I Tried the Complete Fenty Skin Routine and Here's What's Worth Your Money

Rihanna rarely misses, and her performance at the Super Bowl proved it. Whether she's returning to the stage while pregnant with her second child (nothing's stopping her from slowing down?), launching a lingerie bran

d or delighting beauty junkies with a best-selling brand - this woman is one for the most accomplished.

While we haven't figured out the secret to her success yet, we can get a handle on her skin-care routine. That's why we put the latest and greatest products from Fenty Skin to the test to find out which ones actually w

ork (work, work, work, work) and which ones aren't worth our money.

Of course, as with any celebrity beauty franchise, there are highs and lows. Since its launch, Fenty Skin has received as much criticism as praise. While some skincare enthusiasts love the label, others advise us to be w

ary of Fenty's use of perfumes and astringents like witch hazel (we're not done with the Rihanna puns yet), as both ingredients are known to cause irritation .

The singer-turned-beauty mogul addressed the concerns, sharing on Twitter that sensitivity was a key issue when developing the line for people with sensitive skin. Fenty Beauty's website also boasts: "We use less than 1

% of each synthetic fragrance in our total formula."

Since we were curious to try Fenty Skin on our sensitive skin, we started exploring the makeup range and finding out which products we should avoid—Flash Nap Instant Revival Eye Gel-Cream, to name just one—and which ones

we'd like to stick with vs. Our bathroom shelves.


The first is packaging. You can tell they really thought about this and worked on it, not just to make it look good (I love the pretty purple color scheme), but also for its efficiency and environmental impact. Fenty Sk

in is committed to using post-consumer recycled materials wherever possible and explains how to recycle used Fenty Skin products. It's not perfect, of course, but there aren't many brands that work that hard in this price range.

Unfortunately, the brand's Auto Refill + Save program (smart, refillable packaging that you buy once and refill as needed) is currently only available in the United States. We hope it crosses the pond soon.

Fenty Skin Total Cleans’r, £21

I love washing my face in the shower, and when I opened the package of Total Cleans'r, I was a little surprised: the twist cap isn't suitable for slippery hands. If this is the case for you, there is no need to be afraid. I

nstead of the usual twist cap that detaches from the tube, Total Cleans’r features a cool twist-lock opening. It's packed with goodness—Barbados cherries (contains more vitamin C than regular oranges), ginkgo extract (helps

control sebum and cleanse skin), green tea, and figs (rich in antioxidants)—as well as mineral-rich Substance that nourishes the skin.

It has a very sweet powdery smell, which I'm not my favorite, but the smell doesn't irritate my skin. The silky smooth cream lathers up quickly when it comes in contact with water and doesn't leave my face feeling tight or d

ry. This 2-in-1 cleanser is perfect for removing makeup as well as the day’s oil and dirt. I still use Pai's Light Work Cleansing Oil, £33, but only because I've been taught to double cleanse with two products. If I could on

ly carry one product in my makeup bag while traveling, I would happily stick to Fenty Skin.

Fenty Skin Pre-show Glow, £36

The pre-show glow is touted as the ticket to a Rihanna-level glow, and so far, I'm not disappointed! After just one week (and two uses as directed), my skin looks smoother and my pores are tighter. My skin looks more hydrated

and less smooth after applying makeup. But how? A powerful blend of natural ingredients: exfoliating glycolic acid, papaya, pomegranate and cranberry enzymes to help dissolve dead skin cells and clear clogged pores. Rooibos

tea (yes, like tea) apparently also relieves irritation.

To use, simply moisten your skin with the reusable applicator, apply a small amount of product, and gently scrub your face for 30 to 60 seconds. As it contains glycolic acid, which can make skin more sensitive to sun damage,

Post a Comment