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Good News: All of Fenty Beauty's Darker Shades Aren't Actually Sold Out

Rihanna, 2017
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Rihanna arrives to the Fenty by Rihanna Launch at the Duggal Greenhouse on Sept. 7, 2017 in New York City.  

Just a week after Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty cosmetic launch, the internet is going absolutely wild, declaring that “all the dark shades are sold out.” The mass panic stems from the sheer excitement women with diverse skin tones felt after discovering the launch included 40 foundation shades, spanning from ultra light to deep dark; a seismic shift from the minimal offerings most luxury cosmetic brands release.

The release of the new diverse makeup definitely had existing cosmetic companies feeling the heat, taking to social media to showcase their own range of shades for darker skin complexions. A sudden influx of posts with products encouraging “diversity” went up, and people undoubtedly noticed.

While it is important to get the point across—diverse skin tones are absolutely necessary in the cosmetic industry and everyone deserves representation—all of the darker shades in Rihanna's Fenty Beauty line are, in fact, not all sold out! Good news for makeup (and Rihanna) fans everywhere.

Contrary to popular belief, there are fortunately a variety of 300-400 (the tan/darker-toned) shades still available for purchase. As of this morning (Sept. 14), fentybeauty.com still has at least 12 of the shades in stock, with Sephora keeping stock online as well. Not to worry, though! For the shades that are sold out, the collection is not limited edition and is expected to continuously restock. Head on over to either site to get your fix—while you still can (just kidding).


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