Fenty Beauty seems to be taking over the beauty scene at the ‘mo eh? I know they’ve got that huge range of 40 foundation shades (which I’ve yet to try), a whole buncha MatchStix for your skin and highlight/contour purposes etc, and also those highlighter duos. Lemme start with this Invisimatte Blotting powder, which I’ve whipped out to use cos of le oily combination skin.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Invisimatte Blotting Powder – SGD$44
There’s an angled indent of the case, which is meant to magnetically attached to a brush (that’s sold separately)
The Packaging: It’s a rather regularly-sized compact measuring 8.5cm long x 6.5cm. One thing I do note tho is that it’s rather “bulky”. At 2cm tall, it’s rather thick for a pure powder compact. It comes with a fluffy puff applicator, but there’s the additional option of buying a retractable brush that adheres to the side of the compact magnetically.
The Scent: Nil.
The Texture: Relatively fine, but not the finest of powder grains I’ve encountered (Make Up For Ever’s Ultra Hd Microfinishing Pressed Powder takes the cake for that). This Invisimatte powder goes on pretty okay on my oily combi skin without caking. However, if you’ve got scabs or dry flakey skin, this will definitely show up.
The Verdict: I like that this powder has a very faint violet/lilac tone to it, so you don’t get that pure white ashy finish when you apply a thick layer to your face. That said, application using the puff isn’t my favourite method – there’s no strap on the puff for you to slide your fingers into, and the puff also sits atop the powder pan (i.e. there’s no recessed area for the puff to sit in, so you’ll have to exercise a little more care when closing the case). The recessed area is in top lid of the casem which houses the mirror. Since it’s in a landscape rectangle, I actually find it a little small – I can only see 50-70% of my face when holding it at a reasonable distance for touch-ups. When used as a setting powder on top of a foundation or a BB cushion, I like it – you get a velvet finish on your skin. As a blotting powder, it helps mattify the skin and create a filtered no-pore effect, which is all good for me too. The one downside is its price point – at SGD$44 it’s slightly higher than average (especially when compared with other mass market alternatives such as Innisfree’s No Sebum Mineral Pact that sells for a quarter of the price).