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Rihanna releases first ever YouTube makeup tutorial featuring Fenty Beauty

So much drama

Text: Sinead Lee

Editor: Jolene Khor


Real talk: Do we really need another makeup guru? Probably not, but we'll make exceptions where needed; Rihanna and Fenty Beauty are two names we will take into consideration.

Every Tuesday henceforth, the world of YouTube, Rihanna and Fenty Beauty will collide to present us with makeup tutorials we didn't know we needed. RiRi has just released her debut on her makeup brand's channel, but homegirl's no novice; the "Kiss It Better" singer has jumped onto the beauty tutorial bandwagon before, on Vogue and her own Instastories.

Like the eager fangirl that we are, the 'Subscribe' button has been clicked, though not before we racked up a couple hundred views of the first episode of Tutorial Tuesdays ourselves. Throughout the six minutes and fifty-five seconds, Rihanna shows off the versatility of the Killawatte Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette from the latest Fenty Beauty Chill Owt collection; she manipulates the shades of lavender and bubblegum, adapting them on her eyelids, cheekbones and collarbones to create a dimensional look with a single texture.

In addition to playing makeup guru, RiRi schools us how to accentuate a dramatic eye look ("You know us girls, we love drama!"), makes astute observations about the highlighter palette ("This is also flexible enough for the body..."), and demonstrates that she can end with a classic "follow my channel" farewell we're all subjected to by vloggers. But because she's Rihanna we don't mind one bit.

Here are the Fenty Products Rihanna used to create her look:

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Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette
Walk this way for a hyper-metallic glow. The colours are intensely shimmery — think icy blues and fiery coppers — and are said to be made of a weightless long-wear formula so they're easily blendable onto skin. 


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Frosted Metal Lipstick in No Chill
If your taste inclines towards the cooler shades, give Snow Nights Frosted Metal Lipsticks a shot; the limited edition trio (No Chill, Frost Sauce, and Fog Snog) boasts a gleaming metallic sheen. Also, the portable pack of shades hosts a hidden mirror for creating frost-worthy lips on the fly.  

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Chill Owt Collection is available at Sephora stores and online.

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