Rihanna Drops Diamonds in D.C!
Rihanna’s 777 Diamonds World Tour finally touched down in the DMV (D.c Maryland and VA) April 29th at the Verizon Center. The Sunday proceeding the concert we all took a trip down to Tyson’s Corner Mall to run for a few last minute things which includes Cinnabun of course :). Since I’m the designated makeup junkie of the clique Ashley and Erin asked me to do their faces for the show.
I wanted Erin’s makeup to focus on her lips with something bold and bright, keep the eyes nude, and accentuated long lashes. For Erin’s foundation we used Maybelline’s BB Cream for a light coverage on her face. Then I used my Elf Cosmetic’s Small Angled Brush and the leftover residue of my Black Radiance Creme Liner in “Classic Black” to fill in her brows and elongate her tail. I wanted to keep her eyes simple and clean so I used Mac’s Pro Longwear Concealer in NW35 to highlight her lids. Then I used a large blending brush to apply “honey brown” (from Sephora’s “In The Night” moon shadow baked palette) to give her eye a light shine without too much color.
Since her lashes are already long and pronounced we didn’t need to add anything to them. I wanted to make her eyes pop so I used NYX’s jumbo pencil in “Cottage Cheese” which has a shimmery white color on her water line. This pencil shows up a little lighter than I would’ve liked so I used Sephora’s “In the Night” shadow palette again this time in “white gold” to make her water line as white as possible. I’m a strong believer of hydrating lips BEFORE applying any lipstick or lip color to avoid cracks or dryness. We used Carmex’s moisturizing lip balm, let it set for a few minutes and then wipe the residue off with the back of your hand (I noticed that putting skin to skin to remove the lip moisturizer is better than wiping it away with a tissue because it doesn’t strip away the moisture :). Then I applied NYX’s Matte color in “Sweet Pink” to her lips we did have to add a little bit of Wet and Wild’s “Dollhouse Pink” and it turned out like this……
Ashley applied her Mary Kay’s “matte wear” for full coverage on her face. Then I went straight to the eyes and primed them with NYX’s eye shadow base to keep her shadow from creasing. I applied a tortoise sea green shadow from her Absolute palette on her lids (sorry it doesn’t have an actual name it’s a beauty supply store palette, lol). Then under her bottom lashes I applied a peachy orange shadow with Sephora’s flat eyeliner brush to give her eyes a pop of color. I love the look of false lashes but I haven’t mastered the application as of yet. So we asked our lash queen Dondra to put her skills to work and apply a set of Elf Cosmetics lashes. After a few minutes Ashley’s lashes were dry, I touched up her shadow a bit and then I went to the lips. While we where at Tyson’s Ashley purchased Sephora’s Rogue cream lipstick “Love Test 11” which is a gorgeous creamy purple…..
MORE PICS FROM THAT NIGHT, ENJOY!