Thanks to the benevolent power of Rihanna, Fenty Beauty has released an acne coverage tutorial. Have you ever felt more seen by someone you’ve never met?
The beauty tutorial stars Ysabelle, a dancer and choreographer who describes herself as permanently jet-lagged and constantly sweating. (Fittingly, she once choreographed a dance to Rihanna’s “Skin.”) Ysabelle covers up her acne with Fenty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer, Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation #350, Match Stix, and Invisimatte Blotting Powder. She serves us two looks, one for natural, everyday makeup, and a more amped-up version she uses for nights out or dance performances.
The dance maven gets right down to the business of covering up her acne while also keeping her skin in mind. Ysabelle demonstrates how to cover blemishes with Match Stix and gently pats her concealer in with a makeup brush to camouflage any zits.
Acne can be divisive in the beauty community. On one side of the spectrum is the full-coverage, super-glam makeup that conceals every pore and blemish. On the other hand, we celebrate “acne positivity.” Bloggers proudly display their pimples in filter-free photos. Slowly but surely, they (and anyone who’s open about their acne) are working to reduce the stigma around acne. After all, whether or not you have “flawless” skin means zilch at the end of the day. But as we wait and work to change the beauty standards around skin, sometimes you just need a concealer or a bit of the Holy Spirit of Rih to help you feel confident leaving the house.
Ysabelle, like so many of us, embraces the middle ground. If covering up your spots makes it easier to move through the world with confidence, grab the nearest foundation. If you prefer to show off your zits, layer on a sunscreen and be on your way. No matter which you decide, Rihanna supports you.
Watch the full video below: