Fantasia Taught Us How To Slay At the 'American Idol' Finale

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Fantasia took us to beauty school just in time for summer.

Fastatsia did not come to play around at the American Idol Finale. The soulful songstress showed up on the red carpet draped in shimmering sequins, and sporting a beauty look so fierce, and so glamorous it deserved applause. While we all love a healthy dose of glam, what really make this look a stunner is it's old Hollywood appeal. In true Fantasia form, she kept her hair close cropped with soft, face-framing curls and opted for a neutral color palette and lengthy, voluminous lashes. 

The eyes are definitely the focal point of this look; if you're going to attempt to recreate this look at home, use a lightweight foundation that you can build to full coverage if you need it. Flush your cheeks with a soft rosy hue and conceal dark areas under eyes. We love this sunset smoky eye that blends warm hues like rosy mauves, brunt orange and opal shadows. Complete the eyes by lining your eye with a pencil liner, coating your lashes with a single coat of mascara and applying a lush set of lashes.

For lips, to make sure the color is evenly distributed, line your lips with a rosy nude and top them off with a apricot gloss like Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Amber ($20, at We'll definitely be recycling this beauty look for ourselves this summer.

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