The 'Rude Boy' Effect: Bold Makeup Shades Rock Spring
Mar, 25, 2010
Rihanna's "Rude Boy" video is not only one of the most artistically fly videos to come out in months; it's also spawned a whole pop-art-meets-'80s-dayglo-meets-dancehall-queen beauty movement. Suffice it to say, we're obsessed (long live neon!). Here, we compiled a gallery of our favorite Rude Boy-esque celeb looks and the makeup products inspired by the look. Blushing violets need not apply...
Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” video is not only one of the most artistically fly videos to come out in months; it’s also spawned a whole pop-art-meets-‘80s-dayglo-meets-dancehall-queen beauty movement. Suffice it to say, we’re obsessed (long live neon!). Here, we compiled a gallery of our favorite Rude Boy-esque celeb looks and the makeup products inspired by the look. Blushing violets need not apply…
Pop Beauty Lid Neon ($22) comes with the brightest, boldest eyeshadow shades this side of Kingston. The banana yellow is particularly fabulous…
With her juicy, rum punch-colored lipstick and neon-emblazoned tee, Estelle is definitely having a punky’80s moment.
Tarte Cheek Stain ($30) looks dayglo fluorescent pink in the packaging, but it actually gives brown skin the sheerest, prettiest natural flush.
Noisettes lead singer Shingai Shoniwa is all about a Grace Jones-meets-Keith Haring beauty and fashion aesthetic. We’re dying over her tangerine lipstick.
MAC Tinted Lipglass in Kumquat ($14) is the perfect pop art orange shade! Yes, we know it looks Crayola-bright in the tube, but the warm, sunny undertone makes the shade super-flattering on brown skin.
Indie musician Santigold is almost as well known for her funky, retro style as she is her eclectic, ultra-smart sound. The combination of platinum streaks, doorknocker earrings and violet-pink gloss is so cool.
Available in May, Chanel’s “Les Pop-Up” Summer 2010 collection is a limited edition range of electric, poppy brights, including (from left to right): Brilliant Lip Shine Gloss in Laser and Pop ($27, each); and Luminous Satin Lipcolor in Genial and Super ($32, each).
Solange Knowles has the super-bright, retro makeup look down pat! How fly is her lush, pale pink lipstick?