Stop everything—our favorite #Badgirl just revealed her beauty icon, and it’s a pretty cool blast from MTV’s past. At an event for her new fragrance, RiRi by Rihanna ($90), Rihanna told Vogue, “There are a lot of ’90s supermodels that I love and I’m inspired by—but Lil' Kim, for me, she had so many different looks.” Ri admired the rapper’s style, beauty, and of course music. Yaaas! Our ’90s hearts just exploded with how perfect that answer is.
While it’s always a funny thing to imagine a superstar as MAJOR as Rihanna before they were famous, it’s not all that surprising that RiRi admired another woman with an affinity for daring yet confidently executed choices. One of which she hinted at trying for fall. “Dark-brown lipsticks and the metallic lipsticks with lip liner,” said Rihanna. “There’s a good and a bad way to do it, but back in the ’90s, they seemed to get it right.”
Hardcore Navy fans will no doubt have their eyes peeled for a beauty throwback. In the meantime, if you want to stock up on a brown lip shade, try Dior’s 'Addict' Hydra-Gel Core Mirror Shine Lipstick ($35). Which got us thinking, Rihanna already has a tight relationship with Dior. (She was the first black woman to become the face of the brand’s fashion arm earlier this year and has developed a personal friendship with designer Raf Simmons.) Why not launch a beauty collaboration, too? Metallic bad-girl lipsticks sound like a great idea to us. For the full article, head on over to Vogue.com.
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