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These $8 Fenty Dupes Will Be Your Summer Staple!

Colourpop to the rescue!

Colourpop came through with their Lite Stix + Blush Stix collection just in time! Summer make up means fast application. Blink and the season is over. We’ve got beaches to catch! We don’t want to spend a single extra minute worrying about perfect blending when their are weekend carnivals with our names all over them. What caught my eye, was the fact that this new Colourpop release included colors that looked like some of my favorite Fenty Beauty Shimmer Stix shades! I found Colourpop matches for almost all of the Fenty Shimmer Stix. The only one left out was Blondie. We can’t deny, Fenty has a way with gold that other brands haven’t yet grasped; Long Live Trophy Wife!! Here are the matches I found!



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Hope St.



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Acting Up

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Yatch Lyfe

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More Is More



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Mic Drop


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Flying High



Flying High

DOn’t Empty your Wallet to FIll Your Cart.

Fenty Beauty Global Makeup Artist, Priscilla Ono, Spills The Tea On Her Skin Care!


*opens notepad. creates new shopping list*

Priscilla Ono has been holding our hand since Fenty Beauty launched just a couple of years ago. She calms us down every time we fangirl + makes sure we know how to use every Fenty product to make sure we are getting the most out of each one. But now, she has graced us with a gift of learning how to bathe our skin in luxury.


This week on her Instagram stories, Ono showed us her night time skin care routine!

She expressed concerns for her dry skin and dark circles. She’s been very busy these last few months and said she hasn’t gotten much sleep. She feel like it shows. She still so cute, though! Of course she’s tired! She just launched her fashion collab with Eloquii!

Shop her popping collab here


Fenty just announced their summer collection! Vibrant + neon lippies and liquid eyeliners!

We know there is so much more to come from Priscilla herself. She’s an artist on the rise!

Time to dive into the routine!!


The Cleansing Foam

Need to know: $95
Shop here


The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder

Need to know: $65
Shop here


La Mer
The Treatment Lotion

Need to know: $150
Shop here

HyDration Cream

First Aid Beauty
Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

Need to know: $32
Shop here

Beauty Oil

La Mer
The Renewal Oil

Need to know: $245
Shop here


Sunday Riley
Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment

Need to know: $158
Shop here


La Mer
The Eye Concentrate

Need to Know: $215
Shop here


Lip Sleeping Mask

Need to know: $20
Shop here →

Final Touch

Beauty Elixir

Need to know: $49
Shop here

I’m ready to have Luxe Skin! are you?


Fenty Beauty Launches Bronzer Collection Worth A Gold Medal While Encountering It's First Big Scandal


Rihanna gave us Summer when we only thought to ask for Spring!

Question: Is your scalp cold? Because Fenty Beauty just snatched our wigs. On April 5th, the young beauty beast will release some hot products that will push your makeup looks right into Summer. Spring who?

If only we could all have Rih-rih Level Confidence for a Day

Trohpy Wife is now a Body Lava!

You may not have legs for days like Ms. Fenty Beauty herself, especially us vertically challenged dames, but you can make your legs gleam like hers.

Need to know: $59, already available
Avaiable at Sephora + fentybeauty,com
Shop here

Sun Stalk’r

You already know Fenty would leave no shade behind.

Need to know: $30, 8 shades
Avaiable at Sephora + fentybeauty.com
Shop here

Whether you’ve been blessed with the utmost melanin or you are totally pale, there is a shade of bronzer that’s your match.

Don’t want to commit to a full size? THERE IS A MINI!!! and you know how I feel about minis!

A Lil Bronze Duo!? Please and thank you!

Need to know: $24, 2 shades, includes a mini Match Stix in Sinnamon
Available at Sephora + fentyybeauty.com
Shop here

Cant Forget the Glow

NEW Killawatt Highlight Duo in Afternoon Snack // Mo’ Hunny

Need to know: $34
Available at Sephora + Fentybeauty.com
Shop here

Rihanna unveiling her collection like:



Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter

I’m so grateful that Fenty Beauty encased their brand with playfulness. They didn’t play it safe and name this highlighter somethinglike “Lucky Penny.” Cute but boring. Penny4UThots, though…. I’m HERE for it!

