There are fixed new releases within the magnificence world. We’re all properly conscious of “quick trend,” however “quick magnificence” is rapidly turning into a brand new dialogue available. There are new tendencies, new palettes, new merchandise, new improvements, new manufacturers, and extra—however we’d be mendacity if we didn’t say we have been at the least somewhat bit intrigued for a few of them.
The primary on that record final month was Fenty Pores and skin, Rihanna’s extremely sought-after tackle skincare following her famend make-up line, Fenty Magnificence. Rihanna launched her line in August 2020 with three merchandise: a cleanser, a toner/serum hybrid, and a moisturizer with SPF. Two of our editors determined to check the merchandise and share their trustworthy ideas on the road.
However first, some need-to-know info: Fenty Pores and skin presents free U.S. transport and free returns as much as 60 days after your package deal is shipped, so if you are going to buy one thing and don’t find it irresistible (as one in all our editors did!), you possibly can simply return with zero added stress. That is genius and makes it really easy to strive a product with out concern that you just’re going to waste your cash if you happen to don’t find it irresistible. Fenty Pores and skin can be clear, vegan, cruelty-free, and the merchandise are made with sustainability in thoughts, because the Hydra Visor Moisturizer is available in refillable packaging. Fenty Pores and skin additionally helps Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Basis, a non-profit group supporting schooling, well being, and emergency response all around the world.
What We Tried
Let me begin by saying: I’m a GIANT Rihanna fan. I’ve been a card-carrying member of Rih Rih’s Navy since about 2007, and I’ve all of the albums and live performance ticket stubs to show it. And since I’m already obsessive about Rihanna’s make-up line, Fenty Magnificence, it appeared solely becoming to check out her new Fenty Pores and skin line, too. Spoiler Alert: it was an incredible choice.
I used to be thrilled when the package deal arrived—partly as a result of every thing to do with Rihanna makes me comfortable, but additionally as a result of I liked the packaging. It was such an attractive design, and as soon as I discovered that every thing was Earth-conscious, I used to be much more impressed. All of the packing containers my merchandise have been shipped in have been totally recyclable and had no extra packaging.
The Fenty Pores and skin crew used recycled materials in many of the bottles, tubes, and jars. And so they even included a refillable system on some gadgets. I can’t stress sufficient how comfortable all of this made me. I already liked Rihanna, however after I learn her quote on the web site— “No person is ideal, however I actually consider we are able to strive our greatest to do proper and we’ll preserve evolving as we go”—I felt fulfilled in a manner that stretched past skincare.
OK, on to the merchandise. Earlier than I attempted something, I after all watched Rihanna’s skincare routine tutorials on YouTube. Largely as a result of I really like watching Rihanna speak about stuff, but additionally as a result of I wished to make sure you use the merchandise accurately. For somebody who likes to play in make-up, I sadly haven’t developed a daily skincare routine, so a few of this was new for me.
After watching Rihanna’s video, I felt assured and able to go. I have to say… nothing was as simple for me because it was for Rihanna! (Which is sensible.) Nonetheless, the merchandise have been all simple to make use of, principally because of the design and packaging of every of the bottles. I liked the power to simply twist open every tube and get to the product utilizing just one hand. This actually made issues easy whereas washing my face within the bathe.
As an individual who’s all the time on-the-go (principally from Zoom to Zoom nowadays, however nonetheless), I actually appreciated the thought that went into making these merchandise multifunctional and environment friendly. Every of the merchandise I attempted out served two features. First was the Complete Cleans’r, which was not solely a facial cleanser, but additionally a make-up remover. I used this cleanser proper after a tough exercise after I was tremendous sweaty, soiled, dirty, and so forth. It cleaned my face very properly, eliminating all of the dust and dirt. I didn’t even wipe my sweat off first! I particularly loved utilizing this product within the mornings, as a result of it could wake my face up, leaving it feeling refreshed, delicate, and clear.
I’ll say, although, that after I tried this cleanser to take away a full face of make-up, I had to make use of it a pair occasions and work a bit tougher to get every thing eliminated. There have been some areas that have been tough to get to with out the convenience/mobility of a make-up wipe, for instance. Nonetheless, I felt this product did a superb job of cleansing my face and turning it right into a clean slate for no matter was coming subsequent.
