The year is going by really fast, and summer in the northern hemisphere is quickly fading.

September is already upon us and there are lots of things that are happening over the next few months. But…here are the events that are taking part in the next week or so that I am excited for.

New York Fashion Week S/S’18
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Via NYFW.com

Fashion Week here in New York started yesterday. I expect a little bit more buzz and lots of long-legged models running from one show to the other.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

(Video via Fenty Beauty…check all that melanin!)

Yo! I have been waiting for this launch for…..ever!! The promo video was fiyah and full of melanin goodness! This is the Bajan princess Rihanna’s step into the beauty world launches today (at 3am PT) on the Sephora website, in stores and international retailers in 17 countries. It’s a permanent line but I expect there to be a mad rush on products and a few temporarily sold out items. She is changing de game! More info at fentybeauty.com or Fenty at Sephora. And check this, there will be 40 foundation shades! Come thru Rihanna!!!!!!

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

Fenty Beauty – Image via Harper’s Bazaar

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Fenty Beauty, image via Cat Quinn

Pat McGrath Labs Permanent Launch
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Pat McGrath via patmcgrathlabs.com

After years of testing and teasing her fans around the world, Pat McGrath or Mother, as she is affectionately known, will finally be launching a full, permanent makeup collection. No more limited release. She’s been playing with different formulas and packaging, trying to see what people liked and how the products performed. If you don’t know, Pat McGrath is one of the best makeup artists in the world. She has been a permanent fixture backstage at Fashion Week for years and she has be behind the scenes collaborating and advising many makeup brands and products. I am glad to see that she is finally getting the public adoration and appreciation that she deserves. And as a woman of colour with an MBE, this makes it even more amazing! On September 16, the first phase of her line will be released at Pat McGrath Labs and later released on October 3 at sephora.com and select Sephora stores.

I recently did an unboxing and swatch demo of her latest limited release of her MatteTrance lipsticks. I believe that this formula and packaging will be available in her permanent line. Check out the video and the swatches below.

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