On the heels of her successful studio album, Unapologetic, Rihanna debuted her first-ever fashion collection — a joint venture with the British brand River Island that will hit stores on March 5 — at London Fashion Week on Monday.
Now the “Diamonds” songstress is dipping her toes into the makeup world. With three fragrances — Nude, Reb’l Fleur, and Rebelle — already under her belt and a fashion reality series on the way, Rihanna has joined forces with MAC Cosmetics in a deal that will see the Grammy winner roll out four cosmetic collections for the brand — called RiRi [Hearts] MAC — later this year.
For the Barbadian beauty, known for her bold, experimental style, the collaboration with MAC was a “no-brainer.”
“When you think of makeup, the brand that pops into your mind — for something legit — is MAC,” Rihanna told Women’s Wear Daily.
“I’ve been using MAC on tour for such a long time it was a natural fit for me,” she continued. “I have always loved makeup, and I always said that if I do it, I want to do it with a credible brand.”
And the singer’s MAC makeup line will fit with her music as well. When Rihanna’s signature MAC product, RiRi Woo — a lipstick inspired by her preferred MAC red, Ruby Woo — launches in May, it will be sold at her Diamonds Tour concerts as well as online. The lipstick will be followed by a makeup collection for summer, fall and finally, the holiday season.
And if RiRi Woo is any sign, Rihanna’s MAC products are sure to take after the performer’s own bold beauty looks. So as the countdown begins to the launching of her landmark line, we’re looking back at some of the singer’s best makeup moments — from fresh sun-kissed skin to edgy kohl-rimmed eyes.
Take a gander at the gallery of Rihanna’s 10 best beauty looks and then sound off: What makeup makes Rihanna sizzle? Share your picks in the comments.
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