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Did Dior Backstage Do Right by Its Darker-Skinned Clientele? Beauty Blogger Nyma Tang Reviews

In the now-heated rush for every cosmetics brand to come to market with at least 40 shades of foundation (thanks, Fenty), there’s still a question of how truly inclusive their shade ranges are. Whether it’s an issue of the majority of shades still falling firmly in the “beige” category, or undertones not being…

ColourPop Just Got More Colorful With 42 Shades of ‘No Filter Foundation’

Will the Fenty effect ever end? We hope not, because more inclusive foundation options for women of all shades are quickly becoming the norm. The newest comer to the market? Award-winning, vegan, cruelty-free and cost-friendly cosmetics cult favorite ColourPop, which just dipped its toe into the…

She Think She Slick: Slick Woods’ Fenty Face Tutorial Is an Instant Fave

There’s something about Slick Woods. Not everybody “gets” the particular brand of bald-headed, gap-toothed, full-lipped beauty that has catapulted the Minneapolis native from former homelessness to modeling for Kanye West, Mercedes Benz and Rihanna, but you gotta admit, there’s something about her. Maybe she’s born…

Beach, Please! Jackie Aina Gets Frosted With Fenty (So We Don’t Have To)

Ever since Fenty Beauty’s latest drop, we’ve been trying to figure out the perfect way to demo Rihanna’s new line of glittery liquid-to-powder eye shadows; new, foiled Killawatt combos; and glittery lip kits. While the urge is always there to just go full unicorn with some reckless finger-painting in our local…

Call It ‘the Fenty Effect’: Dior Launches a New 40-Shade Foundation Range  Call It ‘the Fenty Effect’: Dior Launches a New 40-Shade Foundation Range 

Good news for those of us still in search of our perfect foundation match: The 40-shade phenomenon started by Fenty continues with a new makeup collection by Dior. On Friday, in tandem with its Cruise runway show in Chantilly, France, the luxury brand Dior launched Dior Backstage, a professional-grade makeup…

Our ‘Best Friend’ Rihanna Gives Us 10 Minutes of FaceTime With Fenty Beauty

There’s nothing like painting your face with your BFF before you get ready to go out and have some fun. Only in this case, your best friend is now Rihanna.

Slick With It: Model Slick Woods Talks Money Moves in May’s Glamour Magazine Slick With It: Model Slick Woods Talks Money Moves in May’s Glamour Magazine

I’m personally convinced that quiet as it’s kept, the baddest of the baddies must hail from Minneapolis. After all, it’s the birthplace of the Purple One, Yara Shahidi, history-making state Rep. Ilhan Omar, yours truly and the face of Fenty Beauty—no, the other one—model Slick Woods (I mean, that moniker alone sounds…

New Bops or New Bras: What Exactly Is Rihanna Teasing? New Bops or New Bras: What Exactly Is Rihanna Teasing?

Updated Friday, April 20, 2018, 2:54 p.m. EDT: Aaaannnd it turns out it’s lingerie. So kiss your hopes for new Rihanna music goodbye (for now).

Fenty Body Lava: Love It or Leave It?

So, have you tried it yet? We’re assuming someone has, since Fenty Beauty’s newest release, Body Lava Body Luminizer, was sold out in both shades at our local Sephoras. (Y’all greedy.) But since sundress season won’t wait (whenever it finally arrives), we had to turn to the ever reliable—and reliably…

Hot Damn! Rihanna’s Bringing the Heat With Body Lava Hot Damn! Rihanna’s Bringing the Heat With Body Lava

Just when we think Rihanna can’t get any hotter, she drops another bomb on us. This time it’s the upcoming launch of her next bound-to-be-bestselling Fenty Beauty product, Body Lava. Teasing us with the hashtag #WhoNeedsClothes, the singer, actress, and beauty and fashion mogul took to Fenty Beauty’s Instagram on…

Made-to-Measure Makeup: Lancôme Shows Off Its Custom-Foundation Skills at SXSW

Are you old enough to remember getting “color printed” at your local department store makeup counter? Cosmetics brand Prescriptives, founded in 1979, rose to prominence in the 1990s with its custom-blended foundations, allowing customers to incorporate their chosen finish and coverage into their custom-matched…

(He) Got That Glow: Daniel Kaluuya Shows Us That Fenty Makes the Fellas Flawless, Too! (He) Got That Glow: Daniel Kaluuya Shows Us That Fenty Makes the Fellas Flawless, Too!

This is Daniel Kaluuya’s first time running the hectic gantlet of awards season, but we wouldn’t know it. From his bold suit choices to his beauty routine, Kaluuya has emerged a real red-carpet winner.

Come Through, 30! Rihanna Celebrates 3 Decades of Bad Gyal Magic Come Through, 30! Rihanna Celebrates 3 Decades of Bad Gyal Magic

How do we solve a problem like Rihanna? Truth is, we don’t want to. Sometimes we hate how much we love her, but what can we say? We found love in a hopeless place, and this Barbadian “rebelle fleur” remains a constant fave, shining bright like a diamond, always giving us wild thoughts and never more than four, five…

50 Shades of Beige: Can Tarte Make Up for Excluding Us?

This past May, when Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber, crowned her equally beautiful successor, Kara McCullough, during the 2017 pageant, I knew it was going to be quite the year for a new brand of unapologetic #BlackGirlMagic. Because not only the pageant world, but the beauty industry as a whole has been making some…

The Biggest Winners of 2017 The Biggest Winners of 2017

With everything—and everyone—we lost in this past year, there were some big wins. Black women showed up and showed out in various ways. Black men put their careers and livelihoods on the line to speak out against racial injustice, police violence, and sexual assault and harassment. Creative artists experienced amazing…

Call Off Christmas: Fenty Beauty’s Taking All Our Money

Today in breaking “Can’t stop, won’t stop” news: Fenty Beauty is bound to break our holiday budgets with the upcoming release of a 14-shade line of lipsticks, coyly called “Mattemoiselle.”

Hey, Kylie Girl, Rihanna Got You Shook Again? Hey, Kylie Girl, Rihanna Got You Shook Again?

Everyone is still going crazy over Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line. From the foundations (I still don’t know what shade I am—I should get on that) to the lipsticks (I do know Stunna is my fucking color, bitch!), she has something for everyone, and by “everyone” I mean all the black women willing to go broke buying…

The Real MVPs: My #Faves From Fenty Beauty (Hint: It’s Not the Foundation) The Real MVPs: My #Faves From Fenty Beauty (Hint: It’s Not the Foundation)

I have a confession to make. I’m not a fan of Fenty foundation. *Ducks.*

I Am Not Your Token: What Rihanna Taught Us This Week About ‘Diversity’ Casting  I Am Not Your Token: What Rihanna Taught Us This Week About ‘Diversity’ Casting 

This week, one lucky Rihanna fan got an impromptu lesson in tokenism—from the star herself—after they suggested that she include transgender women in her next Fenty Beauty campaign. The new beauty mogul, who rocked the cosmetics industry this past September with her full-spectrum beauty launch, responded kindly and…

Fenty Beauty’s Social Media Capital Was Driven by Black Voices Fenty Beauty’s Social Media Capital Was Driven by Black Voices

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line had $72 million in earned media value during its debut month of September, placing it squarely in the top three performing beauty brands for the month—and beating out many brands that have been around for much longer, analysts say.

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