Rihanna is launching Fenty Skin, Patrick Starrr unveils his own makeup brand, and other beauty news

Rihanna is launching Fenty Skin, Patrick Starrr unveils his own makeup brand, and other beauty news

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Text: Emily Heng

Image: Instagram | @badgalriri

1. Rihanna drops a teaser video for Fenty Skin.

Verified Fenty Skin social media accounts have cropped up on both Instagram and Twitter, which has since amassed 150k and 20k followers respectively. Bad gal RiRi has also confirmed that products will be available beginning 31 July — and from what we can tell, seems to include a cleanser, toner, and moisturiser. The end of the month can't come soon enough.


2. Patrick Starrr unveils his inclusive makeup line, One/Size.

"One/Size is diversity, variety, for everyone," Starrr said in an interview with WWD. "This is an overweight, bald, Asian American man. But I've somehow been able to break through the glass ceiling to be celebrated. It is all-encompassing diversity and I think that is going to be something special." Goods will be sold exclusively via Sephora and will reportedly incorporate his signature "kitsch and class." So far, the One/Size line-up comprises a makeup dissolving mist and remover wipes.


3. Jackie Aina teases her new brand, Forvr Mood.

In a surprising twist of events, the label has nothing to do with makeup. The beauty influencer confirmed this after fans made the (natural) assumption that she'll be starting her own beauty brand. She has yet to reveal what her new venture will actually entail, though she has shared the brand's tagline, which is, "Often Appropriated, Never Duplicated." How mysterious.


4. KimChi and Noami Smalls have teamed up to drop a desert makeup collection.

The Drag Queen alums — and best friends — have dropped the 2 Queens In 1 Desert Collection, which pays tribute to their opposites-attract friendship. Released under KimChi's epononymous makeup brand, KimChi Chic Beauty, it includes an eye palette, a cheek palette, and two liquid eye shadows.


5. Sephora will phase out their mink-based false lashes.

This was done after animal rights activist organisation, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) kick started a campaign requesting Sephora to stop advocating this cruel practice. The beauty empire then stepped forward to make a statement confirming that the remaining stock of mink-bases falsies will be their last. They also promised that they will purchase only synthetic or faux-fur lashes going forward. Ah, progress!


6. Clarisonic is going out of business.

The company broke the news via their Instagram account. "After more than a decade of game-changing innovation and industry-leading technology, the Clarisonic brand will be shutting down as of September 30, 2020," the caption reads. "We want to thank all of our loyal customers, dermatologists, and retail partners who have helped put this brand on the map. It has been our absolute pleasure to serve you all of these years." They then went on to announce a 50% sale off all goods.


7. Chanel expands upon their Boy De Chanel line.

New additions include a Fortifying Gel Moisturiser, Concealer, 3-in-1 Eye Pencil, and Le Vernis i.e. nail polish. Each product is designed in such a way so as to help men "diminish imperfections and signs of fatigue". Scoop 'em all up when they hit shelves on 31 July.


8. The Benefit Browbar has officially re-opened their doors.

Do note, however, that only brow waxing and brow tinting services are available at the moment. Masks have to be worn at all times, and no walk-ins are accepted. Make your appointment via the Sephora website, stat.