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Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Rihanna At 2008 American Music Awards

November 25, 2008

Singer Rihanna has outdone herself again at the 2008 American Music Awards! Not only did she snag 2 awards (Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist and Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist), she also scored two of the hottest looks of the night.

Rihanna makeup at 2008 American Music Awards

Spotted in a gorgeous champagne-colored Zac Posen dress, Riri arrived at the AMAs with a wavy ‘do, big dangly earrings paired with soft, subtle makeup.

To complement her dress, Riri’s eyes sparkled in a glittery golden beige/creamy white color contoured with a deeper bronze on the crease. Try M·A·C Your Ladyship Pigment or M·A·C Retrospeck Eyeshadow on the eyelid and M·A·C Mulch Eyeshadow blended lightly on the crease. A thin black line was drawn along the upper lashline with a liquid liner and false lashes were applied on the top. A shimmery taupe color (try M·A·C Smoke & Diamonds Eyeshadow) was used on the lower lashline and a few coats of mascara were applied on the bottom lashes to define the lower eye.

A shimmery bronzer along the cheekbones is all you need to recreate Riri’s sexy glow. Try Wet ‘n Wild Bronzer MegaGlo Illuminating Powder in 348 Starlight Bronze or M·A·C Refined Golden Bronzer.

Lip your lips with a liner that matches your natural lip color. Apply a mauvey pink lipstick like Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve Lip Color and top with a clear gloss for the most luscious look. Alternatively, just slick on M·A·C Viva Glam VI Lipglass.

For her performance of hit single Disturbia, Riri changed into an uber sexy black studded corset and vamped up her look with a smoking hot cat eye.

To recreate Riri’s “good girl gone bad” look, all you need is a cat eye and some heavy eyeliner. Start by lining both the upper and lower lashlines with a black pencil liner. Extend the line past your outer corner and flick it upward to make your eyes appear longer. Remember to line all the way into the inner corners as well. Next, smudge a shimmery black color like Jane Clubbing eyeshadow on top of the liner and reline your eyes with a black liquid liner. Make sure you do not see any white spaces between your lash line and the liner. Clean up any fallouts under the eye with a foundation brush dipped in foundation/concealer.

To match with her edgier makeup, Riri ditched her bubblegum pink lips for a metallic neutral pink lip color.

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  • Reply Anonymous November 25, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    She looks flawless in the first picture. I’m going to copy this look since I’m the same color as her.

  • Reply xppinkx November 25, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    hey doll

    did you get my package yet????

  • Reply SuzyJones November 25, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Yes, definitely she deserves that award. Rihanna really looks great during the awards night!

  • Reply DSKNguyen November 25, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    I love the eyes in your profile pic, very Madonna!

  • Reply Kaeden Hopper March 19, 2009 at 6:55 am

    i love rihanna!!

  • Reply Terry Osborne March 19, 2009 at 6:57 am

    rihanna i love you so match kiss kiss!!!

  • Reply Lawrence Norman March 19, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    i love rihanna!!!

  • Reply Liz April 13, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    She is a beautiful girl but I’m kind of done with her being all boy short. I don’t really like it that way.

  • Reply Chris June 3, 2009 at 3:04 am

    Hey! I love her makeup, especially at the first picture. What do you think about Nylon and Texture for the first picture? I am not in make up, but want to try the look and the eyeshadow on the lid looks more silver than gold, isn’t it? It would be nice, if you answer 🙂 Greets

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