Rihanna’s Makeup Tutorial Proves the Glow-Up Struggle Is Real: 10 Highlights
Sure, Rihanna's a supernatural goddess of effortless beauty and magic, but she's also just a regular girl who gets excited about—and frustrated with—her daily makeup routine... just like the rest of us mortals.
On Thursday (May 3), Vogue shared a special 10-minute video tutorial featuring Rihanna doing her own makeup (using Fenty Beatuy products, no less!). And like the blinding glow from her effervescent cheekbone highlight, the clip illuminated just how relatable and fun RiRi is.
Below, check out the full tutorial video, as well as ten moments that prove that yes, even for Rihanna, the glow-up struggle is real, you guys.
Doing makeup can sometimes take way too long
"I can do my makeup in ten minutes... or ten hours, it feels like." Girl, same.
She has insecurities, too
"Hide that double chin!" But also: What double chin!?
Concealer is the cure for all bad decisions
"Everybody knows concealer's made for hiding bags and dark circles and hangovers and bad decisions." SHE'S NOT WRONG.
The amount of makeup she wears depends on how she's feeling... and who she's seeing
"My day-to-day [makeup] really depends on my mood. It depends on the occasion, it depends on how lazy I'm feeling, how much in a rush I'm in... You know, who I'm gonna see!" Yes, even RiRi has lazy days.
Sweat is the devil
"When you get greasy on the fly, honey, it is no joke." Rihanna knows the Golden Rule: Blot, blot, blot the grease away with powder!
Sometimes she amazes herself
"That was easy." Sometimes, we can't believe how cute we look, either.
More is more is more
"I can get really carried away when it comes to highlighting." Okay, sometimes we can't stop ourselves either, but as RiRi says: "More is more!"
Even Rihanna thinks makeup can be exciting to play with
"This is the fun part!" The best thing about makeup? It's all about having a good time.
Sometimes products don't work
"It's a brand new one." Sometimes even makeup products are prone to technical difficulties.
Makeup makes her feel extra cute, too
"I feel kinda cute." At the end of the day, it's all about work, work, work, work, workin' your look and feeling good about yourself.