Fenty Beauty hit the headlines when it launched with an inclusive shade range of 50 shades, prompting the rest of the beauty companies to get their shit together. Although Fenty launched in 2017, it hasn’t been very accessible, at least not in the UK. Here it launched into Harvey Nichols, who have 8 stores in total, my nearest being 50 miles away in Knightsbridge. I wasn’t about to buy high end makeup online, especially when I couldn’t swatch it and there’s a high delivery charge.
The first time I was able to get my hands on Fenty was in Dubai of all places, where I picked up the Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored. It’s a gorgeous colour but I’m just not a liquid lip girl so it sits in a draw and gets swatched every clear out, but never leaves my collection.
Luckily, Boots came to the rescue and have upped their beauty game. Fenty is one of the many brands they have added to their beauty hall, so as of May 2019 we’ve all been able to access Fenty. My nearest counter is now only a ten minute train ride away, which is much more doable.
It didn’t take me long to visit the Fenty counter at my local Boots, and I picked up two products which I would now class as Fenty Beauty must haves: the Match Stix in Amber and Gloss Bomb in Fu$$y.
The Match Stix was a no brainer after I saw Dorota from BDQ Blog show the shade Amber on her IG stories. As a pale skinned girl, contouring has never been my strong point and I’ve lived without the sculpted cheekbones of my dreams for way too long. Dorota was swatching her favourite contour colours and Amber stuck out to me.
Amber is the perfect contour shade for me. It is a cool toned brown which mimics the shadows of the face. The formula is also super easy to work with, it is really blendable so it doesn’t matter if you go a little overboard. For a less chiselled look I apply this before foundation, if I want to go all out then it’s after. For people who live to contour, using a powder afterwards also creates amazing cheekbones. It’s a good product for beginners and junkies alike, you can build up the pigmentation to suit your style.
The second purchase which has now made it into my Fenty Beauty must haves is the Gloss Bomb in Fu$$y. It’s a gorgeous milky pink gloss which works with anything. For me it’s the ultimate nude pink gloss and it’s barely sticky too. I’d really gone off of glosses until I tried this and it converted me again.
My favourite way to wear the gloss is with Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk lip liner, followed by Between the Sheets lipstick. It makes the most beautiful combination.
Since purchasing the Gloss Bomb, I’ve gone back to get the shade Fenty Glow and it too is a beautiful gloss. I never really got into over lining my lips until using these glosses.
I’m definitely going to need more from Fenty, perhaps the new Hydrating Longwear foundation – I have enough Boots points so I might treat myself.