Rihanna Shuts Down Halloween As Only She Can—and Debuts Fall’s Must-Have Lip Color

Rihanna Shuts Down Halloween As Only She Can—and Debuts Fall’s Must-Have Lip Color

NOVEMBER 1, 2018 12:09 PM

by Adetoun Adeyemo

Photo: Backgrid


A true style chameleon, Rihanna is a sight to behold every day of the year. But even the Bad Gal herself has to outdo, well, herself on Halloween—and last night at a party in London, the Grammy-winning singer, fashion designer, and beauty mogul put her signature twist on the holiday with an equal parts spine-chilling and va-va-voom look.

A mash-up only the 30-year-old pop star could pull off, her costume was an amalgam of traditional skull makeup—punctuated by a fluorescent pink complexion with hyper-hallowed cheeks and a cascade of raven lengths—and the smoke-show swagger of Catwoman. Her Technicolor beauty look offset the iconic character’s uniform of a jet-black, second-skin PVC bustier and hot pants, replete with slinky evening gloves and plastic feline frames.

A visual feast for the eyes, it was hard to know where to ogle first, but beyond the beauty renegade’s more theatrical flourishes was a rich lip color ripe for real-world application. As autumnal feeling as a glass of Bordeaux wine, an accessory RiRi might, say, walk out of a restaurant with, her deep maroon pout (perhaps the product of a yet-to-be-released Fenty Beauty offering) was not only in line with the evening’s noir undercurrents, but it also perfectly complemented the fall’s lush palette of earthy hues.


The lesson that goes well beyond Halloween night? A swipe of a dark, moody matte is a must for every card-carrying lipstick enthusiast this season. Because let’s not forget: What RiRi says—and does—goes.

Published: 01/11/18



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