When I learned Rihanna was launching a beauty line, I was mildly intrigued. I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis. Then news broke that she created 40 shades so that all women of color would be included and immediately Rihanna had my attention.
I remember going to school dances and being limited to Mac Cosmetics because the majority of beauty brands exclude women like me (and God forbid they be a shade or two darker). It was terrible for my skin. As an adult I talked to my dermatologist and received two suggestions. One only worked with my winter shade when I’m pale. The other, Laura Mercier, I am pretty loyal to.
Fenty Beauty has foundations for women on both ends of the spectrum and every shade in between. I definitely fall somewhere in the middle with 340 but I don’t look like I belong in a casket which is a miracle.
There were beautiful colors for the women who love to go all out and those of us who are a bit more modest. The highlighters will definitely be the products I get into next. I just couldn’t decide where to start. Sensory overload.
You can shop Fenty Beauty online and at Sephora. Most of the shades darker than 340 sold out. Obviously there was a very serious need in the market for those colors. Hopefully the beauty (fashion and travel) industry will all be more inclusive in the future.