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Hi.

Welcome to No Ordinary Noire. This is where I share my world, my wardrobe, my affinity for self love and exploration with you.

Fenty made me do it!

Fenty made me do it!

I am currently listening to Wild Thoughts by | DJ Khaled ft Rihanna, Bryson Tiller

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Before you read this, you should know that:

  1. I am not dead, I am here!

  2. I did not change my identity and run away from the country ( I was in Canada a few weeks ago and to be honest, I thought about it. But I’m still here.)

  3. I survived the last 9 weeks of school. For those of you who don’t know, I am still a college student and it is a big priority for me. So when I’m not here hanging out with you beautiful people, I am in class trying to get that degree! But, I‘m still here.

So, hold on, before you start thinking that I was gone and that I need a welcome back, think again because I was never gone. I’m not back because I never left. I’ve been here, just not here on the blog. Okay?

Okay!

I know I’m jumping on the bandwagon a little late but you know I still had to do a review.

If you haven’t heard, then guess what - you’ve been living under a big rock. Your gyal Robyn Rihanna Fenty AKA Rihanna, Bad gyal riri, gyal from Barbados; came out with a slaying cosmetic line called Fenty Beauty and it is to die for.

Rihanna launched her Fenty line with 40 beautiful shades of matte finish! Let’s hold up right there. Do you guys understand how big of a deal this is??? Do you know how big of a deal it is for me to now walk into a cosmetic store and see foundation that matches my skin tone? It’s a big deal and it’s magical and it’s powerful and Rihanna made it possible. In addition to the 40 beautiful shades of matte finish, Riri’s initial launch includes face primer, medium-to-full coverage foundation, matte and shimmer matchsticks, highlighters, a universal gloss shade and blotting powder and papers.

Her line has received an overwhelming standing ovation from makeup lovers all around the world and a whole lot of love from me! I went out a few weeks ago and got my hand on a few of the products and I’m here to give you an honest review on them.

So I went to Sephora and got the:

  1. Pro Filt’r soft matte foundation in the color 470

  2. Gloss bomb

  3. Cheek-hugging highlighter brush

  4. Killawatt freestyle highlighter in Trophy Wife

  5. Killawatt freestyle highlighter duo in Ginger Binge/ Moscow Mule


1. Pro Filt’r soft matte foundation in the color 470

$34

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Before you get this specific product make sure that you get your skin tone swatched with the different foundation shades. You can get a skin tone swatch at any Sephora store. This is because when you apply the foundation it might look like your skin tone, but then it dries up and turn into a darker shade. The fact that it dries up is not a bad thing, It just means that it’s settling in well with your skin and it also means that you have longer wear with your product on your skin throughout the day. You are spending a lot of coins on this product, so you might as well get it right the first time.

I love this foundation so much. It applies smoothly onto your skin and feels so light. It doesn’t feel like it’s clogging my pores which other foundations do. It’s light and airy and gives you an almost immediate flawless, pore-diffused, shine-free finish. One of the other reasons why I love this product is because it is resistant to sweat and humidity, so you can trust that your foundation will not be sliding off your face anytime soon. You can go dancing in this, you can go workout at the gym in this, you can do whatever you want in this foundation and it will still stay intact. If that’s not magic, then I don’t know what is.

Something else I would also advise when using this product is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Because the foundation dries up it takes a lot of moisture off your skin. Even if you have oily skin please moisture before applying. My favorite face moisturizer is the First Aid beauty Ultra repair cream and it an intense hydration cream as well. I have been using it for a long time and use it every time I have worn the Pro Filt’r  foundation and it has worked well every time I have used it.


2. Gloss Bomb in a rose nude shade

$18

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My lipgloss is poppin’

This is the ultimate, gotta-have-it, stop-everything, give-it-to-me lipgloss. It applies so well on to the lips and has an amazing explosive shine that feels as good as it looks. It is a universal gloss, therefore it looks great on any skin tone.

I use the gloss bomb almost every day, I love it because it definitely makes my lips look fuller because of the shine, it is not sticky like many other lipglosses. It has long wear so you don’t have to constantly be applying gloss onto your lips. I love the way this lipgloss smells,  it has an addictive peach-vanilla scent that you just can’t get enough of. This is definitely my go-to product from the Fenty line.


3. Cheek-hugging brush

$32

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There is honestly nothing too special about this specific product, however, I really like it because of how it applies the highlight onto your cheekbone. There are some highlight brushes that leave the product all over your cheek. But the cheek-hugging brush is more precise and only leave the product where it needs to be!


4. Killawatt freestyle highlighter in Trophy Wife

$34

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Get your shades on because this will blind you and blind your haters too. Do you even understand? Rihanna you are killing us out here. Trophy wife is the holy grail of all highlights! Trophy Wife is your go-to “feeling myself” highlighter for a killer radiance. It is unlike your everyday highlighter. This is the highlight you wear when you want to stand out, trust me you will be shining like a diamond. Even though I don't look like Rihanna at least I can be shining like her, you know what I’m saying? Just one stroke of the highlight will do wonders for you. Trophy wife ranges from a subtle dayglow to an insanely supercharge shine with shades that are designed for all skin tones. So get your hand on this highlight ASAP!


5. Killawatt freestyle highlighter duo in Ginger Binge/ Moscow Mule

$34

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This is my everyday highlight. I love Ginger Binge because it matches best with my skin tone. This highlight is divided into two different palettes;  a rose gold shimmer highlight and the other is a base tone with a burnt rose color. It is more subtle and won’t blind everyone, but it still gives you the shine that you want and truly deserve.


Overall, Fenty Beauty did not disappoint. I am in love with all of the products in the line and will definitely still be dropping my coins on more of Rihanna’s products. I am much more inclined to support brands that cater to a wider audience. We need to understand that Rihanna’s makeup line is an important moment for the beauty industry. Fenty Beauty is out here setting a great example of how crucial it is for companies to value inclusivity. So is it worth the extra buck? Heck yes, it is!

Thank you Rihanna for once again snatching our edges.

I want to give a shout out to a very talented individual who made these pictures and videos possible. Jace Longenecker ! Remember to go and check out his Instagram page for more of his amazing work.

As always don't be afraid to talk to me in the comment section below. Remeber to share my post so the world can know about the wonders and miracle of Fenty Beauty!

Catch you all on the next post.

XX

Achieng


 

 

 

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