Fenty Flypencil Review

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  • Performance

Price Category: Pro-Grade

  • $23.00 Retail

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  • Smudge proof
  • Intense colors with various finishes
  • Solid shade range (20 shades)


  • Big tip makes it difficult to be precise
  • Difficult to apply
  • Not comfortable to use
  • Flaky formula

Fenty Flypencil Review

I don’t love the Flypencil Fenty Eyeliner, I got to be honest in this review. While it has a great shade range, the application is difficult.

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Will Fenty eyeliner blow me away like Gloss Bomb?

You know, not every product of every makeup line is going to be a winner. With a product range like Rihanna’s Fenty makeup line, there’s bound to be a few duds. Unfortunately, her Flypencil eyeliner really misses the mark for me. And, I’m not alone – the Fenty Beauty eyeliner review on Sephora only has 3.4 stars. Let me explain what makes this Fenty eyeliner not-so-great. Let’s dive into Fenty Flypencil Review.

Promises vs. Performance: Fenty eyeliner isn’t effortless to apply.

Fenty eyeliner promises to glide on smoothly without dragging or pulling, no retracing necessary. The waterproof formula is not supposed to transfer, fade, or smudge for an all day wear. Flypencil comes in 20 shades from neutrals to bolds across matte, shimmer, metallic, and glitter finishes. The retractable eyeliner has a unique triangle shape that claims easier control when creating anything from a clean wing to a smoky eye.

My Review Thoughts: Fenty Flypencil Review

Shade range? Check. Cute shade names? Also, check. But, this Fenty eyeliner isn’t the easiest to apply – especially to the upper lash line. First, the shape: the triangle shape doesn’t allow for a precise application. Second, the eyeliner has a creamy, but stiff formula that sets fast. It’s hard to layer and blend because the formula starts pilling and flaking. It isn’t the most workable texture when trying to create a wing or smoky eye (I much prefer a creamier kohl/kajal formula).

I will say, Fenty does meet its long wear claims of no fading, smudging, or transferring. The pigment also is dark and intense once it’s warmed up and set on the eyes. However, the formula is a bit flaky, which I think is weird for an eyeliner!

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Let’s Review How It Compares: Fenty Flypencil vs Urban Decay eyeliner

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil beats Fenty liner for a few reasons. Urban Decay eye pencil has an ultra creamy formula that glides on effortlessly, leaving intense pigment in one swipe. The pencil is great for tightlining, smudging, or even creating wings. It has a playing time of around 30 seconds, which provides enough time to blend. After 30 seconds, it dries to a long lasting finish that won’t flake or smudge. While Fenty’s range of 20 shades is pretty great, Urban Decay eyeliner has an insane 38 shade range that comes in the same intense matte, shimmer, glitter, satin, metallic finishes.

Advertised Product Highlights

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner




LONGEVITY: Long wearing

BENEFITS: Water resistant; Smudge resistant; Comes in multiple finishes (matte, shimmer, metallic, and glitter)

CLEAN BEAUTY CLAIMS: Cruelty free; Vegan; Free of parabens, phthalates, and gluten

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