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I think it’s safe to say that Rihanna has all but taken over Vogue Magazine. Not only is she the April 2016 cover star for Vogue UK, she landed the April cover of American Vogue, and guys, it really is something else
In the shot, Rihanna is rocking a sequined Tom Ford gown, the perfect example of what the wet hair look should be, and a contoured, but otherwise natural-looking makeup look:
Rihanna carries the sequin motif throughout the rest of her editorial for the magazine, which you can see here. This is the singer’s fourth cover for Vogue, her first one having been published in April 2011.
Personally, I’m just excited to see that so many publications have opted to take the next-to-no makeup route on their covers. Kerry Washington‘s recent ELLE cover was the epitome of lazy Sunday #goals, and, I think about Demi Lovato‘s February Allure cover pretty much once a week. And sure, neither of those shots were completely makeup free—unless Demi just exists with a naturally bright red lip, which would be incredible—but the idea that we’re showcasing women as they are rather than as how society’s beauty standards mandates that they be is a huge step in the right direction in the fashion industry. And, since people are wont to follow what they see in ads and magazines, perhaps it’ll help people see that they don’t need pounds of makeup to feel or look beautiful. End rant.