And what got here subsequent was in all probability my favourite product within the bunch: Fats Water. I liked the distinctive texture of this Pore-Refining Toner Serum, which was liquidy but additionally sort of delicate—nearly like a thinned-out gel. Taking a look at it, I believed it could be sticky, nevertheless it was not sticky in any respect. On to what’s actually necessary: I liked the best way my pores and skin sorted utilizing this product! I’ll say that I didn’t have the “immediately absorbed” expertise that Rihanna described in her video, however the extra I attempted it, the nearer I acquired to discovering the precise quantity to make use of and take in comparatively simply into my pores and skin. And even after only a week of utilizing the product, I observed refined adjustments in my traditional darkish spots. My face was brilliant and easy after every use with out feeling dried out. I’ve used a number of merchandise that make my face really feel tight, however this one was the other!
Lastly, I attempted the Hydra Vizor Moisturizer, which can be an SPF 30 Sunscreen. This was a really cool product and can possible work properly for anybody who’s trying to each moisturize their pores and skin but additionally be ready for the potential of being uncovered to daylight all through the day. This product did have extra perfume than the others, which I feel was in all probability to masks the sunscreen odor. (As a result of who likes strolling round smelling like sunscreen all day?). I completely didn’t get this really feel when utilizing this product. I used to be additionally very enthusiastic about the truth that this product was made deliberately to enhance completely different pores and skin varieties, complexions, and so forth. In her tutorial, Rihanna particularly talked about how she didn’t get any white “solid” when utilizing this product… properly, sadly, I did. However it went away after I rubbed it in properly. After a while, the shine was “moisturized.” You possibly can possibly even name it the Rihanna glow…
When utilizing all three merchandise, my face felt mild, hydrated, and ridiculously delicate. I had a Zoom date with a pal after my skincare routine in the future, and he or she complimented my pores and skin, describing it as “dewy.” I wasn’t fairly positive what it meant, however I attributed it to the glow. I additionally appreciated utilizing these merchandise earlier than mattress, as a result of it wasn’t too lengthy of a course of; plus, after utilizing the merchandise at evening, my pores and skin felt delightfully delicate and easy within the morning.
General, I liked these merchandise! As a busy mother, spouse, author, PhD candidate, AND nonprofit director, I appreciated the performance. And as somebody who—sadly—doesn’t have a standing skincare routine, these merchandise have been simple to make use of, and the routine was quick to determine. For folks with a standing skincare routine, this may even appear “too simple.” For me, that was an enormous plus. I used these merchandise as part of my morning routine and it solely added an extra 10 minutes, if that. And my face was primed and able to go if I made a decision to then placed on make-up—which, by the best way, my make-up appeared superior happening after utilizing Fenty Pores and skin! Since I don’t spend a lot time within the solar nowadays, I’d do with out the moisturizer, however in any other case, I positively plan to proceed utilizing these merchandise. They gave me a confidence and glow that made me really feel prepared to affix Rihanna on the yacht for the afternoon.
Critically, Rihanna… I’m prepared to affix you on the yacht. Have your folks name my folks.
Rihanna wants no introduction, however my absolute obsession together with her may. I’ve liked her since I first heard “Don’t Cease the Music”—or was it “Shut Up and Drive?”—however her music is actually secondary to my affinity for her. I’m not being dramatic after I say this, however I might do absolutely anything for Rihanna. I’ve a print of Rihanna on my front room wall, I wrote my first-ever magnificence story for The Everygirl about her (child me!), and I place within the high class of girls I aspire to be in life. She’s enjoyable, hilarious, good, robust, and type as well—and we haven’t even mentioned her ever-popular magnificence line but. Fenty Magnificence is on the helm of the sweetness trade for me. From her iconic basis launch to the Cheeks Out blush and bronzer assortment that virtually broke the Sephora web site a number of months in the past to the mascara I refuse to ever dwell with out, her magnificence model has turn out to be one of many greatest names within the trade.
A pure subsequent step needed to be skincare. With the “pores and skin first” strategy taking on from heavy, matte foundations in the previous couple of years, it is sensible that Rihanna would need to promote wholesome, hydrated, protected pores and skin earlier than making use of your make-up. I used to be elated to strive her model the second I heard it was launching. I really like her make-up, so after all, I’ll love her skincare. The response wasn’t precisely that straightforward.
