Get the look: Queen Latifah at the People’s Choice Awards

The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards - Red CarpetYou know you are head first in awards season when you choose stalking beauty breakdowns over slot machines in Vegas.

(It was a wise, wallet-affirming choice.)

One glowing standout was Queen Latifah’s simple, striking look by  COVERGIRL Ambassador Sam Fine.

“Most often the clothes dictate the look; however, once Tim Snell (Latifah’s longtime stylist) revealed his version of the LBD, Latifah immediately requested a simple eye, glowing skin, and a striking lip instead of our favorite smoky eye/pale lip combination. So, when the Queen makes a request… I aim to please!” Fine shared.

Face: “Every look begins with great skin – beautiful coverage and a gorgeous glow! I always begin using truBLEND Fixstick concealer one shade lighter than her complexion. It’s perfect to highlight the under eye area, the bridge of the nose and chin (areas where the light naturally hits the face). After, I use a synthetic foundation brush to gently apply truBLEND Liquid Makeup to unify varied tones,” says Fine.

Fine used Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder to set underneath the eyes and the center of the face, then applied his favorite bronzer, Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer, near the outer perimeter of the face for glowing results. 

“I often use two shades of bronzer – one that matches her skin tone, which takes the place of blush, and a deeper shade – to contour and warm her complexion,” explains Fine.

Eyes: “A simple, clean eye doesn’t mean that I don’t use eye shadow; it means I used natural looking shades to enhance the shape of her almond eyes. Using a large brush, I swept the eye with Queen Collection Eyeshadow Pot in Dazzle (Q185) to add warmth, richness and a touch of shimmer to the eye area. Then, I applied Vivid Impact Eyeliner in Midnight (300) closest to the lash line, extending it at the outer corner to lift the eye. Lastly, I applied individual lashes and few coats of Bombshell Volume Mascara in Very Black (800) for volume and intensity,” says Fine.

Lips: “Now, the fun part… a dramatic lip! I always begin with liner to shape the lip and insure a long – lasting finish throughout the night. I applied LipPerfection Lipliner in Beloved (225). Using a lip brush for added precision, I applied Queen Collection Lip Color in Burgendelicious (Q410) for an effortless, yet glamorous finish!” says Fine.

Were you watching the People’s Choice Awards tonight? What were some of your favorite looks?

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