Fenty Beauty – Rihanna’s Makeup Revolution

Rihanna is truly one of the biggest superstars we know today. The exotic singer reminds us of the old myth of King Midas and his golden touch – everything she does is an immediate success, from her music career to her designer collaborations with Puma. She is an unstoppable force and the latest proof of that is her debut makeup line. The much anticipated Fenty Beauty Collection took two years to develop, but the singer emphasizes that it was absolutely worth it. She defines diversity and inclusivity as the main ideas behind the brand’s creation. A week prior to the launch of Fenty Beauty, Rihanna herself shared a preview video on Instagram. The message she wanted to convey was clear – there is a suitable shade of makeup for everyone, regardless of skintone or ethnicity. The complexion-focused collection features 91 products, among which 40 different foundation colours. The product line consists of foundations, primers, highlighters, colncealer and countour sticks, blotting powder and paper, and brushes and tools. Youtube beauty gurus have already started reviewing Fenty Beauty, so we can rely on their expertise when deciding whether or not to indulge ourselves with new makeup. The premiere was on September 8 and it was celebrated with a fabulous party in Brooklyn. The products are available on the official website – fentybeauty.com, and can also be found in Sephora and Harvey Nichols. However, there already are quite a few empty racks in the stores. Given it is a very big, yet underexplored market, it is hardly surprising that 7 out of the 13 darkest foundation shades were sold out in a matter of days. We only have to wait and see if other brands follow in Rihanna’s steps and make the conscious effort to appeal to people of colour. In any case, there is a makeup revolution in the making!

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The Most Flattering Eyeshadow Combinations

We may never get tired of experimenting with our makeup and yes, being bold and standing out does feel good. However, there are a few tested and proven combinations that every woman should know that come in handy in those moments when we lack inspiration or simply want to be sure we look good. Golden and brown This classic duo is a perfect go-to when it comes to creating a smokey yet subtle and elegant eye makeup. Here’s a tip: start with crafting your eye makeup before applying foundation so that you can easily correct every imperfection without having to start over. Cream and taupe Go for matte eyeshadows with good pigmentation. This combo goes well with every outfit, in every situation, plus it is perhaps the most common one to find. Dark brown shades can be used to dramatically sculpture the eye or softly shape it, so as to make it look bigger. Bronze and plum Combine bronze shadows with plum to craft an irresistible gaze. This dreamy combo will give depth to your eyes. Try defining the eye with strong black eyeliner for a bold finish. Dark orange and navy blue Orange is the colour of your dreams if you want to accentuate your eyes. It creates a magical contrast when combined with blue and it always looks trendy. Carefully apply orange on your eyelid, then instead of eyeliner apply the blue with a hard angle brush. Rose and champagne This is a very feminine combination, an excellent choice for all those ladies who want to look fabulous and sensual. Apply the champagne-coloured eyeshadow all over your eyelid up until the crease. Add a touch of pink to the center of the eye. Blend well for a perfect finish and an unforgettable look.

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Skin Care Essentials

When you are 20 your mind is buzzing with ideas, you have a thousand things going on and tend to think for the present more so than the future. However, this is the best time to start taking care of your skin – believe me, your future self will be thankful. Having clean skin is important Sometimes you are just too tired to remove your makeup, but you need to create healthy habits! At night the skin is being restored so it is crucial to wash your face before you fall asleep. You can use micellar cleansing water of even exfoliate if you fell like it. Don’t forget that neglecting your skincare routine can result in premature wrinkles. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Moisturizing your skin is a big step in the right direction. Having in mind your skin type, you should choose a suitable moisturizer with light and delicate formula. Apply it every morning or every evening after cleansing you face. Go for hypoallergenic makeup Avoid the risk of allergies by opting for hypoallergenic cosmetics that will not irritate your skin. Take care of the skin under your eyes It is more sensitive than the other parts of your face and so it is the first place where signs of aging appear. That’s why you must pick out a good product designed for that area. Don’t forget about sun protection Ultraviolet rays can affect your skin anytime so you need to use sunscreen not only when going to the beach. Go the extra mile Skin masks should become your new best friends. Start using clay masks – your refreshed, detoxified and smooth skin will appreciate it. Build a skin care routine Form a mindset that taking care of your skin is just as important as eating – you need it and should do it. Always.

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