Fenty Beauty is a game-changer in the world of makeup. The brand’s creator, Rihanna, sought to increase diversity and develop products that look fantastic on everyone, no matter who they are or what their skin tone is. Offering over 50 shades in both liquid foundation and concealer, Fenty is still going strong after a highly-anticipated launch in 2017. Rihanna has even branched out to skincare with products like moisturizer, toner, body scrub and cleanser. In honor of Queen Riri’s birthday on Feb. 20, here are the best Fenty products that do it all and then some, from eyes to cheeks to lips.
Today’s top picks:
You’ve no doubt heard beauty gurus raving about the Fenty foundation for years now, and for good reason. With a whopping range of 50 shades, its lightweight formula smooths onto the skin like butter and has buildable medium to full coverage. It has almost 800,000 “likes” on the Sephora website. Make sure you’re paying attention to your undertone before purchasing any foundation! Check out this handy guide for help.
The Pro Filt’r concealer also has a vast array of shades to choose from, and just like the foundation, make sure you’re paying to undertones. It comes in a frosted glass container with a mini doe-foot applicator. My favorite beauty YouTuber/makeup artist Robert Welsh recommends putting a dot of concealer near the corner of your eye and near the outside then gently pat with your finger to achieve the coverage you want. Don’t overdo it!
Can we talk about how gorgeous Fenty packaging is? This fine setting powder comes in eight versatile shades and is the perfect way to extend your makeup for hours on end. Reviewers rave about how much product comes in the container and say it’s an excellent value for the price when it comes to setting foundation and concealer. Dust a generous amount over your face using a fluffy powder brush or tap it into hard-to-reach places using a blending sponge.
As someone with oily skin, I’m always sure to keep some kind of blotting powder on-hand (along with my trusty e.l.f. Cosmetics Shine Eraser sheets). Rihanna’s Invisimatte Blotting Powder comes in a convenient compact with a mirror that can be stowed away in any purse or bag. It looks traceless on every skin tone so you can touch up, touch up again and be ready for any photo op that comes your way.
The Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter understood the assignment. Ultra shimmery with a cream-powder formula, it’s a show-stopping addition to any makeup routine. One reviewer said it looks like crushed diamonds on your cheeks, and with the hint of pink hues, you’ll feel just like a princess. But why stop at your cheeks? Try on your eyes and collarbone for extra glow.
Longing for a tropical vacation with hot sand and crashing waves? Warm things up using the Sun Stalk’r Bronzer. It’s long-wearing, transfer-resistant and up for anything the day holds. The colors are out-of-this-world beautiful, leaving you with a matte finish and a glow that makes you look like you’ve been sunning yourself in Bali.
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but we think the Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil takes the cake. The jelly-powder formula has pure sparkle that looks fabulous no matter where you put it, whether that be your cheeks, arms, legs or eyes. Remember, a little goes a long way. This was inspired by the nude, crystal-studded dress Rihanna rocked at the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2014.
Meet the cream of the crop, the Cheeks Out Freestyle Blush. The formula is never sticky or greasy, and the sheer pop of color gives you a healthy glow, whether you’re well-rested or not. Fenty products always have solid, high-quality compacts that are easy to transport for on-the-go touchups. These blushes look good enough to eat!
Meet the Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick. Its cream-to-powder formula comes in five gorgeous shades to both highlight and blush. If you like more of a subtle shine, use your fingers to warm it on the back of your hand then gently tap onto skin. For an intense look, top with the Killawatt highlighter. The best part? The containers are magnetic and stick together, meaning you can mix, match and multiply shimmer to your heart’s content.
The Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer has reached cult status. It’s the first Fenty cosmetic I ever purchased back in 2018, and I still have the container for nostalgia. The lip product, which has a vanilla scent, gives you explosive shine and comes in six universal shades that will look fantastic on every makeup fanatic. It also contains shea butter so your lips will be nourished as well as glossy.
Stunna Lip Paint is all about making a major impact with low maintenance. With just a stroke, the matte lip color will become your go-to for any event, from weddings to nights out to casual shopping trips with your girls. Make sure to shake it before application! When it comes to the wand, define your lips by keeping it upright, and fill in with the wand facing downward.
Rihanna took the Gloss Bomb we all know and love and made a cream version of it, adding medium-to-full coverage and zero shimmer. It contains intense pigment without sacrificing shine or the XXL applicator brush. Our favorite is Cookie Jar, a delicious chocolate caramel shade.
Go big or go home. The Full Frontal Mascara features a double-sided brush that does it all: the thicker side loads and lifts your lashes, while the flat side works to define and curl. It comes in miniature sizes of black, dark green and burgundy. This is also your reminder that your mascara tubes should generally be replaced every two to four months to avoid eye infections.
The Tapered Blending Brush 210 is made for applying and blending eyeshadow in the contour and crease area of your eye. When in doubt, blend, blend and blend some more! This brush has super soft, baby pink bristles that will add flair to your makeup desk. One reviewer said it doesn’t shed after it’s been washed and retains its shape when drying. Rihanna also recommends using the brush with the Killawatt highlighter.
Hands up if you love no-limit lining! Flyliner Liquid Eyeliner has a velvety-fine tip with a water-resistant formula that glides across your eyes in a heartbeat. As I always say, there’s never a wrong time to rock a cat eye. The triangle shape makes it simple to hold and get crisp, sharp lines with every application.