We’ve all heard the hype surrounding Fenty Beauty. The massive queues of people outside Harvey Nics all trying to get a piece of the action! I was lucky enough to be on my honeymoon when the full release dropped. I made my way over to Sephora and was pleasantly surprised to find the newly opened counter well stocked and fairly free of people!
As I was checking out the collection I was instantly drawn to the Match Stix highlighters. There are so many gorgeous shades available, from burnt oranges to lilacs! I don’t really use highlighters all that much. However I wanted to get one that was nicely understated whilst also complimenting my pale skin.
Fenty Beauty Starstruck
I was instantly drawn to the shade “starstruck”. It’s a beautiful pink shimmer with a lovely sheen. As you can see the product twists out of the container and has a domed shape to it. I picked it up and swatched it and was pleasantly surprised at its pigmentation. On the first swipe it gave off quite a good amount of coverage whilst not overloading my face with shimmer – it’s very buildable. That way you can wear it exactly how you like it.
Now I’ve been using it for a while at home I like to take a brush and apply it lightly. I don’t want to go too discoball on my cheeks but just have more of a subtle shimmer! I’ve even doubled up the use of my Match Stix and started using it as an eyeshadow base. It’s the perfect soft and creamy nude to layer further eyeshadow on top of. Or alternatively it actually works really well on its own! It has a great wear time, and can often last the entire day for me as long as I don’t start rubbing my face!
I’ve even seen these products used as lipstick. The great thing about Rihanna’s line is that the products are so diverse they can be used in a multitude of ways. I’m already eyeing up the shade “unicorn” which is a gorgeous deep purple, and “yacht life” which is a coral shade. Someone help my bank balance!
The Match Stix are priced at £21 in the UK. Not cheap but definitely comparable to similar offerings by the likes of NARS and Urban Decay.