Shine Bright Like a Diamond with Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty

25 Oct 2018
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Superstar Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line aims to make women over the world wallow in sheer, show-stopping fabulousness. Now one of her biggest hits has inspired a highlighter. Christine Karan tries it out.

Remember the song ‘Diamonds’ by Rihanna? Now she has given us all a chance to glow with grace, with her Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All – Over Diamond Veil Highlighter. 

Unveiled for the first anniversary of Fenty Beauty’s launch, the Diamond Collection by Rihanna has become a favourite for many of us. The collection is, of course, inspired by diamonds and RiRi herself has said of this highlighter: “You can never have enough diamonds! This is the closest thing to bathing in it.”

The collection consists of two ravishing and radiant  diamond ensembles – the Diamond Milk Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer and the Diamond Bomb: All – Over Diamond Veil highlighter.

I love highlighters and it has been THE product category for the past two years so I just had to put it to the test.

Here’s the breakdown:

The packaging

If first impressions are what matter to you, then packaging is one of the most important aspects when buying any beauty product. Yes, you may throw the box away but it’s the cover that caught your eye in the first place. Rihanna has brought her products to the shelves in fantastic, eye-popping packaging. The Diamond Bomb thematically comes in a shimmering silver 3D casing that will attract shoppers from all over the store. 

The highlighter

The Diamond Bomb comes in Fenty Beauty’s hexagon-style casing, with a round mirror on one side and the product on the other. The highlighter is a cool under-toned, jelly-powder formula; which stands out from other highlighters on the market. Its touch is smooth and the application silky.

The shine

Just like diamonds, you can shine whenever you wear them. However, if you are looking for an outstanding pop like the one offered by the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter (colour: Trophy Wife), the Diamond Bomb may not be the one for you. As the name suggests, the Diamond Bomb is a veil of diamonds on your skin. The tiny shimmering particles give you the gloss and shine, and they radiate the light that hits your skin. If you want something subtle and luminous then this is the highlighter for you.

The wearability

The highlighter is easy to apply, and this product melts on your skin. It can be applied using a highlighter brush or simply with your finger (make sure your fingers are clean!). There is a decent amount that can be applied with a single swatch, and you can intensify the luminosity by adding more.

The verdict

I like it but I don’t love it. So far, I’ve loved most of the products to date from Fenty Beauty, but Trophy Wife is still my favourite and my must-have. This is because I want my highlighter to be really glowing and popping, and therefore Diamond Bomb doesn’t do it for me.

That said, what I love about Diamond Bomb is its jelly-powered formula. It’s also smooth with a unique, bounce-like texture.

Fenty Beauty has been a game-changer since its launch. Who could forget the 40 shade-range of foundations? With the variety coming from Fenty, everyone’s vanity should merit at least one of its products. The Diamond Bomb is no different, and is making many girls wanting to shine bright like a diamond, quite literally.

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