Tips on how to get Keri Hilson’s grammy look.
By: Amanda Anderson
Keri Hilson has to be one of the most gorgeous song birds in the industry right now. The great thing about Keri is she doesn’t mind changing up her look. She’s versatile and absolutely one of my favorites when it comes to the red carpet. With this diva, you never know what look she is going to rock. Out of all her amazing appearances on the red carpet, by far her Grammy’s look has to be one of my absolute favorites. Celebrity
make-up artist Ashunta Sheriff is responsible for the singer’s flawless face that evening.
Here’s how you can get Keri Hilson’s grammy look.
1. Start out with a clean and moisturized face.
“Before applying makeup, always start with clean, toned and moisturized skin. I use Mary Kay’s TimeWise Targeted-Action Eye Revitalizer to refresh tired eyes. I love Enessa Neroli Oil Spray to tone skin and make skin glow. To finish, prep skin with La Mer Moisturizer.”
2. Create a great foundation and glow a little.
Sheriff knows that a great foundation is crucial in creating the perfect look. After she created a base with Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, she then used COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Compact Foundation to create the perfect finish. To create a glow, she used COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer.
“I love for Keri to look flawless because she has such a beautiful bone structure,” says Sheriff, who used Smashbox Photo Finish Primer to give as a base to ensure Hilson’s makeup has lasting wear ability.”
3. It’s all in the cheeks.
On the night of the Grammy’s, Hilson wore a Dolce and Gabbana mermaid style dress made up of soft peach tones. To compliment the look, Sheriff thought it would be best to use blush that contained similar peachy tones. Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Strawberry Cream was her choice.
“I love the soft peach tones of her dress so I accented Keri’s cheeks with Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Strawberry Cream which has a subtle cotton candy rose tone with a beautiful shimmer to it, so cheeks just glow.”
4. The eyes never lie.
“Keri wanted to have a jewel tone smoke so I chose a beautiful deep purple shade from Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Sweet Plum on her lids and lower lash line. As a base to intensify the purple shadow I applied COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Purple Plume. Then I created depth using Tigi Bed Head Big Fat Fun Liner in Purple and COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara in Black to top the look, coating both bottom and top lashes three times. I used Ja’Maal Buster’s Lash Line to add that extra drama for red carpet flare.”
5. Skip the traditional nude lip.
“I didn’t want to do just a nude lip and smoky eye so instead I went retro – think Kevyn Aucoin meets Naomi Campbell in the 90’s with a deeper liner using Mary Kay Lip Liner in Berry. I lined lips then used a brush to blend the liner out so it had soft edges then used COVERGIRL Queen Collection Lip Gloss in Pearled Peach in the center of the lips to create the perfect pout.”
6. Get the perfect brows.
Eyebrows are essential to one’s complete look.
“Brows frame the face and I love Keri’s brows because they are naturally high arched but also full. So I fill them in with Dior Universal Brow Pencil then brush them with Dior Shiny Blonde Brow Gel so they shimmer with a golden glow.”
7. Glow all over.
“Keri’s dress was amazing and really showed off her curves so I wanted her skin to glow. I used Sally Beauty Body Glow Shimmer spray to give her body that shimmery glow.”