Taraji P. Henson stepped out on the red carpet at the 2015 Emmys wearing a black Alexander Wang dress with a lace bodice and chain link straps. With Ashunta Sheriff handling the makeup for the Emmy nominated actress, it’s no wonder that Taraji’s glam was was 100% for the star-studded event.
Makeup artist: Ashunta Sheriff for L’Oréal Paris
INSPIRATION: “Alexander Wang created an edgy princess gown for an edgy rock star actress. The dress called for smoky eyes with lots of liner and sexy lashes.”
1. Ashunta started with L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Eye Renewal Eye Cream to ensure makeup didn’t cake around the eyes.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Eye Renewal Eye Cream $24.99
L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer $24.99
3. To prime skin, Ashunta applied L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Miracle Blur Oil-Free to Taraji’s face so complexion appeared smoother and virtually flawless.
L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Miracle Blur Oil-Free $24.99
4. Next, she used L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup in C7, which blended seamlessly to match Taraji’s tone, providing a flawless canvas.
L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup in C7 $10.95
L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Concealer $8.99
6. To create a perfect, illuminated glow, Ashunta applied L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator with a makeup sponge patting into the high points of the face like cheekbones, bridge of the nose, brow bones and bow of lips.
L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator $12.99
7. Ashunta created the smoldering eye look by using L’Oréal Paris Silkissime Eyeliner by Infallible in Black on lids and lashlines. She blended out the pencil on the lid, which acted as a base and locked in subsequent eyeshadow application.
L’Oréal Paris Silkissime Eyeliner by Infallible in Black $8.99
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Smoldering Plum $8.95
9. Ashunta layered in darker mahogany and cocoa colors from L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude up to the crease and accented along lower lash line.
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude $19.99
10. Ashunta then primed and coated upper and lower lashes with NEW L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara.
NEW L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara $10.99
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Superstar Liner $9.99
L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Colour Lift Blush in Pink Lift $12.95
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in Brazil Nut $8.95
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in Golden Splendor $8.95
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray $16.99