Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Collection Just Helped A Woman With Albinism Find Her Perfect Foundation Match


September 20, 2017

Photo via: Sephora  

Just when we thought Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty collection couldn’t get any better, it takes inclusiveness to another level of amazing. Since the singer’s makeup line dropped earlier this month with a total of 40 foundation shades, the beauty brand has had a hard time keeping its deeper shades of foundation in stock. While the collection was created for women of all shades, it centers on women of color in all their glory. 

Now the beauty brand has a new inclusivity success story. It comes from Krystal Robertson, a 25-year-old licensed practical nurse who was born with albinism (a genetic condition that reduces pigmentation in skin, hair and eyes). Thanks to Rihanna’s makeup line offering 40 shades of foundation, Robertson was able to find the perfect foundation match for the first time.


She took to social media to express her excitement, writing: “@fentybeauty I’m freaking out!!! #110 #PerfextMatch… #WhatSkin!!!! …rethinking all the times I ended up orange… it’s a new world great job @badgalriri… #AlbinoMatch”. 

@fentybeauty I’m freaking out!!! #110 #PerfextMatch #WhatSkin!!!! …rethinking all the times I ended up orange its a new world great job @badgalriri #AlbinoMatch


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Robertson shared more details in a closed Facebook group called Beauty Book. Her review went on to be posted on Twitter, where it accumulated over 20,000 retweets and 60,000 likes. 


“When you think that you have your match and then start applying it to your face…the disappointment of the yellow ring around your face shows you how wrong you were,” Robertson said. “It actually means the world that (Rihanna) not only made a diversity of shades for all women of color, but she brought us together,” explained Robertson after Rihanna and the beauty brand shared her photo. 

Looks like it’s another win for Fenty Beauty and inclusivity in the beauty industry. 


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