Rihanna, the renowned singer and fashion icon, turned heads at the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2024 show in Paris on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023. The star, who is also the face of the latest Louis Vuitton menswear campaign, sported a stunning ’90s-inspired beauty look created by Priscilla Ono, the Fenty Beauty global makeup artist. The makeup perfectly blended a tomboyish aesthetic with a touch of feminine allure, featuring a soft matte complexion, shimmer eyeshadow, and glossy lips.
Ono, the mastermind behind Rihanna’s captivating makeup, shared her inspiration for the look, stating, “This look is inspired by ’90s street style. I love how it has a tomboyish feel but still has a feminine flair with shimmer on the eyelids and a glossy finish on the lips.”
Before applying the makeup, Ono prepared Rihanna’s skin using her trusted red-carpet staple, the Fenty Skin Pre-Show Glow Instant Retexturizing 10% AHA Treatment ($42), which not only smoothed the skin but also imparted an instant glow. To provide extra hydration, Ono opted for the Fenty Skin Fat Water Hydrating Milky Toner Essence ($34).
Once the skin was prepped, Ono employed her signature “double-blur technique” to achieve a soft matte, pore-diffused finish. She layered the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in 335 ($40) along with the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Powder Foundation in 300 ($40).
To enhance Rihanna’s facial features, Ono double-contoured her cheeks. She used the Fenty Beauty Match Stix Contour Skinstick in “Mocha” ($32) to chisel the cheekbones, followed by the Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer in “Bajan Gyal” ($35) to further accentuate the contour and add warmth to the complexion. Ono then applied the Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Instant Setting + Blotting Powder ($36) to blur pores and control shine, ensuring a flawless finish.
Moving on to the eyes, Ono used the exquisite Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil in “How Many Carats?!” ($42) with its pure platinum sparkle on the lids. She enhanced the eye look using layers from the Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette in “True Neutrals” ($30).
For precise definition, she lined the eyes with the Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in “Cuz I’m Black” ($24) and achieved voluminous lashes with the NEW! Fenty Beauty Hella Thicc Volumizing Mascara ($19).
As for Rihanna’s lips, Ono ensured they were hydrated and primed by applying the Fenty Skin Plush Puddin’ Intensive Recovery Lip Mask ($22) at the beginning of the makeup session. This step allowed the lips to absorb moisture, resulting in smooth color application and a fuller, firmer appearance. Ono then mixed ’90s-esque brown and nude shades, using the Fenty Beauty Fenty Icon Velvet Liquid Lipstick in “Bread Winn’r” ($29), a chocolate brown nude, and the Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss’r Luscious Lip Balm in “Latte Lips” ($20), a sheer neutral pink.
Rihanna’s ’90s-inspired beauty look at the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2024 show showcased her iconic style and the creativity of Priscilla Ono, leaving a lasting impression on fashion enthusiasts and beauty lovers alike.