Rihanna returning to Instagram made headlines across the web, even CNN got in on the news, if you can believe it. Now that Rih Rih is back, she's wasted no time in uploading photos to her account. This morning she took to Instagram to reveal some photos from a recent shoot she did with Elle magazine for their December issue, which she is also the cover girl for.

Rihanna wears her signature dark lipstick for the cover of the magazine with her hair pulled back. For the shoot, the pop star keeps things basic, with minimal make-up and fashion-forward looks. Take a look at the cover as well as photos from the shoot in the gallery above.

The magazine hits newsstands on November 18th.

[via Elle]