It seems that holiday beauty rules can be at once broken and reinforced, all with a bit of strategic styling. For proof, look to Rihanna, who stepped out at Jay-Z’s 4:44 concert in Los Angeles with a December-ready leg reveal furthered by classically colored detailing.
A leather dress that inched ever-higher played well with barely-there strappy sandals, each note serving as a reminder that winter weather is an entirely different game on the West Coast.
But along with the skin-is-in moment came a reimagined showing of the season’s storied cocktail of red and green, sparking imaginations and quietly turning the combination from camp to cool.
A pop of poinsettia red—likely Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint—made for the perfect seasonal pout, the high-impact swipe augmented by a voluminous ponytail, light-catching studs, and a wash of bronzer. And as for the foliage-inspired counter colour?
The bad gal opted for a now-trademark manicure featuring extended nails that mirrored shoots in neon green, the ideal pairing to her own exposed stems. The lesson? Cozy coats, demure dresses, and metallic additions are great, but sometimes, traditional aesthetics are best worn turned on their heads.