Obsessed with Rihanna's sultry, black-cherry statement lip from the MTV VMAs 2016? You're not the only one! That's why we asked Mylah Morales, the celeb makeup artist behind all of the "Diamonds" singer's VMAs beauty looks on Sunday, August 28, to come in and show Us how it's done. Watch in the video above!
"The [Alexandre Vauthier] dress was a beautiful silk gown, so I wanted to something a little more vampy on her lip to [make it] stand out," Morales, who also joins the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award winner on tour, tells Us Weekly. "It was Old Hollywood glamour with luminous skin — beautiful."
But of course, what's a bold pout without the perfect backdrop? "With any lip, have to do foundation, concealer, bronzer and blush so that you have a canvas," the pro, who also works with Keke Palmer and Tinashe, says. And yes, despite Kim Kardashian's recent declarations, contouring is key!
Watch the video above to see how Morales created Rihanna's sultry look (so you can grab it for your next red carpet moment!), and shop the makeup she used below.
Shop the video: Chanel Ultrawear Flawless Foundation, $60, shop.nordstrom.com; Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid, $48, chanel.com; Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base, $50, chanel.com; Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15, $58, shop.nordstrom.com; Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil in Noir, $30, chanel.com (as the lip liner); Chanel Limited Edition Rouge Allure Velvet Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in Rouge Audace, $37, chanel.com
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