Rihanna Just Singlehandedly Started a Blood-Red Eyeliner Trend

Rihanna has made it very clear to us that she can pull off a reverse cat-eye — and anything else she so pleases. Case in point: a portrait circa September 2020 of RiRi looking off into the distance while wearing her Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner in Sea About It, a shade of cobalt blue. 

Now, instead of simply showing off the fierce reverse cat-eye, she's showing us how it's done. In a video posted to her Instagram stories on November 22, the singer and beauty entrepreneur demonstrated the eyeliner trend on her lower waterline. RiRi proves that it's nothing too complicated and that anyone can do it regardless of skill level. Just carefully glide your liner of choice back-and-forth along your waterline. 

For this tutorial that lasted about 30 seconds, Rihanna went with some red eyeliner, a rather festive color choice, considering the holiday season. We're guessing that Rihanna also chose one of her own eyeliner pencils, most likely the Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner in Cherry Punk, which is described as a "red matte." The Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Chroma Stix Makeup Pencil in Red and Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Alkaline impart a similar hue. 

RiRi didn't give us the whole play-by-play on how to properly line the inner corner or how to get that wing on the upper lash line, but she's definitely showing us that it's very much a look that we all need to tap into ASAP. In that case, if you're reading this RiRi, it wouldn't hurt if you dropped us a tutorial one day on how to line those corners. 

If you're not crazy about red eyeliner like RiRi, makeup artists and Allure editors swear by many other eyeliner pencils that come in a variety of colors. To find out more about Allure editors' and makeup artists' tried-and-true favorites, you can find them all right here. 

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