Rihanna talks feeling indebted to Latin culture
Latina caught up with Rihanna at launch of her Fenty Line at the chic Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn and had an exlcusive chat about her inclusive makeup line that launched today!
As you know Latinas come in all shades from black to white, why was it important for you to have 40 shades of foundation?
I got my love for my Latino and Latinas! The foundation is such an extremely perfect formula in my eyes and I wanted range. With every product I was like, ‘there needs to be something for a dark-skinned girl, there needs to be something for a pale-skinned girl and everything in between.’ You want people to appreciate the product and not go ‘oh, that’s cute, but it only looks good on her.’ One of my product managers Jen is Latin, and she’s very proud of what we created. We also have two amazing Global Makeup Artists, Priscilla Ono and Hector Espinal. I feel really indebted to Latin culture!
What was your favorite aspect of creating the line?
I liked playing with the packaging, we really had fun, as you’ll see with the magnetic highlighter sticks. So people can collect, group them together, and feel like they can find them at any time.
Do you have any Caribbean beauty secrets?
Humidity, a little bit of Vitamin D, sunshine, lots of water. And let me see, maybe a little bit of rum!
Any beauty advice passed down from your mom or abuela?
Ooh, my grandma wanted me to wear a girdle from the time I was 13-years-old. She was like “You need to start training your body” I guess its like an old school thing. I didn’t always do it though. I was like that’s for old ladies! Now I wish I did!
How do you take care of your skin? It’s so radiant!
I actually have very sensitive skin, so I don’t mess with it too much. I cleanse, moisturize, and exfoliate, but not too much.
You have a clothing line, a beauty line, what else is next?
I always have something up my sleeve! I Iike to be creative, I like to stay busy.
What’s your fave product from line?
The Gloss Bomb lip gloss is to die for, I just keep putting it on and on. It has that nice rosy hue that looks good on every skin tone and it has the utmost shimmer which I love