At last, we have a date – Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, the singer’s much-anticipated make-up line, is launching in autumn 2017. The singer posted an Instagram teaser on Wednesday to confirm the news, having first announced her foray into make-up back in 2016 when she signed a deal with the Kendo division of LVMH, which also produces Marc Jacobs Beauty and Kat Von D Cosmetics. A spokesperson for the brand has told that Fenty Beauty will be available exclusively via Harvey Nichols in the UK and Ireland, and an Instagram page has been set up.
The first sighting of the line was backstage at the Fenty x Puma by Rihanna spring/summer 2016 show – at which a holographic lip product from the collection was debuted. Aside from that, Rihanna has kept uncharacteristically quiet. However, we’re confident we have a fairly good idea of what the new range will entail, regardless. See five things we expect from her make-up line here.
At Least One Great Red Lipstick
One thing to remember is that this isn’t Rihanna’s first foray into make-up – the singer created a series of products with MAC back in 2013 and 2014. The first product she created was RiRi Woo, a lipstick inspired by MAC’s classic red Ruby Woo. “Working with MAC, it’s difficult to get a red lipstick that beats Ruby Woo,” she told WWD at the time. Well, Rihanna, we challenge you to create one. Get set, go.
Some Seriously Good Nudes
Has Rihanna ever looked better than she did with a scraped-back ballerina bun and neutral-toned make-up at the Grammys 2015? Note the use of a soft peachy blush and a tonal brown eyeshadow to subtly contour, letting her flawless skin take the focus. From this new collection we expect a series of seriously good neutrals – as well as the ultimate nude lipstick for darker skin tones.
Lashings Of Lashes
It’s rare to see Rihanna on the red carpet without a set of false lashes, so we imagine she’ll see the launch of her own beauty line as opportunity to create her own. A great liquid liner to accompany them wouldn’t go amiss either – her cat-eye flick is never less than perfect.
A High-Octane Highlighter
Rihanna already boasts some of the glowiest skin in the business, but she knows how to make it truly gleam when the occasion calls for it. We’re hoping for an illuminating product to replicate her near-celestial radiance – and ideally the Dior gown to go with it.
Nineties Eyeshadow Shades
If there’s anyone willing to experiment with pastel, Nineties-style eyeshadow shades, it’s Rihanna. We’d like to see something along the lines of the frosted lilac hue she sported at the Brit Awards in 2016, please.