Get a First Look at Rihanna’s New MAC Collection
The first time Rihanna released a signature lipstick shade for MAC’s Viva Glam campaign, her color of choice was a crisp, modern red. But for the singer’s follow-up collaboration with the mega makeup brand, she’s slinging much more of a throwback shade. And no, we don’t mean the DayGlo green ‘do RiR’s wearing in the promo photo — we’re talking about the frosty coco lip.
Set for release on September 11 in MAC boutiques and online, the second installation of Viva Glam Rihanna will feature a metallic mauve lipstick and glittery Lipglass. That pretty much means the ‘90s beauty revival will officially hit the masses this fall.
While Rihanna’s neutral pick is unexpected, the bronzy hue has real potential to look polished and fresh in this decade. As The Cut points out, Viva Glam Rihanna 2 *could* come across looking as glamorous as Lupita Nyong’o’s raisin-y red carpet lip… or be ready to embrace the Rachel Green comparisons for maybe the second time in your life (we’re not telling if we actually donned “The Rachel” haircut in our teen years). If you ask us, that’s a beauty risk worth taking, especially since your decision to give the neo-nude lip color a spin does some real good — 100% of the proceeds from Viva Glam lipstick sales will go toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. So sign us up to rock the RiRi-approved color and support the cause!
Would you try Rihanna’s take on nude lipstick this fall? Are other shades of bronzy lip color calling your name, or are you sticking to your berries and reds? Tell us in the comments below.
(h/t The Cut)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)