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Why Rihanna is my Favorite Person... and should be yours too

Rihanna is an icon, and there’s no other way to put it. From her hit music to her inclusive lingerie line to her volunteer work, Rihanna is someone worth emulating. Her fashion risks never fail to amaze me and overall demeanor oozes of genuine kindness.

Rihanna is confident in her body, and she strengthens the confidence of millions of women with her message of body positivity. Her beauty doesn’t end there. A few days ago on March 21st, Rihanna’s charity, the Clara Lionel Foundation, donated $5 million to help in the global fight against the corona virus (read more in Forbes). This generous donation will be used to purchase medical supplies, help food banks, and speed up testing for the most vulnerable in the U.S., the Caribbean, and parts of Africa (read more in Harper’s Bazaar).

I recently caught up on November’s issue of Vogue and the cover story was on Rihanna. I knew her make-up line, Fenty Beauty, was a giant success, but never fully grasped why.

I quickly learned that Rihanna flipped the cosmetics industry upside down. Fenty Beauty actually sells foundation for every skin tone. I'm serious! Before the “Fenty effect,” make-up brands typically offered 12 foundation shades. Rihanna shook this up entirely by offering over forty! (That alone should make Rihanna your new favorite person.) Now, companies like Dior, CoverGirl, and Revlon are following the 40-shade standard. (Check out Vogue’s November Issue)

In honor of Rhianna’s sheer amazingness, I’ll be sharing my favorite red carpet looks of her in the next issue of KIND FASHION. Stay tuned, and together, let’s be kind.

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