The bar is raised with Fenty Beauty’s newest launches — hear from the brand’s Global Make-Up Artist on the ever-growing empire.

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Can you believe that it has been two years since Fenty Beauty first came out with their sold-out Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation? Made for all skin tones, this foundation was any beauty lover’s must-have to keep their make-up on all day. Ever since, Fenty releases have been filling up our feeds, and we’ve now stashed the latest Pro Filt’r Hydrating Foundation and Brow MVP in our make-up kits. Now to know from an insider — Priscilla Ono, Fenty Beauty’s Global Make-Up Artist’s passion for beauty began in the ’90s, inspired by music videos and MTV. Here, #TeamCLEO wanted to know the lowdown from Priscilla and find out Fenty founder Rihanna’s fave foundation to use as well as Riri’s brow must-dos. 

Who would be best suited for the Pro Filt ’r Hydrating Foundation and why?

If you have dry skin, this formula is a game changer. It’s hydrating and refreshing, but also long-wearing. It is even great for oily skin, because as we start moving into cooler months, we end up over-drying our skin and it produces more oil.

Which foundation (Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation or Hydrating Foundation) do you prefer using on Rihanna?

I actually like to use both — Hydrating Foundation on the perimeter of her face and the Soft Matte Foundation in the T-Zone which tends to get oilier. 

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Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Hydrating Foundation, $52 

Would you recommend using both primers, hydrating and mattifying on targeted areas?

If you have combination skin, you can definitely use multiple primers. I like to use the Pro Filt’r Mattifying Primer in the T-Zone and centre of the face, which can get oilier. I would use the Hydrating Primer on the cheeks and dry patches.

What is the biggest no-no when it comes to using foundation?

Applying foundation without prepping first can really emphasise texture. Make sure to properly prep by exfoliating and moisturising your skin.

How do we avoid looking like an oil slick at the end of the day?

The Pro Filt’r Mattifying Primer is amazing to control shine. Apply the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation on the centre of the face and the Hydrating Foundation on the perimeter, to get a more natural look. Set your base with the Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder or Invisimatte Blotting Powder. Blot away oils with the Invisimatte Blotting Paper and to diffuse shine, use the Invisimatte Blotting Powder. 

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Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Mattifying Primer, $48 

How does the brush of the Brow MVP help ease the eyebrow-drawing process?

Its wide paddle makes it easier to groom and blends the pencil color effortlessly. The brush is also super-luxe, offers more precision and lasts longer than your standard spoolie!

What makes this eyebrow pencil perfect for beginners?

Fenty Beauty’s Brow MVP pencil is so user-friendly — the formula has great colour payoff with longevity. It’s not dry, so it doesn’t tug at your skin.

What is Rihanna’s regular brow routine?

She actually does her own brows most of the time. She likes a thin and precise brow and usually just combs and fills them in.

What is the one rule you stand by when doing your own eyebrows or a client’s?

Start by filling your arch to set the tone and everything else kind of falls into place from there. 

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Fenty Beauty Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler in Dark Brown, $32 


Tips to keep in mind when getting your face on. 

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Fenty Beauty's beauty guru Priscilla Ono 

What’s the key to a perfect base?

The key to a perfect base is skin prep!

How do we get the perfect arch for brows?

I always start with the arch because getting this part right is the most important. Make short strokes with your eyebrow pencil to mimic your natural hairs.

A must-have product in your kit for any occasion?

Invisimatte Blotting Powder for any kit and every purse! I love how I can apply it to set makeup and multiple times a day to diffuse oil.