Get The Look: Rihanna & Kate Moss Makeup for V Magazine

Charlotte Tilbury is the makeup guru behind V Magazine’s cover look featuring Rihanna & Kate Moss. For the cover look, she used MAC products, but in her video series, she describes how to recreate the look using a range of other brands:

How To:

Photo: Mario Testino for V Magazine


Prep the skin with Charlotte’s Magic Cream. Start by applying at center of the face and working outward. Smooth out the imperfections using a Paula Dorf Perfect Total Camouflage Brush dipped in Bobbi Brown BBU Face Palette: Warm Almond, Almond, Warm Honey.

Use three shades of foundations. Apply a liberal amount of the shade lighter than your skin tone underneath the eyes, down the bridge of the nose, around the mouth and smile lines to highlight. Dab a little of the lighter shade on the center of the forehead.

The shade darker than your skin tone will contour the face. Use the Paula Dorf Perfect Foundation Brush to blend the darker tone underneath cheekbones, in the temples, and in the jawline. Use your fingers to blend the three shades in seamlessly.

Use the MAC Blot Powder to set the foundation. Next, use a soft artist’s brush (from an art-supply store) to apply Laura Mercier’s Secret Brightening Powder underneath the eyes.

For the cheeks, use MAC Sculpting Powder Pro Palette with the Paula Dorf Perfect Cheek Brush. Use a combo of three shades to reinforce the contour, darker tone underneath the cheekbones and a warmer hue into the temples.


Brush the eyebrows up with Screenface Mascara Wand. Use Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in one shade lighter than your natural eyebrow color to fill in and elongate your brows. Use short upward strokes.

Curl the lashes with Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler by getting very close to the lash line.

Using Chanel Le Crayon Yeux in Noir, trace a ‘feline flick‘ from the corner of the eye along the lash line on the upper and lower lid. Mark off a point on the upper corner of eye crease where the eyeliner flick will end. Connect the lash line with the dot and fill in the line heavily. This will be a fairly heavy cat-eye. Next, fill in with the MAC Paint Stick in Black Black, tracing over the line and thickening it heavily into a dark cat-eye that extends through the middle of the lid, almost covering it completely (Mod 60’s style).

Use Paula Dorf Perfect Sheer Crease Brush to blend the upper edge of the cat-eye into a smokey look, going back and forth along the edge in a “windshield wiper” motion. Smudge the shadow into the lid further with Bobbi Brown Eye Smudge Brush. Use the MAC Paint Stick along the bottom of the eye, all the way into inner corner and blend in with the Bobbi Brown Brush for a smoky eye. Layer on more of the MAC Paint Stick on top of the lid for more intensity and blend. Make sure to look straight into the mirror when doing the other eye to ensure balance.

Line the eyes all the way around with Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Black and apply Covergirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara in Black in upward and outward motion to fan out the lashes. Apply mascara to the bottom lashes.

The makeup is meant to crease and look ‘lived in’, so don’t panic if you find the eyelids creasing in the process of makeup application. This is part of the rock’n’roll bedroom eye Charlotte wanted to achieve.


Line the lips with MAC Lip Pencil in Spice and blend in with your fingers to soften. Use a dab of Vaseline to blend the color into the lip more and add a sheen.

Finish off the look with translucent powder.

Nataliya Ogle


Nataliya Ogle likes making sure others live to their full potential. She publishes articles on her primary website and works as a freelance writer for other women's interest sites. Her physical body is in New York but her presence can almost always be found online. The internet is her first love.


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