Need to Know: $36
Available at sephora + fentybeauty.com
Shop here

With all this glow, you might have let the gleaming light distract you from a hiccup that happened with this upcoming launch. Before it even took off, Fenty Beauty had to pull a Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter for it’s offensive name. @Trendmood1 reported Fenty removed a shade called Geisha Chic. Many followers considered it an act of cultural appropriation because it dawned the name of a part of Japanese culture while Rihanna is not Japanese. Fenty Beauty is known for it’s inclusivity so absorbing culture was offensive. What do you think about this? Let us know in the comments below!

You watched your faves on IG attending the Fenty launch party and fought the FOMO feels, too, right?

The Queen thanking her Subjects!

Jackie Aina showing us how to make the cheekbones glisten.

NikkieTutirals was all of us!

Awell of us

Summer has arrived!


My Ride or Die Beauty Products of 2017!

By: @acevallee

Hey guys, it's your friendly neighborhood glow queen! Happy 2018! Better late than never, I'm posting my top standout products from last year that is sure to remain in heavy rotation this year. Come to the celebration that is obviously on my Top Shelf as you can see. Some brands are repetitive but I honestly can't apologize for it because it is truly the products that got me through the past year and I refuse to eliminate them because of repetition. There are some dry skin warriors on this list so make sure to take notes if you're a fellow parched gal. Also theres a product that I forgot to take a photo of because it has been lost for 3 days but I MUST mention it. OLEHENRIKSEN BANANA BRIGHT EYE CREAM. LIFE CHANGER!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not even going to talk about it, just go run out and get it... NOW. It's my top recommendation. Thank me later. 


FOREO LUNA PLAY has been a crucial addition to my skincare routine. It helped me deep cleanse in the most gentle way possible. Unlike a Clarisonic this gentle silicone, vibrating tool doesn't need carry and bacterial residue which is a plus for those like me who fear germs. The battery on the brand's tiniest cleansing device does run out but it did reassure me to upgrading to the Luna Mini 2 which can be recharged. 


SUNDAY RILEY JUNO face oil has been my ace this season. I double dose before bed after cleansing and before my moisturizer. I put enough to make me look like a greasy strip of bacon. My parched skin needs all of this goodness to drink up during the hours that I'm asleep. 


FLOSS GLOSS nail polishes are hands down the best. "Disco Dust", a nude-ish rose gold holo compliments my skintone perfectly and I'm sure my manicurist is tired of me using the same polish. The shade "Lipliner" is basically MAC's classic lipliner "Whirl" for your nails... enough said. Universally flattering, The go-to for my pedicure. 


Of course I had to include FENTY BEAUTY on my list. That KILLAWATT HIGHLIGHTER in "TROPHY WIFE" is bold as F*CK and it is the standout product of the brand's entirety. The effect is like shattered purely gold glass and can be used as an eyeshadow as well. The richest glow of all time. GLOSS BOMB is also one of the best glosses on the market and is truly universally flattering on each and every single skin tone. When in Doubt with what lip to wear, pairing with a smokey or neutral lid, Gloss Bomb will come in clutch.  


BUNNY MOON JELLY MASK Move over Oatafix, This is now LUSH's most hydrating face mask that I have ever used. It is such a treat, perfect for boosting hydration in this harsh NYC winter weather. With calming ingredients like rose and chamomile to sooth and honey to generously moisturize dry, sensitive skin, this newbie is a winner! 


In 2017 I turned 30 and started using sunscreen on a daily basis. GLOSSIER INVISIBLE SHIELD doesn't irritate my skin or make me breakout like just about every other sunscreen on the planet, and it's more like a serum and its super light and soaks in seamlessly. Also works well under makeup which is a plus. (Glossier, please make a waterproof version). This was my got to protection after using exfoliants and products like Drunk Elephant's Babyfacial to protect my freshly renewed skin from the sun. 


COLOURPOP was one of my top 3 brands this year. Most of my money went to ordering highlighters and also Face Products. I was addicted to their SUPER SHOCK CHEEK HIGHLIGHTER "Flexitarian" which became my signature glow a while back (here's my past review on this formula)  as well as "Off Tropic:" which is the warmer version of my signature. Their Powder Bronzers and Blushes were also some of my most used products as they go on silkily with no skipping or patchiness. BTW, Not one product in this photo cost more than $8!!


