Actor and activist Amandla Stenberg is the latest addition to join the Fenty Beauty family as the ambassador. Fenty Beauty launched nearly two years ago and has become the beauty brand everyone is talking about.
Amanda, age 20 got her start in Hollywood when she played a younger version of Zoe Saldana’s character in Colombiana, but her career really skyrocketed with the role of Rue in the 2012 science fiction adventure film The Hunger Games. More recently, Stenberg has taken on bigger lead roles, starring in successful films like Everything, Everything and The Hate U Give.
Along with acting, Stenberg has also been recognised for their passionate activism; in 2018, the young star was named one of TIME Magazine‘s Next Generation Leaders for using their platform as a celebrity to start conversations about the issues that the next generation is facing, like cultural appropriation, intersectional feminism, gender performance and sexual identity, and standards of beauty.
Fenty Beauty’s demonstrated commitment to sparking change in the cosmetics industry by championing inclusivity obviously aligns perfectly with Stenberg’s values, and they jumped at the opportunity to partner with the company. “It’s one of the few beauty brands that make me feel like myself!” says Stenberg of the brand. “Fenty Beauty’s whole ethos makes me feel empowered and excited to let different facets of myself shine.” And if you aren’t hip to Stenberg’s bold beauty looks, let me catch you up with some favourites:
As you can see, the star stuns Instagram on the regular with transformative beauty looks—so, a beauty campaign with a revolutionary brand like Fenty fees like a natural next step for Stenberg.