and worth checking out xx

    • thatnewd September 3, 2018 / 8:49 pm

      They are soooo good! xx

    • thatnewd September 3, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      I highly recommend hun!! xx

  2. Anika May August 19, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    The photography here is absolutely stunning! Fenty Beauty is probably one of my favourite make up brands out there are the minute, they’re always winning!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

    • thatnewd September 3, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      Isn’t it amazing!! I love Fenty Beauty so much xx

  3. Kasie August 19, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    This is such a helpful guide! I have wanted to try items from Fenty Beauty but honestly didn’t know where to start or what would be worth the price tag. I need that highlighter in my life!

    • thatnewd September 3, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      The highlighter is fab! I’m so happy to hear this was helpful hun xx

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 11:50 am

      They are stunning xx

  4. Kara August 19, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    Thank you for this honest review on Fenty Beauty! I’ve wanted to try some of their products for ages but I’ve always gone back and forth on what I should get. I’m going to run out of the powder I use soon so I think I’ll give their’s a try, as well as the contour stick! And maybe a lipstick too x

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net/

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 11:51 am

      Do it! I promise you won’t regret it xx

  5. Mica August 19, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    This was a great review of the line, thank you! 🙂 I’ve heard a lot of great things about the range but never tried it yet.

    Hope that you are having a great weekend! It was another quiet one here, but I did manage to upload my vlog from the blogger event I went to which I’m really happy with 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 11:52 am

      Glad you enjoyed the review hun! Fenty Beauty is definitely worth a try xx

  6. BeingIsabella August 19, 2018 / 11:31 pm

    First of all, you most definitely do not look 30 babe! I was positive you were 26 but I guess I was wrong! On the second note, it looks like I will be in desperate need of trying out Fenty Beauty! I think the main reason I haven’t tried it out sooner is although so many people rave about it, I tend to stick to the brands that have been out there for a while and I know work for my skin. However, I trust you and your reviews so I definitely will be trying some products out. You my dear have quite the collection – almost every single product! Now that’s true love haha. Their lip products seem fabulous and although I’m not really a highlighter girl, after your fabulous review I definitely will need to pick one up. The primer also seems interesting and like something I would like to try. Maybe I can manage to get a sample of it at Sephora! We’ll see and I’ll keep you updated dear. Wishing you the best week ahead!

    http://www.beingisabella.com

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 11:54 am

      Awww best comment EVER, so happy to hear you think I’m 26! Definitely keep me updated on your thoughts when you try it, would love hear what you think xx

  7. Nina August 20, 2018 / 5:11 am

    You have bougt so many products from this brand. I was curious to read your thought on these products because I haven’t used anythig from Fenty yet. Lip luminizer sounds wonderful and loved those highlighter duos.

    Nina’s Style Blog

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 11:54 am

      Haha yes, I’ve bought so much! I can’t resit it xx

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 11:55 am

      The packaging is so slick, I love it xx

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 11:55 am

      Me too! The highlighters are amazing xx

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 11:56 am

      Do itttt, I highly recommend hun! xx

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 11:56 am

      I love it, definitely worth a try! xx

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 11:57 am

      You so should, they’re amazing and definitely worth it xx

  8. Didier August 20, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    I still think that trophy wife is such a gorgeous highlighter but it is unfortunately not meant for my skin tone!

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 11:58 am

      Trophy Wife is so amazing but definitely not an everyday highlighter which some of the others are xx

  9. Uzo o August 20, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    I think the primer has been understated …it’s a good primer. I yet to get my hands on the stix trio . Nice selection you picked out here and definitely suits your skin colour .

    http://www.stylenbeautylounge.uk

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 11:59 am

      I agree, I really like the primer. It suits dry skin really well xx

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 11:59 am

      Thank you so much lovely xx

  10. Alyssa August 20, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    I love the Fenty Beauty foundation because it’s the only foundation that doesn’t look ashy on my brown skin tone, but you are right, it can highly some flaws. You will really need a good primer before using it.

    Great review!

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 12:02 pm

      The Fenty shade range is amazing, I’m too glad to hear it works for you hun xx

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 12:02 pm

      Hope you found it helpful hunny xx

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 12:03 pm

      Thank you xx

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 12:03 pm

      It does, you’re so right xx

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 12:03 pm

      Haha I totally agree xx

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you so much Laura xx

  11. Kinga K August 21, 2018 / 7:55 am

    I love this brand very much,well done ❤

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you doll xx

    • thatnewd September 7, 2018 / 10:44 pm

      Thank you so much hunny! I highly recommend Fenty Beauty xx

    • thatnewd September 7, 2018 / 10:44 pm

      Thank you so much Jessica xx

  12. Katya August 25, 2018 / 1:36 am

    There is no question that these products are topnotch. It gives me sanity and peace of mind whenever someone writes about something they have been using for a long time. These are great beauty picks.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 1:05 pm

      I totally feel the same hunny xx

  13. Pentené August 31, 2018 / 5:58 am

    I’m so late in trying the Fenty beauty brand. I have a great excuse though – I’m not crazy about makeup. But I do wear it when I need to. You really gave a great introduction and info on the brand. And as always, you look beautiful.

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

    • thatnewd September 4, 2018 / 1:41 pm

      I’m not usually a huge makeup wearer either but I promise you, Fenty is worth trying out! xx

    • thatnewd September 24, 2018 / 11:28 pm

      Aww thank youuuu xx

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