11 Essential Tips From Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Tutorials
I am not ashamed to admit that I didn’t bat my eyelashes in excitement around the idea of makeup until Rihanna declared she was a makeup girl. Yes, that may seem a little excessively fangirl-ish, but to be fair, until recently, women around the world, myself included, were underserved by the beauty industry. Before Fenty, women of color didn’t have an array of foundational shades catered to us, and while the products and the world of tutorials have exploded to cater to everyone, Rihanna has always been a rule-breaker and led this change within the beauty industry with the launch of Fenty’s foundations.
For the cosmetics-averse like me, something about Rihanna giggling while contouring is life-affirming. Her tutorials and her breakthrough in the industry are an invitation to explore beauty in a way that previously felt intimidating or exclusionary. And while I’m still clamoring for another album (and no amount of Fenty gloss is going to give me her perfect Cupid’s bow lips), in the interim, I’m totally okay binge-watching every tutorial she releases and enjoying every product drop she blesses us with. With that in mind, I’m sharing 11 beauty tips I’ve learned from Rihanna that newbies or makeup artists everywhere can appreciate.