Rihanna allows pimple to ‘shine’ in make-up-free selfie

Rihanna had no qualms about allowing a pimple to “shine” in her latest selfie.The superstar took to Instagram on Monday to upload a snap of herself gazing at the camera with fresh skin and her new cornrow hairstyle. Rihanna wrote in the caption, “First…

Rihanna had no qualms about allowing a pimple to “shine” in her latest selfie.

The superstar took to Instagram on Monday to upload a snap of herself gazing at the camera with fresh skin and her new cornrow hairstyle.

Rihanna wrote in the caption, “First selfie of the year doe (sic). #2020.”

But while her post quickly racked up over four million likes, one follower commented, “Let me pop your pimple.”

The message quickly caught the 31-year-old’s attention and she responded: “Let her have her shine, PLEASE.”

However, the other comments were very positive, with actress Nia Long writing, “Pretty pretty… bad a*s”, and model Leomie Anderson adding, “Raw beauty and edges is all we ask for.”

Yet, Rihanna didn’t reply to a fan who joked about her decision to keep her upcoming album R9 under wraps for now.

“The fact that the pimple heard the album and we didn’t,” they posted.

When asked about when she would be releasing R9, the Umbrella hitmaker previously explained that she was juggling her music career with her commitments to building her Fenty Beauty line as well as her Savage X Fenty lingerie brand.

“I know I know sis. I’m doing music. Simultaneously doing lingerie, make-up, film, amongst a couple other things that I enjoy. when the music is ready, you won’t have to ask for it,” she stated. “But it’s coming. Just not today sis. I’m hype too tho, it can’t come soon enough for me (sic).”

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Slick Woods struggling to walk while undergoing cancer treatment

Slick Woods is battling numbness in her legs while she undergoes treatment for cancer.The model, real name Simone Thompson, announced on Instagram last month that she was fighting a type of skin cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy.Slick has been spo…

Slick Woods is battling numbness in her legs while she undergoes treatment for cancer.

The model, real name Simone Thompson, announced on Instagram last month that she was fighting a type of skin cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy.

Slick has been spotted out and about since the diagnosis, and took to social media on Monday night to show her fans and followers that she was determined not to let the disease get in the way of living her life.

Sharing videos on Instagram Stories of her joking around with friends while at The London in New York City, the 23-year-old was able to enjoy a night out when she was provided with a wheelchair by staff at the hotel.

“Legs numb left hand still numb I hate bulls**t and the London gave me a wheelchair,” she captioned a clip.

In another video, she insisted the wheelchair would not stop her from enjoying herself.

“I’m going to the strip club with a wheelchair, I don’t give a f**k about nothing,” Slick confidently stated. “I am really in a wheelchair.”

The mother-of-one was inundated with supportive messages from her famous friends, including rapper Cardi B, who commented: “We LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! And I got your Ugg’s. My mom FaceTime me the package I’m wearing them when I get to NY!”

Empire star Taraji P. Henson and fellow model Jasmine Sanders also left a series of messages and emojis on the star’s video.

Back in November, Slick revealed the news of her health struggles on Instagram, but stopped short of saying exactly what was wrong.

However, she later reportedly told editors at The Shade Room that she is “battling stage 3 melanoma cancer”.

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Paloma Elsesser pleased she waited to undergo breast reduction

Paloma Elsesser is pleased she waited a few years before finally deciding to undergo a breast reduction.The curvy model was discovered on Instagram by make-up artist Pat McGrath and has since gone on to pose for the likes of Nike, Fenty Beauty, and U.S…

Paloma Elsesser is pleased she waited a few years before finally deciding to undergo a breast reduction.

The curvy model was discovered on Instagram by make-up artist Pat McGrath and has since gone on to pose for the likes of Nike, Fenty Beauty, and U.S. Vogue.

But in an interview with Ashley Graham for her Pretty Big Deal podcast, Paloma shared how she has long felt insecure about her breasts, and is thrilled with the results following a recent reduction procedure.

