When Rihanna’s throwing an event, you know that you must come through shining—bright like a diamond if possible. At last night’s 5th Annual Diamond Ball to benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation, celebrities, models, influencers, and all other guests took that memo to heart, showing up in hair and makeup to invoke hair envy, endless double-tapping, and beauty goals hashtags on social media.
A fashion and beauty icon in the making herself, Rihanna was a sight in a tousled updo and matte red lips. The look was elegant but quite conservative for the makeup mogul, who paired it with a velvet turtleneck dress. Guests like June Ambrose and Rapsody brought the beauty with outstanding braids, a vinyl headwrap, and green and purple smoky eye makeup, while updos and slicked back hair were popular amongst other guests for the fundraiser.
It was the perfect conclusion to New York Fashion Week as we saw creative beauty trends go straight from the catwalk to the red carpet.