At this point, I need to go ahead and claim Rihanna on my taxes because for the last few consecutive years, all things Fenty have been taking all of my coins. From the release of her makeup and lingerie brands to creating a fashion house with the biggest luxury designer in the world, our good sis has had her foot on all of our necks and, judging from reviews from the latest skincare drop, Queen Rih doesn't plan on letting up anytime soon. In an interview with Cosmopolitan Rihanna explained that like her other businesses, Fenty Skin was developed from experience.
"I've had different issues with skincare at different points in my life. There have been challenges, so you kind of have to figure it out. It's difficult, though, to navigate and get a grasp on what's right for you."
The multihyphenate hustler, who struggled with dry skin and hyperpigmentation the past, says that along with helping women of all shades find solutions to their skincare challenges, she hopes to debunk this common urban myth:
"Growing up on an island, you're exposed to the sun every day, so you thought SPF was like a tourist thing—and especially not for Black people. And I have learned the hard way, because over time the sun wasn't that kind to my skin. My skin wasn't that resilient and I started to have hyperpigmentation in certain areas and realized I have to put this on."
"I think the biggest misconception with SPF, in particular, is that Black people don't need it, and as a woman of color I'm here to say that's a lie. You don't think about the parts of your body that are exposed to the sun, like your hands. Driving your car—on the steering wheel—those are things that age really quickly, but they're so exposed. SPF is for everyone and every day."
The collection, which was made available to registered users July 29 and features three products, made its official debut online last week but you don't have to wait on standard shipping (or a restock) to get the spill on Fenty Skin because xoNecole has all the tea.
Scroll below to esthetician and creator of Makeup For WOC Tiara Willis had to say about her first encounter with Fenty Skin.
Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser ($25)
TOTAL CLEANS’R REMOVE-IT-ALL CLEANSER This is a gel to cream cleanser. It claims to remove makeup well, but I fou… https://t.co/OJ3zhmOdHu— tiara willis (@tiara willis) 1595910101.0
"If I were to try the products again, it would probably be the cleanser. It is fragranced and the smell is quite noticeable BUT because the contact time is shorter, you're less likely to have a reaction vs. leave on products like the toner and SPF."
Fat Water Pore-Refiner Toner ($28)
FAT WATER PORE-REFINING TONER + SERUM I am so mad my skin hates this. Everything besides the fragrance is so good… https://t.co/Rf2DPPg1tW— tiara willis (@tiara willis) 1595910321.0
"I am so mad my skin hates this. Everything besides the fragrance is so good for me. The 2nd ingredient is witch hazel which is an astringent, but the OVERALL FORMULA is very hydrating gel consistency. It's like an essence."
Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen ($35)
HYDRA VIZOR INVISIBLE MOISTURIZER + SPF Zero cast. Rubs in BEAUTIFULLY. The consistency is sort of similar to blac… https://t.co/M6SAMLRcN7— tiara willis (@tiara willis) 1595910667.0
"Zero cast. Rubs in BEAUTIFULLY. The consistency is sort of similar to Black Girl Sunscreen, but not as thick. The chemical sunscreen ingredients of choice are avobenzone, homosalate and octisalate."
"I've opted to use the sunscreen on my body instead of my face. The skin on your body is usually more resilient and less sensitive than you face. The SPF has the strongest smell out of the 3 which is cute for the body. I still like smelling good, but not on my face."
I was lowkey scared to post this because I would literalllllyyy give Rihanna the world if I could. I would fight an… https://t.co/xo5RUogUbg— tiara willis (@tiara willis) 1595910923.0
"I was lowkey scared to post this because I would literally give Rihanna the world if I could. I would fight anyone that says something bad about her 😭 But unfortunately these products didn't work for me due to the fragrance."
Featured image by @fentyskin.