“I got a very minor breast reduction but (also a breast) lift – I reduced one (breast). It was a very crazy experience. Mainly they were (saggy) and had some severe asymmetry. I kind of developed breasts really early, and not to say that I’ve been extremely thin, but I’ve fluctuated a lot in my life, as a lot of us have. I would make leaps and bounds about other parts of my body… (but) this was the one part of my body that I still felt shame around,” the 27-year-old explained. “I’m happy I didn’t do them when I had first gotten my first cheque. Because at first, I was like, ‘I’m going to do it!’ but I still felt it would have been a reaction or reflection of how men received me or how the industry received me. So, I’m happy I did it now, at 27, when I’ve (been in) a committed loving, holistic, honest relationship for almost five years. (My boyfriend) loves me unchanged.”

Paloma concluded by noting that her career has not been impacted by the surgery, but she does feel much freer.

“I wanted to be able to move in the world and not go to work with three different bras and have to tape my boobs up every day,” she smiled. “It’s never perfect, but I definitely feel grateful it’s not something that dictates how I feel every day.”

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Ciara teases possibility of ‘thoughtful’ beauty line

Ciara has set her sights on launching her own beauty collection.The Goodies hitmaker made an appearance at the Beautycon event in Los Angeles over the weekend, and during a conversation with WWD reporters, noted it was “inevitable” that she would follo…

Ciara has set her sights on launching her own beauty collection.

The Goodies hitmaker made an appearance at the Beautycon event in Los Angeles over the weekend, and during a conversation with WWD reporters, noted it was “inevitable” that she would follow in the footsteps of fellow singer Rihanna, who debuted her hugely successful Fenty Beauty line back in 2017.

“It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to do something in the beauty space, and there are lots of cool things that I’ve been cooking up and working on, and I can’t wait until the time is here to share it with the world,” she shared.

The mother-of-two, a former Revlon brand ambassador, went on to explain that any future ventures would contain a mixture of make-up products and skincare formulas.

“More than anything, I just want it to be thoughtful,” the 33-year-old added.

Ciara also discussed inclusivity in the beauty industry and touched upon Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty foundation being offered in 40 shades, and Pat McGrath Labs’ Sublime Perfection Foundation, which is available in 36 hues.

“It’s been a long time coming,” she explained. “Inclusivity is always better. When people make those changes to their approach to the beauty landscape and business, it benefits the world. It’s the right way.”

If she were to launch her own beauty collection, the Level Up hitmaker will join the likes of Jessica Alba, who co-founded The Honest Company, Drew Barrymore, who owns cruelty-free make-up brand Flower Beauty; and Australian model Miranda Kerr, who created skincare line Kora Organics back in 2009.

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Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty launching new eyebrow products

Rihanna has created a new eyebrow product for her Fenty Beauty line.  The singer and beauty mogul launched the inclusive cosmetics brand in 2017, offering make-up fans foundation, concealers, eyeliners, eyeshadows and more. While Rihanna has not pro…

Rihanna has created a new eyebrow product for her Fenty Beauty line.

  The singer and beauty mogul launched the inclusive cosmetics brand in 2017, offering make-up fans foundation, concealers, eyeliners, eyeshadows and more. 

While Rihanna has not promoted the launch on social media, during an appearance at the Sephora Store Leadership Conference in Las Vegas this week, she announced that the company will be introducing an eyebrow product called the Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler.

  “I was not gonna come all the way to Vegas empty-handed,” Rihanna told the conference crowd in video footage taken by an attendee. “So we’re gonna give you guys an exclusive sneak peek of one of the next products coming out – the very next product coming out.”

  According to a promotional video shown at the conference, the Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler will come in 14 different shades and range in colour from dark and light brown shades to red and beige shades. 

  The product will reportedly hit Sephora stores from 23 August. 

  The surprise announcement comes hot on the heels of the news that Fenty Beauty is releasing a new foundation called the Pro Filt’r Hydrating Foundation, a medium-to-full coverage formula that will be available in the same 50 shades as the original Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation.

  Speaking of the new foundation at the conference, the 31-year-old, who wore a shiny lavender pantsuit, told the audience: “Well, I hope you guys like it because it’s one of my favourite products. It’s something we’ve been working for a really, really long time. We wanted to perfect it, have the right coverage, the right moisture, without being greasy… I’m not very big on greasy, I like dew, I don’t like grease.”

  The new foundation range launches online and in Sephora, Boots and Harvey Nichols stores from 15 August.

