Ruth Writes is a 30-something Liverpool based blog covering mid-size fashion, pescatarian food and beauty.
Along with the rest of the blogosphere, I was intrigued to check out the Fenty Beauty launch. The brand is the brainchild and namesake of Rihanna Fenty, aka Rihanna the popstar and framed for its inclusive range of shades – perfect for every woman. On the launch day, I popped over to Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar in Liverpool to get a closer look. After ogling over the highlighters on the MUA’s mentioned they were offering free makeover consultations to celebrate the launch, so I quickly got my name on the list!
With a variety of products available, from the all-in-one primer to 40 shades of foundation, matchstix, contour sticks, Holy Grail highlighters and lip-glosses – I was sold! It’s not too bad of a price point, with the foundation selling for £26 and the packaging is really nice, in a peachy shade.
Arriving at the Beauty Bazaar with a fresh face after wearing no make up to work (which actually felt quite good!), the fab MUA on the stand, didn’t catch her name, talked me through each product, the best way to apply it to my skin and I was colour matched for the foundation and the concealer matchstix.
As you can see above, my skin tone is very pale and I prefer a porcelain finish foundation, rather than a shade that can leave my skin looking quite orange! After trying a couple of different shades, we decided that 110 in the Pro Filt’r soft matte foundation suited me best. It’s a buildable foundation and after wearing a tinted moisturiser all summer it was perfect for everyday or adding extra definition at night if I’m going out.
Under my eyes, we used Matchstix in porcelain to cover any bags and add a bit of radiance into the skin.
Next up was contour and highlight. This is where I admit I’ve never contoured before….the idea of drawing dark lines onto my face, just scares me as I don’t think I’d be able to blend it in so it looks subtle and as it’s supposed to! However, I learnt a new trick of rubbing the contour stix onto a beauty blender and applying to the skin that way. I really liked the final effect and how it looked on my skin – without being too dark!
Next up was the fun part…highlight! If you’ve seen anything of the brand, you’ll know Rihanna’s gone in on highlighters. With gold, lilac and soft peachy shades, I opted for the gold/bronze shades as this is what I normally wear on my eyelids. I loved the finish and she actually added a bit of the peachy half of the palette to my eyelids, which I just loved!
Once we’d added a bit of eyeliner to my waterline, a few slicks of mascara and one of the golden/bronzey lipglosses, the look was complete!
In total, I was wearing the make up for 9 hours until about midnight and it didn’t budge. I was seriously impressed with the foundation and as soon as payday rolls around, I’m defo going to head straight over and make a purchase!
The makeover was totally free and I didn’t feel pressured to buy. Such a great way to get introduced to a new brand and the girls in Beauty Bazaar are just fab!