Rihanna's Black Lip Is Great For Summer

by Kali Borovic

The weather is heating up and despite the warm temperatures, Rihanna's black lipstick has proven bold lips are here to stay, no matter the season. Her unexpected springtime look caught Instagram off guard, but, then again, that's what Rihanna is most known for. Her dark lips and wavy red hair demonstrate that her style knows no weather-related boundaries.

Looking fabulous while posing boat-side, Rihanna posted photos of her day out rocking black lips while doing some fishing. Leave it to RiRi to look completely flawless while doing something outdoorsy. From perfectly-posed pictures to candids of her cuddling up to her catch of the day, no one has ever looks as good as Rihanna on a fishing trip, I guarantee it.

Her beauty look combined with the hip-hop-meets-goth styling of her outfit made for one of her most surprising ensembles yet, despite how relatively tame it was (no sheer dresses here!). The singer added sparkled sunnies and a '90s inspired choker to finish off the eclectic outfit. But that lip look is definitely a showstopper! Rihanna is no stranger to bold lipticks. In early April she took to social media to show off a bright purple lip for Coachella before debuting this nearly black color just in time for summer.

With the natural makeup trend in full swing, celebrities are stepping out of the box to keep us on our toes. From Lorde's signature plum lip to Taylor Swift's "red lip classic" pout, there are so many ways to incorporate a bold lip into any summery outfit. Start with some subtle color and before you know it, you'll be rocking Bad Gal RiRi black. After all, if Rihanna can own a dark purple lip while fishing, you can surely do the same poolside. Here's how!

1. Keep it dark and Lorde-inspired

The queen of the purple lip, Lorde even has a MAC lipstick in her name. She's a fan of everything from nude to almost black, so there's no one better to learn from when it comes to lip color.

2. Opt for a bold-yet-summery color

Not everyone can go from nude to bold overnight, but Shay Mitchell is not backing down despite the sunnier shade. Build on a classic to make you stand out among the rest.

3. Pick a color that highlights your features

Not everyone can pull off the dark colored lip, but there are ways to still rock the trend while looking your best. Kylie Jenner opted for a brown lip that made her eyes pop and her skin-color glow, showing that making personal changes to a trend can never hurt.

4. Commit to your look

Whether the color is bright and bold or dark and chic, the best way to look fabulous is to commit whole-heartedly. Pair a risky lip color with a coordinating outfit to really go all the way.

5. Keep it classic

Not ready for the more bizarre shades? No problem. Start with a classic look that no one can deny and work your way from there. If there's something we can learn from Taylor Swift, it's that the red lip and a little confidence never go out of style.