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Amandla Stenberg is new face of Fenty Beauty

BRAND AMBASSADOR: Amandla Stenberg has joined Rihanna's Fenty Beauty

AMANDLA STENBERG has been revealed as the new celebrity brand ambassador for Fenty Beauty.

The Hate U Give star is the first-ever brand ambassador for Rihanna’s makeup brand which launched over a year ago.

The news of Stenberg’s role with the company comes just days after Fenty Beauty launched in Boots stores across the UK. Previously Fenty fans could only get their hands on the much-loved products in store at Harvey Nichols or online.

In a statement, Stenberg said: “I wanted to become a part of the Fenty Family because it’s one of the few beauty brands that make me feel like myself! Fenty Beauty’s whole ethos makes me feel empowered and excited to let different facets of myself shine."

The 20-year-old, who stars in Amma Asante’s Where Hands Touch, which was released in UK cinemas last week, has also shared some of her favourite products from the growing range.

She described the Match Stix Matte and Shimmer Skinsticks as "wonderful for on-the-go highlighting and bronzing, and I’m always about having a lil glow going. Plus, they stick together with magnets, which ensure they’ll never break apart in your bag,” Elle reported.

While Stenberg is the first official celebrity ambassador, a number of high profile models, including Leomie Anderson and Slick Woods, have featured in Fenty Beauty campaigns and other stars such as Viola Davis have expressed their love for the products.

Reacting to the news, Fenty Beauty fans were split over the decision.

“Amazing! Can’t wait to see more of your work with Amandla,” one commenter wrote.

“Amandla Stenberg is an interesting choice for Fenty Beauty but I won’t question their choice. They know what they’re doing so it’ll be interesting to see how she is in that role,” one said.

“Fenty doesn’t need an ambassador other than Rih, but congrats to Amandla Stenberg,” another said.

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