First impressions…I tried 3 products from fenty skin

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It’s no secret around these parts that I am a big fan of all things Fenty Beauty and when Fenty Skin was launched, I knew that I had to get my hands on the products one way or another. Fenty Skin is not sold in South Africa *boooooooo* and thus I had to think of another way. Luckily, my sister (who lives in Paris) was coming back home for a bit earlier on in the year and I asked her to pop into Sephora and buy me some products. The trial size pack of the Fenty Skin Start’r Set was on my list!

The set has 3 products: the Total Cleans’r Remove-it-all Cleanser, the Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum and Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen.

I’ve been using the products for just over a month and I feel I’m in a good position to give my first impressions of the products.

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Total Cleans'r Remove-it-all Cleanser

Total Cleans’r Remove-it-all Cleanser
This cleanser is creamy, it doesn’t foam but leaves my skin feeling clean. Using it the first time I used too much product and it left my skin feeling tight – this changed when I use just a little bit.

Total Cleans'r Remove-it-all Cleanser

I adore the opening a closing mechanism, it’s the first time I’ve seen such on a product.

Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum

Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum
I was most excited about this product in this range and I’m sad to say I was left disappointed. See, the name Fat Water made me think that it was going to be a deliciously hydrating product (I love me some hydration) but I was left wanting.

I can’t comment for it refining my pores, I don’t have problematic pores and it’s not one of those things that I concentrate on when it comes to my skin.

Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen
I love this moisturiser, it is light but also nourishing. My skin feels soft and has a glow after I use it. I can’t comment on its sunscreen abilities because I use it as a moisturiser only (I apply a pea sized amount) and then top off with my regular Nivea sunscreen to protect my skin.

Overall, the products are alright, they are good base products for the basic routine which you can then build on with other serums and actives. They smell delicious! My skin isn’t sensetive to fragrance and thus I don’t mind products that have fragrance, especially if I like it, it adds to the experience of using them. Given the chance, I would only buy the full size of the moisturiser – I’d give the others a miss.

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  1. Zanele

    It’s really sad that we don’t get Fenty in SA great first impressions… I’m glad your sister gets to pick up stuff for you when she returns home.

  2. Nomali

    Oooh! I’m glad you’ve been able to try the range. Too bad about the fat water. I’m definitely curious ab her follow up drop because there was A LOT of feedback about this first drop. I hope the company took notes.

    I hope they also take notes and bring fenty to clicks lol

    1. Lungi

      That last part! We need them here ASAP

    2. Lethi Leths

      I agree, especially concerning the fragrance. I have sensitive skin and a lot of sensitive skincare influencers had not so pleasant experiences.

      1. Lungi

        Definitely the fragrance stands out.

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