As many covers as Rihanna has stacked, it’s hard to imagine her outdoing herself and yet she always seems to find a way. For 2020 she makes history as the first women to cover all 26 of Harper Bazaar’s September covers.
The two versions of the cover were shot by Gray Sorrenti with creative direction by Jen Brill. Inspiring memories of her famed 2015 Guo Pei Met Gala Gown, one cover features Rihanna in a dramatic marigold yellow Bottega Veneta fleece coat and cream-colored dress while on that second one, she sports a white Fenty blouse.
Rihanna’s hair was handled by Ursula Stephen (famed for styling the pop star’s iconic bob way back in 2006, ringing in the Good Girl Gone Bad era) while her makeup was done by Fenty Beauty global makeup artist Priscilla Ono.
While the cover story doesn’t include an interview, Rihanna used the moment to talk up Fenty Skin. Launched last week, the debut line consists of three products: Total Cleans’r, Fat Water toner and Day Cream with sunscreen.
In a video accompanying the cover story, the 32-year-old walks viewers through her nighttime skin time routine. While chatting up her Day Cream with spf, she commented, “I want women of all skin tones and all colors to be able to use this moisturizer without that grey white cast.”
On the moisturizer category, she added, “For me, the product I would splurge on the most is moisturizer. Anything to do with moisture. Whether it’s face or body, I think add a good moisture to your skin and having something that you know is effective and works, super important for everyone, every skin type, every skin tone.
And while there are no doubt more Fenty Skin categories in the queue, makeup wipes won’t be among them. “I used to use a lot of makeup wipes and I didn’t realize what it was doing to the planet, “Rihanna explained and added, “I think it’s kind of a wrap for makeup wipes.”
Check out Rihanna’s night time skincare routine below along with both cover images below.
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Even in quarantine, Rihanna’s style prevails. Here, the fashion icon models bold fringe pieces on a hillside peak in Los Angeles. The coat and dress are @bottegaveneta, the earring studs by @harrykotlar, and the sun-kissed glow is courtesy of @fentybeauty and @fentyskin, of course. But the rockstar swagger? That’s all her own. Head to the link in our bio to see Rihanna’s full cover shoot for our September issue. #BAZAARxRihanna Photographer: @graysorrenti Creative Director: @jenbrillbrill Profile written by @kahlanabarfield Hair: @ursulastephen Makeup: @priscillaono Nails: @kimmiekyees
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Our September 2020 cover star needs no introduction. At 32, Robyn Rihanna Fenty is already an icon, but the secret to her success might lie in how she has reimagined what it means to be one. In this issue, Kahlana Barfield Brown (@kahlanabarfield) reflects on the superstar’s singular path, from her philanthropic and advocacy work and activism, to her stellar music career and groundbreaking moves into fashion and beauty, where she has revolutionized industries that for so long catered to white women. But Rihanna’s success has been about much more than music, clothes, or makeup, but the way she has embraced her fans and made them feel not just valued, but like they have a voice. As Barfield Brown writes, “Beyond providing people in communities of color starved for accessible foundation that actually matched their complexions, the move seemed to communicate: ‘I see you when no one else does.’” Read more and see the full cover shoot at the link in our bio. #BAZAARxRihanna Photographer: @graysorrenti Creative Director: @jenbrillbrill Profile written by: @kahlanabarfield Hair: @ursulastephen Makeup: @priscillaono Nails: @kimmiekyees Rihanna wears @Fenty, @MariaTash, and @anabelachan