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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Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty product pulled after complaints

Bosses at Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty brand have pulled their Geisha Chic bronzer following complaints on social media. The item, released as part of a new collection, prompted fans to point out that the name is politically incorrect and insensitive in Jap…

Bosses at Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty brand have pulled their Geisha Chic bronzer following complaints on social media.

The item, released as part of a new collection, prompted fans to point out that the name is politically incorrect and insensitive in Japanese culture, noting that historically, Geisha’s are women who devote their lives to entertaining through performance art while wearing distinct costumes and makeup.

The launch prompted a flood of online comments from those who found the title offensive.

“@fentybeauty has a new highlighter named ‘geisha chic…’ ummmm? Rihanna… explain why Asian targeted racism gets glossed over, it feels even worse when it’s from another marginalized group,” wrote one Twitter user.

“Geisha chic? For a brand that wants to be all #woke and inclusive it’s… yikes,” another shared on Instagram.

The reaction did not go unnoticed by Fenty officials and on Sunday (31Mar19), a Reddit user shared a screenshot of an exchange with a representative for the brand that took place through Instagram’s direct messages, revealing the product had been pulled ahead of a renaming.

“We hear you, we’ve pulled the product until it can be renamed,” read the Fenty representatives message on the photo sharing site. “We wanted to personally apologize. Thank you so much for educating us.”

An official announcement was made on Fenty Beauty’s Instagram account.

“Due to the feedback on this post @fentybeauty has decided to completely remove this shade from online and in stores until further notice,” it read. “We will keep u updated! We appreciate Fenty Beauty’s responsiveness to this matter and applaud the continuous evolution of this amazing beauty community.”

The news prompted mixed reactions, with some continuing to express their outrage.

“Rihanna was really about to bring out a blush called geisha chic,” a Twitter user remarked. “thank god people noticed how gross that was and fenty delayed the launch to rename it. Really weird how the entire fenty beauty team didn’t catch how inappropriate that name is from the start.”

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Rihanna’s make-up artist in awe of singer’s cosmetics skills

Rihanna’s make-up artist was nervous when she first started working with the Rude Girl singer, as she’s such a pro at creating her own look.Priscilla Ono has been on hand to help out the Fenty Beauty mogul since 2011 on the set of a video, although s…

Rihanna’s make-up artist was nervous when she first started working with the Rude Girl singer, as she’s such a pro at creating her own look.

Priscilla Ono has been on hand to help out the Fenty Beauty mogul since 2011 on the set of a video, although she was never meant to be doing Rihanna’s make-up.

“When I first started doing her make-up it was a little nerve-wracking just because she’s so good herself, but then after a while it just made me feel more comfortable because I feel like she gets it,” Priscilla told Refinery29.

“I met her on the set of one of her music videos S&M. I was actually doing make-up for the background, and when she got at set I feel like as soon as I looked at her, she kind of looked at me and she came up to me and she started complimenting me right away, like ‘I love your hair, it’s so cool! I love your skin, you have great skin!’ Just being so down to earth and cool like a girlfriend.”

From there, Rihanna asked if Priscilla would like to star in the video, and the two began their partnership.

And as well as being Rihanna’s personal make-up artist, Priscilla also works as Fenty Beauty’s global make-up artist.

The beauty brand recently launched a 50-shade concealer line, the Fenty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch, to go alongside its extensive foundation collection.

“Well we had to have a shade for every foundation – we have 50 foundations. Everyone deserves their perfect concealer shade. It was only right,” she smiled.

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Rihanna developing high-end fashion line – report

Rihanna is reportedly developing her own high-end fashion line.The Barbadian singer/actress has branched out into the fashion and beauty worlds in recent years, finding success with her inclusive lingerie line Savage x Fenty, as unveiled at New York Fa…

Rihanna is reportedly developing her own high-end fashion line.

The Barbadian singer/actress has branched out into the fashion and beauty worlds in recent years, finding success with her inclusive lingerie line Savage x Fenty, as unveiled at New York Fashion Week last September (18), and her Fenty Beauty cosmetics range, which has been praised for catering to a diverse range of skin colours.

Now, according to editors at WWD, Rihanna is in talks with executives at luxury conglomerate Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) to create a clothing collection.

“LVMH has already handpicked a clutch of employees from within, including some from Louis Vuitton and Celine, to work on the project in tandem with Rihanna and some of her key associates,” the fashion publication reported on Thursday (17Jan19).

It was also claimed that the 30-year-old has been involved in “secret discussions” about the potential partnership for many months, with one source commenting that the line will include ready-to-wear, leather goods and accessories, and is likely to be released around the same time of her ninth studio record, reportedly titled R9, later on in 2019.

Bosses at LVMH have declined to comment on WWD’s report. Though should the deal go-ahead, it will mark the first new brand under the luxury group’s umbrella since the Christian Lacroix house was founded in the late 1980s.

Rihanna is no stranger to working with LVMH’s labels, having previously acted as the face of Dior in 2015.

She has also collaborated with numerous other labels over the years, including luxury footwear company Manolo Blahnik, U.K. retailer River Island, and sportswear giant Puma, for which she created the highly popular Fenty x Puma line of apparel and shoes.

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