Beauty In Her Blood: Rihanna Reveals Her Mother Was A Makeup Artist

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10:  Rihanna attends SZA In Concert at The Box on October 10, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Beauty In Her Blood: Rihanna Reveals Her Mother Was A Makeup Artist

Oh, the irony!

Published November 6, 2017

Rihanna may be the queen of a makeup empire now — but there was one person who wasn't encouraging her love of products at an early age. 

"My mom wasn’t flexible. I wore no makeup," Rihanna recently told InStyle. The irony of this situation? Her mother was a professional makeup artist. 

"That’s where my obsession for cosmetics and perfume came from, but I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup unless it was for a special occasion," she continued.

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Turns out her mother wasn't the only person who felt like makeup should be off limits. Her brother was 100 percent about RiRi being au naturel at all times. 

"When I was a teen back in Barbados, I was in a pageant, and my mom did my makeup for it. And I remember my brother being so upset. He was like, “You’re gonna put that on every day?”

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While she looks slamming now, RiRi admittedly made a few misteps along the way. 

"I had some really strange hairstyles, though. I would do stuff like pull one random piece out of the ponytail or have two cornrows braided down the middle of my head that connected into the ponytail. What was that?" she joked during her interview. 

Her favorite look ever? "Definitely when I wore a Jean Paul Gaultier couture gown and a doobie wrap with bobby pins to the American Music Awards [in 2013]. It was just so wrong. I couldn’t believe what I was doing, but I ended up loving it so much that I kept wearing my hair like that for the next two weeks. I pinned it every day and everything."

Call us stans if you want, but when it comes to the fashion and beauty arena, this girl can do no wrong!

Written by Janell M. Hickman

(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)


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