When you're on the front cover of US Vogue you only want the best - Rihanna wears her own Fenty Beauty. Here her makeup artist shares the creative details

Rihanna speaks in US Vogue on Fearlessness, Fenty and Finding Love – for the front cover photo shoot, Makeup Artist, Kanako Takase used Fenty Beauty products exclusively.

Here’s the product-by-product breakdown…photographed by Ethan James Green.

TIPS/TECHNIQUES: Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer and Pro Filt’r Mattifying Primer are used first to prevent shine and pave the way for smooth makeup application. Kanako then applied Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation for a perfectly smooth, natural-looking finish and Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer to brighten Rihanna’s under-eye area and conceal any redness around Rihanna’s nose. 

Using the Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler in Light Brown and Dark Brown, she defined and filled in Rihanna’s brows, using the innovative paddle brush end to blend and comb brows into place for a polished yet natural look.

Kanako used Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Truffle, a few shades deeper than Rihanna’s complexion, to contour and define her face, followed by the Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer in Bajan Gyal and Coco Naughty to warm up her complexion for a sun-sculpted look. To achieve a subtle radiance, she then used a combination of Match Stix Shimmer Skinsticks in Starstruck and Champagne Heist on the high points of her face. 

For Rihanna’s eyes, Kanako used shades Henne Sea and Cumin Get It from the Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette in the crease and lash line to define her eyes, Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Afternoon Snack on the center of the lids, and Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Champagne Heist on the inner corners to really enhance the eyes.

On Rihanna’s lips she applied Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Hot Chocolit, a shimmering rich brown shade from the NEW! Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set. 

Lastly, Kanako set the look without any flashback by applying Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder in Honey and then used the shade Banana under her eyes to brighten. 

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