Lisa Rinna’s Guide to Ageless Skin Care, Classic Smoky Eyes, and Her Signature Plush Lips
“By watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, I have learned a lot,” says Rinna, who turns her hand to makeup, blending on Kevyn Aucoin’s Sensual Skin Enhancer concealer, matte foundation, creamy contour, and translucent powder under the eyes to “bake” away any darkness. “On Real Housewives of Beverly Hills they shoot with high definition and that’s scary by the way—it’s frightening,” laughs Rinna. “We need more coverage when we’re working. So listen, I’m not afraid to load it up.” To add warmth, she sweeps on a tawny bronzer and then NARS’s cult classic Orgasm blush for a “Hi, I’ve just had sex!” glow, adding that her Instagram-famous mom, Lois, always told her: “You’ll feel a lot better if you just put a little blush on!”
To fill in her brows, she reaches for one of Anastasia Beverly Hills’s brow pencils, administering lightweight strokes for pitch-perfect arches. “Harry loves thick brows,” says Rinna of her husband Harry Hamlin’s appreciation for a lush set. “He’d would happy if I had a unibrow, but sorry Harry, you’re not gonna get a unibrow, Harry.” To smoke out her eyes, she reaches for Urban Decay’s Naked Heat eyeshadow palette, going down the line of amber neutral pigments, layering them on to bring out her sparkling hazel gaze. To make her eyes really “pop,” she tightlines her waterlines with a warm brown Laura Mercier Caviar Stick. “I’m told Angelina Jolie does it, so if she does it, I’m gonna do it,” she says.
Saving the best step for last, it’s time for Rinna to play up her most famous asset: Her plush pout. Using her new three-step Rinna Beauty lip kit in pinky nude Troublemaker, she overlines her lips, swipes on a layer of lipstick, and slicks on lip gloss—and lots of it—to complete her look.