Rihanna Swears By Fenty Beauty’s New $20 Red Lipstick
When Rihanna isn’t turning heads in yet another jaw-dropping pregnancy look, the Fenty Beauty founder is busy curating new products and designs for her namesake brands. The moment we were invited to chat with the star and business mogul at her #FClub party in Los Angeles, we jumped to RSVP. After all, it was the first time that all three of Rihanna’s beauty ventures, Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin, and Fenty Eau de Parfum (Fenty Hair is TBD!), would be under the same roof.
Earlier this month, the Fenty Beauty founder (and icon herself) unveiled the new Fenty Icon lipstick, which is the brand’s first refillable product. “We want to be as earth-conscious as possible, and being refillable is just one of the ways that we can do that,” she tells Glamour. “It’s also very convenient for the consumer to be able to pop their favorite color into one packet, bring it on the go, and apply it on the fly.”
Packaging aside, the semi-matte lipstick shades are gorgeous and comfortable enough for all-day wearing. The entire collection features a palette of 10 different reds and nudes, so her fans have something to wear for any occasion. It’s also formulated with super hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamins C and E to achieve a supple pout after each swipe. Rihanna curated the hues based on different moods, and of course, we just had to learn more about her faves. (Fun fact: the lipstick bullet was made to fit Rihanna’s infamous cupid’s bow.)
“I actually just wore Board Memb’r to a business meeting,” she says about the cabernet-like shade. It’s moodier than your traditional red lipstick and bossy enough for sitting in the C-suite. But, her all-time go-to Icon shade is MVP—a fire engine red packed with a punch of color. “I mean MVP is a red you can wear anywhere,” she says. RiRi’s well aware that she can pull off any look at any time (hello, sharp bobs and red eyeliner!), and a bold lip is no exception. “I’ll wear this on a date night, a girl’s night out, and honestly, I’ll even wear this to brunch—don’t play with me,” she adds.
As someone who’s pretty much a walking beauty mood board, Rihanna must get inspiration for her own routine from somewhere, right? The mom-to-be tells us that her skin is her number one priority these days, and that’s influencing whatever she puts on her body. And, of course, she’s leaning on Fenty Skin for her day-to-day regime. “A huge, huge thing for me these days is staying moisturized from head to toe,” she says. “I’m using the Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream all over, and I’m also using the Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Cream on my face because it’s really dry right now.”
However, Rihanna emphasizes that beauty products aside, true beauty inspiration comes from within. “You can put makeup on, but feeling beautiful really comes from the inside, and your skin just happens to glow through that.”