The very first thing I want to debate is the scent. Rihanna says the product solely comprises 1 % perfume, however that 1 % is as robust as all hell. If perfume in magnificence merchandise upsets your pores and skin, you’ll not like this. I observed that the scent is definitely ever-so-slightly completely different in every product. The cleanser and toner have essentially the most, and the scent could be very vanilla. Suppose Heat Vanilla Sugar by Bathtub and Physique Works. The moisturizer/SPF is rather less vanilla-y and extra “magnificence product” to me, and the scent isn’t as robust; nevertheless, it stayed on my pores and skin for HOURS. Once I use that moisturizer, it’s like I’m sporting a very distinct fragrance for hours. As I kind this, I can odor that moisturizer on my pores and skin. So, take this as a warning that if you happen to hate scented merchandise—these are a doozy.
First up, the cleanser. It is a actually thick cream consistency that lathers up A LOT while you add water. If I’m being utterly trustworthy, it feels such as you’re rubbing a Bathtub and Physique Works Bathe Gel throughout your face. The cream is so thick that it feels good going in your face, and also you’d suppose it’d be fairly hydrating, however my face felt so dry as soon as I rinsed it off. That is positively my least favourite product within the line. If you happen to’re on the lookout for an incredible, cream cleanser that hydrates your pores and skin and doesn’t depart it feeling tight, our editors (together with me!) swear by CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser.
The Fats Water Toner/Serum Hybrid was the primary product I picked up. The identify intrigued me (I imply, come on, “Fats Water”? Genius), and I appreciated the concept it was each a toner and a serum, eliminating one step from my skincare routine. Upon first impression, I liked the feel. It’s actually a hybrid; it has a water-y consistency that thickens up right into a serum in your face. I squeeze somewhat bit into the palm of my hand and pat into my pores and skin. I actually loved this product, however the scent is so overpowering that it infringed upon my pleasure of utilizing it. I additionally didn’t discover it doing actually something that it stated. This product is meant to refine pores and cut back darkish spots, and I observed none of that. Did it make my pores and skin look completely atrocious? No, nevertheless it didn’t actually do a lot. I really observed my pores have been fairly clogged, as pictured right here (shoutout to my iPhone digital camera high quality for capturing my pores and skin at this attractive stage):
After a number of makes use of although, I observed the Fats Water was breaking me out. I began getting little bumps below my eyes that I’ve by no means gotten earlier than, and little pustules (arguably the worst phrase within the English language) throughout my brow. As soon as I ended utilizing this product, they went away. I used to be somewhat bummed as a result of I loved the best way it made my pores and skin look after I used it within the morning. Not like many critiques, the witch hazel within the product didn’t make my pores and skin really feel dry; it really did fairly the other.
I gained’t lie and say this was the “worst” my pores and skin has ever appeared, however I had much more redness and little zits spots than regular.
The final product I attempted was really my favourite of the trio: the Hydra Visor Moisturizer. I’m all the time on the seek for a pleasant moisturizer to make use of within the morning earlier than SPF and make-up, and this match the invoice fairly properly! This has a light-weight consistency that blends into the pores and skin simply. I don’t really feel like I’ve to rub it into my pores and skin with intense vigor to get it to soak in, which is a plus for a product with SPF in it. I additionally love the glow it provides to my pores and skin; it lasts all day lengthy below my make-up, nearly sufficient to barely want highlighter (LOL, however after all I nonetheless add it).
I introduced this to the lake final weekend, and my pal who has fairly honest pores and skin tried it, and he or she needed to apply one thing somewhat thicker by noon as a result of it wasn’t defending her towards a sunburn. So, don’t go into this considering it’ll be your savior towards a scorching summer time day within the solar; the solar safety is simply sufficient for sitting subsequent to my window or going for a stroll.
As for the trio, I feel they work properly collectively, however I wouldn’t repurchase until Fenty Pores and skin determined to take away the perfume down the road. It actually hinders the expertise; as a substitute of specializing in good the merchandise are for my pores and skin, I’m occupied with after I slathered my physique in Heat Vanilla Sugar physique butter earlier than the Jonas Brothers live performance in eighth grade considering one in all them would fall in love with me as I sat within the 300 part of a huge area. Once I use all three merchandise, I do actually really feel like a glowy goddess, nevertheless it doesn’t make up for the perfume and the best way my pores and skin has responded to them.
A very makeup-free selfie after I used all three merchandise back-to-back. If this glowy look is promoting you something, it ought to 100 % the moisturizer as a result of all of the glow on my face is coming from that—if you happen to can deal with the scent, it’s a winner!