If you saw Keri Hilson at the Billboard Awards over the weekend, you saw how flawless her makeup looked. We spoke to celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff who shared her beauty secrets with us. Ashunta said:
“This look reminded me of Michelle Pfeiffer from Scarface. It was very 1970’s inspired with icey pastel colors and made modern and fresh by infusing warm golden and copper colors to make Keri’s skin glow. We also used two pairs of Jamaal Buster Lashes in Diva and 2nd Date Guarenteed to add serious drama.”
Here are some of the steps on how she created Keri’s look:
Start with Skinflash Primer Radiance Boosting Makeup Primer, then apply DiorSkin Nude Natural Glow Creme Gel in #40. I applied Tarte Dark Circle Defense Natural Under Eye Corrector in Medium-Deep to under eye area and applied Banana Powder from Ben Nye so eyes lifted without looking too light and unnatural. I then used Queen Collection Mineral Bronzer in Light Bronze and applied all over the face to create a light contour on the nose.
First spray legs with Dior Airflash Bronzer on her legs then apply Tarte Celebutante Dry Oil Shimmer Spray on top to add shimmer, it makes legs look slimmer.
First apply Smoky Shadow Blast in Bronze Fire the golden color on the lid and brow and the bronze color in the crease then blend so the color natural fades. Apply Green Glow Liquiline Blast on top and bottom lash line then blend with a small tapered brush to diffuse color. Lastly add 2 coats of DiorShow 360 Mascara to lock in lashes so they blend with the faux lashes, this gives a natural look. I completed the look with Milani Black Liquid Liner with a slight wing for that retro chic look of the 70’s.
I added Girlactik Heaven’s Dust in Gold in the inner corner of the eyes and cheekbone so it really made Keri’s face pop!
Lip Perfection Lip Color in Heavenly, Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss in Mocktail Hour in center of lips so lips look full and sexy.
We wanted to mute brows so I used Dior Brow gel in Shiny Blonde which really lifted Keri’s eyes.
I applied Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour Blush in Tipsy on the apples of the cheeks.