Rihanna Strikes Gold With Burgundy Lipstick; Her Fashion Line, Not So Much

Rihanna launched her River Island clothing line last night in London looking effortlessly sexy in a thigh-high split black dress that exposed her toned legs, paired with strappy Manolo Blahnik heels.  The singer wore her hair swept to one side in true old Hollywood Glamour fashion and went for pretty, subtle eye makeup and burgundy statement lips. When rocking a LBD, your makeup should be subtle to reflect the simple sexiness of the dress and burgundy lipstick works to a tee. Rihanna has been seen rocking burgundy red lipstick a lot lately.

If you look closely at her eye, right under her eyebrow, you’ll notice a tiny amount of shimmer that brightens the eye. It was strategically placed right under the brow bone to make her arches look higher and livens up the entire eye. It’s a simple, yet affective technique that all women should copy the next time you rock a bold burgundy lip. This tiny amount of shimmer literally works wonders and jazzes up the look in a simple way.  Finish your makeup with Skindinavia Makeup Finishes to get that dewy, youthful skin like Rihanna. It really ads the finishing touch to makeup, perfectly setting it and making your skin look healthy and moisturized.

Rihanna’s burgundy lip color seems like it was made for her. It perfectly complements her dark her skin tone, and warms the face when the rest of the makeup is kept minimal. While the eye is drawn to the songstress’ burgundy lip, her eye makeup is also exquisite and balances the wine-stained lip.

Burgundy is a versatile shade that can enhance a little black dress, or play up a casual white button down and jeans. Check out the funky double-waisted jeans and white button down she changed into at the after show. The burgundy lip still works.

RiRi rocks double waisted jeans taken straight from the runway at her River Island Fashion Show in London last night.

Now, even though Rihanna looked great to promote her new line, she showed up an hour late and her collection has been receiving a triumph of negative reviews, being called ” horror show,” by The Daily Beast. And according to the Huffington Post’s Rebecca Adams, “Nipple-baring, crotch-flashing mesh outfits and bra tops aren’t exactly what a stylish gal wants to throw on for a casual night out.The entire collection was a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen”.

Rihanna’s River Island Collection

RiRi, on the other hand, described the looks as “easy, laid-back, chick, flirty, but not very conservative. I think everyone can wear this line. It’s not costume-y, not too sexy, it’s just simple.”

We’ll take her makeup look, but the leave the runway outfits for the birds. What do you think SKINDINAVIANS?  Love it or leave it?