The Beauty Evolution of Rihanna
If you don’t already know, Rihanna dropped her lingerie line, SAVAGE x FENTY today and it is everything. In honor of all things Rihanna, we’ve decided to take a look back at her amazing beauty evolution throughout the years.
Taking it all the way back to 2005, Rihanna signed her first contract with Def Jam Records at the young age of 17! A couple months later her debut single, “Pon De Replay” was released and as we all know, it was the beginning of something special.
This was the year she released her hit record, “Good Girl Gone Bad” and she decided to chop her hair into a bob! Her hairstylist, Ursula Stevens, explained that if Rih didn’t change up her look, the song wouldn’t have had the same impact.
The next year RiRi went even shorter, cutting her hair into a pixie. She is absolutely gorgeous with short hair, and we think one of the first celebs to rock this trend.
In 2009 Rihanna went through one of the hardest moments in her career and personal life. This was the year news of her abusive relationship with Chris Brown spread like wildfire, but Rihanna did not stay down for long. She showed up to the Met Gala rocking this pantsuit and short hairstyle. This look is so bold and powerful, it really shows Rihanna’s true strength.
In 2010 she switched up her beauty look once again just in time for the release of “Loud,” her fifth album. Rihanna chose to go with a vixen red this year. Rihanna rocked this bright red hair in a variety of styles. She wore it long, short, and even shaved off parts of her hair! She proved to us that she’s a beauty chameleon who looks good in everything.
In 2013, Rihanna was honored with the Icon award at the American Music Awards! At this point in her career she was just living in her glow up. She looks so happy! We love this timeless nude lip and dramatic eye makeup on her.
This year she showed up to the Met Gala looking like a goddess! For this look she went back to daring red hair from back in the day and we loved it. Can we all agree that Rihanna was the queen of the 2015 Met Gala? She even used makeup to completely change the shape of her brows.
In 2016 Rihanna made a name for herself not only in music, but in fashion and film as well! She joined forces with Puma to create her first ever shoe collection which ended up being recognized as “Shoe of The Year.” She was spotted with locs while filming for the upcoming Ocean’s 8. Seriously, is there any look that Rihanna can’t rock?! We don’t think so…
In 2017 Rihanna launched her highly anticipated makeup line, Fenty Beauty! She created one of the most inclusive beauty brands of all time, including over 40 foundation shades to match every skin tone and also won Time magazine’s award for one of the “Best Inventions of the Year.” Other than her eye-catching outfit, Rihanna went for (relatively) low key hair and makeup look. We’re loving this half-up/half-down hairdo on her!
Finally, we have Rihanna in 2018. She started off the year with an amazing performance and win at this year’s Grammy awards for her hit song “Wild Thoughts” featuring Kendrick Lamar. She also dropped her brand new lingerie line, SAVAGE x FENTY today. Yes, TODAY! We love all things Rihanna and are so excited that she’s branched out into clothing and makeup. We love all things Rihanna and are so excited that she’s branched out into clothing and makeup. Click here to watch our full Then N’ Now video on Rihanna’s beauty evolution.