An Honest Review Of Fenty Beauty By Rihanna

An Honest Review Of Fenty Beauty By Rihanna

She may have unveiled it awhile ago, but it still leaves me shook.

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Let me get something straight, I'm a hard working girl on a budget; however, I can still happily afford some makeup products sold at stores like Sephora and Ulta. When it comes to buying makeup, call me basic, I don't buy anything unless it's Jeffree Star approved. Lately, I've been getting sick of my old foundation (Too Faced's Born This Way liquid foundation). Also, side note, I understand that Born This Way may not be Jeffree Star approved, but I used to be very loyal to it.

When I watched Jeffree Star review Fenty's products, I was amazed. It all looked so good and beautiful. So naturally, I went out and bought a couple of items from Fenty to try them out. The two products I bought were the full-bodied foundation brush and, of course, the liquid foundation.

The first day I wore the foundation, it was without primer or setting spray; in fact, the only other makeup I wore that day was mascara. The reason for this was because I knew I had a full day of labor-intensive work ahead of me; I just wanted to try out my new foundation. Not only did it go on as light as air, but it blended in so well with my skin I had to do almost no blending with the foundation brush. Also, the brush itself is like a Godsend. It appeared to blend even better than my sponge.

Throughout my work day, I noticed the foundation was staying on pretty well. This was surprising because, not only did I skip primer and setting spray, I also applied a very thin layer of the foundation. It didn't even cover my entire face. Also, remember that my work day was labor intensive and outside in the cold. I didn't bring my makeup with me so I couldn't do any touch-ups. By the end of the day, most of the foundation didn't' seem to be there and my face was almost entirely red from the wind and the cold. Although that's a little disappointing, it wasn't until the last hour or two of my eight hour work day that the foundation even budged. To me, that's pretty impressive. No other foundation I have ever had has lasted that long, not even Born This Way. It may not seem like it, but that's a total win.

The next day, I wore the Fenty foundation, applied with the foundation brush, again. This time, I used it with a priming and setting spray. During that day, I wound up taking an unexpected trip to an indoor pool. Unlike most people who just chill at pools and don't really have fun, I go ham at pools; I'll show everyone my sick flips underwater. So, of course, that's exactly what I did despite the fact that I had makeup on. When I got out of the pool I checked a mirror and noticed that my foundation was still there and intact. My mascara was another story, but this foundation is insane. It survived my laps in the pool as well as quite a few hours of just normal life beforehand.

If you asked me what I would rate Fenty foundation on a scale of one to ten, it gets a solid 9 (only a 9/10 because, no matter what, no foundation is perfect and therefore I will not rate one as such. But Rihanna came pretty dang close). Rihanna, you have me quaking in my socks. I cannot wait to try the highlighters and lip products.

Do yourself a favor and go splurge on this foundation, it's 100% worth it.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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Makeup Changed My Life, It's My Ultimate Stress-Reliever

Makeup is my stress-reliever, and no one can change that.

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My journey started in 2015. I had just gotten out of a relationship, and I was heartbroken. I felt incompetent to most girls. At the time, I thought a new makeover wouldn't help me at all, but my mother had other ideas. She thought it was a brilliant idea for me to use makeup. I never used makeup before, and I was kind of scared of using it too. Makeup was sort of like a taboo really. In 2015, everyone in my high school thought that if a girl wore makeup at school, it was because they wanted to impress someone, which automatically made it look like she was trying hard. I did not want to look like "that" girl. I tried to explain that to my mom, but she insisted not to worry about it.

My mom brought me to Sephora for the first time, and I was in awe. There were so many things to choose from. It was overwhelming, to say the least. My first ever foundation was the SmashBox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation. In all honesty, it wasn't the best foundation, but I was in love with it at the time. I only bought the essentials that day. Throughout the entire day, I was really contemplating whether this was still the right idea. I was at my lowest point, and I wanted to change that. In my mind, I didn't know if it was going to change anything, but it was a worth a shot. This day marked the day that I would become a better person.

I should've bought more if I knew I was going to end up wearing makeup almost every day. It was a growing obsession. I started to watch YouTube Videos on how to take care of my skin and what products would help my skin. I started to create different looks with all the eyeshadow palettes I had and started to buy more. No one could stop me from doing it. Things were looking bright, and I couldn't be any happier. But there was a downside to all of this.

I started to get side comment from girls in the bathroom saying things like makeup made my face worse or it wasn't going to change a thing. I ignored them, but it did make me want to quit. I really started to believe what they said, but my friend motivated me to continue. That same day, she went to buy her first foundation and eyeshadow palette. She said I was the reason why she bought that. She saw a big impact makeup had on me, and she wanted to feel the same thing.

Makeup really brought out a new side of me. Over time, I improved my skills and began to use them on other people. It's a great experience to get someone to see their true beauty and to see another side of them they've never seen before. That's what makes me feel accomplished. My self-esteem increased drastically, and I eventually did become more myself again. Makeup shouldn't hide our insecurities, but rather enhance our beauty. Makeup shows my creative side in ways that I didn't know I could showcase. Makeup is my outlet for stress and imagination. My journey as a makeup artist is just beginning, and there's no stopping.

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