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Get The Beauty Look: Taraji P. Henson at the 2016 Emmy Awards

Taraji P. Henson slayed on the Emmy red carpet last night. In a show-stopping sunshine yellow dress by Vera Wang, all eyes were on the fierce โ€œEmpireโ€ actress.

Want all of the details of her incredibly gorgeous makeup? Her super talented makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff breaks it down for us:

โ€œGetting ready for the Emmys is actually a fun process,โ€ shares Ashunta. โ€œTaraji is very zen and relaxed its the glam team whoโ€™s not. We listen to great music and laugh but most importantly she makes sure we have fun.โ€

Skin

  • I prep her skin by using DERMAFLASH, which allows me to get the highest level of exfoliation plus remove unwanted peach fuzz so skin care products work ten times better.
  • I used Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm to decrease puffiness and hydrate eyes. Then I used the brandโ€™s DermalQuench Liquid Lift and Quench Oil Free Hydrating Face Serum. Both of these products work together to plump, hydrate and give skin that superior radiant glow.
  • I applied Dior Airflash CC Primer to create an even canvas for makeup application. I love that is also has a radiance booster.
  • Next, I used Perfect Blend by Ashunta Sheriff in Tan to create a natural, glowing, contoured and lifted canvas.
  • I set her makeup with Milani Prep + Set + Glow Transparent Face Powder using a MAC powder brush.

Eyes

  • For eyes I wanted a soft rose glow affect so I used Taraji's MAC Collection Highlight The Truth on the lid just tapping with my finger and using a MAC 266 angle brush on lower lash line for a soft smokey affect.
  • Then I added Taraji Glow, a coppery gold highlight in corner of the eyes and center of eyes so they popped.
  • I added Penultimate Eye Liner from Taraji's MAC collection to give a tight precise line on the top lash line and then added two coats on top and bottom lashes with Haute and Naughty Tooo Black Lash Mascara.

Finishing Touches

  • For cheeks I used Highlight The Truth from Taraji's MAC collection on cheekbones and then followed up with Taraji Glow for highlight.
  • I lined lips with MAC Cork Lip Liner then added Strip Me Down Matte Lipstick, a gorgeous nutty nude color. I added a soft pink gloss only in the center of the lips from Dior called Jersey Pink Addict Collection.
  • I finished the look with MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ and I added Caudalie Divine Oil on her body along with Kate Somerville Quench Oil for the ultimate body glow.

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