Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Rihanna’s make-up artist Karin Darnell, she popped into ELLE HQ to share her top make-up tips and tricks with us.
“Also, don’t over-powder your complexion. Moisture in the skin is a sign of youth. Simply blot excess oil with a tissue and dust lightly with powder”
“If you want to add a bit of shimmer to your complexion, I like to use Benefit’s Bathina Body So Fine, £24.50 as a highlighter.”
“For me smoky is a haze, it doesn’t have to be black it just needs to be a wash of colour. Dark lilac can still appear impactful once mascara and liner is applied. On the Rockstar video I warmed black, smoky eyes with claret and burnt orange shadows”.
“For the new Rockstar video I used a black lip colour and warmed it up with a purple gloss, try by Diorkiss in Blackcurrant Cream, £16. Tough looks still need to be feminine”.
“I like Tom Ford’s Bruised Plum, £35, it’s really wearable” she adds.
Lipcote, £3.25 at Boots “this really does keep lipstick in place. Load on your lip colour, blot, then load again. Apply the lipcote and leave it to dry – don’t rub your lips together. Once dry just apply gloss”.
Mac Irridescent Loose Powder in Golden Bronze, £17 “I use this all over the body; it adds a sheen to the skin”.