You'll recall that Rihanna majorly dropped the mic fashion-wise back at the 2017 Met Gala, in an off-the-runway (and off-the-wall) dress designed by Rei Kawakubo, the honoree of the night. But let's not forget the equally avant-garde fuchsia eyeshadow she also wore, the vibrant color draping down from her eyes to her cheeks. It was epic, and therefore it was only a matter of time before the makeup mogul released a full eye-makeup collection for Fenty Beauty.
With the Moroccan Spice Collection, Rihanna has done just that, and looked to one of her favorite countries for inspiration. The brand revealed that its creator has actually been wearing the product range for months now, on red carpets and behind the scenes, and she was also heavily involved in creating it. "She actually handpicked all these eyeshadows, which makes it super unique,” Fenty Beauty global makeup artist Hector Espinal tells us.
The culturally-inspired collection includes a 16-shadow palette which has stolen the show all over social media, thanks to its dreamy packaging and spot-on color scheme, along with a liquid eyeliner called Flyliner (reportedly Rihanna's favorite) and the Pro Filt'r Amplifying Eye Primer, which ensures your RiRi-approved look lasts all day.
If you want to get your hands on the collection right away, Rihanna is bringing the spice market to customers in New York City with three pop-up shops from June 27-29. And if you can’t make it or don't live in the area, the Moroccan Spice Collection is available online now for pre-order and will drop at Fenty Beauty, Sephora, and Harvey Nichols on July 6. Ahead, everything you need to know so you can pre-order with confidence...
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If this eyeshadow palette reminds you of a real-deal spice market in Morocco, that's because it's supposed to. It comes complete with 16 shades and a range of finishes (matte, metallic, satin, glitter and pearl), including one turquoise shade, "Evil Genie," which was inspired by the eyeshadow Rihanna wore in her "Wild Thoughts" video.
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No palette is complete without an eyeshadow brush. The All-Over Eyeshadow Brush distributes color evenly onto the entire lid, but can also blend it out out with its tapered fan shape. If you want the pigment to stand out even more, spritz face primer or face mist onto your shadow brush to really get a grab of the product.
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For those that find eyeliner challenging to apply, Fenty Beauty gets it. Thanks to its triangular shape, the Flyliner pen makes it more comfortable when you're trying to ace that cat-eye. Espinal also loves how long-lasting the liner is. "I feel like I can do anything with it, and it won't budge," he says.
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If you feel like your eyeshadow never stays put, this is for you. The unique cotton-bud applicator is comfortable to apply and smooths right onto the lid. When applying, remember to wait a minute or two for the primer to set before adding on eyeshadow.
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Whether you want an over-the-top smokey eye or a minimal look, this smaller tapered brush will come in handy. Plus, the bristles are super-soft, so it's easy to blend the color.