I ordered this after seeing how Rihanna created this line for all women everywhere in mind (I mean 40SHADES OF FOUNDATION?!?!). I’m pale skinned and I rarely find a shade that isn’t too orange on my skin, so I had to jump at the chance to try this! When my delivery turned up at the door, I was majorly excited to try this out after seeing everyone raving about the coverage and the packaging. Now, I don’t usually care much for packaging that it comes in, more how the product works. I LOVE that the match stix trio is magnetic and connects together, no more losing parts of a set! Before applying this foundation I started with a plain base packed with a whole lotta moisturiser, this is a matte foundation and they do not pair well with dry skin.
First off, I applied my profilt’r soft matte longwear foundation with my real techniques buffing brush bit by bit, I had to work fast I noticed this foundation settled and dried onto the skin quickly so no time for blending. I then used my beauty blender, to blend any streaks my brush may have left behind. This foundation covered my uneven/patchy skin tone and reddish cheeks so in my opinion it did what was required, however it clung to dry patches. So if you have dry skin and want to try this foundation out, stock up on the moisturizer and let that really sink into the skin before touching this. I applied my match stix trio to contour and highlight, I was unsure on the light shade, it just disappeared into my foundation (shade 120) rather than being a shade lighter (this was the “light” shade of the trio sets) to highlight these key areas. Having said that, as this shade is the perfect match to my foundation it’s a brilliant concealer instead to pair with it. The contour shade (amber) However, the shade “starlight” in the set was THE BOMB DOT COM, I rarely encounter a cream highlight/blush like this where it amazes me with very little product required.
Okay, so final thoughts, the coverage is amazing, the match stix trio is really blendable and melts into the skin and it does last me all day, I would definitely buy this again. However this isn’t suitable for dry skin. I hope one day Rihanna brings out a luminous foundation range as well. Who knows?