Fall is finally upon us ladies! Question: Are you still wearing your summer makeup? If your answer is yes, its time to move on to your fall and winter products! In my Back to BLACK: A Beauty Series, I’ll be introducing fellow beauty lovers to some of my favorite Black-owned beauty and hair businesses and products!

Let’s start with the powerhouse FENTY Beauty, pioneered by celebrity favorite, Rihanna Fenty. I’m sure WE have all seen the hype that began after she released the 40 shade foundation collection. Her foundation ranged from colors that cater to women who have albinism to dark-skinned women. I, along with many Black women, felt disheartened for years, by a lot of makeup brands which did not create shades that matched us. Well, Rihanna definitely fixed that problem with her cruelty-free brand. A question many Black women have is that, why did Rihanna need to drop this line in order for other brands to expand their shade range to accommodate Black women? Why are we in 2018, still struggling to find shades that match our wide range of skin tones? In a response to a fan on Instagram, Rihanna said, “Gotta represent for my girls and we come in all shades! Especially my brown sisters… been left out too many times in the makeup world!” I STAN a powerhouse who uses her power to create change for her people!

Surprisingly, the FENTY Beauty make up products are affordable, even for a college student like myself. Not to mention, her products are great for their prices! From her highlighter sticks, which will have you glistening like a glazed donut, to her matte lipsticks, which are perfect for any occasion, Rihanna can do no wrong! She also continues to drop bomb lip-gloss, eye essentials and more. The products will have you looking runway ready!

Check out a few of my favorite FENTY Beauty must-haves you need to add to your makeup bag this fall… Tell me your thoughts. Tag me in your faves on Social Media!

1. You have to try Rihanna’s Soft Matte Longwear Foundation! The color 400 (warm) is perfect for my brown skin! If you like a medium to full coverage foundation, this is the one for you.

 2. Second on my list is the Trophy Wife Highlighter (3D HYPER – METALLIC GOLD). Sis, this highlighter will have you beaming! It also lasts the whole day!

3. Although lip gloss is my go to, I love a good matte lipstick. Matte lip colors are perfect for the fall! Check out the MATTEMOISELLE Plus Matte Lipstick (warm chestnut) which looks good on any skin tone! It’s a perfect go-to lip for only $18. She also has 13 other options to choose from within this line!4. No matter the season, my skin is always oily. So it’s essential that I carry blotting paper in my purse at all times! Her INVISIMATTE Blotting Paper is a MUST have. Although a little pricey at $16 for the product, it does the job!

5. Last, but not least, indulge in the MOROCCAN SPICE Eyeshadow Palette, which you can purchase for $59. This palette is perfect for a night out or a day at the office. You’re going to love the pigmentation and colorway of this palette!

(Photo Disclaimer: All photos are courtesy of www.fentybeauty.com)

Love, Cherrelle
Beauty Blogger Intern
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