Weekend Haul At Sephora| Fenty Beauty Product Review

Weekend Haul At Sephora| Fenty Beauty Product Review

Over the weekend I did some well needed retail therapy. My week was nonstop work and I needed to take some time and just walk up and down the mall and just shop.  I had my mine set on adding a few new products to my makeup collection. So I headed over to my local Sephora at Somerset Collection Mall.  I went in and the next thing I know I was cashing out on quite a few of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty products!  If you are makeup lover, like myself, you probably already knew about new releases that hit the shelf last week. I finally got my hands on the new bronzer and highlighters. So its only right that I share with you all my “Fenty Face”. On today’s post I will be showing off what I bought and provide a mini review over all the Fenty Beauty products I purchased. HAUL TIME !

Left to Right: Foundation, Concealer, and Gloss Bomb

So Rihanna has been killing the game lately. I really do miss her music but her beauty and lingerie line has been making major head way. First and foremost I really do appreciate that Rihanna for pushing diversity and inclusion since the beginning. Fenty Beauty definitely change the game when they first launch their line of 50 shades of complexion products. THEY DID IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.. no shade! So shout out to her. She had everybody shooked and I appreciate her for doing this.

So, I went crazy in Sephora this past weekend. I was watching a lot of Youtubers, and a few of them that I watch went to private party with Fenty Beauty. They met Rihanna!!! So of course they took to their channels to tell about the products and how shook they were to meet her. I heard so many good reviews about the bronzers I had to get my hands on it.  So I had to join the wave.   I spent up all my work points (we get points at work to buy things)  to get four  $25 gift cards for Sephora.  The plan was to do some serious shopping and spending.



This was the most anticipated products out of the all. The Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer is another banger from the Fenty brand. I purchase the shade Mocha Mami, which is a deep dark red undertone bronzer. The bronzer comes 8 other different shades. Now bronzer is my go to. Honestly I prefer to bronze than to contour.

Sidenote: Bronzing is the art of warming the face and contour is define and add shadow to the face.

This product does it for me. It definitely warms up my skin and leaves my face with nice tan finish around the perimeter of my face. On the site it claims to be transfer resistant and it live up to the hype.

On the flip side,  Mocha Mami was definitely dark enough for my complexion, however I do wish they will extend the shade range for my deep dark sisters. We still have a lot of work to do in the beauty industry!  This retails for $30 on Fenty and Sephora sites.  This product gets FashionLayn’s stamp of approval and definitely worth it


Next on my beauty list was the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter in the shade Penny4UThots. Auntie Ri had me at the name alone. This is a metallic burnt copper highlighter. Super glittery ! Now, this product, I have to be honest, I am a little underwhelmed with this one. It has big flakes of metallic chucks, kinda  like confetti. In my opinion it add inconsistencies to my face. Then the product does not pop my cheeks, it is a bit too subtle for my taste.  I am girl who love for her checks to pop and it did not do it for me. If you are a girl that loves silvery undertone highlighter and loves to be subtle then this product is for you. It made me look a little gray.

The best thing about this highlighter is that you can use this product anywhere on your face. So I am not going to take it back to the store, instead I am going to pack this on my eye lids. This highlighter retails at $36 at Fenty and Sephora.


Up next on the list was the Fenty Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder. I purchase this in the shade of “Honey”. This superfine milled loose setting powder comes in 8 different shades use to set and brightening. This product is super sheer and definitively has a soft brightening effect to the skin. Let me tell you “less is more”. You do not need to add touch much on you face because that will leave yon super dry. This product is super comfortable on the skin and think it best applied with a sponge!  This setting powder retail at $32! I am a fan of this product I want to go back and get another shade because the honey shade works well to set the rest of my face not my under eye. I prefer to be a bit more brighter and love a yellow undertone! This product gets FashionLayn’s stamp of approval and definitely worth it ! 


So most people already know that the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation has been the star of the show for quite sometime. It is a medium to full coverage foundation that comes in 50 other shade ranges. BOMB ! A year ago a did a separate review on this product and I still feel good about this product, here is what I said.  I still love the formula. I love the way it melts in my skin and it is easy to apply. On the flip side I do need to go back to find my exact match. I have been searching for the right  match to balance out my face and chest. Currently, my I have foundation in the shade 420 (deep tan, warm undertone)  and I do think it is bit too warm for my skin.