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Duckie Thot swears cocoa butter is the secret to soft skin

Duckie Thot is a big fan of using cocoa butter and swears it is the key to “glowy” skin.The Australian model, who is of South Sudanese heritage, has quickly risen up the ranks of the fashion world since launching her career in 2013, having landed work …

Duckie Thot is a big fan of using cocoa butter and swears it is the key to “glowy” skin.

The Australian model, who is of South Sudanese heritage, has quickly risen up the ranks of the fashion world since launching her career in 2013, having landed work for the likes of Yeezy, Fenty Beauty, Oscar de la Renta, Moschino, and L’Oreal.

Now, Duckie has shared some of her favourite beauty products, and noted Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body Lotion is at the top of her list.

“After every single shower, I’ll sit there for a good 10 minutes and lather my whole body with cocoa butter,” she said in an interview with New York Magazine’s The Strategist. “It just stays on all day, and your skin looks so glowy. It’s not too thick. Sometimes oil gets on clothes, which is really annoying, but I love the cocoa butter – it just goes on super-nice.”

Duckie went on to explain that she is a big fan of Simple’s Cleansing Facial Wipes for removing make-up, and usually washes her face with Clarins’ Gentle Foaming Cleanser.

“It’s just so thick and creamy, and just a small pump gives you so much product. It’s really gentle on my skin, though I’d say it’s good for all skin types, honestly. It just makes your skin feel really great after you use it. I take it with me everywhere; I use it morning and night,” the 23-year-old said of the brand’s formula.

Elsewhere in the chat, Duckie shared that she can’t get enough of Apple’s AirPods, the Savage x Fenty Padded Eye Mask for when she is travelling, and more unusually, champions fibre supplements from Metamucil.

“I drink the powder with water in the morning; it’s a cleanser, an inside cleanser. I feel like it’s great to have with breakfast, and it just gets you going for the day. It helps me feel more active,” she praised.

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Pat McGrath launches foundation line

Pat McGrath has launched a foundation range comprising of 36 shades. Following 25 years of field research, six years of product development and cryptic Instagram teasers, the 49-year-old legendary make-up artist has announced the debut of her Pat McGr…

Pat McGrath has launched a foundation range comprising of 36 shades.

Following 25 years of field research, six years of product development and cryptic Instagram teasers, the 49-year-old legendary make-up artist has announced the debut of her Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Foundation.

The 36-shade range, which McGrath describes as having a light-to-medium, but buildable, finish, is part of the brand’s new complexion collection, dubbed Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection the System.

In addition to the foundation, which will retail for $68 (£54), the line also includes a universal one-shade primer, five different shades of setting powder, a foundation brush, and a powder brush.

Joining the other brands who have either expanded their foundation shade ranges or introduced new, inclusive complexion lines, including Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty, the British make-up artist wanted her new collection to be fully inclusive.

“I just remember as almost a child shopping in department stores and seeing all of these beautiful colours and then they never worked on my skin, or they were too bruise-y on pale skin,” she previously told Fashionista.

She also revealed that “there’s so much study that goes into every formula, scientifically” to make sure the products will work on many different skin tones.

For Sublime Perfection, the 36 shades span five different levels – Light, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Deep and Deep – as it was important to McGrath that there was an even distribution amongst the tones.

The Sublime Perfection line will be available from 26 July at PatMcGrath.com, Sephora.com, Selfridges.com and select Selfridges stores.

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Rihanna test-drives key pieces in Fenty fashion collection

Rihanna tested out key pieces in her new Fenty fashion line before putting them up for sale.The music superstar confirmed she was teaming with designers at French luxury conglomerate LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton on high-end clothing range earlier t…

Rihanna tested out key pieces in her new Fenty fashion line before putting them up for sale.

The music superstar confirmed she was teaming with designers at French luxury conglomerate LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton on high-end clothing range earlier this month and held the launch party at a pop-up store in Paris on Tuesday night.

Prior to the event, Rihanna gave editors at Vogue.com a preview of the line, and shared that she wore some of the garments, such as a raw denim dress, before the release as she wanted to ensure the quality and fit was up to her standard.

“Everybody knows my denim obsession is not going to stop. I had them make the dress in my size the moment the sample came in just so that I could see what it looked like on my body – my hips, my curves, my thighs,” she told the fashion publication. “Just like everything, it has to come from me; it has to look good on me – I have to love it with a passion. If that feeling isn’t there, it won’t work.”

