Rihanna on diversity, quality and the power of makeup

Featured on HarveyNichols.com site with her new Fenty Beauty line, Rihanna talks about having her first makeup done, diversity and quality of her beauty line and her involvement in the whole process. She also gives her fans and customers a very important advice regarding makeup.

Rihanna On The Early Years

“The first time I remember having my makeup done was for this beauty pageant that I did in school. I was 15, about to be 16, just before I got signed. And ever since then, ever since I saw foundation on my skin—I could never look at my skin without foundation again. Makeup, it spoiled me.”

Rihanna On Diversity

“Foundation is one of those areas in the beauty industry that has a big void for women at extreme ends of the shade spectrum. And so, I wanted to make sure that women of all skin tones were covered and they could be included in what I created.”

Rihanna On Quality

“We work really long and hard on the texture of each formula. It was really important to me that each product is made to easily build and layer with lightweight textures that are flexible even when you want to re-apply.”

Rihanna On The Power Of Makeup

“The best piece of makeup advice that I can give to any of my fans or any of our customers is to never be afraid to experiment. Makeup is there for you to play. It’s there for you to have fun with. It should never feel like pressure. It should never feel like a uniform. You should always have a blast, and feel free to take chances, take risks, and, dare to do something new or different.”

Rihanna On Making The Brand

“I have 100% involvement in this process, which made this so special and very fun. I had so much freedom in creating whatever products I wanted to make, and whatever colours or shades I wanted to make them, down to the fonts on the packaging. I look forward to everybody getting to see what we’ve been able to create so far.”

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