Jobs: Singer, songwriter and actress
|Famous For: "Umbrella," "Disturbia," "Diamonds"|
Jobs Singer, songwriter and actress
Famous For "Umbrella," "Disturbia," "Diamonds"
“Your mind is in Disturbia. It’s like the darkness is the light. Disturbia. Am I scaring you tonight? Your mind is in Disturbia. Ain’t used to what you like. Disturbia. Disturbia.” Robyn Rihanna Fenty broke onto the music scene in the new millennium when the Barbados native signed on with Def Jam Records after auditioning for hip hop producer and rapper Jay-Z. Two years after signing her first recording contract, she became a household name in 2005 with the release of her debut studio album, Music of the Sun. Following up with A Girl Like Me and hit singles “Pon de Replay, “SOS” and “Unfaithful,” Rihanna has been unstoppable and is known for singles like “Disturbia,” “We Found Love,” “Take a Bow” and “The Monster.” Along the way, the nine-time Grammy Award winner has become a pop icon and a beauty idol with millions of fans not only tuning in to hear her music but also taking cues from her when it comes to fashion and makeup! So, what are her beauty secrets and daily makeup routine?
|Fenty Beauty Body Lava Body Luminizer ($59)||Caudalie Beauty Elixir ($49)|
|Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist by Marc Jacobs ($39)||Revive Intensite Crème Lustre Day Firming Moisture Cream ($385)|
Thanks to her mother’s influence as a makeup artist, Rihanna’s love of makeup and skincare products started at an early age. “My mom worked behind a cosmetics counter at a department store in Barbados, and she did makeup for weddings,” Rihanna says. “That’s where my obsession for cosmetics and perfume came from, but I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup unless it was for a special occasion.”
Learning the importance of a healthy skincare routine early on, Rihanna relies on quality products to keep her face moisturized and nourished. Some of her favorite products include the Fenty Beauty Body Lava Body Luminizer ($59), the Caudalie Beauty Elixir ($49), and the Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist by Marc Jacobs ($39). With a net worth of over $230 million (and counting), the 30-year-old singer can afford to splurge on high-end products like the Revive Intensite Crème Lustre Day Firming Moisture Cream, which is priced at $385 for 1.7 ounces.
FOUNDATION, BRONZER & BLUSH
|Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer ($32)||Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skin Stick ($25)|
|Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder ($32)||Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($34)|
|Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter ($34)||Fenty Beauty Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom ($42)|
|Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skin Stick ($25)|
“When I was a teen back in Barbados, I was in a pageant, and my mom did my makeup for it,” Rihanna recalls of her first makeup experience. “I will never forget the feeling I had after seeing how even my skin looked when she put foundation on my face.” Rihanna experiences that feeling time and time again when she sits down to do her makeup or has her makeup artist do it for her when she’s on tour, a time when she’s known for her bold makeup and vibrant costumes. In fact, it’s that feeling that inspired her impressive and all-inclusive foundation line with Fenty Beauty. “We actually started with foundation because it’s the very first makeup product I fell in love with,” Rihanna says.
With her passion for makeup shining through every Fenty Beauty product, the line offers a wide variety of primers, concealers, highlighters and foundations. Rihanna personally uses the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($34) and the Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skin Stick ($25). To highlight and contour, she turns to the Fenty Beauty Kilawatt Freestyle Highlighter and adds a pop of color by brushing the Fenty Beauty Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom ($42) or the Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skin Stick ($25) down her cheekbones.
When designing the line, she truly thought of everything with the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer ($32) and the Fenty Beauty Invismatte Blotting Powder ($32), both of which are great for touchups on the go! Other popular Fenty tools include the Full-Bodied Foundation Brush 110 ($34), the Precision Makeup Sponge 100 ($16), the Cheek-Hugging Highlight Brush 120 ($32), and the Face and Body Kabuki Brush 160 ($34).
|Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette ($59)||Make Up For Ever in Cauldron ($21)|
|Make Up For Ever in Magma ($21)||Make Up For Ever in Vanilla ($21)|
|Make Up For Ever in Gray Brown ($21)||Make Up For Ever in Silver Metallic ($21)|
|Make Up For Ever in Cappuccino ($21)||Make Up For Ever in Gunmetal ($21)|
|Urban Decay in Stray Dog ($19)||MAC Eyeshadow x 9 in Burgundy ($40)|
|Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette ($29)||Fenty Beauty Eclipse 2-in-1 Glitter Release Eyeliner ($20)|
|MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara ($24)||MAC False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara ($24)|
Perhaps because her mom wasn’t flexible and refused to let her wear makeup unless it was a special occasion, Rihanna goes all out when it comes to her eye makeup. Using the Fenty Beauty Galaxy 2-Way Eyeshadow Brush ($24), she applies different shades from the Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette ($59) to create a variety of dramatic looks. When she’s not using her Fenty line, she loves Make Up For Ever eyeshadows ($21) in Cauldron, Magma, Vanilla, Gray Brown, Silver Metallic, Cappuccino, and Gunmetal. She also likes Urban Decay in Stray Dog ($19), MAC Eyeshadow x 9 in Burgundy ($40), and Urban Decay’s Naked Basics Palette ($29).
For eyeliner, Rihanna keeps it simple and uses Fenty Beauty Eclipse 2-in-1 Glitter Release Eyeliner ($20). She measures and trims her false eyelashes into multiple strips and adheres the lashes using a dark adhesive. Once the adhesive is dry and the lashes are firmly in place, she applies multiple coats of MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara ($24) and MAC False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara ($24).
|Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick ($18)||Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color ($24)|
|Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminzer ($18)|
Rihanna isn’t afraid to do a bold lip and loves to play around with a variety of colors from dark plums and matte blacks to cherry reds and glossy pinks. Some of her favorite lip products include three from her own line—Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick ($18), Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lipcolor ($24), and Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer ($18).
|Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper ($16)||Fenty Beauty Full-Bodied Foundation Brush 110 ($34)|
|Fenty Beauty Precision Makeup Sponge 100 ($16)||Fenty Beauty Cheek-Hugging Highlight Brush 120 ($32)|
|Fenty Beauty Full Bodied Foundation Brush ($34)||Fenty Beauty Face & Body Kabuki Brush 160 ($34)|
|Fenty Beauty Galaxy 2-Way Eyeshadow Brush ($24)|
After years of dreaming about creating her own beauty line, Rihanna saw that dream come true when she launched Fenty Beauty. “I wanted to do a line for years, but it needed to be credible, something that industry pros and girls around the world would respect,” she said. That’s exactly what Fenty Beauty has become with the company’s makeup tutorials going viral as products fly off store shelves.
Despite the success of Fenty Beauty and Rihanna’s own incredible journey to fortune and fame as the youngest solo artist to ever earn 14 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, Rihanna admits that remaining confident and feeling beautiful is sometimes a struggle. “I go to the mirror and get my beat together,” she says when asked about finding her confidence when she’s not feeling her best. “Makeup is therapeutic for me. Once I start my glam—the makeup, the hair—I’m good. I’ll play music, find the good light in the bathroom, and just have a great time. that’s what gets me motivated.”
Using her place in the spotlight to inspire others, Rihanna admits that she was once very shy but has learned to embrace who she is even when it isn’t always easy. She hopes to share that lesson with her young fans who face a new world of self-esteem issues thanks to social media. “I only know how to be me, and people thrive when they’re who they’re meant to be,” Rihanna says. “I can only try my best to encourage girls and women to respect their uniqueness and be 100 percent true to themselves.”