My Fenty Face

In addition this shade is my “summer shade”, so that could also be the issue. If you have super dry skin this product is still not for you however you can pair this product with hydrating primer or mix it with a dewy foundation. Maybe Auntie RiRi might come out with dewy finish foundation. That will be lit! This product retail for $35 on Fenty Beauty and Sephora. This product gets FashionLayn’s stamp of approval and definitely worth it ! 


Finally I got my hands on the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer. Rihanna few month gave the ladies a 50 shades of concealer to go along with the foundation.  The concealer like the foundation is medium to full coverage. It glides on very creamy and fell super hydration. The concealer claim to be longwearing, light,  and creaseproof. Man some super bold claims!  I wore this concealer for three days straight and I must say it lives up to the hype. It is very comfortable and lightweight on the skin. It it stay put! I started creasing once I was made it home after working a 12 hours shift. So I must say I was very impressed by the concealer. On the flip side I purchase the concealer in  shade 390 (deep tan, yellow undertones). My plan is to go back to get lighter shade that will brighten up my under eye area. I do wish the bottle was a bit more bigger. This products retails for $26.


These gloss bombs are by far my favorite products of them all! This is high shine universal lip gloss.The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminzer are so amazing! I have them in the shade of Fu$$y and Fenty Glow. They are so longwearing and sit comfortably on my lips.I have nothing to say bad about this product. I have like 2 of them in my purse and I stock up every time I go to Sephora. Each lip bomb retails at $18 a piece. This product gets FashionLayn’s stamp of approval and definitely worth it ! 


“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion.

But cosmetics are easier to buy.”

-Yves Saint Laurent


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Beauty Talk: FashionLayn Must Haves !

Beauty Talk: FashionLayn Must Haves !

Hello Beauties, Yes today we are going to have beauty talk. Lets talk about 10 of my favorite beauty products currently! I was inspire to do this post by InStyle May Magazine! (Sidenote: Zoe Kravitz is on the cover) Annual they have awards for the best beauty buys, judge my panel industries pros. Let me tell you now I am not a pro with it comes to beauty but I am pro in what I like. Basically I like what I like. Also, I been feeling a little insecure about my face after having oral surgery. SO …… beauty talk !

Favorite Skin Care Products

Face soft like a babies bottom – sidenote I have dry skin ! 


(left to right)
  1.  Shea Moisture Daily Glow Priming Moisturizer: $11.99 at Target
  2.  Mario Badescu Skin Care Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater: $7 at Ulta
  3.  Shea Moisture Daily Hydration Overnight Face Oil: $8.99 at Target

These products have been helping combat my hostile dry skin ! I use the Mario Badescu Facial Spray right after I cleanse my face and after I set my makeup. Really you can use it at anytime.  I just love that hydrating and refresh feel it gives to my skin.  Next I use the Shea Moisture Daily Glow Priming Moisturizer to soothe my dry skin. Also it leaves me with are radiant finish! It all about the glow.  Sidenote: A little goes a long way to. This product is kinda universal you can use it with a bare face or use it as a primer before putting on your makeup. I love products that I can use it for more than one thing ! Lastly, I give my skin a boost at night with the Shea Moisture Hydrating Overnight Oil ! Yes I have to feed my face at night and yes I am just that dry.  I hate waking up to tight and dry skin so I coat my face with this oil. To me its feels lightweight and I don’t have worry about it getting everywhere and all on my pillowcases!

