Backstage Beauty: Savage X Fenty Spring/Summer 2020

Backstage Beauty: Savage X Fenty Spring/Summer 2020

Smoky eyes, bright shimmers, bold lips— this is next level beauty.

Smoky eyes, bright shimmers, bold lips— this is next level beauty.

Text: Valerie Stepanova

Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show was a one-of-a-kind show the industry has never seen before. There were quite a few moments that had us gagging, quaking and everything in between. Now that everything has calmed down a little and we all came to terms with what a badass businesswoman and entertainer Rihanna is, we are ready to give you a step-by-step breakdown of five savage looks that Fenty Beauty artistry team made up for the fierce and fearless celebration confidence and inclusivity.

Priscilla Ono & Hector Espinal, Fenty Beauty Global Makeup Artists, explain: “Each look exudes bold, sexy glam with an irreverent edge. No two exactly the same, the looks are empowering and confidence-provoking as a celebration of diversity and individuality. All of the looks were designed to match the essence of each performance and the landscape of the show.”

The Fenty Beauty artistry team used all Fenty Beauty products to create all looks that appeared on the runway that night. Each of the looks was tailored to each model, their unique features and personality—something that is seldom seen in the modeling industry still. Buckle up: we got all the details you need here.

SCENE 1 LOOK

Products:

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Yacht Lyfe

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter CLF Edition

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Diamond Milk

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Diamond Bomb II All-Over Diamond Veil in Holo At Me

Artistry Tip: To highlight features and catch the light, strategically place microfine holographic shimmer like the Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb II in limited edition shade Holo At Me on top of lids, cheeks, nose and cupid’s bow to catch the light from all angles. The new limited edition holographic pink shade will flatter all skin tones as it reflects on the skin.

SCENE 2 LOOK

Products:

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Wattabrat

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Bordeaux Brat

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint in Undefeated

Artistry Tip: Add dimension and drama to your look by creating a graphic eye with a wash of color on the lid and concentrated pigment just along the lash line. Soften the look by smudging around the edges to diffuse it slightly without turning it into a smokey eye.

SCENE 3 LOOK

Artistry Tip: To achieve the look of glassy skin, layer highlighter underneath foundation to create a glow that shines through. Make sure to start with clean, moisturized, and primed skin first.

SCENE 4 LOOK

Products:

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Unveil, Unbutton & Uncuffed

Artistry Tip: To create an ombre lip, pick two shades in the same color family, using the darker on the perimeter and the lighter in the center of the lips. For deeper skin tones, use Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Unveil, a chocolate brown, as the darker shade, while lighter skin tones should opt for Uncuffed, a rosy mauve. All skin tones can then fill in the center of the lips with Unveil, a peachy nude, for a natural shade gradation.

DANCERS LOOK:

Products:

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Invisimatte Blotting Powder

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in S1ngle, Up 2 No Good, I Quit, and Shawty

Artistry Tip: Make a smoky eye pop by adding an unexpected bright shimmer, like the gold highlighter from Fenty Beauty in Trophy Wife, to the inner corners of the eye and on the peaks of the cheekbones, which also ties the look together.

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