Queen Latifah Shines at the Grammy Awards

“Often clients make requests,” says makeup artist Sam Fine. “Last night, Queen had one request: she wanted to look natural with wonderful skin, sparse lashes and a great brow. Most of the time was spent perfecting the canvas.”

If you want to get Queen Latifah’s flawless, natural look, here’s what Sam Fine suggests:

Use a cream foundation to give skin a supple, flawless complexion. Next, apply a bit of powder to the t-zone only. This allows the outer perimeter of the skin to glow naturally. Layer on bronzer to add a glow, then follow with a bit of blush on the apples of the cheek.

“Since Queen was wearing a strapless dress, I applied a thin layer of moisturizer to her shoulders and collar bone. Then I dusted on some bronzer to make draw a bit of attention and make them shimmer,” says Sam.

Products to Try:
CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Pressed Powder – $8.18
CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer in Ebony Bronze
– $8.18
CoverGirl TruBlend Microminerals Foundation – $10.99
CoverGirl TruBlend Microminerals Blush in Shimmering Sands – $10.99

Eyes – Apply a small amount of highlighter to underneath the brow bone. Then use the same bronzer as a shadow and sweep it lightly across the eyelids. Use a smokey black pencil liner to line the upper lid and then smudge it with a deep ebony shadow. Apply a few coats of mascara.

“I used barely any eyeshadow when creating this look. Very less is more,” advises Sam. “An alternative to the deep ebony shadow could be a dark navy. As always when creating an eye for an awards show or event,
don’t forget your false lashes.”