It's no small thing that Fenty Beauty offers so many colors. Rihanna explains why.

International pop star and fashion icon Rihanna unveiled her long-awaited beauty line Thursday night to much fanfare.

With fabulous launch events in London and New York, the singer's latest project, Fenty Beauty, made its star-studded debut Sept. 7. The high-end makeup line features primers, lipsticks, brushes, and both everyday and special occasion looks.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launches at Harvey Nichols in London. Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Fenty and Harvey Nichols.


But among the bright lights, glamour, and convivial atmosphere was a crucial aspect of the products' long-awaited debut: inclusion.

RiRi's line features a wide range of colors and undertones, from soft pale beiges to warm browns. There are products available for people of every complexion — a rare find in a cosmetic industry that often ignores the outliers, particularly those with dark skin.

Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Fenty and Harvey Nichols.

This commitment to inclusivity begins all the way at the top, as Rihanna explained why this type of representation is so important.

In the short clip below, Rihanna shared that she wanted every product to feel accessible to people with different complexions, going so far as to call out subtle touches like blue or pink undertones.

"I was like, 'Let me see something for a dark-skinned girl. Let me see something for a pale girl. Let me see someone in between.' There's so many different shades. There's red undertones, there's green undertones, there's blue undertones, there's pink undertones, there's yellow. You just never know, so you want people to appreciate the product and not feel like 'Oh that's cute but it only looks good on her.'"

BOOM!

While Rihanna makes nearly everything look effortless, recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion is truly something all of us can do.

Seeing ourselves in stories, advertisements, and even the makeup counter is vital to feeling welcome and supported.

You don't need a world tour or a burgeoning beauty empire to encourage diverse voices in your community, workplace, and the companies and brands you support. Start with listening to the people and ideas that often go unheard, and if you come from a position of privilege, be sure to pass the mic.

We can all do better. And just like she always has, Rihanna will show us the way.

Photo by Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images.

Note: We were not paid by Fenty Beauty to promote this. (We would tell you!) We just think it's just awesome to see some diverse representation.

More

We all know that social media can be a cesspool of trolly negativity, but sometimes a story comes along that totally restores your faith in the whole thing. Enter the KFC proposal that started off being mocked and ended up with a swarm of support from individuals and companies who united to give the couple an experience to remember.

Facebook user Tae Spears shared the story with screenshots from Twitter, and the response has been overwhelming.

Keep Reading Show less
popular
via Twitter / ESPN

Madison Square Garden in New York City is known for having hosted some legendary performances. George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh in '71, Billy Joel's 12 sellouts in '06, and Carmelo Anthony's 62 points in a 2014 victory against the Charlotte Bobcats, just to name a few.

But it's hard to imagine one person holding the legendary arena in the palm of their hand quite like Pete DuPré, better known as "Harmonica Pete," did on Veterans Day.

Keep Reading Show less
popular

Many of us are too young to remember the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 of 1986, much less any details about it. But thanks to a viral Facebook post from Misfit History, some attention is being shed on an incredible heroine who saved many American lives in the standoff.

The post reads:

Keep Reading Show less
popular
via Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq. / YouTube

Whenever life becomes too tedious or stressful, it seems that the human psyche has a release valve that turns on and we just go, "F it."

I give up. I no longer care. I got nothing left.

It's a wonderful moment when we go from being at our wits end to being on the other side of the madness. Because, after all, as Mark Manson, author of "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" says:

You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of fucks to give. Very few, in fact.
Keep Reading Show less
popular