Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Taraji P. Henson's-Inspired Makeup Look with Milani Cosmetics {MOTD}

DISCLAIMER: I received this care package, courtesy of Milani Cosmetics,
for use with this blog post. All opinions are my own.

Taraji P. Henson's-Inspired Makeup Look with Milani Cosmetics {MOTD}

Hello, my pretties! ♥

The star of FOX's hit TV series Empire, Taraji P. Henson, recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon looking absolutely stunning! (You can check out what she looked like here). Her makeup artist, Ashunta Sheriff, shared all the products she used for Taraji's makeup look and they were all Milani Cosmetics!

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that Milani Cosmetics is my all-time favorite drugstore brand. Her look was edgy but classy and the makeup was fresh while looking clean and allowing her natural features to stand out rather than looking super made up. Since I loved her look so much, I couldn't resist and tried to recreate her makeup look as best as I could with the products I had.

Taraji P. Henson's-Inspired Makeup Look with Milani Cosmetics {MOTD}

If you enjoy Taraji P. Henson's makeup look, keep reading so you can see what Milani Cosmetics  products I used for it:

BASE
I made sure to prep my skin by moisturizing & priming. Once that was done, I applied my favorite liquid foundation for the Summer. Afterwards, I applied Milani Cosmetics Even-Touch Powder Foundation in Creamy Beige with small patting motions onto my t-zone to prevent oiliness throughout the day.

EYES
To prep the eyes, I used Milani Cosmetics Eyeshadow Primer all over the eye area. For the eyeshadows, I kept it super simple. I applied Milani Cosmetics Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eye Shadow in Bella Ivory all over the eye area to set the primer. Then, I applied a mixture of Milani Cosmetics Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eye Shadow in Bella Sand & Bella Caffe all over the mobile lid and crease areas to give the eye some definition. I also applied a thin line of liquid liner, some mascara & my favorite false lashes. 

Taraji had a thin line of pencil liner on the waterline; however, I decided to skip this step. She has big beautiful eyes and she can get away with liner on her lower lashline without closing off her eyes. I'm not as lucky in that department, so I kept my waterline bare to help the eyes look bigger and more open. All I did was apply one coat of mascara to the lower lashes for some definition.

FACE
To give the face more definition, I used my favorite face bronzer. Didn't get crazy with it, but just gave the face some warmth in the areas where it was needed. I did contour my nose, however. After, I applied a light coat of Milani Cosmetics Rose Powder Blush in Tea Rose onto the apples of my cheeks as my main blush. Ashunta used the Limited Edition Rose Powder Blush in American Beauty Rose for Taraji's face.

For highlight/strobing (whatever you wanna call it nowadays...), I applied Milani Cosmetics Baked Blush in Berry Amore. In my case, this blush is a bit too dark for straight highlighting, so I applied it extra-lightly over the previous blush for a bit of glow on the cheek area. Ashunta used Dolce Pink on Taraji's face.

LIPS
On my lips, I applied Milani Cosmetics Amore Matte Lip Crème in Lust (Cool Rose) on the edge of my lips & Adore (Pink Nude) on the center of the lips to create a small gradient effect. For Taraji's look, Ashunta used Crush (Warm Brick Brown) on her.

Taraji P. Henson's-Inspired Makeup Look with Milani Cosmetics {MOTD}
Milani Cosmetics Amore Lip Crème in Lust on the lips.

Check out Taraji P. Henson in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and prepare yourself to have a great laugh! Just click the 'Play' button on the video below.


Don't forget to recreate Taraji's beautiful makeup look with some of these Milani Cosmetics products & make sure to tag me on social media by using the hashtag #iheartoffbeatlovesmilani. Let me see your beautiful faces rockin' a clean & fresh look that will make your natural features stand out! ♥