This is the greatest product from Glossier since Haloscope. GLOSSIER CLOUD PAINTS are a great multi-use product for eyes, cheeks and lips. I was using this for a majority of the year mixed with highlighter to get a pretty glow. (which is now called "draping"). They're insanely pigmented so very little goes an extremely long way. The shade "Dusk" is my favorite. 


Drunk Elephant's T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial is worth every ounce of hype it is given. After using it once a week for a month, I've noticed a difference in texture and clarity of my skin, leaving it renewed, radiant and subtle after each use as if I went and got an actual professional facial done. 


HERBIVORE COCO ROSE has become a staple in my bedtime shower routine! It makes my skin baby soft and heavily moisturized with a pretty sheen. The scent is subtle and divine! This is like my 4th jar because I'm truly obsessed. This Dry Skin's Bff. I actually have a review on this here


My top 3 brow products that are in heavy rotation are GLOSSIER BOY BROW in clear for everyday grooming. COLOURPOP BROW BOSS pencil in light brown to define. CHARLOTTE TILBURY LEGENDARY BROWS in Supermodel because of its tiniest most precise brush that applies the perfect amount of pigment to tint your brows and make them feathery.


You will always find a GLOSSIER BALM DOTCOM somewhere around my room, bag or coat/jacket. I have every single flavor but the standout this year was the BIRTHDAY BALM DOTCOM. The pretty glittery sheen is an adult version of the Vanilla Frosting  Lip Smackers that I was obsessed with as a kid. Thanks to the brand's collab with MILK BAR and you can actually use this as a fun glossy, glittery highlighter. I always say these are great multi use products. from lips to cheeks to cuticles.


EXFOLIKATE GLOW MOISTURIZER has been my go-to moisturizer all season to give my skin the hydration and radiance it needs, especially since I mostly skip makeup for work. it gives me a healthy glow and mimics a good night's sleep. 


GLOSSIER YOU fragrance has become my signature scent of the season, which is odd because I prefer more masculine scents. This warm, comfortable, crisp, peppery concoction captivated me each and every time I wore it. It sinks into my skin to give me a scent that adapts and belongs solely to me. It doesn't smell the same on me than it does on anyone else. I am the base note! It amplifies my natural scent in the best way possible. it lingers on my clothing as well which I love. 


My palette of the year is COLOURPOP YES PLEASE! As you can see, this beloved palette was my ride or die for a pretty, neutral warm lid with that beautiful pop of yellow that I entered my 30s with. YES, I said yellow! This palette helped me be a little less boring with my eye looks. For $16, you can't go wrong. 


Another COLOURPOP obsession came late this year with their LUSTER DUST LOOSE HIGHLIGHTERS. The effect they give alone or on top of their Super Shock Highlighters is to die for!!!

How To Get The Fenty Face Without Fenty Products (Drugstore Too!)

Fashion icon, actress, singer, Rihanna, has made her mark on the beauty industry with the launch of her own makeup line. All September long, the beauty sphere has been cheering for Fenty Beauty. Makeup obsessed shoppers can't stop talking about Rihanna's release of 40 shades of foundation. They have also just been going straight batshit for her highlighters. 

The Fenty Face comes down to great skin and a banging highlight. We are so here for it. Should you run into trouble getting your hands on their products, you can still get the Fenty Face without one product from Fenty. Here's how:



Fenty Beauty's primer is all about giving the skin a natural radiance while blurring pores. To get the look of the Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Primer you can use a blurring primer on your problem areas, such as deep set smile lines and pores on your nose, while applying a radiant primer on the rest of your face. Two primers -so extra, right? No.  It is how I begin my makeup and how I make sure my whole face still looks good by the end of the day. These primers have a similar finish to Fenty's. 

Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm


Pro Prep HD Face Primer



Think of Rihanna's most iconic looks. Her skin is always poppin'. She never looks cakey and heavy. Just blessed with skin that is naturally bomb af.  It is the same with Fenty's Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. Soft matte, demi-matte, satin, whatever name you give it, there is one conclusion. Skin that is effortlessly beautiful. In Ri Ri's own words, "I want it to look like perfect skin, not like makeup on skin."


