The success of her cosmetics line was unprecedented, reportedly racking up a staggering 0 million in sales within 40 days.
The wait lists at certain makeup counters continued for months.
It’s all about the work, and it doesn’t come with any excess personal baggage.”On the heels of the insanity of making a blockbuster movie, Rihanna somehow managed to launch Fenty Beauty in collaboration with Kendo, LVMH’s incubator for cool new makeup brands, last September.
Leading with a range of foundations that cover a full spectrum of skin tones (there are 40 different shades), the brand shook up the beauty industry in ways few currently within it could have predicted, prompting a broader conversation about inclusivity that had long been ignored.
It’s a foggy spring night in Paris, and Rihanna has just wrapped up a meeting with her accountant in the penthouse suite of the Four Seasons hotel, a place that will serve as her makeshift office for the next few days.
The evening panorama from the terrace is about as picture-postcard pretty as Paris gets, though at this late hour the lights on the Eiffel Tower have long since gone out. Her most intense bouts of creativity often come after midnight, a rhythm she picked up early in her music career.
These days she shares the same anxieties about her well-being as many young women her age: “OK, so now that I’m 30, are there things I’m supposed to do? (The real-life plot twist here is that Rihanna is cohosting this year’s gala, alongside Donatella Versace and Amal Clooney.) director Gary Ross remembers first spitballing ideas for the film with Rihanna backstage after a concert she played in Malmö, Sweden, in 2016.“This guy is too pretty—if you’re pretty, you at least gotta have wrinkles,” Rihanna says, sizing up a male-model type who’s posing bare-chested on a surfboard. But don’t be fooled: The giddy highs and lows of singledom are fast becoming a distant memory for Rihanna. “I used to feel guilty about taking personal time,” she says, “but I also think I never met someone who was worth it before.” Though she’s reluctant to talk about her partner by name, rumors have been swirling around her connection to Hassan Jameel, a young Saudi businessman, since paparazzi photos of her vacationing with a handsome stranger in Spain made the rounds last summer.These recent romantic developments are, however, part of a much bigger sea change for Rihanna, who turned 30 this year. I’m happy.”Still, making those kinds of pivotal lifestyle adjustments isn’t always easy—especially if, like Rihanna, you’ve been on the celebrity treadmill since you were a teenager.“Come sit here; you gotta teach me how to do this swipe thing.” Rihanna is all curled up in a cozy hotel bathrobe and has a pair of comfy Fenty Puma slides on her feet, and yet she radiates flawless glamour—hair tousled in loose waves, skin luminous.Though I have taken great pains to put together what I think is a Rihanna-worthy look—Jacquemus blouse, vintage Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo pants—it’s hard not to feel like a tarnished penny next to a freshly minted gold coin as I sidle up to her on the sofa. ” she asks, pausing on my profile picture, a bathroom selfie taken in a swanky Hollywood hotel.Media Take Out News is reporting (so, grain of salt) that Rihanna has ended things with her billionaire boyfriend of over one year, Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel, because she just "gets tired of men sometimes." Same. That's what she does: break[s] men's hearts." There was nothing salacious or explosive about the ending either, the source claimed. She gets tired of men sometimes." Finally, some gossip we know to be true in our hearts. As for the veracity of the rest of the rumor, who knows?"Rihanna and him were together for a while," a source told the outlet. Rihanna and Jameel have kept their relationship very private, and Rihanna has never posted anything about Jameel on her social media.Right now, though, there is a more pressing issue on the agenda, one that demands her full attention: Rihanna has decided that it’s time to fix my love life.“So wait, you’re on a dating app?You don’t seem like the dating-app type,” she says as her almond-shaped green eyes peer into my i Phone.Since giving up her apartment in So Ho, New York, last fall, Rihanna spends most of her time in either London or Los Angeles, though to hear her tell it, she basically lives on a plane.I witnessed her pushed up against her limits just a few days earlier, when, hours before the cover shoot for this issue, she was suddenly taken ill.