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.
China Glaze Polish in Neon Purple Panic ($5), an in-your-face-bold ultraviolet shade, will look insanely chic on toes this summer.
Singer Teyana Taylor sports natural curls, serious eyeliner and candy pink gloss backstage at a Heatherette fashion show. So ’80s-funky.
Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara ($20) amps lashes up to three times their size…but we just love the swirly, fluorescent packaging.
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.
Stila “Barbie Loves Stila” Smudge Pot in Cobalt Crush ($20) is a shockingly vivid blue creme liner that, when traced along the top lashline, is a perfect pop-arty accent.
Models work ‘80s dancehall-inspired looks backstage at Betsey Johnson’s Spring 2010 presentation. Has Lady Gaga seen these pieces?
Tweezerman Hot for Dots Mini Slant Tweezers ($15) makes plucking your eyebrows—the world’s most mundane task—feel cheeky, trendy and fun.
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?