Queen Latifah, a COVERGIRL brand ambassador, really looked stunning at the taping of BET’s Black Girls Rock! event in New Jersey on Oct. 27. We spoke to her makeup artist to bring you her exact look!
Queen Latifah was honored at the awards and looked amazing on the red carpet. Her makeup was done by COVERGIRL Beauty Ambassador Sam Fine — he is spilling the exact tips, tricks and products used below!
Queen Latifah’s Makeup At Black Girls Rock! — Get Her Exact Look With COVERGIRL
Sam tells HollywoodLife.com:
Makeup is often inspired by the outfit and after seeing the shimmering copper and black dress, I decided to go for the gold! Queen was being honored with the BGR! “Rock Star” Award so she had to have a show-stopping beauty look!
Every red carpet look begins with a great foundation! I used COVERGIRL Queen Collection All Day Flawless 3-in -1 Foundation in Toffee #Q820. Not only does it provide flawless looking skin, it helped Latifah maintain a shine-free finish that lasted all through the night.
I frequently use two bronzers to achieve the perfect glow! COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer in Brown Bronze #Q110 matches Latifah’s complexion perfectly and can be used in place of blush. Yet, for a more dramatic effect, I used a bronzer one shade deeper (Ebony Bronze #Q120) around the outer perimeter of the face — hairline, cheekbones, etc — to add dimension and gently contour her gorgeous face!
I’m often responsible for packing Latifah’s purse for an all-night affair… and the only product she needed for an occasion like Black Girls Rock! is a touch of COVERGIRL Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder in Golden #Q410 applied to her T-zone — around the nose, center of the face — and of course a lip (but more on that later).
For red carpet events, I suggest choosing one feature and making the most of it! For the awards, I decided to make it all about the eyes! I started by applying COVERGIRL Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Melted Caramel #330 from the lashline to the crease and gently blending outwards toward the hairline for a sexy, sultry, elongated eye. I topped off my shadow work by drawing a dramatic line using COVERGIRL Ink it! Liner by in Black Ink #230 and few coats of COVERGIRL Queen Collection Lash Fanatic Mascara in Very Black #Q115. Lastly, I applied COVERGIRL Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliner in Midnight#300 inside the inner rim for added drama!
Allowing the eyes to take center stage, I opted for a nude lip using one of my favorite COVERGIRL Queen Collection products: Jumbo Gloss Balm in Twinkling Toffee #Q855. Just twist up and glide on for subtle color with a hint of shine.
Watch Black Girls Rock!
BET will air the show on November 3 at 7pm EST.
– Dory Larrabee