For a long time, it seemed like Rihanna could do no wrong. But now, the Bajan singer turned beauty mogul may have a backlash on her hands. Could that Rihanna reign finally be stopping?
The trailblazing Fenty Beauty won over millions of fans for its authentic diversity and commitment to providing cosmetics for a wide range of women. With its diverse range of models and snappy social media presence - almost seeming like an extension of Rihanna's personality - Fenty Beauty was on top.
Now it seems some would-be fans might be turned against the brand.
It all started with Fenty Body Lava and the not-so-inclusive price.
All of us when fenty dropped the price for the body lava pic.twitter.com/tpn6zc1MXK— Bevv (@getBiglikeBev) March 28, 2018
But despite a number of more reasonably-priced alternatives, the Rihanna connection holds a certain cachet.
So a number of people decided to buy the luminizer, priced at $59 a bottle, or $135 as part of the 'Beach, Please' summer 'essentials' pack.
Not everyone was impressed with the latest Fenty offering. In a recent video, superstar beauty blogger Jackie Aina admitted that she had heard "mixed reviews" about some of the latest Fenty Beauty products.
"This looks more like a dry oil with glitter in it, more than it does a body illuminizer," Jackie said. She added that it was 'pretty oily' and seemed to heat up as it was blended out. "The more I add, the more stickiness I feel," the YouTuber added.
Yo thanks for this review Jackie. I've cancelled my intention to buy it. It looks terrible. It looks too oily and glittery rather than a non oily highlighting glow.— Kiki Melissa Studio (@KikiMStudio) April 9, 2018
Many people took to Twitter to voice their opinions of the product.
I bought it already, but I'm gonna return it. Get my coint back.— Robbyn (@Robbyn_Atkins) April 10, 2018
I really wanted to fenty beauty body lava but once I found out it’s super sticky I lost interest :(— RosalRoe🤙🏽 (@RosalRoe) April 9, 2018
Welp I now know which beauty influencers lie on their reviews to stay on PR lists after they said the body lava highlighter by fenty beauty wasn’t sticky or tacky lmao because it is. no matter how much product you use. it 100% is.— Kayla (@kaylanegs) April 8, 2018
A lot of people complained that it was sticky. Others also said it made them look sweaty.
Queen rih's @fentybeauty body lava is out now so I can finally get some makeup that will make me look even more sweaty than I already am— Abby (@ohlookitsabby) April 6, 2018
I agree, looks sweaty— Remi (@mamizill) April 9, 2018
Yeah can’t convince me that the Fxnty body lava does not look like hot humid and sweaty oil.— DJ SYDNEY LXVE 🌹 (@DJSydneyLxve) April 9, 2018
One person had a lot to say about the product, and questioned Fenty Beauty altogether.
Rihanna is charging $60 for a sticky, glittery oil. She’s ripping her fans off. You can get the same result by mixing illuminator drops with your lotion. If not better.... Fenty Beauty is the most overrated, overhyped brand that’s come out in the last five years.— Baby Firefly (@LordtEllie) April 9, 2018
What do you think? Has Fenty Beauty gone too far this time? Wish Rihanna would make some music again?
All this new music, and Rihanna out here being the Avon lady. pic.twitter.com/1dqi6eIEcF— Dwayne (@dwaynefighter) April 6, 2018
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