In our dream world, Rihanna would hold a makeup masterclass, and we'd be sitting front-row. When it comes to her ever-changing beauty looks, can you ever get enough of them? Nope, not possible. She stuns every single time.
As you can imagine, we were tuned in to last night's Ocean's 8 premiere to see how she'd slay the red carpet. This is one of the biggest acting roles RiRi has ever done. Her character is a badass hacker named Nine Ball in the film, so naturally, she showed up in badass Fenty Beauty makeup.
Priscilla Ono, global makeup artist for Fenty Beauty, created the dreamiest ultraviolet purple makeup look on RiRi. When metallic meets purple tones, you know it's going to be killer. Luckily, Ono shared most of the makeup products she used last night so we can practice in the mirror to re-create this look.
Ono started by applying this primer to prep Rihanna's face. This mattifying primer is super popular because of its miraculous power to prevent shine at all costs.
Then, she applied this foundation in Ri's go-to shade, 340. Like the primer, it also has a comfortable matte texture that makes your makeup look like second skin (it's my holy grail!).
For concealer, Ono applied the Match Stix Skinstick in Peach for a bit of brightening. After, she went in with the Match Stix in Mocha to contour.
Since Rihanna's purple colour palette is the star of the show, Ono took a subtler approach on her highlighter and blush. She used this shade on Rihanna's cheeks and temples to amp up her radiance.
To keep shine in check under those red carpet lights, Ono dabbed these blotting powders on Rihanna's T-zone to absorb excess oil. This is the final step to get that flawless filter look.
Dying to know the products responsible for Rihanna's stunning purple eyes and lip look? Same. Fans are blowing up Ono's comments with predictions of unreleased Fenty Beauty products. We're right there with them. Can we expect purple metallic lip products and/or eye shadow in the near future? We hope so. Until then, opt for this gorgeous purple galactic lipstick from MAC as an alternative. ■
We'll be practising our renditions of this gorgeous makeup look in the mirror until further notice.