Get the Look: Nicole Ari Parker's Makeup Artist Reveals Her Beauty Tricks

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Recreate celeb beauty looks at home with these insider tips.

If you caught a glimpse of Nicole Ari Parker at the BET Upfront, then you were probably just as wowed as we were after seeing her color-drenched lip and smoldering smoky eye.

We tracked down Ari Parker's makeup artist, Renny Vasquez, who shared these insider beauty secrets used to create this red hot look.

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Since we wanted to keep her eyes clean and classic yet sultry, I opted for my go-to palette, Sam Fine for Fashion Fair Supreme Eyeshadow Quad in Amalfi Coast ($38).  I used the warm beige color to give a soft highlight under the brow and across the lid.  Then I smoked out the corners and under the eye using the warm shade of brown from the quad.  To give her a finished look I lined the eyes with Makeup Forever pressed black shadow. Then, I used a lash from Sassi #73 with L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black ($9) on top and bottom lashes.

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We moisturized with Carmex Lip Balm then went for it with Pink Nouveau from MAC ($15).


I decided to keep the cheek really natural but add dimension with Alluring Rose from Estee Lauder ($28).  I then used a fan brush to sweep on Gold Deposit from Mac Cosmetics ($30) just to give a slight glow.

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