Whether we were loving her round the way beauty on Empire, or her super chic looks on the red carpet, Taraji was definitely our beauty crush this year!
A simple way to spice up your beauty look? Pair kôhl lined eyes with a bold lip. We love this magenta lipstick+ liner duo that Taraji sported to the 5th annual Critic’s Choice Awards. To get a similar look, try YSL rouge Pur Couture Lipstickin Mauve Nihiliste ($36, available at sepohora.com) with Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Lip Liner in It’s Cherry ($12, available at sephora.com)
At the 19th Annual Accessories Council ACE Awards Taraji dressed up her peepers with lengthy falsies and a subtle purple liner along her lower water line. She completed the look with frosted pink lips. Dying to copy this look? For the perfect touch of purple, try Ardency Inn Modster Sooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner in Lilac ($19, available at sephora.com)
Who says a smokey eye has to be dark? We love this fresh take on an old classic. Swap your usual black or charcoal shadow for a plum hue and top with fluffy lashes. For the perfect plum with a little bit of shimmer, we love Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Plum Pink ($60, at sephora.com ). Add your favortite khôl to your lower lashes and you’re good to go!
At the 67th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards, Taraji proved that shimmer shadows, bronzed cheeks and merlot lips are a winning combination.
When you’re sporting a classic updo, your beauty look should be qually debonaire. Warmup your cheeks with your favorite sun-kisse bronzer add a bronzy smokey eye, and top it off with a nude lip and a set of mega lashes.
Red shadow had a moment this year. Take a cue from Tarajia and match your liner to your outfit and amp up the sexy. Dust your favorite berry-hued pigment along your lower water line. Using an angled brush, trace your lower water line with Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Eyeshadow Powder Blush in Morello Cherry ($21, at sephora.com)
At retro twist to your usual beauty look by lining your lower lash line with a metallic hue. We love this subtle hint of silver seen on Taraji at SPIKE TV’s Guys Choice 2015 Awards.
This summer, at the premier of 2015 box office hit, ‘Dope,’ Taraji paired a bright frosted shadow with flushed cheeks and pink lips for the ultimate “girl next door look.”
When in Monaco, always wear matte. For the 55th Monte Carlo TV Festival, Taraji paired matte skin iwth blush pink cheeks and spidery lashes for a look that was a fresh as it was chic.
Add some sex appel to a copper smokey eye with fluttery lashes, creamy nude lipstick and kohl lined eyes. Then just work on perfecting your gaze for the ‘Gram.