Since it’s launch in 2017, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna has gained widespread popularity not just for their racial inclusivity but also for their bestseller products (cue: Fenty’s Body Lava, Pro Filt’r Longwear foundations, and Killawatt highlighters). Recently, the brand’s global makeup artist, Hector Espinal (@artbyhector) was in Singapore for the release of the new #Sunstalkr summer collection. We got a chance to speak with him on his favourite products from the brand, makeup application tips for Singapore’s climate, and more.
Bronzers are his holy grail product
Hector Espinal (HE): “I love bronzers just because I can do so much with it. I can do cheeks, nose, a smoky eye, mattify lips with it, I can do everything, the sky’s the limit with the bronzer. I worked really hard on them closely for 2 years for the #Sunstalkr collection so I would say they really are a favourite of mine.”
On picking out the ideal bronzer shade
HE: “Fenty has already done the work for you, our Pro Filt’r foundations are divided into four families: light, medium, tan and deep. Within each family, there are two bronzers that match them with one being more neutral, and the other a little warmer. You start from your foundation shade and from there, choose the preferred accompanying bronzer shade.”
Application tips for the Sun Stalk’r bronzers
HE: “A good application tip is to use the two brushes that we created for this collection. The Sculpting Bronzer Brush creates a more chiselled approach, so you really just place the powder where you want it. The Cheek-Hugging Bronzer Brush is very forgiving and follows the natural curves of the face. You can use it for your nose and eyes too, it’s a very versatile brush.
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