When it comes to hair and makeup transformations, nothing beats Bad Gal Rih’s ability to go from Chola Smurf to Groucho Marx. Rihanna’s game is on point; she breaks the standards of beauty while not giving a damn on what others have to say about how she puts her face together. That said, we give you 13 of our favorite looks in hopes of inspiring you to get crafty with the tools inside your makeup bag.
Hairclip bangs for W Korea
Are your bangs wilding it out? Tame the beast with the help of silver hair pins, stuck right up your mane to give it that wired look.
Bantu knots and a septum for i-D Magazine
Bring back ‘90s goth and twirl sections of your hair to create multiple buns and pair it with a matte brown lip that screams “Jenny from the block.”
Braids and a velvet bucket hat for Lui
When the sun gets too hot, keep your cool by braiding your locks. Throw a bucket hat over for added protection. The clothes are optional.
Baby hair and blue skin
Should you feel like paying the Smurf village a visit, go ahead and paint yourself blue. Just don’t forget to look like your true gangster self.
Mullet and greased lids for 032C
Sick and tired of the tried and tested smoky eye? Upgrade your look by swiping a generous amount of petroleum jelly over blackened lids to give it a bit more grit.
Pink brows and bleached Betty Boop curls
Life is too short to play it safe. Live it up by painting your brows pink on days when you feel like you need more color.
Matte lips, artista brows, short curls
Who says you need long flowing locks to look like a total bombshell?
Exaggerated winged eyes and a mohawk
If it's wings that you want then make sure it’s on fleek!
Sweet like honey but still a little spicy
Here’s when the good girl went bad.
Fiery mane and chocolate-y lips
Chocolate and chilli never looked this good together.
Skunk streaks and electric blue eyes
Let this be the only thing you revive from the list of dead ‘80s trends.
Chunky rectangular brows and over-lined lips
If Sesame Street’s Bert were a hot woman, she’d look like this.
Pastel pop art for V magazine
Go hard with big chunks of powdery pastel.
Photos from @badgalriri on Instagram
Images by Yayay de Castro