Celebrity makeup artist D’Andre Michael worked with actress/singer and nominee, Mary J. Blige for her appearance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. See below how D’Andre achieved her elegant look using BLACK/OPAL products.
“I’ve been working with Mary J. Blige for years and I love trying new looks on her. I wanted to create a show-stopping look using Black/Opal for her first time appearance at the SAG Awards. Once I saw her gown, I knew I wanted to transform her into an elegant smoked goddess.” – D’Andre Michael
- On freshly cleansed and moisturized skin, D’Andre applied Black/Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Gel Primer to prepare the skin for Mary’s make up application.
- Next using a foundation brush D’Andre applied Black/Opal Even True Flawless Liquid Foundation in Nutmeg and Beautiful Bronze. He next built upon the liquid foundation with Black/Opal Total Coverage Concealing Foundation in Truly Topaz, making sure to use a moist blending sponge to create a smooth, even finish.
- D’Andre then contoured Mary’s face with Black/Opal Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation SPF15 in Suede Mocha. A perennial makeup artist favorite, the Stick Foundation effectively conceals imperfections and provides seamless full coverage.
- Lastly he set Mary’s face with the Black/Opal Soft Velvet Finishing Powder in Deep which helps to absorb excess oil.
- To sculpt and define Mary’s eyes, D’Andre used the Black/Opal Aurora Eyeshadow Palette. First using the Brazen Copper shade on her entire eyelid. Next he added Brazen Bronze on her crease adding the Bordeaux Beige shade along the brow bone as a highlight.
- D’Andre then finished the eye look with Black/Opal Color Splurge Automatic Eye Lining Pencil in Licorice adding it along the lash line and inner lid and smudging to create a the smoky look. This eye pencil is perfect because it is formulated with Aloe Vera and Chamomile extracts that help to soothe the delicate eye area as you define it.
- For the finishing touches to Mary’s look, D’Andre used Black/Opal Lip Color Splurge Stick Lip in Purr, a soft pale pink color, enriched with emollient butters and vitamins C&E. This lipstick provides a bight pigment rich color that provides a smooth, creamy. non-drying finish.