A quick foray onto any beauty site or into any cosmetics store makes one thing abundantly clear: The makeup biz has a long way to go in making quality, affordable products available to everyone of varying skin tones. As if Rihanna wasn’t already our lord and savior, her Fenty Beauty company is ushering in a new wave of inclusivity into the cosmetics industry, catering to women of color in a way never seen before.


The models hired to represent Fenty Beauty have reflected its inherent diversity and gorgeous clientele, but imagine my surprise when Grammy-nominated R&B singer SZA (excuse me, she’s nominated five times) popped up on the Fenty Instagram modeling a new, deep green lip stain shade called Midnight Wasabi. Just, wow.

Never forget that SZA collaborated with Rihanna on “Consideration,” a killer cut from RiRi’s 2015 album Anti. Listen below.

Senior Writer, Jezebel. My debut book, LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands, is out July 21.

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