Product Review | FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder

Product Review | FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder  in Banana ($32, Sephora)

Product Details (from Sephora's website): A superfine, weightless, loose setting powder in eight sheer shades to perfect and extend makeup wear for a filtered, photo-ready finish on lock.  This silky loose powder works all day to reduce shine and blur the look of pores, fines lines, and imperfections for a hyper-smooth filter that won’t flash black. Eight versatile shades melt into your unique skin tone, letting you set, perfect, and brighten without caking or settling.

Review:  Fenty Beauty is one of my favorite brands when it comes to face products.  When they released this powder along with the concealer, I did not hesitate picking it up even though I was already in love and married to my Huda Beauty Loose Setting/Baking Powder.  The box is its classic Fenty packaging with a sticker on top that has the shade color and name.  The powder tub is beautiful.  It is packaged in a sturdy clear acrylic plastic with a mirrored top cover.  It also comes with a separate seal so the powder does not get all over the place, however, this is placed separately in the box and could be easily missed and thrown away with the box.  Make sure you check the box before throwing it as it is tucked nicely and is easily overlooked.

The product claims that it is weightless, silky, reduces shine and blurs out pores and fine lines.  I will agree that it is weightless and silky.  It applies beautifully on the skin, however, I did find that this is drying underneath the eye area.  I already have a drier under eye area so there is no need to bring the Sahara into it.  But, as an overall setting powder, this is beautiful on the skin.  Maybe it blurs pores and fine lines, but I am not all into those particularly because I only use powders to lightly dust on the face, nothing more.  Sadly, for my skin type this powder and the Fenty Concealer were not a good combination.  I prefer to use them separately.  If you have oily or combination skin, this might work as an under eye powder and an overall setting powder combined.  If you have normal to dry skin like I do, you might want to stay away from using this a an under eye powder.

Would I recommend this powder?  Honestly, no.  I say that because I already have the Huda Beauty Setting Powder that works so well underneath the eyes just like my Hourglass Veil Powder.  If you are going to buy this just for an overall setting powder, I recommend the Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder.  It is not a bad product, it just did not work for me the way I wanted it to.