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Here’s Why Rihanna’s Rosy Met Gala Makeup Look Is Bound to Trend

Blush also being eyeshadow is going to be a thing.

Rihanna starts most trends, old or new, and this blush trend is sure to follow suit. This technique of blush application is called draping, which was popularized in the 70s during the Studio 54 era of dance parties and pleated pant outfits. So yeah, this is a throwback that RiRi brought back in effortless style. The technique is thought to be a way to sculpt your face without a contour palette which could be a major save if you suck at contouring (which is most of us).

The technique requires two shades, one light and the other darker that you can blend just below the cheekbones and lift from the eye to the temple. As we see on RiRi’s face, using the darker blush on the lower part of the face and the lighter pigment near the eyes helps sculpt away roundness.

Makeup artist, Lora Arellano, founder of Melt Cosmetics was behind the rouged look. It seems possible that she may have also used one of the Melted highlighters as part of Rihanna’s look which comes in three shades: Stargazer, Gold Ora, and Nova. We’re sure to be seeing this look everywhere on the ‘gram.

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