When we talk about matching our makeup to the outfit we’re wearing, usually it’s in regard to a dress, maybe a statement handbag or shoes. But if you think about it, the clothing item most of the world sees us in — in the colder months, anyway is — ughghgh — outerwear.
Why this had never occurred to us until now, we really can’t be sure — but we do know who to thank for our beauty routine-altering revelation: That would be the always experimental, eternally fabulous Rihanna, whose Instagram-documented 26th birthday party celebration in Aspen has been giving us unreal amounts of FOMO all freakin’ week. (No hard feelings regarding our invitation, Ri — we know how whack the USPS can be in times of inclement weather.)
All envy/sadness aside, we couldn’t help but feel inspired by RiRi’s perfectly paired lipstick-puffer-coat-and-trapper-hat situation, all in the exact same skin tone-flattering shade of fuchsia — kind of puts an end to the whole “too much of a good thing” adage, doesn’t it? According to Fashion Bomb Daily, her clothing is all by Moncler — so naturally, it’s on the pricey side. We’d die a little bit to see Rihanna walking into a MAC store with a bright pink $1,250 hat in tow….
Want to recreate Rihanna’s purpley-pink lip look? Check out the array of options below.
NARS velvet matte lip pencil in Never Say Never, $25, available at Nars
MAC lipstick in Heavenly Hybrid, $16, available at Nordstrom
Bite Beauty matte crème lip crayon in Grape, $24, available at Sephora
Revlon ColorStay ultimate suede lipstick in Muse, $7.59, available at Target
Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in #19, $34, available at Yves Saint Laurent Beauty