I feel like everyone, and their nan knows about Fenty Beauty by now…and let’s be real it deserves all the hype and love because their products are genuinely amazing something that (being honest) isn’t normally the case for celeb owned brands; and I don’t know about you but I trust RiRi. That’s why I got so overexcited when she announced she was brining out a skincare line! Who doesn’t want skin like Rihanna? Skincare however is a tricky one due to everyone having different needs from their skincare, so a month after I purchased it I thought I would share my thoughts and whether I feel like this is worth the same hype as her makeup line.I feel like everyone and their nan knows about Fenty Beauty by now…and lets be real it deserves all the hype and love because their products are genuinely amazing something that (being honest) isn’t normally the case for celeb owned brands; and I don’t know about you but I trust RiRi. Thats why I got so overexcited when she announced she was brining out a skincare line! Who doesn’t want skin like Rihanna. Skincare however is a tricky one due to everyone having different needs from their skincare, so a month after I purchased it I thought I would share my thoughts and whether I feel like this is worth the same hype as her makeup line.
Listened to the experts!
Just as a disclaimer, I’m not a skincare expert in any way shape or form and being honest I only really started properly looking after my skin around the first lockdown in 2020. This being said, I wanted to make sure that I was buying this skincare because it would work for me and not because it has Rihanna all over it… So like everyone I turned to the Queen of Skin … Caroline Hirons. We all have probably read her book from cover to cover by now, but for those who don’t know, she knows it all about skin and I someone I genuinely trust. She posted an IG Live all about Fenty skin right before it launched and she spoke very highly of the range so that was me sold
Waiting to be stocked + what I got
The first roadblock was the fact that at the time of first launch; Fenty skin was only being stocked in the US, and I’m not being funny furlough doesn’t really cover the international shipping and customs it would take to get it, so I was patient and waited for Boots to bring it to the UK and thank god for my bank account it did.
I’m not going to lie I was a little apprehensive about purchasing the full size items just because of the (what if it doesn’t work) question. Luckily for me … They released a mini trial set for £32! It was meant to be! Personally, I love it when brands (especially skincare) release mini versions with the main launch because we’ve all been there and spent X amount of money on products that either do nothing or break us out! (No Bueno). The Start’r Set came with the Total Cleans’r (45ml), Fat water toner (50ml) and the Hydra Visor moisturiser (30ml) and was £32 for all three compared to £32 for the full sized version of the cleanser. The thing I noticed first was the amount of product you get compared to not only the full sized versions but to other minis on the market so already getting good value for money.
I’m going to put it out there straight away that this might be my favourite product from the line! The scent is a beautiful cherry/coconut but isn’t overpowering so if you are sensitive to smells I think you will be fine with this. It is described as a 2 in 1 cleanser and makeup remover; however I still prefer to use a cleansing balm when I’m removing makeup. The cleanser lathers up really easily and a little bit goes a long way which makes it a good value for money. Since using this I have noticed a difference in my skin texture and it feels a lot softer; I’m not sure if it is due to the cleanser alone or a combination off all the products, either way I am not complaining.
Total Cleans’r is suitable for all skin types, oil free, noncomedogenic, vegan and gluten free.
I’m normally not the biggest fan of toners because I can feel my skin being stripped every time I use them, so I was a bit apprehensive about the Fat Water, but with the reviews being so good I gave it a try … and I am so glad I did. It is unlike any toner I have tried before as it is described as a 2 in 1 toner and serum, meaning it doesn’t have that drying feeling that other toners do! The claims of the Fat water is that it helps improve the appearance of pores and general skin texture, helps improve the look of dark circles. Because it has serum as well it adds hydration to the skin and claims to leave your skin looking plumper, smoother and replenished – which I definitely feel is a must in the winter. After using this for the past month my skins texture is definitely improved and I feel as though my pores are not as visible as they were which is a win for me. Also my skin has this lovely glow to it which I do think is down to this toner.
Fat water is alcohol free, Oil free, Noncomedogenc, For all skin types, vegan and gluten-free. I also feel like you get better results if you apply with your hands instead of a cotton pad; and just like the cleanser a little bit goes a long way
So the moisturiser is the only product where I’m still unsure how I feel about it. Nothing to do with the product itself (which I will talk more about in a second), but more so personal preference. Despite the fact that I have combination skin, I do prefer a thicker feeling moisturiser than the Hydra Visor and have sworn by Benefit Cosmetics Total Moisture for years. But at the same time, my skin has improved so much since starting this routine that I am beginning to think that the richness of my old moisturiser could have contributed to my breakouts (any skincare specialists please help me in the comments). What I do love about this product is that it is a sunscreen combined with a moisturiser and that there is a real emphasis on the fact that no matter how deep your skin is this moisturiser will be invisible and cause no chalkiness! Amazing! It is also made without oxybenzone or octinoxate; meaning there is no harm to coral reefs! The moisturiser is lightweight and has a lovely melon scent (which again isn’t overpowering) as well as an SPF of 30. it claims to help brighten the skin and over time reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines that I will have to keep you posted on as, again, I’m not sure if my skin improvements are down to the moisturiser, toner, or cleanser.
Like the other products in the line, the Hydra Visor is oil free, Noncomedogenic, For all skin types, vegan, and gluten-free. Another cool thing to note is that the full size version has refillable cartridges which helps the environment and saves us money! Bargain!
Whats the B Word?
Even though I haven’t finished all of the products yet, I do believe that Fenty Skin is worth the hype it is receiving. From the inclusivity of the line down to it being good for the environment. Everything about it makes sense and is cohesive, it doesn’t feel like a celebrity just slapping their name on a cleanser and calling it a day (I’m not mentioning any names … Kylie Jenner). The packaging is beautiful and sleek and what’s more important is that the product inside is just as amazing. Ive had sh*t skin since I was a teenager with hormones and acne really denting my confidence, but after solely using Fenty skin for the past month I have seen real improvements. I will definitely be going on to purchase the full sized versions; but might try the new night cream they released to see if I prefer using the combination of the two.
Have you tried Fenty skin yet? Let me know in the comments! I hope you enjoyed this post and look forward to seeing you in the next blog!