Singer/Entrepreneur Rihanna just released her beauty extended line ‘Fenty Skin’.
The excitement surrounding the release is to be expected and like you, I’m excited and happy for the singers extended beauty line.
I’m excited for multiple reasons because I love skincare, I support women and women of color in the beauty sector.
When I heard that Ms. Fenty was coming out with a skincare line the first thing I thought was ‘move out the way Kylie, Rhianna just may dethrone you.” lol
No shade to Kylie Jenner.
I know that with any celebrity released beauty line, raves and the over-hyping of the brand is to be expected.
However, because I’m so passionate about skincare and products, a celebrities name endorsed product is not what appeals to me.
Quite the contrary.
I’m concerned with QUALITY and PRESENTATION, but more so quality of ingredients and do they actually WORK?
My main concern was that women of color would automatically assume the products will work on their skin because the founder is a beautiful black woman.
What you must understand my ‘eager beauties’ is that Rhianna is MAINSTREAM and her brand will always cater to that.
Yes, I do question weather black women were THE inspiration for Ri Ri’s ‘Fenty Skin’ or just an ‘obvious’ ‘we just have to because we will get flack if we don’t.”
Don’t get me wrong, I know Rhianna went to bat at the table for us to ensure this line is ‘ethnic skin’ friendly.
However, the reviews are in and I noticed something that the lucky few influencers and bloggers who tested the product line before its official release, experienced.
Here is what we do know so far about the products
*Recyclable Packaging (environmental friendly)
*Kendo is the actual ‘parent’ company aka ‘owner’ of the skincare line.
In a nutshell to explain that last bullet point. Rhianna did not formulate these products herself. She tries them and approves them before they are finalized and released.
Since I have not been sent the product to try myself and its official release is tomorrow. Here are some reviews from other Influencers/Bloggers who were lucky enough to try out the products.
The Golden RX (Note: She’s an actual esthetician)
“Overall, these products are best for those new to skincare, with no serious concerns, and slightly oily. None of the key ingredients are particularly high performing… but they are nice. A solid, basic routine. OK for sensitive skin, as long as there is no fragrance sensitivity or allergy.“-Golden RX
“If you want to have fun with your skincare routine…go for it.”
“Fragrance can cause you to have a reaction now (which happened to me) or it can happen overtime with continued use. I have always been sensitive to fragrance on my face, so the Fenty Skin products broke me out in small red bumps and my face stung,” she tweeted.
“I love how echo-friendly these tools are.”
There you have it folks a general concensus to help you decide if you want to purchase the products.
Again, because I have not used the products yet myself, I cannot give you my personal opinion. I will say that once I get a chance to use the products, I will for sure do a full in depth research.
You can visit Rhianna’s website to purchase the line here.