All hail Rihanna. Just check out this picture of her in London last night, which has no fewer than four major beauty elements going on. Firstly, the hair... well, in all fairness it’s a classic Rihanna style so we won’t recover ground although we love the top section being blonde. Secondly, just look at the spider lashes, so spring '10 (Erdem eat your heart out). We are immediately going to copy them... And thirdly, the lilac under-eyeliner. With the spider lash and purple liner combo, Rihanna’s eyes are instantly enlarged, making her look wide-eyed and fresh (you wouldn’t believe she’d just played a gig at the Brixton academy). But it’s the grey, minky, pointed nails that have really caught our eye. One word: fierce! Like cashmere for nails, it’s THE colour to be seen wearing right now and just so on trend is our beauty assistant, Rose, who’s been rocking the look for well, almost a week now! Her shade of choice? Essie’s Chinchilly, nail luxury at its best.
UPDATE! We’ve just had Rihanna’s very own nail technician on the phone, Teresa from ‘Nails at Work’. Teresa was called to the superstar singer's Brixton Academy showcase last night to create those amazing nails. She called us to give Grazia Daily the full low-down on Rihanna's manicure of choice. The varnish was by Nails Inc and that gorgeous grey shade is called Southbank. Rihanna also asked to have her stiletto-pointed nails blunted slightly after she saw Teresa’s nail shade testers (you know the ones, the artificial nails displaying the different polishes a nail tech has in her kit!) as they were a slightly rounded version of her own. And it's that kind of snappy style reaction that makes you a fashion icon, ladies!
- Lauren Murdoch-Smith, Associate Beauty Editor