Grammy Gorgeousness: Queen Latifah


Queen Latifah sizzled at last night’s Grammy Awards—gorgeous skin, amazing dress, sleek hair. Makeup artist Sam Fine did her makeup and I’ve got all the details:

“Often clients make requests,” says makeup artist Sam Fine. “Last night, Queen had one request: she wanted to look natural with wonderful skin, sparse lashes and a great brow. Most of the time was spent perfecting the canvas.”

Want to get Queen Latifah’s natural look? Here’s a How To:

Face – Use a cream foundation to give skin a supple, flawless complexion. Next, apply a bit of powder to the t-zone only. This allows the outer perimeter of the skin to glow naturally. Layer on bronzer to add a glow, then follow with a bit of blush on the apples of the cheek.

“Since Queen was wearing a strapless dress, I applied a thin layer of moisturizer to her shoulders and collar bone. Then I dusted on some bronzer to make draw a bit of attention and make them shimmer,” says Sam.

Products to Try:
CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Pressed Powder – $8.18 at Drugstores
CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer in Ebony Bronze – $8.18 at Drugstores
CoverGirl TruBlend Microminerals Foundation – $10.99 at Drugstores
CoverGirl TruBlend Microminerals Blush in Shimmering Sands – $10.99 at Drugstores

Eyes – Apply a small amount of highlighter to underneath the brow bone. Then use the same bronzer as a shadow and sweep it lightly across the eyelids. Use a smokey black pencil liner to line the upper lid and then smudge it with a deep ebony shadow. Apply a few coats of mascara.

“I used barely any eyeshadow when creating this look. Very less is more,” advises Sam. “An alternative to the deep ebony shadow could be a dark navy. As always when creating an eye for an awards show or event, don’t forget your false lashes.”

Products to Try:
CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Shimmering Onyx, $3.47 at Drugstores
CoverGirl Outlast SmoothWear All-Day Eyeliner in Onyx – $5.76 at Drugstores

Lips – Line the lips with a liner that is one shade darker than your natural color. Then apply a matching shimmering lip gloss on top. Voila!

“The lips were extremely nude to compliment the rest of the classic look,” says Sam.

Products to Try:
CoverGirl Wetslicks AmazeMint Lip gloss in No Care Bare – $7.26 at Drugstores
CoverGirl Wetslicks Outlast Smoothwear Lip liner in Nude – $6.25 at Drugstores

photo: wire image

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  • The Queen is the Queen for a reason. I love her. She is proud, voluptuous and cool. She is proof that beauty goes way beyond looks — she is a happy happy Queen!!!!


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