Monday, 30 September 2013 12:00 | By Zhang Weifang

5 questions with Rihanna

5 questions with Rihanna


SINGAPORE — So you missed out on Rihanna’s performance over the F1 weekend. That’s okay, you can still bring home a piece of the superstar next month, with her make-up collaboration with M.A.C Cosmetics — RiRi Hearts M.A.C Fall collection. Look out for her delicious offerings of sumptuous lipsticks, eye shadow quads, blushers, eyeliners and brushes — all nicely encased in metallic rose gold packaging.

“As a brand, M.A.C Cosmetics always has fun while taking risks — they are not afraid. We are the same in that way, and they certainly recognised that,” said Rihanna. “It’s a natural marriage, as we are both not afraid to show our point of views. I’ve been a fan of M.A.C and have been wearing (their) products for as long as I can remember. I am excited to be involved with them on the creative level.”

And as for her music plans in the year ahead, Rihanna said she’s all for making as much of it as possible. “I love making music, so I never plan on making the album based on timing. I never say, ‘Okay, new year, new album’. I love making music and it excites me. I end up making my albums really close together. So far, it’s been almost one every year. But, who knows? I definitely don’t plan on stopping.”

Q: Tell us more about the beauty look in your Fall visual.

A: For the Fall campaign, we were really inspired by the rose gold packaging of the collection. We used my eye shadow quad in Her Cocoa (S$75) to complement the metallic theme. For my lips, we decided to do something really dark and vampy. We used one of my favourite lipstick shades, Talk That Talk (S$32). I actually love wearing vampy lips all year long, but especially in the Fall.

Q: You experiment with a variety of looks all the time. Which is your favourite?

A: My favourite make-up look is really all about the lip. I’m obsessed with lipstick, so we created RiRi Woo (S$32). I could wear that every day. I’m really particular about the texture of my lipsticks. Most of them in my collection are mattes, with the exception of Who’s That Chick (S$32), which is an orangey frost. It’s different for me, but I love it.

Q: Does being from the Caribbean affect your beauty routine?

A: Sure, I think where you’re from always affects your routines. I tend to like warmer looks. I like skin (with a sheen) and I love bright lipstick.

Q: What role does make-up play in your life?

A: Make-up is my superhero. It’s been part of my life for so long, I (can’t) do without. I really love being natural too, but sometimes there’s nothing like a good make-up job.

Q: On your days off, what is your beauty routine like?

A: When I go out, I always reach for a lipstick — a lipstick that is bright or extreme, like RiRi Woo, or something really dark and vampy, like Talk That Talk.

RiRi Hearts M.A.C Fall collection will be available exclusively at M.A.C Sephora ION Orchard, M.A.C Ngee Ann City and M.A.C Bugis Junction from next month.

RiRi Hearts M.A.C Fall collection

RiRi Hearts M.A.C Fall collection. Photo: M.A.C

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