100 posts tagged "Rihanna"
Rihanna is not safe for children—at least that’s what the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority thinks. The CFDA fashion icon’s campaign for Rogue, her latest fragrance, where she’s depicted propped up against the champagne-colored bottle wearing only underwear and high heels, has been deemed “sexually suggestive” and, reports WWD, should only “appear with placement restriction.” In other words, bad girl RiRi won’t be making appearances in the general vicinity of a playground anytime soon. This isn’t the first time her ads have sparked controversy—in the Middle East, the boundary-pushing star’s sternum-baring pink satin robe in the image for Reb’l Fleur was photoshopped closed for Kuwaiti newspapers. But in Rihanna’s defense, isn’t being “sexually suggestive” a prerequisite for any perfume ad? Recalling scents that aren’t fronted by a half-naked female poses a significant challenge. Somehow, I just can’t imagine a woman who hit the red carpet recently wearing nothing but fishnet and Swarovski crystals hawking her eau in a turtleneck.
Joke’s on you, Instagram. Despite the RiRi takedown, the singer stills knows how to set the Internet abuzz. Just last night she tweeted pictures of herself in a bubblegum-pink wig, so if your social feed looks anything like ours, you’ve already been inundated with “OMG Rihanna has pink hair and it is EVERYTHING!” Awesome. While we don’t disagree that the wig is “THE BEST THING EVER,” it’s her color-coordinated nails-and-lipstick combo that’s really piquing our interest. It’s the second time this month that Rihanna has synchronized her makeup and manicure: She attended the Met Gala with lilac lips and nails of the exact same hue. A statement-making lipstick is usually my go-to when it comes to amping up my look, but perhaps my pout deserves a polish job—and maybe a wig—to match.
Between film premieres, parties, and celeb-studded events around the globe, this week was full of memorable hair and makeup looks (including Carolyn Murphy’s sleek knot and Cara Delevingne’s bronzed eyes). Here, we recap five more of our favorite beauty moves.
Zoë Kravitz, 2014 Met Ball, New York
Now that spring has finally sprung, our favorite girls are upping their red-carpet game with bold, attention-grabbing hues. At Monday’s star-studded Met ball, Kravitz played up her crimson dress with a daring red eye, a color that came courtesy of Chanel’s Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color in Incandescente.
Rihanna, Dior’s Resort 2015 Show, Brooklyn, New York
Super-high ponies are having a serious moment (remember Cara’s take?). Rihanna teamed hers with a bold red lip and pastel nails for Dior’s Resort show at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Suki Waterhouse, Burberry’s Dinner for the New Museum, New York
The swinging sixties were a major reference on the Fall ’14 runways, and we love the idea of mod-inflected beauty. Waterhouse opted for a Brigitte Bardot-like, half-up hair look and smudgy charcoal shadow for a Burberry dinner on Wednesday.
Solange Knowles, Creative Time Gala, New York
Some of the best beauty advice we’ve heard is to stick with your natural hair texture. Knowles opted for a halo of big, natural curls, then expertly matched her lipstick to her poppy dress.
Janelle Monáe, Met Ball, New York
We love a girl with a signature look. Monáe and her trademark pouf exploded on the scene a few years ago, and for this year’s Met ball she added a long braid.
“We get straight to glam—it’s no-nonsense, we don’t have time for that,” said face painter Mylah Morales of last night’s Met Gala makeup session with Rihanna. One thing the duo always squeezes in, however, is skincare. Our editors describe Rihanna’s complexion as “marble-like,” “flawless,” and “impossibly perfect,” so we asked Morales to spill her secrets: “I prepped with VBeauté Buying Time moisturizer and finished with Undercover Agent serum.” Next came concealer, lightweight foundation, bronzer, and highlighter down the nose, across the chin, and tapped onto cheekbones. “I went for clean lines with her brows and created a really subtle, taupe-y eye,” she explained. For definition, Morales employed MAC Pro Longwear Eye Liner in Definedly Black, finishing with a strip of false lashes. “I decided to go really pale with the lips because I didn’t want them to look too edgy,” she noted. While we always look to RiRi to take risks (emerald lipstick, anyone?), we fully enjoyed her sweet—and dare we say it, subtle—sugarplum pout and matching nails. Plus, her hair spurred visions of nineties TLC dancing round in our heads once we finally nestled into our snug, Style.com beds.
When Dolce & Gabbana launched emerald-colored lipstick for holiday, my first reaction was “Amazing,” and the question that quickly followed, “How does one exactly pull this off?” Rihanna kindly demonstrated at last night’s iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles last night. Her mouth was green and glorious (as was her flawless complexion, winged liner, and lush lashes). I also love that she took the total package one step further with the twisted knots—reminiscent of Snoop Dogg, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Cynthia (Angelica’s much-loved doll from the nineties cartoon Rugrats)—which were as bewitching as her black Givenchy lace gown.