One of the best-selling music artists of all time, and the brand owner Rihanna, and rapper A$AP Rocky appeared on both Vogue and GQ videos and talked about skincare, beauty icons, standards, and industry. As known, Rihanna launched a skincare brand ‘Fenty Skin’ in July, and A$AP Rocky became the model of the first campaign of the brand.
During the video, the two asked each other questions about their care routine, at that time, Rihanna mentioned her skin journey and stated that being a Black woman required careful use of certain products.
The ‘Fenty Skin’ founder said the industry needs for more diversity for various skin tone and skin type, and continued by pointing out the pioneers of the beauty industry:
“I wish the leaders of the beauty industry were a more diverse set of pioneers who have not just experienced the culture but have experienced negligence in the industry whether it comes to their skin tone or skin type. I feel like there are so many voids to be filled and we will only know that by the pioneers that have experienced those voids, and the lack of their representation in the industry.”
The rapper confirmed the statement Rihanna used and agreed with her by saying:
“I wish it was more versatility, diversity, obviously you know. I think it’s kinda trying to evolve especially with a person like yourself. But I do wish that there was way more versatility.”
Then the ‘Only Girl in the World’ singer criticized the gender-centered thoughts on skin-care products and beauty standards, stated that men also loved their skin and were willing to take care of it. She also revealed her entire concept of beauty came from her mother; added by saying:
“I wanted to dress like her. I wanted to look like her. I wanted to do my hair like her. I wanted to do my makeup like her. My mother, my brothers, they had to have their nails clean, they had to be short, they had to be filed. My mother was that kind of woman and I think I’ve kind of adopted that point of view from her.”
See below to watch the video.