Get the Red Carpet Glow: Celebrity Makeup Artist Ashunta Sheriff Shares Taraji P. Henson’s Beauty Breakdown!

Taraji P. Henson blew away the 2017 Academy Awards red carpet in a blue velvet Alberto Ferretti gown with a sophisticated thigh-high slit. With flawless skin and makeup to match, it’s undeniable that the “Hidden Figures” star won the red carpet.

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“The importance of having exfoliated, clean and moisturized skin plays a huge role in makeup looking flawless. My philosophy is makeup should enhance your natural beauty and balance out skin imperfections. I do not believe makeup should wear you or alter your face completely. I’m not a naturalist, but I am all for enhancing natural beauty – not masking and rebuilding a new face.” – Ashunta Sheriff, Taraji P. Henson’s Makeup Artist

Ashunta shares how to re-create Taraji’s ultra-glam look:

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-Before any big award shows, I love to begin by using DERMAFLASH. With its superior at-home exfoliation, plus the removal of unwanted peach fuzz, it helps makeup look more smooth, radiant and glowing. @Dermaflash

-On skin, I use a Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm followed by Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Treatment.
-Then, I use Farsali 24 Karat Rose Gold Elixir all over the face.
-Before I start makeup, Glossier Priming Moisturizer helps to hold makeup in place and gives a natural radiance to the skin.
Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Lip Balm is used to prep lips.

 

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MAKEUP
Perfect Blend by Ashunta Sheriff Beauty in Tan is applied using the dual ended vegan brush for smooth and flawless coverage. It’s a buildable foundation that has built-in technology that masks skins imperfections without looking heavy.
-For the Oscars, I add a little more lift with MAC Mineralized Concealer in NC40 under the eye area and on the brow bone.
-I then set makeup with my favorite Dermablend Oil Control Blotting Powder using Surratt Beauty Powder Brush, which has a beautiful design – almost like a Kabuki brush with a handle for better control, and the hairs are super soft and fluffy.
-Subtle Contour is added using St. Tropez 3-in-1 Bronzing Powder. I wanted a soft romantic look, so I opted for Glossier Cloud Paint, a creme blush in Dusk, then applied <strong>Enlight by Danessa Myricks in Halo on cheekbones.

EYES
-I based the lid with Urban Decay Eye Primer then used Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil to line eyes on both top and bottom lash line making a thick line, then feathering out with a Surratt Beauty Blending Brush to create a soft, sultry smoke.
-I used Urban Decay Smokey Eye Palette and blended black in the crease, then used the dark brown on top to soften the edges.
-I made a thin line on the top lash line and lower lash line with MAC Creme Liner and smudged it using Q-tips.
-I applied House of Lashes Iconic Lashes with Duo Black Adhesive for extra boost of glam. I added one coat of MAC Waterproof Mascara on bottom lashes.
-I also added NYX Shimmerball Eyeshadow in Salmon on the center of eyes and in the inner corner of the eyes.
-I used Damone Roberts Brow Pencil in Minx and highlighted the brow bone in Peach to keep brows clean.

LIPS
-I lined lips with MAC Cork Lip Pencil and topped it with Surratt Beauty in Vivacious Pink.

BODY
I used One Night Only Finishing Gloss by St. Tropez on the body and I added Danessa Myricks Enlight in Halo on her collarbone and shoulders to get that beautiful highlight.

 

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Taraji P. Henson wears a gown by Alberta Ferretti, in a deep midnight blue velvet.

Thanks to Dermaflash and Celebrity Makeup ArtistAshunta Sheriff for all the great information about Taraji P. Henson’s beauty breakdown.

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

 

 

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