There were some amazing looks Last week at the VH1 Big in 2015 Awards, but we were particularly loving the flawless, natural, glows of both Queen Latifah and Taraji P Henson. With the holiday’s right around the corner, both of these leading ladies’ looks would be perfectly suitable for your family photos. Here’s how to achieve it:
First, choose a foundation that provides coverage without looking too heavy. Some great options are Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Coverage, or Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in- Place. Both of these foundations provide great coverage, but are very light on the skin. Each of these brands come in an array of shades, so every brown girl is sure to find a match for her unique skin tone.
*As an added tip- since it’s fall, place a drop or two of Josie Maran Enlightment Illuminizer into your foundation and mix; this will give you a glow from within look.
Both ladies kept their eye looks very simple, so to achieve their look, try Milani’s Fierce Foil Eyeshine Palette. Just sweep bronzer across your eye crease and place a shimmer of shadow on the lid. To finish off, apply a liquid liner to shape the eyes. You can opt to keep it classic like the Queen, or give it a little wing like Taraji.
Finally, top these looks off with color on the cheeks and lips. Both ladies kept it simple and classic, but with any one of these looks you can add a bold lip. Mac Styled in Sepia, or Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dusty Rose are some great options. Lastly, give your face some shape and color with Guerlain Terracotta light bronzing powder in Sun Brunettes. It’s also available in 4 other shades.
Both of these beautiful ladies’ looks are very versatile, and can be played up or down depending on your event or mood.
By Rosalyn Robinson