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To Rihanna With Love
Allure’s 22nd Annual Best of Beauty Awards

Honors the Year of Fenty

She is a wizard of reinvention, and every time Rihanna conjures something new, we happily sink further under her spell. This year, Rihanna’s already-seismic influence exploded with the launch of Fenty Beauty, reinventing the beauty business as its rallying cry for inclusivity in beauty was heard around the world. As our newest cover star, Rihanna has a well-deserved place in beauty history — and in the hearts of everyone who can now wear foundation without mixing several shades. For that, Allure honored Fenty Beauty with a 2018 Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award – not only for changing the way we get ready, but for making the entire beauty industry think differently – an marking the first time Allure has bestowed a Breakthrough Award for a product’s impact on culture.

The cover story, To Rihanna, With Love”, features five open letters to Allure’s 2018 Best of Beauty cover star, including letters from writer Ashley C. Ford and model Slick Woods: Read it here:

To see the 300 most effective, innovative, and awe-inspiring products to honored with 2018 Allure Best of Beauty Awards visit:

Plus in her editor’s letter, Allure editor in chief Michelle Lee writes about how women like Pat McGrath, Emily Weiss, and of course, 2018 Best of Beauty cover star, Rihanna have reshaped the beauty industry in 2018:

Cover Credits:

  • Photographer: Nadine Ijewere
  • Stylist: Jahleel Weaver
  • Hair: Yusef Williams
  • Makeup: Priscilla Ono
  • Manicure: Maria Salandra


Monday, September 17, 2018