BEAUTY, THE RIHANNA WAY
Q. WHEN WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU WORE LIPSTICK?
A. ‘Lipstick always got me in trouble. Whether it was at home as a kid or in 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 li’l secret weapon!’
Q. WHAT’S THE CRAZIEST THING YOU’VE EVER TRIED FOR BEAUTY, AND WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN?
A. ‘A corset – I’d wear it every day if I could make it out alive!’
Q. WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL DRESSY AND ‘DONE’, BEAUTY-WISE?
A. ‘My finishing touch is usually highlighter. I just love the way it adds a sense of fantasy to any look.’
Q. OF ALL THE CELEBRITIES YOU’VE MET, WHO SMELLS THE BEST?
A. ’[Photographers] Inez [van Lamsweerde] and Vinoodh [Matadin]. Inez actually gifted me her scent, because I was always asking about it.’
Q. WHO’S YOUR HAIR IDOL?
A. ’It’s between Toni Braxton, from back in the day with all her short haircuts, and Cindy Crawford; she had the most effortless yet stunning hair.’
Q. WHO’S YOUR MAKE-UP IDOL?
A. ‘I’d have to go with [Sixties model] Veruschka. She made make-up look like silk.’