Fenty Beauty – Is it worth the hype?

When I walked into Sephora and saw the Fenty by Rihanna line was out I needed to get my hands on it. It is all everyone on the face of the planet is talking about. Now, if you haven’t heard of it, I’m shocked but it is possible. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is a line the one and only Rihanna came out with that has 40 shades of foundation. That is a huge movement for our female, male and non gendered friends of darker complexion. The 40 shades give opportunity to create foundations for everyone who rarely fits in the usual 12 shade ranges.

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I decided to go with the concealer stick knowing it’s the product I would actually use. I have Keritosis Pilaris which is a skin condition that causes bumps and red skin, otherwise known as chicken skin. I can go into this in a later post if it interests anyone. Anyways, because of the skin condition I don’t do any contour or anything fancy. I also find it sets me apart from everyone else, not that I find anything wrong with a beat face. I find it gorgeous but just not on me.

I debated between the colours Bamboo and Sand for a bit. I have a neutral undertone. I also tend to have this problem where I buy any type of foundation or concealer too light. I find it always looks darker in the bottle or in the tub. Eventually an employee came over to help me but it was just too crowded that I ended up checking on my hand. I found Sand had a very orange undertone on my skin and it would most likely oxidize on my face as orange. Yeah, no thanks. So I went with Bamboo.

My first impression, just by putting it on my hand was that it was creamy but not so thick that it would be hard to blend or feel heavy. The box claims that the product is air light which I will give them props for. It feels so light weight, that I barley feel like I have anything on my face. I love that feeling. When I feel thick and cakey I can not deal. I find a lot of people are like that though or at least most of the girlfriends I talk to.

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It also felt and applied high quality. I have used plenty of concealer sticks in my life time and this one is one of the first high quality ones that I have used and there is for sure a different. I just love how it feels on my skin. It’s soft and velvety. I just feels amazing. I guarantee you will love the feel of it if you’re into soft products.

The only con I had for the concealer is that it doesn’t have as much coverage as I would love. It covers the redness on my face but not pimples. I have amazing skin for the most part, yes I am boasting. I think because of my KP on my cheeks I have a hard time getting pimples anywhere else on my face. The big exception is hormonal pimples. I get one or two when my period is due. I think this was more of a disappointment that I made for myself because I assumed it would be full coverage when it seems to be a known fact that it isn’t.

The application was fantastic. It was easy to blend. I used my own brushes and it looked air-brushed. I can not stop raving about it.

I was told by the Sephora employee that the concealer is very trying on people with dry skin. I have oily skin so I was not worried. After 4 hours of wear my typical spots on my face that get shinny were for sure shinny. I just had to blot to bring it back to it’s normal matte finish.

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A little side note that is extremely important to me is that Fenty Beauty is cruelty free. I am a huge supporter of cruelty free and vegan brands. (Fenty is not Vegan!!!) No animal deserves to be tortured just for us to have paint to put on our faces.

All in all, I found this concealer awesome. It’s definitely going to be my go to be my go to from now on. I’m for sure pleased. I can’t wait to try more things from the collection.

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Zoella has Touched Down in Montreal

Zoe Sugg or better known as Zoella on the interwebs is one of my biggest hashtag goals. I hope to one day be at least half as successful as she is. I have been following her on her blog and youtube channel since about 2012. That’s almost  5 years of watching this amazing woman grow to become what she is today.

I live in Quebec, the exiled province of Canada. It is almost impossible to get anything in my country. Not necessarily because it’s not able to ship here it’s more like shipping is about 20 to 40 dollars. That’s insane, especially when you want to buy something that’s only 16$.

I currently work at Walmart. We don’t have Target’s around here so it’s pretty much our version of it. It’s a bit higher quality than in the United States and has a better reputation. I have a fun fact for all my fellow Canadians. If something is sold “exclusively” at Target, we most likely have it in our Walmart stores.

That is exactly what happened with Zoella’s beauty line. I could not for the life of me find any way to buy her products. Nowhere was selling it and online it was just too much for shipping or didn’t ship at all to my country. So when I was leaving the work the other day out of the corner of my eye I saw her products with the NEW label underneath. It was finally here.

I grabbed everything we had and bought it right away. It smelled amazing and I needed it in my life. I was so excited. I finally felt like I could fulfill my duty, following my idol as I should.

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I was able to grab the Fizz Bar, Soap Pop, Wonder Hand, Soak Opera, and Creamy Madley Dreamy.

The first product I took a crack at was Creamy Madey Dreamy. It smells so fresh and feminine. I just loved the scent. It’s different but exactly what I expected from Zoe. The body cream was so thick and hydrating but not sticky at all. I know that is something Zoe is very avid about she hates sticky body cream so it was great to see her incorporate it into her own products. It definitely proves she cares about the products she releases.

The second product I used was Soak Opera. I think I was a bit confused because it was called a shower cream. I had in mind that it would be like those new body washes that are like a body cream to use in the shower. It has more of a body wash consistency. It foams up really nicely and a little goes a long way!! It leaves a faint smell which is nice because it’s not over powering.

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I loved the Soap Pop packaging. It was adorable. Unfourtanitly its the product I like the least. The problem I had with it was when I opened the soap bar from the packaging it had a lot of scent but the minute I got it in the shower it stopped smelling. The scent was almost nonexistent. It also made me feel like I was in a Dove commercial. The soap made my skin feel very tight and like there was a layer on top of my skin instead of going into it. I definitely recommend Soak Opera over the Soap Pop. I will probably give it another go to see if my opinion changes though.

The Fizz Bar description kind of made me think it would so something other than it did. I thought it would fizz up like a bath bomb but instead, it left my bath a bit milking and soft. I actually love the product even though the description threw me off. I only used one square but I read a few other reviews that used more than one and it seemed to have the same reaction in the bath. I’m probably going to try and use more than one next time.

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You can get the hand cream here: https://go.magik.ly/ml/f6eq/

Wonder Hand is my go to at work. I get really dry hands from all the products I have to touch during my day as a cashier. Sometimes products are wet or have a weird texture. Or maybe it’s because I have to be opening bags and touching my computer. Whatever it is it leaves my hands a bit sad. This hand cream is a saviour. It hydrates my hands and makes them smell yummy all at the same time. I have a small suspicion it’s the same exact formula from Creamy Madley Dreamy just in a smaller hand cream container. Either way, it’s nice to have a carry on version of the cream because it’s so amazing.

Overall, the packaging of the products are incredible. It’s so beautiful I didn’t even want to open it. I’m in love with the color scheme. The scent is to die for. The only thing I was disappointed with is that the descriptions of some of the products was a bit misleading. I was going into it thinking some of the products were different from what they really are. I can’t wait till we get new products here in Quebec becuase I do know this is an older collecting.

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