Rihanna makes surprise appearance at ION Orchard's Sephora store

Pop star Rihanna surprised her Singapore fans when she made an announcement on her Instagram that she was in Singapore on Monday (Oct 1).

She posted the announcement on her Instagram Stories at about 7.22pm and urged her fans to meet her at the Sephora store at ION Orchard.

The founder of Fenty Beauty was in town to celebrate the first anniversary of her brand and arrived at the store at about 9.45pm.

Hundreds of fans had gathered outside the store to catch a glimpse of their idol.

In a video posted by The Straits Times, it appears that the Singapore heat got to the sultry songstress who was seen using her own Invisimatte Blotting Powder to touch up upon arriving at the store.

The 30-year-old Barbadian beauty had just come from an appearance and masterclass in Dubai over the weekend before popping up in Singapore.

Following her appearance, she thanked her local fans for welcoming her in an Instagram post:

"Singapore you were a dream tonight. Thank you!!!"