On the heels of an epic Superbowl Halftime Show, where she debuted a new lipstick within her Fenty Beauty empire that ELLE editors love, Rihanna is back with more beauty. As a first-time Oscar nominee and performer, Rihanna stepped onto the Oscar’s champagne carpet with her +1, aka Baby Bump #2. One of the best beauty looks of the evening, Rihanna stunned with an effortless top knot, semi-matte maple red lipstick, and blood red nails. Her longtime makeup artist, Priscilla Ono, shared, “We wanted to create a monochromatic makeup look with a maple red lip and highlight, punctuated by strong black eyeliner, to echo the structure of Rihanna’s gown.” Our favorite Bajan bad gyal had not one, but THREE outfit changes that evening. But to us, her skin is what stole the show.
Looking soft, supple, and dewy, while many thought it was just a pregnancy glow, Ono shared the real secret sauce: Fenty Skin Cookies N Clean Whipped Clay Pore Detox Face Mask. She revealed that she wanted to achieve a poreless and flawless complexion for the 95th Annual Academy Awards. Ono applied the detox face mask to Rihanna’s skin 3 times over the week leading up to the Oscars. Talk about a commitment to skincare!
The popular detox face mask has a formula with a whipped, fluffy texture that feels luxurious to apply. It’s great for all skin types, and while some pore masks leave skin feeling dry, this one will leave your skin feeling silky and soft. It boasts being clinically tested to improve skin’s texture and combat shine instantly—take that oily t-zone. It contains salicylic acid and charcoal to get deep into your pores for a truly detoxifying experience.
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While you may not be able to look like Rihanna, you can get her luminous, healthy-looking skin. The best part? The face mask costs only $35.00. Now, that’s a (skincare) winner in our book. Lift us up, Rihanna, face included!
Danielle James is the Digital Beauty Director of ELLE.com. Previously, she was the Fashion and Beauty Director of HelloBeautiful.com and MadameNoire.com. She’s bylined for The Cut, InStyle, Allure, Business of Fashion, Nylon, Essence, Good Housekeeping, The Grio, and Huffington Post. Danielle enjoys sailing, thrifting, Japanese whiskey, Naomi Campbell’s runway walk, and Rihanna in the comment section.