Rihanna stunned on the red carpet at last week’s Grammys and it wasn’t just due to her vintage rose giambattista valli couture gown.
The Bajan superstar has been killing it recently with her creative looks: the Da Brat style braids and brown beige lipstick for the I-D cover and the swept back hair and metallic eyes for the four five seconds video have shown Rihanna at her edgy best, but this look goes to show that sometimes you can’t beat pretty.
The slicked back ballerina bun with wispy bits just so, was perfection. As was her makeup look: full, filled-in brows, soft shadow and nude lips; the perfect way to ease oneself into the sunny season (that if I keep writing about, will eventually come)
The look is easily achievable with whatever you have in your make-up bag, but just in case you fancy an excuse to go shopping, here’s how to get the look.
Get the Look
After you’ve primed your skin and prepped it with your favourite foundation, fill brows with RMK’s powder eyebrow in no.1 (£25, LookFantastic) Like every good brow kit this comes 3 shades and a brush, so you can mix and blend for a natural finish.
Subtle eyeshadow is key for softening things up, If you can’t decide where to start, Smashbox’s Double Exposure eyeshadow palette (£37, Boots) is the perfect companion. Filled with 14 shades you can use wet or dry, it’s versatility makes it an necessity for all seasons.
Next, keep cheeks looking natural with a soft blush. RMK’s two in one blush and highlighter matte shiny cheeks in 04 (£25.65, LookFantastic) adds light, colour ad definition. Darker skin tones should try Charlotte Tilbury‘s Cheek to Chic in The Climax (£30, Charlotte Tilbury).
Multiple coats of mascara means that you can go without eyeliner for the day. A curling wand will open up eyes even more. I’m currently using Eyeko’s Black magic (£18, SpacNK), which lifts lashes and is the perfect shade of inky black to add drama.
Finally lips look best nude. If you can’t be bothered with lipstick, try Pixi’s tinted lip balm in Honey Nectar (£8, Pixibeauty). The Shea butter enriched formula keeps lips soft and hydrated. Or if you want a lipstick, opt for Tom Ford’s (£37, John Lewis) equally enriched nudes, which have a bit more staying power.