Rihanna Arrived Fashionably Late to the Met Gala—Her Red Lip Was Worth the Wait


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The party doesn't start until Rihanna walks in. In a typical RiRi move, she and A$AP Rocky arrived fashionably late to this year's Met Gala. But rest assured, the singer and Fenty Beauty mogul didn't keep us waiting for nothing—her Met Gala glam was worth it. 

For her makeup look, Rihanna dipped into Old Hollywood glamour, sporting a bold red lip and a bouffant hairstyle under all the white florals she was enshrouded with. Rihanna's bold lips are a departure from many of the looks seen on the carpet tonight. While we saw tons of pink pops, eye jewels, and micro-bangs, the star kept her makeup simple and classic. 

Though the star accessorized with false-eyelash sunglasses and white florals everywhere, this kind of timeless red lip is the perfect way to end a night dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld, a man who is most famous for his designs for Chanel.

"For the 2023 Met Gala, we paired an iconic Rihanna-red lip with a glamorous yet edgy high-shimmer, pearlescent eye," says Priscilla Ono, Fenty Beauty global makeup artist. "We felt like the combination—matched with a soft-matte, chiseled complexion—celebrated the same classic yet modern beauty of Karl Lagerfeld's designs." If Lagerfeld's legacy were reinterpreted into a beauty look, we're pretty sure that a bold red lip, a French-girl staple, would be the centerpiece. As usual, Rihanna wins, and we're not surprised at all. 


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