If you were hoping to sign up for a Fenty Beauty Class taught by none other than Rihanna herself, you better start saving your pennies. The makeup mogul will be sharing her beauty secrets at an exclusive course in Dubai on September 29th. Tickets for the one-day master class are $1,497, and the proceeds will benefit Dubai Cares, which works to "ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030."
Dubai Cares was founded in 2007 by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Al Maktoum believes that education is the most effective tools to break the cycle of poverty and wants to give children, regardless of gender, nationality, race or religion, the opportunity to contribute positively to society.
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Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Class is being sponsored by Sephora and is set to include appearances from Fenty Beauty experts, Priscilla Ono and Hector Espinal, among others. There will be multiple ticket tiers to choose from, including a VIP package, which comes with a Fenty Beauty Bag.
Ono, a global makeup artist for Fenty, met Rihanna seven years ago on the set of her video for S&M. Ono was there working with the backup dancers, and Rihanna asked her if she wanted to be in the video. The two have been friends since. Espinal, a former Sephora PRO Professional Artist, interviewed with Rihanna for the position of global makeup artist and beat out 5,000 other candidates for the job. The two had met before at Paris Fashion Week and hit it off immediately.
Fenty Beauty has won acclaim not only for its products but also for its representation of women of all colors. Fenty Beauty has featured numerous models of color in its campaigns, including Slick Woods, Halima Aden, Leomie Anderson, Indyamarie Jean, Paloma Elsesser, Selena Forrest, Camila Costa, and Duckie Thot. Fenty Beauty has inspired other brands, such as Make Up For Ever and L'Oréal, to feature women of color in their campaigns as well.
“Fenty Beauty was created for women of all shades, personalities, attitudes, cultures, and races," Rihanna has said. “I wanted everyone to feel included, that’s the real reason I made this line.”
If you’re planning to attend the Fenty Beauty Class, keep in mind that photos or videos of the event are not allowed, but if you’re a good student maybe Rihanna will pose for a pic with you after the class.