Stop the world, I’m about to go bankrupt!
Fenty Beauty is hitting Boots stores across the country this week (May 10th!), making it more accessible for us in the UK. Up until now Harvey Nichols were the only stockists here for Rihanna’s line and getting into a retailer as diverse as Boots is a huge move, not to mention the Advantage Card points that we can get racking up.
The only downside is the quantity of stores in this roll-out because the choice right now isn’t exceptional; in the whole of the North West Fenty Beauty is only launching in Manchester and Liverpool – both cities which already have Harvey Nichols stores – so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they’ll include more places
if when it strikes as a popular move. For the full list of Boots stores that’ll be launching Fenty Beauty check here.
Since Fenty came to be I’ve compiled an almighty wishlist of products I’d love to try, so this post is a quick top 5 run down of those that I’ll likely be picking up first…
Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation – Shade 170 – £27
The hype around Pro Filt’r has been ablaze since the first images were released in 2017 and my interest has been piqued since that point. However, and it’s a big however, I’ve never been to a Fenty stand IRL so I don’t want to take a chance on ordering the wrong shade online. Harvey Nichols’ shade match recommends 170 for me based on my usual foundation choice of Illamasqua’s Skin Base in 4, but I’m still keen to see it for myself and get a fully kosher match before I buy my own.
Ya girl loves a matte finish and I’m hopeful this’ll be just that without erring into cakeface territory.
Invisimatte Blotting Powder – £24
A perfect finishing powder is worth its weight in gold and I’ve recently started to favour pressed ones over loose powders. It might be my skin changing, it might be formulas differing, or it may be a combination of both, but I feel like even my most trusted loose powders give me a cakey finish now where they never used to. A light dusting of Invisimatte is on my agenda, especially on my forehead and around my nose, which are undoubtedly my terrible two areas of problem facial skin. If it can hold those it can hold anything!
Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette – £42
I fell in love with this palette the instant I saw it being reviewed by every YouTuber last summer. The shades cover the full spectrum of colours I’d plump for over an entire year and the casing itself is beautiful to look at. I’m a sucker for a pretty palette but this one can be approached with my sensible I’d-actually-use-this-day-in-day-out head on.
Sahara Stunna, Saffron and Nuts N Dates speak to me on a spiritual level and I know this would be a palette I’d get so much use out of. I. Need. It.
Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner – Cuz I’m Black – £17
Felt tip eyeliners and me haven’t always seen eye to eye – teehee – but I’m willing to spend £17 to see if this one will deliver the cat eye of my dreams. There’s always the concern of a dry tip (no-one wants a dry tip in any kind of context, lbr) or awkward manoeuvrability with felt tip liners and I’ll admit I’m not amazing with them. However my love of a strong black flick is outweighing any misgivings I may have about my own application skills so Flyliner’s staying on the list and I’m going to brave it!
Stunna Lip Paint – Uncensored – £19
I dread to think how many red lip products I own from varying brands, but there’s got to be a benchmark for comparison across the board and, for me, a red lip is it. Uncensored is on the spectrum of reds I’d wear daily (not that I wear red daily anymore what with working from home and looking after a 1-year-old but you catch my drift, right?) because it’s that perfect shade that’ll look bloody beaut for any occasion.
Dress it up, dress it down, be bold, be reserved…I just fricking love a red painted lip and that’s really the one and only sole reason this has made the top five. Gimme.
There’s about 947 other Fenty Beauty bits I’m keen to try, but I think five is generous enough for a first toe dip into a new brand. Or new to me at least.
For a ‘celebrity brand’ Fenty’s appealing because it’s not gimmicky and doesn’t rely on fads or tacky packaging. Rihanna is a queen and seeing her transcend not only music but beauty as well is exciting in itself.
Have you tried anything from Fenty Beauty? What did you think of it? What’s next on your Fenty wishlist?