Get Rihanna’s Makeup In “Where Have You Been” Music Video

Rihanna‘s latest music video, “Where Have You Been”, finally dropped today and just as expected from the hipster, the makeup and styling was totally fierce! Keep reading to see more looks from the video and some inside scoop from Rihanna’s makeup artist Kabuki.

Rihanna's Makeup In

Since the video was set in the jungle and the desert, Kabuki went for a look that consisted of “smoldering eyes and glowing skin and anything that could reference an animal without being ridiculous.” The end result? Looks that consisted of an ’80s dark, smoky cat eye; metallic red eyeshadow with spiky, brushed-up brows (a trend that is totally hot this spring!) and my favorite, a gold mask made out of Chanel logos, crucifixes and dollar signs nail art pieces glued on with Spirit Gum.


When asked the one product Kabuki couldn’t do without for the video? My favorite Blingtones from myface cosmetics (haha no surprise there!)

For the first smoky cat eye look, Kabuki rimmed Rihanna’s waterline with myface cosmetics black hi-def eye pencil before topping it with spicey blingtone eyeshadow in the center and defined the top lashline with myface cosmetics slinky liquid liner in paint it black.

To get that hot red eye, Kabuki contoured the crease and blacked out the waterline. Next, he dusted a red loose eyeshadow on the eyelid and highlighted the brow bone with Gilty Blingtone under the brow using his finger.

Rihanna's Where Have You Been

Are you guys digging these looks too? Watch Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been” Music Video to see the looks in action!

Credit: MTV.

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,, 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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