Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Get Rihanna's Look - "Rehab"

I'm still working on my Clarisonic post, but I wanted to write a quick entry about Rihanna's new music video, "Rehab."

The video for this single just premiered on MTV. Rihanna is looking more gorgeous than ever!

(I don't know why uploading screen shots decreases their quality. You can check out the video here)

To get Rihanna's look, you will need to do the following steps:

If you have dark eyes, consider wearing light blue or green colored contacts. I like Freshlook and Acuvue.

1) Moisturize your face and cover any blemishes, redness, and under eye circles with concealer. Use a kabuki or flat bronzer brush to distribute mineral powder foundation evenly all over your face.
2) Using an angle brush, fill in your eyebrows with a matte eyeshadow or eyebrow powder two to three shades darker than your hair color.
3) Prime your eyelid with a cream colored eyeshadow base from the lash line to the brow bone. Then, with an eyeshadow brush, pat on a powder cream colored eyeshadow from the lash line also to the brow bone.
4) Everyone's eyes are shaped differently, so using your own eye shape as a guideline, find your crease, and sweep a shimmery golden brown eyeshadow directly onto your crease, extending it outwards past your eye in a V shape, but not past the ends of your eyebrows. Only shade slightly above and below your crease--do not extend the color to the lash line or the brow bone.
5) With a soft blending brush like the MAC 224, take a slightly darker brown powder eyeshadow this time and ONLY shade your crease. Do not shade above or below your crease. This will add depth to your eye.
6) Dip your eyeshadow brush into a shimmery nude powder eyeshadow, and lightly sweep this across your eyelid, from the lash line, but stopping before the brow bone.
7) Using a blending brush, blend the shades on your eyelids in a windshield wiper motion, so the colors look like a gradient, rather than 3 layers of color.
8) With black liquid eye liner, or an angled brush and black cream/gel eyeliner, line your upper eyelid as thinly as possible.
9) Dip a q-tip or pencil brush into the lighter shimmery brown eyeshadow you used on your crease, and line your lower lashline.
10) Line your waterline with a black kohl eye pencil, or cream/gel eyeliner.
11) Curl your eyelashes. Apply several coats of black mascara to top and bottom lashes, concentrating the mascara on the outer lashes.
Optional: If you have short eyelashes, consider applying false eyelashes. For a more subtle look, cut one of the eyelashes in half, and apply the halves to the outer ends of your eyes.
12) Apply bronzer or a peachy brown blush lightly along your cheekbone.
13) Lips: you can try a nude lip or a red lip like Rihanna here. For nude lips, prime your lips with balm, then line and fill them in with a nude lip pencil. Top with clear or nude colored gloss. For red lips, prime your lips with balm, and then line and fill in with a red lip pencil. Using a lip brush, carefully apply a matte red lipstick. Blot with a tissue or blotting paper, and then apply the lipstick with a lipbrush again. Finish with a sheer peach colored gloss in the center of your bottom lip.

I hope that was helpful!

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