I finally had to bite the bullet and visit Harvey Nichols so I could pick up Fenty Beauty goodies. I always knew I would buy some as I completely support the message behind the range as an inclusive culture in the beauty community is so important. I was just praying I would find my foundation match as I couldn’t find any models that looked similar to me, (in terms of skin tone) to know for sure. The main reason I had put it off for so long was because, like anyone who wants to pick up any Fenty in London, the entry queue was a real test.
The layout was straightforward in terms of a boutique and all of the products were clearly visible. After waiting in the queue (about 35 minutes) I was greeted by an assistant who walked me over to a chair and sat me down before asking what I wanted to try. Obviously the ProFilt’r foundation was top of my list but also I was interested in the highlighters, or at least I wanted to see Trophy Wife for myself.
My initial impression of the foundation was that it was very good for oily skin. For £26 I felt that it was a real bargain if it works for a full day as the main area of my oil production occurs on my nose whilst the rest is manageable. Since the general consensus about this foundation was that it is for oily skin, this should resolve my issue. The assistant also told me that the powder works wonders for a long wear matte look however I had a budget I aimed to stick to so I did not purchase it on this occasion.
NOTE: Rihanna’s go-to Profilt’r shade is apparently 340 but she also wears 330, 360, or 370, depending on the time of year.
If you have been read any of my makeup posts then you know that I ALWAYS want a new highlighter. I had a look at Trophy Wife, which is a stunning bright bold yellow/gold, and if bold is your thing then you will not be disappointed. Also it has great versatility as some have even worn it beautifully as a eye shadow like one of my favourite Youtubers Christen Dominique. I went for KillaWatt highlighter duo in the shade Mean Money/Hu$la Baby. The packaging comes across elegant because of little details like the compact mirror has Fenty Beauty printed on it which I don’t recall seeing done (at least not recently). Mean Money confuses me to be honest as it is looks like a setting powder rather than a highlighter until you swatch it and then it gives this beautiful champagne-like glow. I think it is one of those that you will only catch when the light hits it although I need to try it to be sure.
Although Mean Money is lovely, Hu$tla Baby is just everything! It is a beautiful rose gold shade which are always my personal favourites. When this was put on my face I just felt like the sun had blessed my cheek bones with endless summer. Also it suits a really large range of skin tones as the lady who helped me was wearing it and she was really light in comparison to me and it looked lovely on her.
They did have the new Fenty range out which I saw whilst waiting to pay and they looked just a memorising. The new packaging looked awesome and I can not wait until I can afford to try more of the range overall.
I am really looking forward to trying these out for a full day and updating you on my thoughts however as far as first impressions go, it was exactly what I hoped it would be.
If you are looking to attend then I would still suggest visiting as early as possible to avoid queuing. Although civilised, it does detract from the overall experience of getting new makeup (in my opinion).
Will you be giving Fenty Beauty a go?