Rihanna makes history on ‘British Vogue’ cover

Rihanna just broke a 102-year-old record.

According to HuffPost, the singer-beauty modul-philanthropist is gracing the cover of British Vogue’s September issue, and in doing so, is becoming the first black woman in the publication’s entire 102-year history to occupy the spot.

Styled by the glossy’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful and photographed by fashion photographer Nick Knight, HuffPost says Rihanna took her place on British Vogue‘s cover wearing a “a pink tulle Prada dress and neon-orange gloves from her Savage x Fenty collection,” while also wearing only makeup products from her Fenty Beauty brand.

With the 400-page September issue the barometer of the upcoming season’s impending fashion trends, HuffPost says Rihanna’s cover is hinting at what may be a major trend: pencil-thin eyebrows, which she shows off on her cover photo.

Enninful explained the decision to place Rihanna on the magazine’s cover as one he always saw coming.

“I always knew it had to be Rihanna,” he said. “A fearless music-industry icon and businesswoman, when it comes to that potent mix of fashion and celebrity, nobody does it quite like her.”

Amen to that.

 

Fenty debuts limited-edition highlighter

Finding a new highlighter that is quality is like finding a diamond in the rough; finding one that also gives back is almost impossible. But thanks to Rihanna’s latest release, both are a reality.

According to ELLE, the multi-hyphenate’s Fenty Beauty teamed up with her nonprofit — the Clara Lionel Foundation — to create a limited-edition highlighter called “Diamond Ball-Out.” Named after her foundation’s annual Diamond Ball, ELLE says the highlighter is a platinum shade that “features the same weightless, cream-to-powder formula and highly-pigmented shimmer of the OG Killawatt shades.”

As if the formula and shade weren’t enough, ELLE reports that 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of the highlighter “will be donated to the Clara Lionel Foundation to aid in the organization’s education, health, and global advocacy programs around the world.”

Running concurrently with the highlighter’s release is a contest that has as the grand prize the chance for one fan and their guest to attend the Diamond Ball on Sept. 13; to enter, ELLE says “each dollar spent on the limited-edition highlighter equals one entry towards the contest so the more you spend, the better your chances.”

Ready for this covetable and charitable new product? ELLE says it drops on Aug. 1.

Fenty unveils new summer products

If we needed another reason to love summer beyond the sunshine and warm weather, Rihanna just gave us one: a new Fenty release.

According to ELLE, the multi-hyphenate has announced a new Fenty eye product collection, which mainly includes eyeshadow, eyeshadow primer and liquid liner. Making its debut on July 6, ELLE says the collection features the Moroccan Spice palette — the brand’s second-ever eyeshadow palette, following the Galaxy palette last year” — which offers “diamond-shaped shimmer and matte shades in toasty hues.”

Matte shades in the eyeshadow palette include a warm terra cotta, charcoal and even a dusty mauve, while the shimmery shadow look to be a bit more fun, with a sparkly emerald making an appearance in the palette.

Beyond the palette, ELLE says the collection will include a Pro Filter Eye Primer to hold onto all of that gorgeous eyeshadow color, as well as eyeshadow brushes to get the perfect eye look. Finishing off the look is what ELLE says is a “long-wear liquid liner that’s formulated to be water-resistant with a satin sheen” that is aptly named Flyliner.

Ready to shop the new products? ELLE says the collection will be available for purchase at Sephora, as well as Harvey Nichols and on Fenty Beauty’s website.

Fans call for Fenty to extend lingerie size range

Anything Rihanna touches with her Fenty empire usually turns to gold, but this time, her fans are demanding a bit more from the multi-hyphenate.

According to Cosmopolitan, the singer/designer’s latest launch — a sexy lingerie line called “Savage X Fenty” — debuted to high praise for its size-inclusive offerings, which include underwear sizes up to 3X and bra sizes up to 44DD. But some fans thought the size range wasn’t true to the brand’s “Savage comes in all shapes and sizes” motto.

Taking to social media to express their frustration over the lack of their specific bra size, Cosmo says fans called for additional sizes on both ends of the size spectrum.

“I was soooooo excited for but all the pieces I was excited about don’t come in my size. Story of my life,” wrote Twitter user Meghan. “‘Size inclusive’ is almost always a lie. It always means “here’s 25% of what straight sizes get, that’s good enough right?”

“Do not try and say you cater for ‘all body types’ by only selling a 32 band size as the smallest option and the most generic, easily available cup sizes 🤦🏻‍♀️ ,” tweeted Eleanor Wells.

While there is no word yet on whether or not the brand will eventually add even more sizes to their current range, Cosmo offers that there is a solid chance that Fenty may make good on their inclusive promise — look no further than their makeup line for proof that true inclusivity is possible.

Stay tuned!

 

Fenty unveils new body glitter

Just in time for spring and summer, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty is gracing us with the perfect product for off-the-shoulder weather.

According to Glamour, the multi-hyphenate recently unveiled brand-new body glitter products that will make your skin look equal parts dewy and shimmery. The brand’s two body glitter products offer similarly gorgeous results: Glamour says Body Lava is a “shimmer-packed liquid highlighter,” while Fenty’s Fairy Bomb offers a powder puff alternative that is “packed with shimmer inside.”

