Posting the photo to both Instagram and Twitter on Monday, Rihanna wrote, “First selfie of the year doe. #2020.” In it, she’s looking unsurprisingly adorable with braids wrapped up high on her head, a black hoodie, and the tiniest hint of lip gloss. Other than that, she seems to be wearing no makeup – not even Fenty Pro Filt’r Concealer, as evidenced by a reddish spot hanging out where her cheek meets her chin. And you know what? That zit is cute as hell.
This may come as an enormous shock, but there are very few things I can say I have in common with Rihanna. People aren’t begging me to come out with a new album, I don’t have a hugely successful makeup brand, and I didn’t have the self-restraint to wait nearly a week into the new year to take a selfie. But Rihanna’s new makeup-free selfie revealed something we do have in common: She’s got a zit near her jawline, just like me. And I’m trying to adopt her pimple-positive attitude.
Initially, Rihanna didn’t mention the breakout, and plenty of fans commented on how fresh-faced she looks in the photo. But when one commenter on Instagram felt compelled to say, “Let me pop your pimple,” Rihanna replied in the most perfect way: “Let her have her shine, PLEASE.”