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One of Urban Beauty Collective’s celebrity stylists, Ashunta Sheriff, brings us Keri Hilson’s fabulous red carpet look from the

2010 Grammy Awards.


Keri Hilson looked like a 1950’s diva when she left for the 2010 Grammys. Her peach dress with jeweled waistband was fit to a T and

hugged every curve with care. I was inspired to play up her beautiful hazel eyes and also give a touch of edge to her Hollywood

glam goddess look.

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


The Perfect Face

I love Keri to look flawless because she has such a beautiful bone structure.  I use Smashbox Photo Finish Primer to give makeup

long wearability, then I apply COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Compact Foundation to create a flawless finish. I create a sculpted glowing face using COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer in Light Bronze.   I also use it to contour the nose and cheekbones.

Radiant Cheeks

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.

Standout Eyes

Keri wanted to have a jewel toned 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 Busters Lash Line to add that extra drama for red carpet


Luscious Lips

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.

Glorious Brows

Brows frame the face and I love Keri’s brows because…

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Until then, stay beautiful, sisters…

Tilane Jones, Managing Editor,