How Fenty Beauty Inspired A New Makeup Trend

Written By Aysha Chaudhry

Rihanna’s beauty line Fenty Beauty has already caused major waves in the makeup industry with its inclusive foundation shades for women of all colors. The feedback and demand were so positive for the 40 different foundations that many other makeup lines scrambled to market their shades to women of color as well.

But now the cosmetic line is setting trends in a new way. Spring 2018 fashion show makeup was all about draping, where the same color is used for the eyeshadow and highlighter and they melt into one another. These shows’ artists definitely took a page out of the Fenty x Puma fashion show, where this look was first made prominent this year. Makeup artists used Fenty products to prepare the models for the runway and were given some artistic freedom and they ended up giving draping new life in the form of bright, colorful purples, pinks and greens.

Draping started in the 80s as a predecessor to modern contouring, but with the vibrancy of the colors in the Rihanna’s beauty line-up and with the impact her brand has made since launching in September, it’s safe to say that the makeup for the singer’s fashion show served as inspiration for other makeup artists in this year’s Fashion Week.

5 Hot Lipstick Trends That’ll Sizzle your Look

Written by Salina Jivani

Ahh…lipstick. Leave it off and look like a plain Jane, no matter how much other makeup you cake on. But wear it—even solo—and transform your entire look. Probably one of the most powerful tools in your makeup arsenal, lipstick (or lack thereof) can be the difference between making you look drab or changing you to fab.

This year, rock the most popular colors of all and give your face that extra pizzaz in seconds flat.


Red’s in—and it’s not going anywhere. We saw the emergence of sexy blood-red lips in the late part of 2015, throughout 2016, and now again in 2017. If you’re looking for a great way to make your look pop, smear on some crimson. The beauty about this shade is that it looks great on nearly every skin tone and really makes you stand out. Plus, because it’s vibrant, crimson is a lovely addition to any color palette.

Suggested product: M.A.C. Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in Feels So Grand


Orange is new —and it’s hot. We’re not talking bright, zesty orange, but more of a carrot-y orange. A plus? This one, again, is one color that goes well with many different skin tones, but remember: it’s always best to test before you try to buy.

Suggested product: Nyx Cosmetics Macaron Lippies—Orange Blossom


Women aren’t anything if they’re not full of shimmer and sparkle. If you’re looking for a way to make your pucker more alluring and glitzy, spread on the glitter! A daring look for nighttime events and the perfect way to add that extra shine to your look, glitter/metallic based lipsticks are all the rave this season.

Suggested product: Lancôme Le Metallique Lipstick

Biscotti rose

If you’re not yet ready to traverse the land of bright, bold colors, don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect shade for you: biscotti rose. Not quite nude but not really pink either, this lipstick will give you that subtle kick of color without seeming too obvious, making people wonder whether you’re wearing anything at all or if you’re just naturally blessed with beautiful lips.

Suggested product: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Biscotti


Pink’s a woman’s best friend. Magenta lipstick? Her beauty charm. Magenta is a surefire way to help you enhance and blossom your natural beauty. And don’t be surprised if you get a few appreciative double takes while you’re sporting it.

Suggested product: Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Don’t Blink Pink