Rihanna Gets This $800 Facial, So I Did, Too

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Rihanna hasn't released an album since 2016, but she hasn't been resting on a beach in Barbados. No, she's been preoccupied with building a beauty and fashion empire that champions both shade diversity and body positivity. And since the launch of her makeup brand, Fenty Beauty, we've gotten an inside look at the singer's makeup routine, revealing her affinity for multipurpose brushes and her obsession with Gloss Bomb. But when it comes to her skin-care routine, answers have been few and far between. The only thing we know for sure is that Rihanna's makeup artist, Priscilla Ono, uses a mix of affordable skin-care finds before applying a full face of Fenty.
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It turns out, Rihanna trusts NYC spa Tracie Martyn with her skin, and she visits the spa regularly before award shows and events, like Met Gala and Diamond Ball. Of course, she doesn't get any old facial — she racks up an $800 bill getting a customized treatment that the folks at Tracie Martyn have dubbed the "Electro-Fusion Facial." If you're thinking that's a steep price tag, this special facial is comprised of multiple Tracie Martyn treatments — like the Red Carpet Facial, Ruby Red Light Bed, and RedSculpt Radiotightening Treatment — which can be purchased at a more wallet-friendly price tag if done individually.
In an attempt to get just one inch closer to Rih herself, I paid a visit to Tracie Martyn and got Rihanna's full pre-show treatment. Check out the process in the video above.
Tracie Martyn Amla Purifying Cleanser, $65, available at Tracie Martyn; Tracie Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant, $90, available at Tracie Martyn; Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Mask, $56, available at Sephora; NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device, $325, available at Sephora.
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