Fenty Beauty Pop Up Event – Belfast, July 2018

Fenty Beauty is the hugely successful make-up line by Rihanna. The only way to get your hands on the line in the UK is at Harvey Nichols stores. Unfortunately we don’t have any here in Northern Ireland so I was SUPER excited when I found out that Fenty Beauty were going to hold a pop-up event in Belfast. Not only was this my first time trying Fenty Beauty products, it also happened to be my first beauty event as a blogger.

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fenty beauty pop up shop

The Fenty Beauty Pop Up shop was open across two days at Custom House Square, Belfast. I went quite early on the second day, which is why it doesn’t look so busy in my photos! The set-up is so instagrammable – I was in heaven! The Fenty team were really lovely, and chatted away to us while we were lining up to get our make-up done.

When we arrived, we were given these cute little Fenty Beauty branded water bottles and pointed in the direction of two queues. One was the “Make Up Artist Experience” and the other was “Product Experience”. I decided to visit the make-up artists and let them match up the best products for my skin type.

Fenty Beauty Water bottles

You know you’ve made it when you’ve got branded water bottles!

The Beauty Experience

Applying my makeup

Applying my foundation while I check out the Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow palette.

I got my make-up done by the lovely Rytis who did an absolutely brilliant job. I opted just to get my base done – as I was happy enough with my own eyeshadow I had done that morning. The three products Rytis used on my face were:

Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer
Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in the shade 120
Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo

What I really loved about getting my make-up applied by Rytis is that he showed a genuine interest in making sure I was happy with the products he was using. He asked questions such as “Do you prefer a dewy or matte finish for your foundation?” and “Which foundation are you using at the moment and how does it react with your skin?”. One of my pet hates about getting my make-up done is when artists go ahead and do whatever they think will look good, instead of asking for your input. So I automatically felt happy and comfortable with Rytis!

me and Rytis

Hanging out with Fenty Beauty MUA Rytis!

I also felt like I walked away from the event having learnt something – bonus! I would never have picked a pink highlighter for myself, as I thought pink wouldn’t compliment my pale skin and red hair. Rytis actually mixed the two shades from the highlighter duo “Lightning Dust” and “Fire Crystal” and I was really surprised by how good it looked on my skin.

 

What Did I Buy?

Fenty Beauty Bag

I ended up buying the foundation in the shade 120. It’s a full-coverage foundation but it feels really light on my skin. I loved how good it looked with just a simple highlight on top, no concealer needed. I was sold on this pretty much straight away.  Like I said earlier, I was really surprised at how well the pink highlighters suited me, so I bought those too.

fenty beauty makeup

At the event, if you bought two or more products you got a free make-up bag and mini lipstick. The lipstick I got is the shade “Candy Venom”. It’s not my usual colour but after my experience with the highlight – I’m open to being pleasantly surprised. They also threw in an extra tiny bottle of my shade 120 foundation – which will be perfect to bring away if I have to go somewhere overnight.

I came away from the event with far more goodies and products that I had A) Expected and B) paid for – so it was a great success all round!

At the event I also completely fell in love with the Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow palette, the colours were SO stunning and pigmented. Sadly I already have the majority of the shades in other palettes, so I couldn’t quite justify a purchase this time!

Moroccan Spice Palette

How could I resist getting a photo in a giant eyeshadow palette?!

I had an absolutely brilliant morning at the Fenty Beauty Pop Up shop and I think I will definitely go to more of these kinds of events in the future. If only it had been held a bit closer to pay day – I would’ve bought a lot more.

I also want to say thank you to Amy who was kind enough to come along to this event with me. She patiently took photographs while I got excited about all the lovely make-up!

 

fenty beauty pin

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