‘We tried everything to get her heart beating’: Doctor who tried to save Princess Diana
‘We tried everything to get her heart beating’: Doctor who tried to save Princess Diana

Jennifer McShane

Here’s exactly what to look for in your eye cream depending on your issue
Here’s exactly what to look for in your eye cream depending on your issue

Melanie Morris

Father’s Day for the fatherless: ‘I’m devastated about all the things he didn’t get to do… all the little faces he never met’
Father’s Day for the fatherless: ‘I’m devastated about all the things he didn’t get to...

Amanda Cassidy

10 brilliant Netflix picks worth a repeated watch
10 brilliant Netflix picks worth a repeated watch

Jennifer McShane

Irish fashion boutiques in a pandemic: Nicki Hoyne on running a luxury fashion brand online
Irish fashion boutiques in a pandemic: Nicki Hoyne on running a luxury fashion brand online

Sarah Finnan

4 underrated true crime series worth adding to your must-watch lists
4 underrated true crime series worth adding to your must-watch lists

Jennifer McShane

This huge Skerries home overlooking the sea is on the market for €1.75 million
This huge Skerries home overlooking the sea is on the market for €1.75 million

Megan Burns

The best plastic-free shampoo bars to try
The best plastic-free shampoo bars to try

Holly O'Neill

All the drama behind the Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney court case
All the drama behind the Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney court case

Jennifer McShane

7 brilliant film gems worth watching with dad on Father’s Day
7 brilliant film gems worth watching with dad on Father’s Day

Jennifer McShane

Image / Beauty

Future Icon: Fenty Beauty’s perfect contour shade


by Aisling Keenan
20th May 2019
blank

Fenty Beauty has recently launched into Boots in Ireland making it even easier to get my hands on my dream contour product. Here’s why I love it so, and why it knocked my previous key players onto the bench…


There are many reasons Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty skyrocketed in popularity upon launch where other celeb make-up lines might not quite have landed. It’s because they were genuinely different, innovative and easy to use and interpret. Oh, and they look good.

Innovation and style

Her Match Stix selection of shades can be used for any number of things – concealing, highlighting, contour, bronzing and even foundation (although the foundation is tops as well… although my god does it oxidise!). She (and the no doubt massive team she employs on the brand) came up with a simple solution for make-up that was missing. She said of the Match Stix idea:

“I wanted to create a product that would be flexible, to give you your concealer, your contour and your highlight. Match Stix lets you choose your best matches, and best of all, they’re magnetic, so they click together and are easy to find in your bag.”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on

And that they are, Ri-Ri, that they are. But within the range, I’ve found a holy grail product that I rave about to anyone willing to listen.

The contour dream

The Match Stix shade Amber is my one and only contour product. All others have been shoved to the side like unwanted vegetables on a dinner plate. There are lots of reasons I love it.

  • It’s the ideal shade of brown. Not too warm, not too cool, not mucky but not bronze either
  • It’s creamy and so will easily blend into any foundation flawlessly
  • You don’t need a separate applicator – I use my fingers to blend it in
  • The twist-up stick seems to last for infinity. I bought mine a year ago and I’m still nowhere near finished
  • I use it as eyeshadow and sometimes brow filler if I’m caught out without either

I’m a bit evangelical about the whole thing to be fair, but credit where it’s due – Rihanna, thanks gal!

Fenty Beauty Match Stix in Amber

€24 from Boots

Photo: via fentybeauty.com

Read more: Calling all beauty lovers: Fenty has just launched in Boots Ireland

Read more: Contour like a Kardashian

Read more: Everything we know so far about Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

Also Read

conditioner
BEAUTY
This €12 conditioner is like lipgloss for your hair

In just eight seconds, hair is sealed with a glossy...

By Holly O'Neill

eye cream
BEAUTY
Here’s exactly what to look for in your eye cream depending on your issue

The face seems to be like a merry-go-round for trends,...

By Melanie Morris

skincare ingredients
BEAUTY
Collagen and retinol: Finding the right skincare ingredients for you

With so many beauty trends, it can be hard to...

By Shayna Sappington

Olaplex
BEAUTY
Olaplex have released their most requested product – a hair mask that works instantly

By Holly O'Neill

bath
BEAUTY
How to turn your bath into a self-care sanctuary

Welcome to the Serious Bathers Club. Are you ready to...

By Holly O'Neill

adult acne
BEAUTY
Suffering from blemish-prone skin? Clear things up with these effective tips

From imperfections to “maskne”, here’s what may be causing your...

By IMAGE

Gender fluidity, is not merely a passing trend or a lifestyle choice, but an evolving phenomenon.
premium FASHION, BEAUTY
The future is fluid: Are we heading for a gender-neutral society?

Will the future see us unifying elements of our humanity rather than the distinctions of gender?

By Rose Mary Roche