Favorite Beat Products

In other words my favorite makeup products for my face  🙂


(left to right)
  1. Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer in  Ebony Bronze: $7.99 at Meijers
  2. Nars Powder Blush in Orgasm: $30 at Sephora
  3. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (420) $34 at Sephora
  4. MakeUp Revolution Luxury Baking Powder (Banana): $8 at Ulta
  5. MakeUp Revolution Strobe Highlighter (Gold Addict):$6 at Ulta

Now to my favorite favorite part makeup ! Yes makeup. I love doing my makeup and watching makeup tutorials. So these are my current fave makeup products that I have to have. First, Covergirl Queen Bronzer in Ebony Bronze. These is the best warm bronzer to bring back warmth to the face and it the right color for my dark complexion. Yes !! Next, I have to have my NARS blush in the shade Orgasm. This blush definitely makes me have a organism  LOL and it the number 1 bestseller blush in the U.S. This blush looks beautiful on any shade and leaves you with matte and shimmering finish ! Need I say more, Fenty Beauty it’s life. I did a review on this product READ MORE. Absolutely adore this foundation and I have the shade in 420. Next, the best inexpensive setting powder is from Makeup Revolution. II learn about this setting powder from Alissa Ashley, a big youtuber ! Now I love the Laura Mercier however I can not spend money on this product every time.  I do my makeup all the time so Makeup Revolution comes through. I love the finish that it gives to my concealer and it has the right amount of beige I am looking for. no flash back yes ! Lastly, every girl has to have a highlighter to bring out those cheek bones. Another product from Makeup Revolution , the Strobe Highlighter in the shade Gold Addict. I love anything that gives my skin a golden glow. I like to call it the Ghana Glow since a girl DNA shows her family from Ghana haha but anywho I love this highlighter because it goes on like butter .

Favorite Lips Products

Pucker Up yall ! Gloss & Matte 


(top to bottom)
  1. Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick (Freckle Fiesta) MATTEMOISELLE, Freckle Fiesta $18.99 at Sephora

2. E.L.F.  X  Alissa Ashley Lip Glosse.l.f. x Alissa Ashley Lip Gloss

These are the lippies that I keep reaching for.  First it the  the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Matte lipstick in the color called Freckle Fiesta. The color is like spicy terra-cotta and I love the way it looks. It different and it brings out my skin.  Lastly… remember when I mention Alissa Ashley. Yes she collaborate with E.L.F. and gave the people this bomb ass lip gloss. It really look good on everyone. I got this as a gift for by birthday from my lovely team lead. So it goes everywhere I go and I never put it down. I am scraping the bottom I need a new one.


So these are my top 10 ten products that I pretty much wear everyday of my life. They are my must have and I quick to run to the store when I am running low or run out. If you enjoy this post please like and let me know in the comment.

Also share with me some of your favorite beauty products. What are your must haves ?

Remember beauty is when you can appreciate yourself.


Late to the Party…. Fenty Beauty Foundation Review*

Late to the Party…. Fenty Beauty Foundation Review*

Let me just tell you me and Fenty Beauty have been having a long time issue with each other. I have been on a long journey just trying to get my complexion color. Lord the first day I tried it was all sold. Then I tried again had my color no money to spend. Just a up and down relationship. Fenty help me… help me please! It was a point in time I couldn’t even test the shade out. So I guess for a few months. Long story short I got it in my possession. Baby this is what you came for.. Lighting strikes every times she moves … AND EVERYBODY WATCHING HER !

Yess… I finally got my Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation. Just in time for Rihanna’s birthday. I found my foundation color at the Sephora in Chicago on Michigan Ave before her birthday ! Yes hunny I got my color is 420after is being sold out for like forever.  This is consider a soft matte complexion products. It it a medium to full coverage foundation and it is build able.


This is my new favorite foundation. I have been using this foundation for two days and I am in love with the formula. It is so lightweight and easy to build up without all the cakiness. Also this foundation in my opinion works very well with my other products. Like my LA Girl Pro Concealer, Nars Orgasm Blush, and Ruby Kisses Mineral Powder in Honey Brown. I love the fact that my face can still breathe. Like it does not clog my pores, and it works well with my dry skin. Just an amazing foundation.


Please make sure you shake the foundation to help activate the magic before apply the foundation to the skin.

Let the foundation dry down to determine if the shade is your best shade or not. This also can determine if you need to get a lighter shade. I think 420 works well for me. I might try 410 & 430 just to see how it work on my skin.

Me with the Fenty Foundation glowing

Overall, I am happy that black woman in the fore front of a brand. In addition, I am ecstatic that she brought us so many complexion colors to the market. Rihanna really had many brands shaking in their boots. So thank you to Rihanna and to so many other brands that brought diversity to the cosmetic world. SIS you poppin !