Makeup blogger Nickole Hoang using Fenty Beauty products

Screengrab via nickole_hoang/Instagram

Even Rihanna enjoyed this destructive Fenty Beauty makeup tutorial 

Setting fire to beauty products gets the Bad Girl Seal of Approval.


Samantha Grasso


Posted on Oct 5, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 3:13 pm CDT

Feel like experimenting with your new Fenty Beauty products but don’t want to disrespect the bad girl Rihanna herself? Worry not—you have her blessing to melt the products as you please, so long as you show off your techniques in a badass makeup tutorial.

In one of her latest Instagram tutorial videos, makeup vlogger Nickole Hoang turns the Fenty Beauty “Trophy Wife” highlighter into a golden slurry by scraping the product out of the pan and mixing it with Farsali Rose Elixir, which contains more golden flakes. She also melted down her Fenty contour stick with a lighter for a smoother application.

While the video is admittedly pretty impressive, using Fenty Beauty as Rihanna may not have originally intended feels almost sacrilegious. However, Rihanna gave Hoang her stamp of approval by liking the video, and commenting with three lipstick-pucker emoji.

“I am SHOOK @badgalriri liked and commented on my post. Mine! my tiny little page. I thought my content was so irate it would disgruntle even the brand pages, BUT when Rihanna herself approved- I was floored,” Hoang wrote in a separate Instagram post celebrating the recognition. “I truly love the fentybeauty line. The new age of makeup – INCLUSIVITY. I LOVE YOU @badgalriri.”

Just goes to show bad girl Ri Ri is committed to listening to what the consumers want from her Fenty Beauty line.

H/T Refinery29

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*First Published: Oct 5, 2017, 4:23 pm CDT