Already a BET 2015 Best Actress winner, superstar and TV’s reigning diva Taraji P. Henson hits the red carpet as a nominee once again for her role as Cookie Lyon in FOX’s hit music drama “Empire.” The actress stunned with a glowing beauty look created by celebrity makeup artist, Ashunta Sheriff.
TARAJI P. HENSON:
“I wanted to go for an understated, soft and clean look on Taraji for the BET Awards. It was a hot day and the look was effortless and easy to create. Black Opal was perfect for achieving great skin with a gorgeous glow as the rest of her makeup look was accented with luxe lips and cat winged liner.”
– Ashunta Sheriff for Black Opal
GET THE LOOK:
I started with clean and moisturized skin before applying Black Opal True Color Perfecting Primer. I used a wedge sponge starting from the inner parts of the face, moving outward.
Then, I applied Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation in Rich Caramel with a foundation brush only on areas that needed coverage to even out her complexion.
Black Opal Flawless Perfecting Concealer in Tan was applied onto the under-eye area and brow bone to give a natural, clean lift to brows. I then set her face with Black Opal Invisible Oil-Blocking Powder.
To contour and sculpt the face, I used Black Opal Color Splurge Eye Satin Matte duo in Bordeaux Bliss. Using a fluffy crease brush, the darker color softly contoured as the lighter shade created a soft lift on the tops of her cheekbones.
I used the same Color Splurge Eye Satin Matte duo in Bordeaux Bliss, using the lighter shade on the lids and darker shade on the outer corner of the eyes to create a blended out, smoldering look.
With a thin liner brush, I created a cat winged eyeliner look with Black Opal Luxe Crème Liner in Onyx.
To finish the look, brows were shaped and groomed with Black Opal Precision Eye Definer in Coffee Bean.
Black Opal True Color Perfecting Primer – $14.95
Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation – $9.95
Black Opal Flawless Perfecting Concealer – $5.25
Black Opal Invisible Oil-Blocking Powder – $9.25
Black Opal Color Splurge Eye Satin Matte – $6.95
Black Opal Luxe Crème Liner – $7.95
Black Opal Precision Eye Definer – $5.50
AVAILABILITY: All Black Opal products are available online at blackopalbeauty.com and select retailers nationwide, including: Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, Kmart and OTC Stores.
TARAJI P. HENSON AT THE BET AWARDS:
Taraji P. Henson was nominated for Best Actress at the 2016 BET Awards
Tonight television fans across the country will have their eyes glued to their screens to see if their favorite shows (such as Scandal) and actors will take home awards. Whether you’re hosting a viewing party, or watching solo from your couch, Drizly, the leading on-demand alcohol delivery service, has all your beverage needs covered.
Drizly has created three cocktails to help you enjoy the evening, a Pre-Show Punch, a Backstage Boulevardier, and below is a dessert cocktail in honor of the show – Empire!
Cookie (Lyons) Delight
One of the best and most memorable TV characters from this year’s nominees. This adult milkshake is dedicated to the leading lady in FOX’s hit show Empire.
Ingredients (serves 1):
3 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur
3 scoops of chocolate ice cream
6 oz milk
3-4 ice cubes
2 medium FRESH chocolate chip cookies
In a blender combine ice cream, Bailey’s, milk, one cookie, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth (add more milk or ice cream to get to your desired consistency). Crumble up the remaining cookie by hand or with a knife. Pour drink into pint glass and add cookie crumbs on top. Serve with a straw and spoon for maximum enjoyment.