The 'Rude Boy' Effect: Bold Makeup Shades Rock Spring

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...
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 25, 2010

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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…

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Pop Beauty Lid Neon ($22) comes with the brightest, boldest eyeshadow shades this side of Kingston. The banana yellow is particularly fabulous…

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With her juicy, rum punch-colored lipstick and neon-emblazoned tee, Estelle is definitely having a punky’80s moment.

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China Glaze Polish in Neon Purple Panic ($5), an in-your-face-bold ultraviolet shade, will look insanely chic on toes this summer.

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Singer Teyana Taylor sports natural curls, serious eyeliner and candy pink gloss backstage at a Heatherette fashion show. So ’80s-funky.

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Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara ($20) amps lashes up to three times their size…but we just love the swirly, fluorescent packaging.

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Tarte Cheek Stain ($30) looks dayglo fluorescent pink in the packaging, but it actually gives brown skin the sheerest, prettiest natural flush.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Models work ‘80s dancehall-inspired looks backstage at Betsey Johnson’s Spring 2010 presentation. Has Lady Gaga seen these pieces?

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Tweezerman Hot for Dots Mini Slant Tweezers ($15) makes plucking your eyebrows—the world’s most mundane task—feel cheeky, trendy and fun.

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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.

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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).

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Solange Knowles has the super-bright, retro makeup look down pat! How fly is her lush, pale pink lipstick?