So far, the Body Lava is available in two shades, says Glamour, which include Brown Sugar — a shimmery bronze — and Who Needs Clothes, which is a peachy-champagne color. Instagram photos of the products show Rihanna using a kabuki brush to meld the product into her skin, Glamour reports, so you know when you buy your Body Lava that you’ll also be purchasing the adjoining brush.

The Fairy Bomb, however, offers a much more subtle sheen than an all-out glitter, Glamour says, with the fluffy pouf coming in a pretty rose gold shade.

So how much will all this set you back? Each Body Lava will hit you for a lofty $59 at Sephora, while the Fairy Bomb will cost $42. Despite their lofty price tags, one thing is for sure — when these products drop on April 6, we will all be lining up to make our purchases.

Fenty Beauty drops mini collection

As if we all didn’t love Fenty Beauty enough, the cosmetics company is giving us a little extra to appreciate — literally.

According to PopSugar, the Rihanna brainchild recently released their Gloss Bomb and Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in miniature form along with the launch of their  Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick. And not only are the Gloss Bomb and the highlighter available in minis, PopSugar says the come in a set, making it even more of a dream come true.

The  Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face Set features the universally-flattering lip shine alongside the beloved peachy highlighter, all for $23, according to PopSugar, which pales in comparison the lip product’s normal $18 and the highlighter’s $34 price tag.

Ready to get the look? Click here to shop now.

Fenty to launch new lipsticks

Fenty Beauty is just a gift that keeps on giving.

According to Fashionista, the Rihanna-created makeup collection is set to release a new lipstick line filled with all-new matte lip colors. Called MatteMoiselle, Fashionista says the line will feature “14 shades, ranging from nudes to reds to a bold violet, a green and even a dark navy shade,” coming in a solid instead of paint form.

And, with Fenty Beauty being the gift it is, the brand is keeping true to form, as Fashionista reports that the new shades will be available online and in stores at Sephora and Harvey Nichols starting on Dec. 26.

 

Fenty fans flood Instagram with support

When some online tend to spew hate and put other down, leave it to Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty fans to empower each other and provide the positivity that the internet so needs.

According to PopSugar, after a fellow Fenty fan commented on an Instagram photo of the brand’s Stunna Lip Paint saying that she can only dream of wearing a bright red lip color because she’d been told that red “doesn’t suit” her because her “lips are too big,” other ‘grammers jumped in to save the day.

“Your lips are perfect, whoever told you that is dead wrong! you should get it!” one user wrote, PopSugar reports, while another told her to “Own what you have. Don’t worry about anything else…You can wear whatever you want, dont listen to anyone who says otherwise.”

Commenters weren’t the only ones to offer words of empowerment to the Fenty fan. Even the Fenty Beauty account chimed in, says PopSugar, first commenting to the fan that “This red is for EVERYONE” and then posting a screenshot of the words of encouragement and writing, “The #FENTYBEAUTY sisterhood is real!!”

Amen to that!

Rihanna responds to criticism of Fenty campaigns

In case we needed further proof that Rihanna is #goals, she decided to serve up some Twitter wisdom that made us all but confirm her perfection.

According to InStyle, the Fenty Beauty mogul/singer/designer took a moment to respond to a Twitter user who suggested that, in her next Fenty Beauty campaign, she cast a “trans girl” in the shoot. While the criticism seems to be coming from a place of inclusion, InStyle says Rihanna took a moment to explain why she won’t cast a transgender model just for the sake of it, writing the user a lengthy DM to share her thoughts on the issue.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with many gifted trans women throughout the years, but I don’t go around doing trans castings!” she said. “Just like I don’t do straight non trans women castings! I respect all women, and whether they’re trans or not is none of my business!”

Her message continued, sharing another reason why she hasn’t specifically included a trans model yet: she doesn’t want to treat them like a “token” item in her campaigns.

“I don’t think it’s fair that a trans woman, or man, be used a convenient marketing tool!” she wrote. “Too often do I see companies doing this to trans and black women alike! There’s always just that one spot in the campaign for the token ‘we look mad diverse’ girl/guy! It’s sad!”

And with that explanation, the Twitter user — who goes by the screen name “@lbertootero” — took a screenshot of her response and shared it on their account, accompanied by a caption that read, “When I thought she couldn’t teach me more…”

Amen to that.

 

Fenty to release first red lipstick on Thanksgiving

As if we all weren’t raving about Fenty Beauty‘s products enough, they are about to drop a brand-new product — and soon.

According to Glamour, the brand and brainchild of Rihanna is set to launch its first red lipstick, called the Stunna Lip Paint. What’s more is that the lippie follows the brand’s mission of producing makeup for all, says Glamour, touting a motto of “One Red For All.”

While there is no word yet on price, Glamour is predicting that it may fall in line with her Gloss Bomb ($18) and her holiday lip products ($19 each). As for the release date, you may want to ask family and friends to save you some turkey and stuffing, because this beauty drops on Thanksgiving — yes, Nov. 23.

You can shop the Stunna Lip Paint both online and in stores, says Glamour, at fentybeauty.com, sephora.com and harveynichols.com, as well as in Sephora and Harvey Nichols stores.