How To Replicate Rihanna’s Iconic Fenty Face Make-Up Look

If you’ve never heard of the phrase “Fenty Face”, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?? It isn’t just a collective word for Fenty face staples, it’s a vibe, a look, a mood! Before TikTokers and Instagrammers coined the buzzy terms no-makeup makeup and clean makeup, there was Fenty Face. You know how Beyoncé says, “I woke up like this”? Well, that’s pretty much what Fenty Face is – an effortless serve that requires the bare minimum from products, tools and technique.

The criteria for a flawless Fenty Face?

  • Glowy skin that’s drippin’ in dew.
  • Softly sculpted cheeks with high-shine highlighter.
  • And the juiciest pout to smooch, or seduce.
Rihanna Fenty Face

How to achieve it the Riri way

Step 1: Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

This velvety, semi-matte formula provides round-the-clock coverage and features groundbreaking climate-adaptive technology to ensure that no amount of heat, sweat, or sheen sabotages your beat. 

A tip? Mix it with a few drops of Fenty Beauty’s Eaze Drop’Lit All-Over Glow Enhancer for a DIY dewy foundation. 

Step 2: Match Stix Contour Skinstick

These sticks are a dream for defining and sculpting your angles. Long-lasting, buildable, weightless, and easy to blend, simply glide your preferred contouring color below or on the sides of your nose, cheekbones, forehead, jaw, and chin, and then diffuse with a beauty sponge.

Read More: Your Ideal Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Shade, According To Your Astrology Sign

Step 3: Killawat Freestyle Highlighter

To achieve a lit-from-within beam, sweep ‘Chick Phreak’ or ‘Mo’ Hunny’ across your cheeks for next-level glimmer – even the sun can’t compete!

A tip? Add some to your lids too, if you’re that level of extra.

Step 4: Invisimatte Instant Setting + Blotting Powder

This is a vital step in Rihanna’s routine to blur pores, sop up shine and lengthen the wear of your foundation. You can use the sponge included in your compact powder to set and blot or Fenty Beauty’s Powder Puff Setting Brush 170 – either way, your base will instantly look crease-free and filtered. This has yet to arrive on SA shores, so watch this space for updates. But as an alternative, Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder and Invisimatte Blotting Paper make one hell of a dynamic duo. 

Step 5: Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Last, but not least, the MVP Gloss Bomb, which Rihanna describes as “the best lipgloss in the world”, and we back that! – particularly the shade Fenty Glow. It’s beyond sexy and juicy (seriously, your crush won’t stop staring!), and it’s also ridiculously comfy on the lips (thanks to shea butter). I legit carry two in my handbag – one for top-ups and another in case of an emergency.

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Have you perfected your Fenty Face yet? Let us know in the comments below!


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