By: Kerry Ingram, Assistant Arts & Life Editor
THIS IS NOT A TEST. I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A TEST. Popular retailers Sephora and Harvey Nichols will finally be launching Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty makeup line Friday, Sept. 8, and I couldn’t be more excited.
As college-aged kids, it’s not a stretch to say that Rihanna is pretty well-known among our age group. From dance-worthy tunes to cutting-edge fashion sense, Rihanna has become one of the most popular celebrities in her niche. Although music is what made her famous, her bold and trendy looks keep the fans rolling in.
After four successful collaborations with MAC Cosmetics and inspiring viewers with amazing makeup looks worn on red carpets and stages alike, she’s finally releasing her own product line. Fenty Beauty has been kept a tight secret since its conception; however, Rihanna has hinted at a few products to be included. With her hints, in addition to my [very little] insider knowledge and trained nosiness, I’ve compiled a list of products you can expect to be purchasing at the end of the week:
-A holographic lip gloss/stick: This is FOR SURE going to be a part of Rihanna’s collection. Rihanna had this product backstage at her Fenty x Puma S/S 2017 fashion show in 2016; not to mention, holographic makeup is a hot trend this fall, and who else to vitalize a trend besides Rihanna herself?
-A REALLY good highlighter: When has Rihanna been seen without a gorgeous glow? The singer was most recently featured in DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” music video, where her skin was shining with a beautiful pink shimmer throughout. If Rihanna doesn’t release a highlighter, I’d be surprised.
-The Best Lip Colors for WOC: Red lip? Rihanna knows how to rock it. Nude lip? Rihanna always finds the perfect shade. With lip colors, RiRi knows how to not only find the boldest and most pigmented colors, but also how to find ones that suit her complexion. If past collaborations with MAC Cosmetics weren’t indication enough, Rihanna’s Fenty line is sure to include fabulous lip colors for those of us who have a bit more melanin in our skin.
As far as the rest of the line goes, no one other than Rihanna and her team will know of its extent until it launches. You can sign up for email updates about the line on the Fenty Beauty official website (https://www.fentybeauty.com/) and follow the official Instagram page to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
Grab your umbrellas (ellas, ellas, ey-ey-ey…I had to…) because Fenty Beauty is about to make it rain.