Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Rihanna on Good Morning America


Earlier this week, singer Rihanna finally opened up to Diane Sawyer on “Good Morning America” about what happened between her and ex-bf Chris Brown.

While I applaud her for finally taking the courage to talk about the tragic event in front of the camera, I also have to give props to her makeup artist for doing such a good job.

To play up Rihanna’s gorgeous eyes, a warm, taupe-colored eyeshadow on the upper lid was contrasted by a pop of lime green on the lower lid. Both upper and bottom lashlines were rimmed with black liner and the look was finished with black mascara on both top and bottom.

Products To Try For The Look: MAC Twinks and Bitter Eyeshadows

To recreate Rihanna’s perfect nude lips, follow this tip by celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine.

“To achieve a nude lip on a women of color, you have to first consider the color nude like you would lingerie – nude on olive skin tone does not translate as nude for someone with darker skin tone. The same rule applies for nude lips. Start by filling in lips with a lip liner and feathering it in towards the center of the mouth. Apply a nude lipstick over the entire mouth then finish by adding a golden gloss to the center of the mouth for dimension and shine.”

Did any of you see the interview? What did you think?

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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