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Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty worldwide takeover continues into Madrid, Spain. Last night (Sep 23rd) Rihanna held a special event at Callao Cinema in Madrid, where thousands of fans gathered making it look like a concert crowd.
After signing a few autographs and taking photos with fans, Rihanna continued inside the event where she once again showed the different Fenty Beauty stations.
More photos after the jump!
After a wildly successful initial launch of her new cosmetic line, Fenty Beauty, just 2 weeks ago, the powerhouse has taken to Instagram to preview the products for her holiday release, coming Oct. 13.
Late Thursday afternoon (Sept. 21), she debuted completely new jewel-toned rainbow iridescent packaging, a far cry from the original launch of artsy black, white and neutral-colored designs. From the looks of it, the upcoming release includes lipstick, a 14-color eyeshadow palette and liquid eyeliner.
“You know how much I love Paris, right? So you know I had to launch Fenty Beauty here, in person, right?” Rihanna raved at the launch party, where she unveiled the Galaxy holiday collection. “I want to give a special thank you to Sephora, you guys are so fucking amazing. Thank you for being rockstars behind makeup. I couldn’t think of a better place to launch this with in Paris.”
The Galaxy Holiday collection releases on October 13th.
As Rihanna continues to spread Fenty Beauty’s message around the globe, she’s kept the style stakes high. Arriving in Paris at the Sephora near Jardin des Tuileries, Rihanna wore a Calvin Klein black nylon dress with an off the shoulder design.
As if the special event wasn’t a surprise enough for Paris, Rihanna took the stage with an announcement; a Holiday collection. “I’m wearing it right now” she laughed, and welcomed the guests to take a look at a preview of glittery eye shadows and lip gloss.
Rihanna never does things by halves and the exclusive UK launch of Fenty Beauty, certainly arrived with a bang. Hundreds of posters lined Knightsbridge underground station as beauty devotees emerged to form a mile long queue at 8am (Sep 19th). Hoards of crowds were seen across the country as Harvey Nichols opened its doors nationwide, with 10,000 online customers also logging on for a first look at the new generation of beauty online.
Amid tight security and secrecy (this is Rihanna after all), the crowd gathered with escalating excitement.
A hotbed of social influencer talent and VIP guests including new Vogue Editor Edward Enninful, model Leomie Anderson and singer Talia Storm (pictured), were taken on an experiential journey exploring the five different Fenty Beauty stations; Artistry, Gloss Bomb, Match Stix, Killawatt and Blotting. While playing with products, guests snacked on Prosecco-flavoured doughnuts and fortune cookies that revealed custom Fenty fates.
But it was before the party had even started that our Bajan queen produced the highlight of the night. Six lucky (and unsurprisingly shaky) customers were plucked from the swirling queue outside and invited for a Fenty makeover with the lady herself.
Resplendent in a lilac dress by Molly Goddard, the superstar greeted her awestruck fans to talk makeup, magic and more before heading down to spend a night dancing to a live set from DJ Debby Coda.
With litres of Ace of Spades Champagne, Don Julio tequila cocktails and Peroni beer, the rest of the night was a blur of swirling shapes and starry-eyes.
Rihanna, the ultimate multi-tasking queen, capped off her whirlwind New York Fashion Week with a bang on Thursday night (Sep 14th). First, the Grammy-winning singer released her long-awaited cosmetics line, Fenty Beauty, on September 8 and was met with massive praise from both beauty critics and fans. Two days later, she debuted her spring 2018 Fenty x Puma runway collection with a crowd-pleasing, high-octane, motocross-themed show held at the Park Avenue Armory. And finally, at her third annual Diamond Ball on Thursday night, she shined bright like a diamond and helped raise nearly $1 million (and counting) for the Clara Lionel Foundation, a nonprofit named in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. The ultra-glamorous black-tie affair drew Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Leonardo DiCaprio, Trevor Noah, Jamie Foxx, and more of the New York City A-list who weren’t too worn out by Fashion Week for one last party.
For Rihanna, creating the Clara Lionel Foundation five years ago has been one of her greatest accomplishments, and she says that through her grandparents, she has learned to become selfless.
“They’ve been my biggest role models in my life. They gave me a new perspective and taught me not to be selfish and to give back to people,“ Rihanna said inside the lavish ball held at New York’s Cipriani Wall Street. “My grandmother instilled in me a kind spirit to always help people. She’s very giving. My grandfather taught me to have a strong work ethic and that everyone can make a difference by helping each other. Creating this foundation is the most important thing I’ve done with my life. I love music, I love fashion, I love makeup, I love everything that I have done, but giving back is the most important and I want to help and make a difference in people’s lives.”