Rihanna Selfie on Instagram

As freezy temps and wintery storms bombard the country, it could have many of us feeling the blues. One way to show off some serious sex appeal, even under that heavy wool sweater and jacket, is with sultry eye makeup. We suggest taking tips from R, who recently posted selfies of some hot new makeup looks on Instagram.

Those of you who follow Rihanna, or should I say “Bad Girl Ri Ri”, on Insta already know that she is the queen of selfies. The insta pics were of Rihanna showing off a gold tooth with a shimmery  gold cat eye. While we’re not so sure about the new mouth bling, we love her shimmery golden eye makeup. The caption on the pic read “Makeup by @leleboo_phucku”, referring to her bestie, Leandra, who also happens to be her new makeup artist.

Beat the blues with a warm gold eyeshadow

Gold eye shadow is a fun way to dress up your look for a night out. Plus it’s totally fool proof. Some greatshadows to try out are Sephora Yellow Gold #10 and MAC Goldmine. A dark brown shade should be applied into the crease and to replicate Rihanna’s exact insta look, line the top lash line with a black eye pencil, extending slightly outward past the lash line to contrast against the gold eyeshadow.

For more drama: A Purple Smokey Eye

Now, Rihanna selfie on Instagram purple smokey eye  is a bit more complicated, but so great for parties. Start by rimming the eye around the top and bottom lash lines. On the upper lash line create a thick line that gets heavier towards the outer corner of the lash line.

“Do this by moving your pencil up towards the outer corner, then taking a brush and blending to create a smokey eye effect. Tom Ford’s Eye Color Quad in Violet Dusk is the perfect palette to achieve Rihanna’s look. It is a collection of lilacs and purples that work together to create a beautiful smokey eye look. The colors are designed to be layered on top of one another and finished with the shimmery sequin shade.

Finishing Touches

I know you beauties already know this, but if you’re going for a heavy eye makeup look, I always recommend playing down  the rest of your makeup, especially the lips. For the purple smokey eye I’d pair a light pink gloss. For the gold shimmery shadow makeup look, try a clear nude or red lip for some extra pop. As always finish with Skindinavia Makeup Finish. It will keep your eye makeup crease free and looking “just done” for up to 16 hours.

So far we’re all on board with Leandra and look forward to many more cool looks to pop up on Rihanna’s Twitter.