Fenty Beauty | Foundation & Match Stix

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“Fenty Beauty was created for everyone:
For women of all shades,
personalities, attitudes, cultures, and races.
I wanted everyone to feel included.
That’s the real reason I made this line.”

xx rihanna

I gave in. I gave in to the hype of Fenty Beauty (sorry, not sorry).

I mean,
(a) I’m a makeup addict who can’t control herself;
(b) the packaging intrigued me (I’m a packaging whore – if it piques my interest, best believe I will be buying it); and
(c) it’s RihRih. AS IF!

When I went to Sephora, I was able to pick up the foundation and Match Stix. The primer and Trophy Wife highlighter was sold out. Ugh. I know.


Anyways – let’s get to the review.

Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
$34 / 1.08 oz

Finish:  Matte
Skin Type:  Dry, Normal/Combo, Oily, and Sensitive
Coverage:  Medium (buildable to Full)
Purpose:  Full face coverage

Top 5 Ingredients:

  • Water
  • Dimethicone
    • Silicone-based, which allows smooth application and product spreadability
    • Fills in uneven texture and fine lines
    • Provides protective barrier on skin; keeps it hydrated longer
  • Talc
    • Absorbent
    • Anti-caking agent
    • Improves feel of product
  • Peg-10 Dimethicone
    • Binding agent
  • Trimethylsiloxysilicate
    • Skin softening agent

Off the bat – when getting matched with your shade, go for the lighter color. The foundation oxidizes, which means the moment the product interacts with oxygen, it will begin to change color (deepens and gets darker). This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – a lot of foundations on the market do this.  By looking at the bottles, I would say I match 220 or 230, but I purchased 210. Just be mindful when getting yours, that’s all.

I like how the pump doesn’t release a lot of product. It let’s you have more control over how much you want/need to use, in turn helping to preserve every little bit. I applied the foundation with a flat paddle foundation brush to help move the product and provide consistent coverage. Once it settled, I could see it gave my face a blurred/filtered look – velvety, even.  It also felt light and breathable on my skin, which is a definite plus.

Match Stix Trio
$54 / 0.25 oz (per tube)

Finish:  (2) Matte, (1) Shimmer
Skin Type:  Dry, Normal/Combo, Oily, and Sensitive
Coverage:  Medium
Purpose:  Highlight and contour

Top 5 Ingredients:

  • Tricaprylin
    • Skin softening agent
  • C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate
    • Texture enhancer
  • Polyethylene
    • Stabilizer
    • Binding agent
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate
    • Filler for wrinkles and fine lines
  • Octyldodecanol
    • Skin lubricant – gives soft, smooth appearance


Okay, these Match Stix go on like butter. Very rich and creamy, and easy to buff out, but they don’t stay creamy/greasy on the skin. You know what I mean? Once it’s blended on the skin, it dries to a perfect satin finish. I use the Medium set, which contains Bamboo, Mocha, and Trippin. It is beautiful! There is also quite a bit of product, which is nice. I feel like $54 for the set is justified, considering they are $25 individually.

Also, I think the hexagon shape like a honeycomb is cute. Let’s talk about how they are magnetic though. W H A T? They snap together and stay put, which is pretty awesome.

Over-all, I would give Rihanna’s foundation and Match Stix a 4 out of 5. I feel the amount of product you get for the price points are pretty fair. I also think the foundation is great, minus the oxidizing (again, not a major problem, but I would prefer not to deal with that), and the fact that I have a lot of yellow undertones, and none of the shades offered are true to what I need. The Match Stix are wonderful! Again, I suggest getting the trio versus the individuals – it’s easier on the pockets.

Fenty is fly as hell! Get to Sephora, STAT.


DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed on this post are soley those of the original authors, and are in no way affiliated with any of the brands mentioned. These are my own personal thoughts of the products mentioned above.


    • I got a sample of the primer, and I’m very pleased with it. I felt it wouldn’t have been fair to do a review since I literally got the size of a kernal of corn. Sephora was trying their best to empty the bottle for me. Haha! Yes, go with a shade or two lighter. The foundation looks really dark on my arm… perhaps I should have swatched it elsewhere. It’s the closest match to my face, and I’m really enjoying the product so far.

      Let me know what you think of it. Cheers!

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