Rihanna hires noted face painter for 'BBHMM' cover

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While the just-released 20 second snippets from Rihanna's imminent banger, "Bitch Better Have My Money" (BBHMM) leave much to be desired — we need a full-length listen, Queen Fenty! — the cover art for the single is giving us plenty of face.

Embracing the face paint trend we spotted on the Fall 2015 runways a few weeks ago, Style.com is reporting RiRi tapped famed face painter and Dazed & Confused beauty editor Yadim (he's the man responsible for Lady Gaga's smeared "Applause" makeup) to dramatically varnish her face with thick, dark, bushy eyebrows and a bee-stung pout. Accentuating the smoldering look, the style icon slicks her mane off her face, ditches the bra (as she is wont to do) and throws a perfectly battered moto jacket over her bare shoulders. With Rihanna's chest tat on full display and a pair of shoulder-grazing sparkly earrings hanging super ~casually~ from her lobes, the style chameleon reminds me of a punked-out Cleopatra.

The look is the perfect accent to the thunderous and menacing  "BBHMM," a song that boasts, and I quote, "Bitch, better have my money/ Louis XIII all on me, n-gga you just bought a shot/Kamikaze everything you got, think you gonna knock me off the topppppp!"

Girl, with this look and song, no one would dare.

Listen to the "Bitch Better Have My Money" sneak peek here.

Marjon Carlos is a style and culture writer for Fusion who boasts a strong turtleneck game and opinions on the subjects of fashion, gender, race, pop culture, and men's footwear.