Celebrities always make sure that they look their best when they’re on the red carpet. For this week’s post, I’ll be showing you how to re-create  recording artiste, Rihanna‘s make-up at the 2009 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons in Beverly Hills.

Don’t worry if you don’t have Rihanna’s features! The aim here is not to look like Rihanna. We’re just doing lookalike make-up.

Start off by applying a foundation primer (Benefit That Gal) with a foundation brush on clean moisturised skin. If you want a slightly tanned appearance like Rihanna’s, try using a liquid foundation (Youngblood Mineral Liquid Foundation in Tahitian Sun) that is one shade darker than your natural skin tone. Make sure to blend down to the jawline and neck for it to look as natural as possible.

After you’re done with the foundation, apply concealer where needed such as under the eyes and blemishes. Set everything with a light dusting of translucent loose powder (Giorgio Armani Loose Powder) so that your makeup will stay on all day.

Moving on to the eyes, use a fuffy eyeshadow crease brush to blend a matte tan eyeshadow (Make Up Store Microshadow in Viva) into the socket of your eyes. Next, apply a shimmery bronze colour (Make Up Store Microshadow in Rusty) on the lid, using a firm eyeshadow brush.

With the same eyeshadow crease brush used before, apply a muted brown (Make Up Store Microshadow in Money Talks) into half of the crease to deepen the outer corner of the eye. Bring the eyeshadows together by finishing off with highlight (MAC Eyeshadow in Ricepaper) under the brow.

Another key feature of Rihanna’s look is the black eyeliner. Apply a thin line of black gel eyeliner (MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack) along the upper lash line. Line the bottom lash line as well and make sure that there are no empty spaces between the upper line and the bottom.

Complete the eye makeup by curling your lashes with an eyelash curler (RMK Eyelash Curler) and applying a black volumizing mascara (Maybelline Turbo Boost Mascara).

Lightly fill in the eyebrows so that they appear groomed but not too prominent.

Your eye makeup should look something like this.

With a flat bronzer brush, apply a shimmery bronze-coloured blush (Paul & Joe Face Color in #13) along the hollows of the cheek.

Finally, apply a pale pink lipstick (I Nuovi Ivoluxe Lipstick in Flirt) to enhance the lips.

This simple look is great for evenings without looking over the top.

Good luck!

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