Ever since Rihanna officially launched Fenty Beauty earlier this month, not a day has gone by where we haven't heard rave reviews of how inclusive the foundation range is. All shades of the spectrum continue to fly off the shelves, Gabourey Sidibe and other stars have sung its praises, and with 40 hues in the current lineup, people who typically have trouble finding a foundation have picked up their perfect match.
Krystal Robertson was one of those people. Yesterday, the nurse and beauty fanatic posted her review on how well Rihanna's Fenty Beauty foundation matched her complexion, which quickly went viral. Robertson, who has albinism, expressed how hard it was to find a shade that didn't turn orange on contact with her skin.
"Soooo, I had a small freak out today. My neck and face finally match each other. Trying out the Fenty Beauty foundation and primer today!" she wrote on Instagram stories. "Didn't realize I was this light... Loving the feel of the foundation so far tho. Also, I'm albino. I have no pigment, so it can be hard to get a nice match, always end up orange. Now I'm rethinking all those times I went orange."
Robertson picked up the foundation in shade #110 ($34; sephora.com), and her review even caught the attention of Rihanna herself, who posted it to her Instagram stories. Talk about the ultimate honor.
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Naturally, Robertson was thrilled. She went on to explain how certain foundations left her with a yellow ring around her face, and when she tried on shade #110, even her boyfriend noticed the difference. "I felt that me finally being myself was worth it. Those pictures had no filter," she added. "It actually means the world that she not only made a diversity of shades for all women of color, but she brought us all together. When I was in Sephora, all the women were doing swatches, complimenting each other, and giving advice for how the Trophy Wife highlighter could also be used as an eyeshadow."
Now there's a seriously beautiful moment if we've ever seen one.