Fire in pop culture is used to symbolize passion, intensity and riskiness. Many famous sayings reflect this idea, such as “playing with fire” and “fire and gunpowder do not sleep together”. Daring circus artist often include fire in their acts, where professionals will “swallow” a burning stick, or jump through flaming hoops. Although seemingly eye-opening, these stunts are nothing compared to the courage it takes to wear a red, flaming makeup look. Thus, the celebrity look of the week is Rihanna at the 2009 American Music Awards.
This fiery look exudes power and fearlessness. Needless to say, it is not for the faint of heart. If you’re as daring and valiant as Rihanna, read on to find out what products you can use to achieve this bold look.
Too Faced X Kat Von D Better Together Eye Collection
Not only is this eyeshadow palette great for a daring look such as Rihanna’s, but it’s amazing to have because each side will offer you a completely different look. On the right are the innocent, pretty colors of Too Faced, and on the left, are the bold, statement colors of Kat Von D. Use the red shade to create the wing, and the lighter shades for the base of the eyeshadow.
Illamasqua False Eyelashes in “Doe”
These lashes will help you achieve the same fluttering eyes that we see Rihanna wearing. Some clusters of lashes are accentuated, giving you the bold look RiRi has.
Face Atelier Lip Glaze in “Enigma”
When you’re wearing as bold an eye look as Rihanna’s, you don’t want to draw any of the attention away from your eyes. So, when it comes to complex, and statement eye makeup, it’s best to keep the lips simple. Rihanna’s makeup artist had this in mind, as she’s wearing a very simple nude lip. Face Atelier has the perfect nude shade to pair with your bold eyes.
RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer
Finally, RMS Beauty’s bronzer will give you the glow that everyone wants. It is an unconventional bronzer, that does not come in powder form, but rather as an oil that will give you a bronzy, sun-kissed look.