ELLE: When did you first wear lipstick?
Rihanna: Lipstick always got me in trouble. Whether it was at home as a kid, or my early teenage years in my career, I always had the urge to wear it. So I broke all those rules. Now lipstick is like my little secret weapon!
ELLE: What is the craziest thing you’ve done for beauty? Would you do it again?
Rihanna: A corset! I’d do it again, though. I’d wear it every day if I could make it out alive!
ELLE: Of all the celebrities you’ve met, who smells the best?
Rihanna: [Photographers] Inez and Vinoodh! Inez smells delicious. She actually gifted me her scent, because I always asked her about it.
ELLE: What makes you feel ‘done’, beauty-wise?
Rihanna: My finishing touch is usually my highlighter. I love highlighter – it adds this sense of fantasy to any look.
ELLE: Who’s your hair idol?
Rihanna: This is probably confusing to most, but it’s in between Toni Braxton from back in the day with all her short haircuts… and Cindy Crawford. She had the most effortless yet stunning hair.
ELLE: Who’s your makeup idol?
Rihanna: I have to go with Veruschka. She made makeup look like silk!