See The Bold New Beauty Trend Rihanna Is Embracing

(Photo: Rihanna via Instagram)

See The Bold New Beauty Trend Rihanna Is Embracing

And everyone will soon follow suit!

Published December 11, 2017

We're not ashamed to admit that there's something about a bold lippie that intimidates us.

Our never-ending skin glow up quest sometimes makes us fear a bold lip will bring even more attention to the often spotty, dottie elements of our face. That was a gentle (and cute) way of us saying our incessant acne f**ks with us in a multitude of ways — including making us shy away from any red-toned "bold" makeup that could accentuate our unwanted spots.

Rihanna, a role model if there ever was one, has taught us so much throughout the years. A veritable fashion and beauty risk taker, she's influenced us to step out of our comfort zones. RiRi's high-risk, high-reward looks are not for wallflowers. But then again, makeup is meant to be impactful, no? And the fact that some of Rih's boldest makeup looks are synonymous with her best looks of all time is a testament to her naturally spunky propensity paying off.

Not many would encourage an entirely purple facebeat, but of course it works on Rihanna (what doesn't though!). Both her Elle Magazine cover and the follow up iridescent look at London's Fenty Launch were completely unexpected, even to us jaded beauty junkies. But her wild child ways just continue to forge broader trends.

With the news that Pantone's Color of the Year (COY) for 2018 is Ultra Violet, some cultural critics are already pointing to RiRi as a possible trailblazer in and inspiration for the bold COY choice.


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Just last week, she doubled down on seasonably dark makeup with a striking dark indigo lip color, which contrasted quite nicely with that huge new rock on her ring finger. Since we know RiRi teases new Fenty Beauty products way ahead of the launch, we can't help but wonder if this new true blue will be FB's next hue — after all, a cheeky "Navy" product would fit right in with the company's oeuvre. 

Below, take in a few of of Rih's best bold lip looks — including what is possibly the next Fenty Beauty product(s)!

  1. 2013 Grammy Awards
    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Rihanna arrives at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
    (Photo: Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
  2. Wearing Tom Ford At The 2014 amfAR Gala
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29:  Singer Rihanna arrives at the 2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
  3. 2014 Diamond Ball
    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 11:  Singer Rihanna arrives at the First Annual Diamond Ball at The Vineyard on December 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
    (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
  4. Dior Cruise Show 2015
    BROOKLYN, NY - MAY 07:  Rihanna attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 Show on May 7, 2014 in Brooklyn, New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Christian Dior)
    (Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Christian Dior)
  5. 'Anti' Album Launch
    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07:  Singer Rihanna at Rihanna's 8th album artwork reveal for "ANTI" at MAMA Gallery on October 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for WESTBURY ROAD ENTERTAINMENT LLC)
    (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
  6. Fenty Beauty Madrid Launch
    MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 23:  Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna presentation at Callao Cinemas on September 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Fotonoticias/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Fotonoticias/FilmMagic)
  7. Last week (Possibly teasing the newest fenty lippie?)


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  8. Fenty's newest, COY-inspired shade

    ya dig?!

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Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Rihanna via Instagram)


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