I took a trip to Sephora to check out the collection in person. To my surprise most of the products were sold out! I heard that people went crazy over the collection but I wasn’t expecting to see an almost bare display. More then half of the foundation shades and the Killawatt freestyle highlighter in Trophy Wife was sold out. Trophy wife is so popular because of its blinding effect it yields and because Rihanna looked so stunning in it for the beauty brand launch.
Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife
I did have the pleasure of testing out the universal lip luminizer and the match stixs. Lets start out with the lip gloss. I thought it was a great shimmery rosey nude shade that would look great on all skin types. The gloss wasn’t too sticky or glittery and had a great shine.
The match stixs caught my eye because there are so many shades! There are matte and shimmery shades to be used all over the face. Shades for contouring, bronzing, highlighting, blush and lip color. You can really wear these however you see fit. I love how they are magnetic and stick together for traveling purposes. Both matte and shimmer shades blended out to a semi powder finish, which will go well with the soft matte foundation. There are 20 matte shades, so you are definitely bound to find your perfect cream contour shade!
I was impressed with the packaging and overall look of the collection. I love how every skin tone is included and everyone has a fair chance to use the products because the wide range of colors. Far too often brands release products that do not include all skintones. I read an article a while ago stating that some brands did not include darker foundation shades because they thought they wouldn’t sell. The darker shades from Fenty beauty flew off the shelves, so clearly they were terribly mistaken. Hopefully this starts a trend of inclusion and other brands follow suit to provide shades for us all!