Rihanna Reveals ‘Unapologetic’ Album Art, Makes Us Want Dark Lipstick

Rihanna’s “Unapologetic” album art.
Photo: Courtesy of @baggalriri’s Instagram

In breaking Rihanna Navy news, our girl Rih has bestowed unto us via Instagram both the TITLE of her forthcoming seventh studio album (appropriately, it’s Unapologetic) aaaaand the ALBUM ART. By now, we should all be pretty accustomed to seeing Rihanna in the buff, from her scantily clad “Nude” fragrance campaign to her topless Esquire UK cover spread, it’s evident Ri is VERY comfortable in her own skin *wink wink nudge nudge*. The Unapologetic album cover features the “Diamonds” singer wearing little more than a thin body chain, itsy bitsy necklace, and dainty drop earrings with words and phrases and hashtags scrawled all across her visage. It’s her BEAUTY LOOK, though, that’s really amplifying the excitement for us over here in MTV’s Style hub (Deep, rich, eggplant lips?? Yes, PLEASE!), and it inspired us to do a little searching for an aubergine lip color to call our own.

Dark lipstick options by Make Up For Ever, Clinique, Nars, Yves Saint Laurent, and MAC Cosmetics.
Photo: Courtesy of Sephora/Clinique/MAC Cosmetics

Now that autumn has officially rolled around, the dark plum lip look isn’t relegated to the runways or the Met Gala. There are a ton of options out there in almost every price range! Some of our favorites are Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Natural lipstick in “Aubergine,” available for $19 at Sephora. A little hesitant to jump in head-first to the grunge beauty game? Ease yourself into it with Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey available for $15 online. Nars is a revered beauty giant and their lipsticks wear long and look natural. Check out their lipstick in Fast Ride, sheer mulberry for $24 at Sephora. Yves Saint Laurent may have changed their name, but the formula for their luxurious glossy stains have stayed the same. For the texture of a gloss with the semi-permanence of a stain, invest in the YSL Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in Brun Cachemire available at Sephora for $32. Of course, no dark purple lipstick roundup would be complete without Azealia Banks’s “Yung Rapunxel” shade for MAC. It’s sold out now *pours a little out*, but the limited edition lip color was once available for just $15 at MAC! Which one will YOU try?

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