Makeup Musts

Ashunta Sheriff
For more than 18 years celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff has been beautifying some of Hollywood’s hottest stars like Alicia Keys, Zendaya and Danai Gurira. These days she’s known as actress Taraji P. Hensom’s go-to glam gal. We caught up with the artist and asked her to breakdown a few of her fave looks, just for you!



“I went with the signature “Cookie” eye makeup look on Taraji for this Empire cast portrait—which is basically a cat wing liner and dramatic lashes. I used Colourpop’s Precision Brow Color in Bangin’ Brunette. Her lashes are Ardell Wispies and liner is Pro Longwear Fluidline in Blacktrack by MAC. For eyeshadows I used some from Cozzette Beauty and then I used some of the bronzer through the crease.”



“I love this look a lot on Taraji! I used Ashunta Sheriff Beauty Perfect Blend Stick in Tan and a blotting powder. The brows are Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Auburn. Then, for the the cheekbones I used MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Soft Frost on top of a little Mineralize Skinfinish in Global Glow. On Taraji’s eyes I used Naked Cosmetics loose shadows, Blacktrack liner on the top lash line and heavily ‘smoked’ underneath the eyes with a coal pencil and Damone Roberts gold Peek-A-Book Brow Eyebrow Highlighter. For the lips I used Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson II lipstick.


ASHUNTA BEAUTY PERFECT BLEND STICK: “This gives you buttery, creamy, smooth, flawless skin and you can use it to contour and conceal. It’s like having three products in one.”

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