Rihanna’s debut collection features boxy blazers, oversized suits, baggy jackets, shirt dresses, crisp white T-shirts, and denim miniskirts.

Many of the blazers are matched with on-trend belt bags, with the Barbadian beauty explaining that she had a very specific reason for styling them that way.

“I’ve always loved shopping in the men’s department. I like the swag, the fit of it,” the 31-year-old commented. “Plus this suit comes with a matching fanny-pack, so you’re instantly snatched in the waist.”

Rihanna, who has also found success with her Fenty Beauty cosmetics company and Savage X Fenty lingerie line, has also included sunglasses, accessories and footwear in her line.

The full collection will be available to buy from 29 May. Items will be priced from $335 (£265) to $890 (£705).

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Amandla Stenberg signs on as face of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty

Actress Amandla Stenberg has signed on as the new face of Rihanna’s makeup brand Fenty Beauty. The Hunger Games and The Hate U Give star will headline campaigns for the singer’s thriving cosmetics venture, making her the company’s first brand ambassad…

Actress Amandla Stenberg has signed on as the new face of Rihanna’s makeup brand Fenty Beauty.

The Hunger Games and The Hate U Give star will headline campaigns for the singer’s thriving cosmetics venture, making her the company’s first brand ambassador.

The 20 year old shared her excitement about the partnership in a statement announcing the news on Wednesday (15May19).

“I wanted to become a part of the Fenty Family because it’s one of the few beauty brands that make me feel like myself!” she gushed in an official press release. “Fenty Beauty’s whole ethos makes me feel empowered and excited to let different facets of myself shine.”

As for which of the many product offers Stenberg enjoys using the most, she names the Match Stix Matte and Shimmer Skinsticks as her favourites, noting they “are wonderful for on-the-go highlighting and bronzing”, adding, “I’m always about having a lil glow going. Plus, they stick together with magnets, which ensure they’ll never break apart in your bag.”

Fenty was launched in 2017 with the mission to provide a wide range of products for all skin tones. Rihanna also insisted the company be inclusive, ensuring “everyone feel beautiful and recognized, no matter their race, ethnicity, culture or personal style”.

Stenberg has a busy schedule ahead of her these days as she is also set to star in Oscar-winning La La Land director Damien Chazelle’s new Netflix series, The Eddy. She’ll portray the daughter of Andre Holland’s character, who runs a jazz club in Paris, France.

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Celebrity make-up artist Priscilla Ono debuts plus-size clothing line

Celebrity make-up artist Priscilla Ono has unveiled her debut plus-size clothing range.The beauty expert, who is Rihanna’s go-to make-up artist and the global make-up artist for the Barbadian singer’s Fenty Beauty line, has long been a fan of U.S. bran…

Celebrity make-up artist Priscilla Ono has unveiled her debut plus-size clothing range.

The beauty expert, who is Rihanna’s go-to make-up artist and the global make-up artist for the Barbadian singer’s Fenty Beauty line, has long been a fan of U.S. brand Eloquii’s suits.

Now, Priscilla has announced that she has partnered with Eloquii on a ready-to-wear collection, with the garments fusing her bold aesthetic with her love of vibrant shades.

“I’ve built my brand on creating bold make-up looks for women who are unapologetic and own their power when expressing themselves through beauty or fashion. Creating a clothing collection has been a dream of mine and I found an amazing partner in both Eloquii, a brand that I have long admired,” she said in a statement. “As a leader in the sizes 14+ market, Eloquii focuses on serving their customers directly with fashion-forward pieces, which aligns with my passion of creating unique and fun make-up looks for my clients.”

Priscilla’s 12-piece spring range features neon fabrics, cargo separates, and colour blocking. Designed with beauty enthusiasts in mind, many of the garments featuring hidden compartments for lipsticks and make-up compacts, with highlights including a belted cargo dress and a belted blazer with pockets.

When it comes to accessories, the make-up holder belt bag will be highly sought-after, with the item able to hold a lipstick, perfume roller, cell phone, and make-up compact.

Pieces are priced from $59.95 – $129.95 (£45 – £99) and are available from select Eloquii boutiques and online.

Regarding the collection, Eloquii design director Yesenia Torres said that she was thrilled with the final result.

“Our limited-edition collection with Priscilla delivers fresh, innovative looks we know our on-trend fashion and beauty lovers want,” she shared.

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