Taraji P. Henson looked gorgeous as usual when she took the red carpet at the 2017 Academy Awards. But zooming in on her look revealed an unexpected yet oh-so-glam makeup choice that we didn’t notice at first glance: blue eyeliner.
Makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff used a navy Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil on Taraji’s upper and lower lash lines, which made for the perfect color accent to her off-the-shoulder velvet dress. The finishing touches to her glowing makeup? Ashunta covered Taraji’s body with St. Tropez’s Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil for a hydrating sheen, and contoured her face using a 3-in-1 Bronzing Powder. With a few swipes of Glossier’s newly launched Cloud Paint gel-cream blush on top, the Hidden Figures actress looked truly stunning.
And let’s not forget about her glam bob. Hair stylist Tymothe Wallace created her look by first spraying her strands with Dove Absolute Curls Leave-In Detangler before blowing them dry. He then applied Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Crème Serum for some added shine and softness.
To re-create Taraji’s voluminous curls, Tymothe suggests using a curling iron to make pin curls and then setting them with Velcro rollers. Add in some extrastrong hair spray, and you’ll be on your way to an Old Hollywood glamour look that’s just as chic as Taraji’s.
Read on to get up close and personal with Taraji’s sultry red carpet hair and makeup.
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