Rihanna Dropped a 'Trophy Wife' Body Lava—and We're About to Be Extra AF This Summer

Rihanna makes an appearance at Stance for the Clara Lionel Foundation on June 6, 2018 in New York City.
Rihanna makes an appearance at Stance for the Clara Lionel Foundation on June 6, 2018 in New York City.
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images for Stance)

Rihanna’s got that glow, y’all. Again.

No, “Body Lava” isn’t the name of a long-awaited new Rihanna album (you wish). It’s Fenty Beauty’s get-me-bodied (yes, I know that’s a Beyoncé song) liquid shimmer, specially formulated for sundress season—and this year, that shit is leveling up. (Yes, I know that’s a Ciara song.)


In an homage to her bestselling “Trophy Wife” Killawatt highlighter, Rihanna’s dropped a new Body Lava version this Thursday (yes, today), and good God, that glow. Even if it’s not a new single from the bad gal, how are we not supposed to get excited about potentially looking even remotely this good this summer?

“Me all summer long in my strapless maxi dresses doing the fucking most,” said The Root’s news editor, Monique Judge, upon seeing Rih’s promotional post. “We all finna be extra.”

Yeah, we really are—because while “Trophy Wife” may not be the status we’re aspiring to (but hey, do you), Rihanna’s clearly trying to have us all out here looking like straight up Oscar statuettes this summer—and I’m preemptively calling it a very glittery winner.

Is Trophy Wife feeling a little too extra for you, out the gate? You can still work your way up to it with Fenty’s original two Body Lava shades, “Brown Sugar” and “Who Needs Clothes?” All are available today at Fenty Beauty, Sephora, JCPenney and Harvey Nichols in the UK for $59 for each 3 oz. bottle. Go ahead and get you some—’cause we’re about to be extra AF.


Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up, co-host of The Root Presents: It's Lit! podcast, and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door...May I borrow some sugar?


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DAMN! Just when I thought Rihanna’s skin couldn’t glow any more than it already does...

I honestly couldn’t imagine a situation in which I’d ever need this stuff... But I kinda want it! #GLOWanna already fucking up summer ‘19.