The best way to keep the focus on your festival-ready eye makeup? In Rihanna’s world, the answer arrives in the entirely unexpected guise of a printed Gucci balaclava. For the last night of Coachella 2018’s first weekend, the pop star traded in major hair, sculpted cheekbones and free-the-nipple wardrobe statements for the snug, incognito appeal of a knit mask that left only her mouth and gem-encrusted lids exposed. The cleverly exposed, lash-hugging diamanté rimming—applied deftly along the lashlines by makeup artist Priscilla Ono—offered a superlative flash, but the sparkle didn’t stop there.
To up the over-the-top high-shine wattage, Rihanna secured a set of opulent chandelier baubles to each side of her face (and ear!) eradicating mask, then finished the look with a next-level embellished manicure. Because when you’re the original rule-breaking BadGal, there’s no time like the present for ditching the flower crown cliché—and redefining festival beauty for years to come.
Rihanna posted on her Instagram photos from all three days and each outfit was unique and gorgeous. On Saturday she wore Y/Project’s sheer camel dress with the thigh-swaddling heeled UGG boots. Fun fact: Rihanna stood front row in the get-up to watch Beyoncé perform. Check out all of the pics she shared with her fans.
2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – April 13, 2018 (Day 1)
Rihanna at 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – April 14, 2018 (Day 2)