If you found yourself impatiently waiting for RiRi to make her grand entrance at Monday’s MET Gala, you weren’t alone. While the red carpet definitely saw some massive misses (and whatever that Kim K outfit was), Rihanna wowed onlookers with her effortlessly-glam one-two punch. The Fenty Beauty founder played up the look with bold makeup, perfect for fall weather. Created by Fenty Beauty Global Makeup Artist Hector Espinal, here’s the complete breakdown of the makeup she wore if you’re looking to recreate the look.
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Beauty products for skin prep:
To ensure you have the best canvas for your flawless look, you first have to prime your skin. On Rihanna’s face, Espinal used the following items in this exact order:
First, cleanse the skin to ensure you remove any impurities. This two-in-one makeup remover and cleanser lathers to remove any residue for a clean finish.
This toner targets pores, improves the look of dark spots, visibly brightens, smooths and fights shine. Once your face is dry, apply to your palms and then pat to face, letting it dry and absorb.
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This sunscreen and moisturizer combo fights dark spots while also keeping your skin protected from harmful rays. It is oil-free and works well under makeup. Just apply to your skin and spread evenly.
Meant to give your peepers that well-rested glow, this 2-in-1 eye cream and concealer primer with hyaluronic acid goes on top of your moisturizer, and the thinnest skin, just beneath your eyes. Apply, than simply tap in to absorb with your fingers.
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Beauty products for your complexion:
Once you’ve set yourself up for success with the previous steps, you’re ready to start building your look.
To even out your skin tone, apply this matte, full-coverage and long-lasting foundation using your fingers or a foundation sponge or brush (just make sure you’ve applied enough moisturizer, especially if your skin is dry). While Espinal used shade #300 on RiRi, there are 49 other shades to choose from. You may also want to precede this step with a primer, but this isn’t a must.
Apply this long-wear, transfer resistant bronzer with a bronzing brush on areas of your face the sun would naturally kiss.
Add a natural looking flush with this non-greasy cream blush. Apply to the apples of your cheeks with either your fingers or a blush brush and blend until even.
Set it all in place with this superfine, weightless, loose setting powder. Swirl your powder setting brush over the powder, tap off the excess, and dust over foundation, bronzer and blush.
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Beauty products for your eyes:
Work with the lighter pastels, blending all over the eyelid, then create a cat eye smoky effect with the second palette.
Apply this creamy, long-wear, water-resistant pencil eyeliner, gliding the tip along the lash line.
Blend and apply highlighting powders in Trophy Wife, Ginger Binge and Lightning dust onto cheekbones, and with more precision, applied to your nose, chin, eyes and your Cupid’s bow for an illuminating effect.
Amp up the voltage with this highlighter palette trio in three nude shades.
Frame those windows with a bit of window dressing. Apply this Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara to curled lashes and let dry.
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Beauty products for your brows:
This is a long-wear, waterproof, smudge-resistant ultra-fine, retractable brow pencil, with a built-in paddle brush for easy blending and styling. Outline then fill the brows by apply it to any sparse hair to fill in gaps. Then use the styling brush to blend and comb into place.
Beauty products for your lips:
As you would with your face, prime your lips to ensure smooth lipstick or lip colour application.
To complete the look, finish it off with a dark, bold lip. It is a weightless, long-wearing, liquid lipstick with a soft matte finish. Shake then apply to your lip.