Fans Begged Rihanna's Makeup Artist to Share This Specific Lip Color

Thankfully, Priscilla Ono delivered.

Rihanna Pink Lips
(Image credit: SAVAGE X FENTY)

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and Rihanna is already working on her love letters. The first recipient isn't A$AP Rocky, or even the couple's sweet sons, RZA and Riot. Instead, it's her fans that are getting all the attention. Their first present came sealed with a bright pink kiss.

On Thursday, January 11, Rihanna revealed the latest SAVAGE X FENTY campaign, a Valentine's Day-themed photoshoot featuring pink underwear and even pinker lips. While the images were technically for her lingerie brand, fans couldn't help but wonder what lipstick the 35-year-old was wearing, comparing it to MAC's iconic Candy Yum-Yum shade. Nevertheless, there was no doubt that Rih was wearing Fenty Beauty. So, inquirers turned to the best person to ask: Fenty Beauty's Global Makeup Artist Priscilla Ono.

"When your panties match your lipstick," wrote Ono in an Instagram post featuring the campaign. "My DM’s are blowing up about this lip! Y’all so thirsty and I love it!!"

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According to the artist, the enigmatic product is Fenty Beauty's limited-edition Icon Velvet Liquid Lipstick in the shade Pink Limo'scene, a vivid hot pink with blue undertones. The matte lipstick features a creamy, whipped texture that "hugs lips with intense color in one precise swipe" and leaves your pout feeling plush, not dry.

While the mystery was solved, fans weren't entirely satisfied. (Will they ever be?!) There was more to discover—specifically how the Grammy winner's slightly darker lip liner came to be.

"When are we getting lip liners," one follower commented on Ono's post. "Someone please find out the lip liner and let me know LOL," wrote another.

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Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.