Fit Me Matte and Poreless


Glow To The Gawds

Trophy Wife. The highlight that has stopped the hearts of beam queens coast to coast. Fenty's Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters and Match Stix Shimmer Skinsticks are a wardrobe for your face. Badgalriri said, "I like to look at these Shimmer Skinsticks like I look at my clothes in the closet. Am I doing fun? Am I doing alien? Am I doing weird? Am I doing sexy? Am I doing extra? Am I doing girl next door? You choose." (source). Rihanna can pull off any look. We've seen her look like a muñeca in her cupcake dress and like Morticia at the Diamond Ball. The key to the Fenty face highlight is FUN. Whatever you choose, let it pull your whole look, mood, and vibe together. 


FaceStudio Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter


Strobe of Genius Holographic Stick


Blot On The Go

Those with oily skin were the first to notice that the launch of Fenty Beauty didn't include something they rely on to ensure their make up lasts: setting powder. Maybe that is because a powder look is not part of the fresh Fenty Face. The foundation also claims to be "undetectable" (source) and a powder is usually a dead give away that you have makeup on your face - apart from gilded eyes and these other trending fall looks.  But some of us need a little blot throughout the day. Here are some products that are just as easy to throw in your bag to reduce shine as you clock out and head to happy hour. 

Innisfree - No Sebum Mineral Pact


Oil Blotting Powder

What products are you excited to see launched from Fenty Beauty?

Fenty Beauty Just Dropped And Here Is Everything You Need To Know

@bufferingbetty here! I love Rihanna so when I found out she was launching a cosmetic brand -I fangirled! Here is what you need to know about Fenty Beauty!

Fashion icon, Rihanna, just dropped her very own cosmetic line. It is nothing like we have seen recently with other celeb makeup lines that exist only in low quantities on one website. Fenty Beauty launched in 17 countries. On its own website, sephora.com and harveynichols.com (UK), and in stores at Sephora and Harvey Nichols. Go ahead -fangirl!

Fenty Beauty's products price in ranges from $54 for a trio, $34 for a single at max item to $10 for a refill. Honestly, that is way more affordable than I expected. However, it shouldn't be. Rihanna designed this line with inclusion in mind. That begins with skin tones but it must also involves accessibility. If her prices were too high, she would be alienating part of her fan base. She was very hands on with this whole project, she even hand picked the models. 

Launch party dress; photo from  here

Launch party dress; photo from here

On her Facebook Live, which covered Fenty Beauty's launch party, when asked what was most important to her about creating her cosmetic line Rihanna said, "I wanted girls to feel included. I wanted all my friends to feel included." She goes on to talk about how her friends all talk about having a hard time finding something that works on their skin and she wanted to make sure that she had something for everyone. That social responsibility that Rihanna felt, a responsibility so many beauty brands negate, is why Fenty Beauty is calling itself "Beauty for all."

Swatch of Fenty Beauty's Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer from Harveynichols.com

Swatch of Fenty Beauty's Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer from Harveynichols.com


Rihanna was asked if she had to pick one item from Fenty Beauty that everyone needed to have, what would she choose. She threw her head back and pressed her hands together, you could tell she didn't want to choose just one! She finally answered: Killa Watt. Her Freestyle Highlighters

Fenty Beauty isn't just liquid lipstick and liners. It is 40 shades of foundation, it a primer, powder and stick highlighters, it is tools, it is travel-friendly. It is was obvisouly designed by someone who knows makeup and is passionate about it. Crafted to bring something to the beauty industry and not just to reap the benefits of its name. 

Stand Out Products From Fenty Beauty

Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation; $34


Medium buildable coverage for all skin types, formulated with 'climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to sweat and humidity.' Girl, I needed this is July!

Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick; $25


Made to be fun! Embrace a color you wouldn't typically wear as a highlight. At the Fenty Beauty launch party, Rihanna repeated said, "It's makeup, have fun. Play and don't be serious!" Her products 100% cruelty-free!

Heart went into this line! I can't wait to try some myself. Thank you, Fenty Beauty for remembering the importance of inclusion! It would have been easy to release 10 shades of foundation and call it a day but you went above and beyond! Good luck and I'm excited to see what else you come up with!