With hair as red as Rihanna's, the 'Only Girl in the World' singer has no other choice but to keep her makeup subtle and toned down. Not like we're complaining.
A barely-there makeup look can be both refreshing and stunning. Whether you consider yourself a makeup novice or pro, achieving a look like this requires four products that you probably already have in your makeup stash.
A pink eye palette:
Create a subtle message with a pleasing pink palette for eyes and cheeks. We like Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Brick palette in Rose ($38, Sephora.com).
A lengthening mascara:
Even if you decide to skip out on the eye shadow, you will want to draw some attention to those beautiful lashes of yours. If you aren't quite ready to apply false lashes, try Rimmel's Lash Accelerator mascara ($7.99, Rimmel.com). It gives you super-long lashes that will last throughout the day with zero smudging.
Just a touch of blush or bronzer:
Brown skin really pops with just a bit of color on the cheeks. NARS Torrid blush ($26, Sephora.com) gives a certain glow without too much of a disco-ball effect. Just a dab on your cheeks and you'll be drawing attention to those gorgeous cheekbones of yours.
A nude lip:
Girlfriend, if you don't have a good nude lipstick in your makeup bag, make it your business to get one ASAP. We absolutely love MAC Cosmetics' Creme d' Nude ($14.50 MacCosmetics.com). If you find that nude lipstick is too cool for your skin tone, you can warm it up by pairing it with a brown lip liner. MAC's Chestnut lip liner is a definite must-have for all brown girls.
While Rihanna is totally rocking this look, don't forget to make it your own. Not digging a brown eyeliner? Go for a blue one. Do you prefer volume over length when it comes to your lashes? Grab your favorite volumizing mascara instead. Rock what you've got and love your gorgeous self while doing it!
Tell us, BV women, which makeup look do you fancy most?