In keeping with her mission to make Fenty Beauty accessible and suitable for everyone, Rihanna recently comforted a fan on Instagram, who thought her lips were too big for the brand’s new red lipstick, Stunna Lip Paint.
The heartwarming moment occurred when Grace Boye, a 20-year-old college student from California, commented on a Fenty Beauty Instagram post about how people have told her that her lips are “too big” for red lipstick.”I want to try this out soo bad. I’ve been told red doesn’t suit me…my lips are too big,” Boye wrote.
Immediately after posting her comment, Boye was met with a wave of support from Fenty Beauty fans, who assured her that her lips are perfect and that she would slay in the just-released color. Fenty Beauty also chimed in, reiterating its mission to provide inclusive beauty products. “this red lipstick is for EVERYONE,” the brand commented, alongside five emojis of women with different skin shades.
The brand later screen-shotted the conversation, along with several supportive comments from Fenty Beauty fans, and posted it to Instagram. The screenshot was eventually noticed by the brand’s founder, Rihanna, who showed her support with a kiss and a heart-eyes emoji.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Boye, who said that she’s been bullied for her gap teeth and full lips since kindergarten, revealed that Fenty Beauty reached out to her about sending her a complimentary Stunna Lip Paint. She confirmed that she’ll try out the color to tell her haters that she can rock any color. “I’m thinking I’m gonna try it and then just show them!” she said. (YAS, girl.)