Fenty Beauty Wear Test on Extremely Oily Skin
Me and my stupidly oily skin bought a bunch of Fenty products and today, we're testing 'em out to see how they hold up after a full day of wear. I didn't get the full range - the lipgloss seemed a bit blah - but I have a decent selection to play with. If you want to see a full and thorough review, press play on the video below, but for the time poor, here is an overview of the products I tried.
First up we have the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Primer. This was... fine. Nothing to write home about really. Creamy and not too slippery or silicone-y (although it is a silicone based product), I would liken this in texture to the Marc Jacobs Coconut Primer or the far cheaper High Adherance Primer from The Ordinary. Nice, but not unique.
Next is the Fenty Beauty Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ( I tried shade 150) and good news! It actually lasted pretty well! The shades darken as they dry- more on that in a moment - so be careful when choosing your shade in person. Aside from that though, this is a pretty beautiful foundation. The coverage is medium but buildable to full, with a soft matte, smoothing texture. I reckon this might be a new favorite for me, but I'll have to invest in a lighter shade to be able to wear it every day.
Let's get back to the 'oxidation' thing for a second; The Fenty Beauty team have stated that the product does not actually oxidize, it instead 'dries down' a couple of shades darker because of the moisture evaporating or some sh*t. Listen, if that were true, then every liquid foundation to have ever existed would also 'dry down' a couple of shades darker. But they don't. Whether this process occurs because of a chemical reaction between oils in the skin and the product, or because water or alcohol evaporates after application, the catch-all term we use in the beauty community to describe foundation appearing darker after initial application is OXIDATION. Calling it anything else is a marketing strategy to try and spin something negative into a positive.
Anyway... Next I tried the Fenty Beauty Match Stix in Amber as a contour. This was the most underwhelming product of the lot and I'm relieved I didn't splurge on the trio set. The texture is very silicone heavy which does make it quite easy to blend, but it also makes it feel quite thick on the skin. There's nothing inherently wrong with this product, it's just I've seen chubby multi-use sticks a million times before, and better versions at that (Clinique have a great range).
To set everything I tried the Fenty Beauty Invisimatt Blotting Powder and HOLY SHIT this stuff is amazing! It's truly invisible (and I've had messages from people with much darker skin than mine attesting to that) and it totally mattifies the skin. It's so fine, so velvety and the packaging is so freaking slick. MVP of this collection in my opinion.
And finally, ending on a high note we have the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlight in Metal Moon. This is a gorgeous soft yellow gold highlight that looks subtle and sophisticated on the skin. It doesn't have a high shine; it's more diffused and oh so wearable. It's not shiny like chrome, it's more like brushed steel; if they were a sound, chrome would be tiiiiing and this highlight would be tuuung. Make sense ?
I feel my makeup vocabulary is failing me, maybe you should watch the video after all...