Red Carpet Beauty (You Can Actually Afford): Dascha Polanco Rocks The 2014 Emmy's

The women of “Orange Is The New Black” were some of the most anticipated to hit the red carpet at the Emmys this evening! Dascha Polanco, known for her role as Dayanara Diaz on the HBO original series was no exception! With bright eyes and a beautiful pink lip, the Dominican siren stunned with the help of makeup artist Lucky Smyler. Here is how to get the (affordable) look:


The stunning beauty, Dascha Polanco, is the true definition of a beautiful, feminine and sexy woman. The Emmys red carpet was the perfect opportunity to allow her makeup to amplify these characteristics creating a look that was ethereal yet whimsical -- the look of a goddess.


  • To achieve a luminous and creamy canvas, Lucky prepped Dascha's skin with SheaMoisture Misting Toner ($10) before applying SheaMoisture Primer ($16) using a foundation brush.

  • He then applied SheaMoisture Sheer Liquid Foundation in Yasuni Honey ($15) using a damp sponge and stippling the product to build a smooth, even canvas.

  • Using his ring finger, Lucky swept SheaMoisture Concealer in Snowdonia Fawn ($16) under the eyes. To create more shape, he used the Color Correcting Contouring and Highlighting Palette in Medium Light ($25) to sculpt the hairline, cheekbones and jaw area.

  • To set, Lucky applied Yala Golden Pressed Powder ($15) - a very warm and sunny color – to complete the ethereal look and feel.

  • The final effect for the skin was the glow! Using the SheaMoisture Illuminating Powder in Cinnamon Ceylon and Mandalay Dusk ($12), Lucky contoured the temples, cheekbones, jawline and neck before adding a final pop of SheaMoisture Annecy Maroon Mineral Blush ($6) to the apples of the cheeks for whimsical fun!


  • Lucky dusted SheaMosture Eyeshadow in Cecilia ($5) to set the lid and to act as highlight under the brow bone.

  • He then mixed the Deysi Eyeshadow with Cecila and applied to the lid using a damp shadow brush to create a more intense pigment.

  • To complete, a black liquid liner was applied corner-to-corner and Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara was layered to the lashes.


  • For a luscious jewel toned lip, Lucky exfoliated, moisturized and primed the lips in one step with SheaMoisture Lip Exfoliator ($8).

  • Following this prep, Lucky applied SheaMoisture Roberta Lipstick Crayon ($5) all over, blotted and re-applied.

  • The final touch was a generous layer of SheaMoisture Lipgloss in Rosie ($10).

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