So, Rita Ora. Here she is. It’s the weekend before last and she’s on stage at V Festival. She’s channelling her signature red lip and peroxide blonde like a pro – crotch clutching moments notwithstanding. MAC make-up artist, Cher Webb’s backstage. She’s been creative: blending two red lipsticks – Dare You and the eponymous (trust me) Ruby Woo – for that uber-cool, totes Ora red. She’s blended Face & Body Foundation onto Rita’s skin and for extra lasting power has applied a foundation fixing skin primer underneath. Prep + Prime Skin Visage for the record. Blusher: Harmony Powder Blush. Lashes: Haught & Naughty (!).
Back track three days and it’s August 15th. Celebrity news is reporting on her new look: nude lipstick, slicked back bob. Ooh, more fool us to think she’d ditched her signature. And it shows no signs of abating as we move through time to yesterday. And there we see her, as she drops by HMV Bayswater yesterday, for the release of her debut album, Ora. Blonde locks, red lips intact.