Fenty Beauty by Rihanna
I have a weird relationship with makeup. My skin tone is a mixed like me, and when Fenty Beauty by Rihanna claimed to be for all skin tones I had to see for myself. Literally, the collection is perfect for all shades. I could not believe it myself.
Yet, leave it to Rihanna to embrace all the skin tones in her girl gang. We island girls have a lot of different ethnicities running in our blood, so it makes senses. On tour or at a fashion show she must have run into the same problem many WOC have, finding the right foundation in their skin tone.
Rihanna was inspired to create Fenty Beauty after years of experimenting with the best-of-the-best in beauty—and still seeing a void in the industry for products that performed across all skin types and tones.
She launched her makeup line “so that women everywhere would be included,” focusing on a wide range of traditionally hard-to-match skin tones, creating formulas that work for all skin types, and pinpointing universal shades.
Fenty Beauty products are designed to feel lightweight, even as they deliver buildable coverage that effortlessly layers, to ultimately “make skin look like skin.” Most importantly, Rihanna creates makeup to inspire.
“Makeup is there for you to have fun with,” she says. “It should never feel like pressure. It should never feel like a uniform. Feel free to take chances, and take risks, and dare to do something new or different.”
THE FENTY FACE
For Rihanna, the secret to radiance lies in the very first step of the Fenty Face, a soft matte filter—because of no matter your skin type, adding glow on glow = unwanted shine. The second step? Layer your highlight for strategically-placed glow—it’s all about lighting up where you want. Lastly, get ahead of shine by blotting on the fly, wherever and whenever; Rihanna believes that being photo ready means being shine-free. Unlock all of the make-up’s limitless possibilities with the Fenty Face: Rihanna’s “go-to method for years,” and the driving philosophy at the heart of Fenty Beauty.
If you are like me I have a little yellow in my skin tone. Oh, I how I wish I was a little browner. That is why my makeup artist Sergio Corvacho suggested that I mix the foundation 280 and 400 from the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna collection. Sergio likes me with a little glow and so do I.
The foundation is ideal for full coverage. You can not notice all my pimple scars, the scratch on my face and my freckles. I wish you could still see my freckles, but this just proves that the face is flawless after application. I am not just saying that because I am a fan of Rihanna. LOL
To add to the effect we choose the KILLAWATT freestyle highlighter in Ginger Binge and Moscow Mule. With just enough shimmer to give my face that sun-kissed glow. No contouring needed now.
To finish off my inner Rihanna we added the nude colored Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer. These beauty products from the new boss of makeup are available and Sephora’s worldwide and Harvey Nichols, London. I bet every teenage girl and grown women has added the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna to their list for Santa. Our lips might not be as juicy as her’s but here’s to trying.
ABOUT THE MAKEUP
Created by Rihanna with her vision that’s always ahead of the game, Fenty Beauty redefines the rules
with light-as-air formulas that love to be layered—in a global lineup of shades designed for all.
Fenty Beauty is 100% cruelty-free.