Rihanna busted out a striking new look last night at the iHeart Radio Music Awards in LA last night, with the singer working dark emerald lips, twisted sci-fi bantu knots and a gothic glam sheer lace Givenchy dress. Wow.
Taking the more is more approach (well, it is RiRi after all), the Bajan beauty piled on the accessories over her underwear-flashing floorlength frock, rocking Neil Lane necklaces and earrings, Nikos Koulis bracelets, and rings by Loree Rodkin, Nikos Koulis, and Lynn Ban. Manolo Blahnik pumps rounded off her killer awards night look.
But it was Rihanna’s alien-inspired lip hue that really had us hooked. A green lip isn’t easy to pull off, but when worked with RiRi-style attitude and some serious confidence, we reckon it can look ah-mazing. But could we work the shade out of Halloween season?
Dolce & Gabbana make-up creative advisor Pat McGrath thinks so. ‘This lip look is incredible, so feminine but striking at the same time’, she told Vogue. ‘For the amazing lip look, use the Classic Cream Lipstick in Emeraldo, with a hint of the Ultra Shine Gloss in Gold to really lift the look and add a glossy sheen.’
Pair with an LBD and some in-your-face jewellery and make like Lorde and RiRi this weekend. Va-va-vampy.
By Robyn Munson