It’s the year of Rihanna and her lucrative Fenty Beauty line.
Fenty’s foundation-shade range helped set the new standard for other cosmetics companies.
Instead of a traditional interview with the “Rude Boy” singer, Allure asked Riri’s biggest fans to write letters – “Dear Rihanna” – expressing what Fenty has meant to them.
Rihanna’s close friend and model, Slick Woods, was one of the five women to praise the superstar.
“People loved the idea of Slick, but you gave me countless platforms to let people actually fall in love with who I am. You made inclusivity cool, and that’s revolutionary,” she wrote. “Now people are putting money toward inclusion, rather than putting money toward a certain supremacy. It’s a beautiful switch in pace.”
“Rihanna, I truly commend your fearlessness and passion to continue the amazing fight to normalize inclusivity in the beauty industry,” said Cynde Watson. “You are inspiring consumers, retailers, and future beauty brands to think globally and recognize that all skin tones matter. And that’s a beautiful thing.”
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