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At the iHeartmusic Festival in Las Vegas, Rihanna introduced us to “The Ruby in the Smoke” when she hit the stage in matte eggplant lips and ruby stiletto nails.
Inspired by Rihanna’s scintillating Jeremy Scott Spring 2013 scrap, celebrity makeup artist Mylah Morales revealed to Who What Wear Beauty that she decided to “go with a lip shade completely unexpected and surprising.”
The base was (1) MAC Cosmetics Lip Liner in Nightmoth. MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Smoked Purple was the chosen color for the blackened pout. (2) Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 04 is a more budget-friendly contender. Rihanna also wore Smoked Purple on her Unapologetic cover:
Yet, the grand finale is that gorgeous gemstone manicure. While Rihanna has urged us “to shine bright like a diamond,” her stiletto nails have been twinkling to a different tune altogether. With a $5,000 mani, Rihanna showed off this generation’s “ruby slippers,” prompting stans to recreate the look without the sticker shock.
And the savior comes in the form of (4) Red Carpet Manicure in Draped in Rubies, a more sensible version of splurge worthy (3) In Your Fortune Awaits, also by Red Carpet Manicure. Check out Mary J. Blige wearing Draped in Rubies by celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan:
How do you do “The Ruby in the Smoke?”