Actress/singer Brandy always looks good on the red carpet. Any with very little effort, you can look equally good using products from Smashbox, Jouer Cosmetics, Lipstick Queen, Beauty Addicts, and Urban Decay.
Achieve Daytime-Acceptable Sultry Eyes
Get Brandy’s red carpet look with the help of the smashing Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio in Photo Op ($28, smashbox.com). The trio of colors featured for easily achieving Brandy’s sultry, daytime-acceptable look are Vanilla, a matte warm ivory; Sable, a matte soft brown; and Sumatra, a matte deep brown.
Step 1: Use a blending brush to apply the medium shade (Sable) over your entire lid up to your brow bone.
Step 2: Apply the darkest shade (Sumatra) onto your crease. Go more sultry by applying shade as an eyeliner and smudge.
Step 3: Apply the lightest shade (Vanilla) along the brow bone.
Look Like You’ve Been Kissed by the Sun
For that overall beaming effect, try Jouer Cosmetics Mineral Powder Bronzer in Sunshine ($28, jouercosmetics.com)…talk about quality product. Just dip your powder brush and tap off any excess powder and apply onto the apples of your cheeks towards your hairline, across your forehead and lightly over your chin. When you’re done, you’ll look like you’ve been kissed by the sun.
Rock Softly-Colored Lips
To get Brandy’s softly-colored lips, you can either go really safe by using Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Chubby Lip Pencil in Cameo ($22, lipstickqueen.com) – a moisturizing nude shade…HueKnewIt loves that it’ so cute and fat or go for serious color still within the neutral palette with Beauty Addicts Lip Addiction Lip Gloss, St. Tropez ($17, beautyaddicts.com) – a full-coverage, high-shine lip glaze that plumps, nourishes and delivers intense color. And don’t worry, you won’t need to lay out more cash for a sharpener for the ‘Chubby Pencil’ because each Lipstick Queen pencil comes with a jumbo-sized sharpener!
Keep Your Makeup In Place Without Smudging
Certainly with all the work you’ve put into making your face picture-perfect, HueKnewIt suggests using Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray ($29, urbandecay.com) so that your makeup looks fresh for hours and hours. After Chill Mist settles, it keeps your makeup in place without smudging it and leaves behind a dewy complexion. Hold the bottle eight to ten inches away from your face, and mist your face two to four times, in an X and T formation.
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