Rihanna showed up at the Ocean’s 8 premiere in New York with a stunning dark glam look, and nobody’s surprised that it was done entirely with the products in her breakthrough cosmetics brand, Fenty Beauty.
Her makeup was done by the Fenty Beauty Global Makeup Artist, Priscilla Ono, and here’s how she achieved the look, step by step.
Step 1: Use an oil-controlling primer
At a red carpet event, you want to hit the sweet spot with the level of shine on your face – enough for you to look glowy and healthy, but not so much that you look like an oil slick with all the bright lights around you.
Priscilla used the Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer on Rihanna, which helps to prevent too much shine and also provides an excellent canvas for makeup to glide on more easily.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer retails for SGD48 at Sephora.
Step 2: Get your foundation in the right shade
Have you ever been curious what shade of the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation does Rihanna use?
It’s not a secret; Priscilla used the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in shade 340 on Rihanna to achieve a soft matte complexion.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation retails for SGD50 at Sephora.
Step 3: Do some spot concealing
Whether it’s your under eyes, or you have a pesky zit that wouldn’t go away, most of us need to do some spot concealing after foundation and Rihanna is no exception.
Priscilla used the Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Peach to help Rihanna look literally flawless on the red carpet.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Peach retails for SGD37 at Sephora.
Step 4: Get chiselled
Because the Match Stix are meant to be multi-functional, Priscilla also used the same product but in a different shade to help Rihanna bring out the contours on her face.
She used Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Mocha, which is a few shades darker than Rihanna’s natural skin tone, to help her create those shadows and make her facial features pop more.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Mocha retails for SGD37 at Sephora.
Step 5: Bling it up
Aside from their foundations, we’re sure no one would deny that Fenty Beauty has also been rocking the boat in the highlighter scene with the Killawatt range, which pays off ridiculously intense highlight with each swipe.
Rihanna wore the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo in Moscow Mule/Ginger Binge both as blush and highlighter, with Priscilla applying them on her cheeks all the way up through her temples.
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo in Moscow Mule/Ginger Binge retails for SGD50 at Sephora.
Step 6: Top it all off with powder
Attending a red carpet event can be a tiring business, what with the warm spotlights and the walking around. Any celebrity worth his or her salt will need some kind of powder to make sure their makeup stays put through it all.
Priscilla used the Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder on Rihanna’s T-zone to absorb any shine and also soften up the texture of the skin for an “instantly filtered” appearance. Even the Princess of Pop needs to ward off facial oil at work!
Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder retails for SGD44 at Sephora.