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Here's What Some of Our Favorite African Bloggers Are Saying About Fenty Beauty

The Fenty Beauty reviews are in! Here's what some of our favorite African bloggers have to say about Rihanna's inclusive beauty line.

The buzz around Rihanna's debut makeup line Fenty Beauty hasn't died down since it dropped last week—and we're glad. The singer put major cosmetic brands to shame with her extensive line of foundations, which spans 40 shades. Rihanna's emphasis on making inclusive beauty products has us uniquely excited about her collection.


With so many shades and products to try, it can be a bit tricky finding the products that are right for you, without having to take a trip to the store or simply guessing. Thankfully, some of our favorite YouTubers—black and brown girls who look like us and whose opinions we've grown to trust—are here to lend a helping hand. Really, what would we be without them?

Whether you're looking for a guide to the best products, help with finding the correct shade, or even if you've already indulged and just want to hear what others have to say, we've gathered some of the best beauty reviews from African bloggers for you to check out below.

Happy slaying!

The line seems to have hair and beauty blogger Kiitana "shook." Find out why in her full-face review.

The always colorful Jackie Aina shares her thoughts on a range of products.

Hear what beauty blogger, Nyma Tang had to say after trying on the line's darkest shade:

Jennie Jenkins aka Beauty by JJ keeps it "honest" in her review of the line.

YouTuber, Ms Deb Deb shows us how the products work on skin with hyper pigmentation.

Somali blogger Halssaa shares her first impression:

Particia Bright gets even brighter as she plays around with the line's one-of-a-kind highlighters.

Is Fenty Beauty really worth all the hype, Shahd Batal let's us know the deal in this extensive review.

Nikki Perkins gives us the scoop on how well the products work for darker complexions.

Check out this review from Somali blogger duo Osh and Akela.

Ronke Raji gives her verdict:

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