Invisimatte Blotting Powder
Fenty Beauty's Invisimatte Blotting Powder isn't a showstopper in pop star Rihanna's makeup line, but it's a solid performer worthy of attention.
This pressed powder comes in a mirrored compact with a sponge included. While you can use the sponge to apply this on the go, powders look best when applied with a brush (which is how Fenty Beauty recommends applying it, leaving us to wonder why they included the sponge).
Though this appears white with a slight lavender tint in the pan, once on skin it's imperceptible. True to claims—and its name—it has an immediate mattifying and blurring effect, reducing shine and diffusing the look of pores without looking chalky. It doesn't last all day long (if your skin is very oily you will have to re-blot), but it does hold up well for several hours.
In addition to serving as a blotting powder, this also works well as a setting powder for normal, combination, and oily skin. Since it's quite absorbent, those with dry skin might find this feels too drying. In fact, the third ingredient, aluminum chlorohydrate—normally used in antiperspirants—is an astringent that poses a slight risk of irritating skin.
- Immediately mattifies and blurs imperfections.
- Doesn't look chalky on skin.
- Keeps skin from looking shiny for several hours.
- Works well as a setting powder.
- Fragrance free.
- Aluminum chlorohydrate poses a slight risk of irritating skin
Pop mogul Rihannas made her mark in the worlds of music, movies, and fashion, and now she expands her empire to include makeup with Fenty Beauty, under the umbrella of parent brand Kendo. Taken from the last name she doesnt use on stage, Fenty Beautys philosophy is Beauty for All, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusivity in its products. Among its most heralded offerings is its foundation, which comes in 40 shades with undertones appropriate for very fair to very deep skin tones, and its highlighters, which include a blindingly bright 24-karat gold shade.
Beyond all the press though, does Fenty Beauty deliver? For the most part, the answer is yes, and both the foundation and the highlighters are solid products worthy of their build-up, along with a nearly-universal lip gloss that works for a wide range of people. Most products are fragrance free or contain minimal fragrance, and come in thoughtful packaging thats convenient and, in some cases, modular (some complementary products are magnetized so that theyre easy to keep together as a set).
If youve been interested in seeing whether all the hype is worth it, we say that by and large it is. For more information on Fenty Beauty, visit https://www.fentybeauty.com/.
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