Rihanna’s Complex Magazine Shoot: LOUD Make Up Recap
Giorgio Armani | Kevyn Aucoin | La Mer | MAC
Guerlain | Yves Saint Laurent | NARS
Rihanna’s Make Up Artist Mylah Morales reveals the products used during the “LOUD” portion of her Complex Magazine Photoshoot:
Rihanna made a very special appearance in Complex Magazine’s February/March 2013 Issue. In honor of her most recent body of work, Unapologetic, Rihanna shot a SEVEN cover set and editorial spread. Each cover embodied the essence of each of her seven album covers. Her make up artist, Mylah Morales, skillfully worked to recreate Rihanna’s iconic cover looks from past to present. This was surely a treat for Mylah, since she’s been behind Rihanna’s make up since the beginning of her career.
Today, we will discuss each product used to embody the presence captured in Rihanna’s 5th studio album, LOUD. In our last make up recap, we discussed the make up behind Rihanna’s Rated R album promotional shoot. You can read up on that dupes list (here). Once we wrap up this list you can purchase the make up used from the accompanying chart below.
• Armani Luminous Liquid Foundation ($60.00)
You can capture the glow of perfect skin with this award-winning foundation. Luminous Silk foundation features an exclusive Micro-fil technology. Its hydrating fluid glides on seamlessly with a silky texture and all-day, buildable coverage. This product works great for all skin types and can be applied with the unique blender brush for a radiant, air-brushed finish.
• Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer ($48.00)
Kevyn Aucoin’s ‘Sensual Skin Enhancer’ was created to mimic the appearance of healthy, radiant skin. It can be used as a spot foundation, concealer, all-over foundation, highlighter (choose a shade lighter than your actual skin tone) or mixed with your moisturizer for a tinted moisturizer effect – the possibilities are endless! Honey and jojoba oil create a soft, dewy finish as well as lend themselves to the formula’s silky texture. It may be applied with the fingers, a brush or a sponge (wet or dry) for any desired finish. This long lasting formula can be used on every skin type in many ways to achieve your desired coverage, while allowing your natural skin to show through.
• La Mer Loose Powder ($65.00)
This luxurious, lightweight loose powder gives skin the perfect finish. Air-spun seaborne particles (some of the lightest materials on earth), offer translucent coverage and an imperceptible finish that leaves skin looking flawless — all you have to do is lightly dust this product on with the powder puff!
• MAC Select Sheer/Loose Powder ($25.00)
This product is translucent, featherweight, ultra-fine, and sublimely silky. It provides a sheer micro-fine matte finish and helps to keep your skin’s natural glow! This product will not crease or blot, giving your skin an almost naked appearance. The peach shade was used on Rihanna.
• Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer ($51.00)
This long-lasting, moisturizing bronzing Terracotta powder perfectly creates a natural-looking tan whatever your complexion. Its unique texture has always been Guerlain’s best-kept secret. It leaves no lines or marks, only a natural, radiant luminous tan. Its formula enriched with moisturizing ingredients doesn’t dry out the skin and ensures long-lasting comfort. This product is available in a range of shades enhance all complexions.
• MAC Saddle Eyeshadow ($15.00)
This is the perfect everyday use eyeshadow for your entire crease. Itlends beautifully, and shows up amazingly on a wide variety of skin colors. It can be combined with a plethora of lid colors. Purchase note: MAC offers a vast number of eye shadow shades on the product purchase page, making the exact shade a bit difficult to find. The “Saddle” eyeshadow used on Rihanna is on the eighth row, third shade (when viewing from left to right).
• Yves Saint Laurent Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils ($32.00)
This water-resistant felt-tip eyeliner pen is designed for precise application. Effet Faux Cils Felt-Tip Eyeliner draws a precise black line with ultimate intensity. Its calligraphy-like tip and water-based formula glides on smoothly without flaking for easy application and a carbon black pigment that delivers the blackest black color and 12 hours of wear.
• Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara ($30.00)
This product is an Allure’s Best of Beauty Award winner! It allows you to dress the eye with powerful, plush, voluminous lashes. Fine, fluid Microfil technology creates intensely captivating lash texture. Micro-waxes combined with a fineness agent allow for smooth and easy application, revealing weightless volume and length.
• MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick ($15.00)
This product is what made MAC famous! MAC’s Ruby Woo adds color and texture to the lips. It’s a matte, highly pigmented red that works for a number of skin complexions. Purchase note: MAC offers a vast number of lipstick colors on the product purchase page, making the exact hue harder to find. The “Ruby Woo” lipstick used on Rihanna is on the fourth row, second color (when viewing from left to right).
• NARS Matte Cruella Velvet Lip Pencil ($25.00)
This product provides the application of a lipstick combined with the convenience of a jumbo crayon design. Your lips will be instantly saturated with rich pigments and a velvety matte finish. The long-lasting, non-drying formula is enriched with emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensures long-lasting, seamless color for hours. This lip pencil can be used on every skin tone and works well as an all-over lip color or a compliment to another lip product.
Take a look at the products we just discussed below and purchase them as additions to your make-up repertoire by clicking each photo:
Fashion RIHminder: To get the details on what Rihanna wore during this shoot, visit our Complex Magazine Fashion Recap. It’s divided into two parts. Part I: Complex Magazine: Editorial Shoot and Part II: Complex Magazine: Seven Cover Shoot