By Delaney Hopen
Rihanna, the Barbados-born talented artist is no longer just providing you jams that make you want to sing your heart out, but has captured our eyes with Fenty makeup. Rihanna is a 30 year old singer who began her career in 2003 at the age of 15. She is known best for songs like “Umbrella,” “Dn’t Stop the Music,” “Disturbia,” and “Work” (ft. Drake.)
Rihanna started off as a young artist and made a huge splash. She bleeds positivity, and carries herself so confidently. No wonder so many big brand names want to capitalize on her name. As many can remember, she was a victim of domestic violence by another R/B Hip-Hop artist–Chris Brown. However, Brown and Rihanna’s history is not the story you think of when you hear her name.
Rihanna has been a political advocate for the youth and culture of children in her home country of Barbados. Her voice has the power to be heard all across the world, and she has been known to use it with grace, confidence, and kindness. She joined Puma to create a shoe line wear. She created iconic Fenty slides with faux fur that were the hottest trend of 2016.
In addition to her political advocacy and shoe line, Rihanna’s latest project was her beauty line. On of the largest reasons Rihanna wanted to start this makeup and beauty line was foundation. Throughout history, fashion and beauty trends have been all over the board. From being fair-skinned to having a sun-kissed tan. Being a white girl (who can get pretty tan in the summer) I have had no problem finding makeup to match my skin tone. But, Rihanna is the one who thought about everybody else.
The unfortunate truth behind some makeup companies is that they still don’t have products for the girl with a yellow undertone, or a pink undertone. For example, Clinique brand makeup only has a handful of foundation colors. I know this because I have fair-skinned friends who cannot use their products.
The Fenty Beauty line has 40 different shades for every skin tone to try out and find their correct color. These products have received rave reviews, and are something that you can tell Rihanna cares about. She does “meet and greets” with the buyers, discusses the products and their quality, while wearing her own make up.
She also has created a new product not necessarily popular in the beauty world called Body Lava. Fenty’s Body Lava is like highlight for your shoulders, collar bones, and chest, to help sharpen the key points of your body.
Now that Rihanna has successfully killed the music industry and the beauty industry, she is looking ahead to another potential future in the fashion world. She has always been a style icon, but now she wants to let all the ladies know: “Your body is beautiful too!”
Yes! It is true! Bad girl Riri is starting her own lingerie line!
With the body positivity movement of being “thick,” Rihanna was a role model. She embraced her natural body and received some hate on Twitter before the movement had really gotten going. Ri is always able to make trends happen better than anyone else. She is a key driver of culture.
Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie line drops on May 10th. Not only can we expect absolute bada** styles, but her sizes now reach up to 44DDD. When I say Rihanna’s got everybody taken care of, I mean it. She currently has a countdown on her website for the opening day and a section to register early for emails, updates. You can also register for your cup and panty size.
Now that Rihanna has your:
looking good and fresh!
“What is next for Rihanna?”