Actress Taraji P. Henson arrived on the red carpet at the Women in Film Crystal+Lucy Awards in an all-black, shoulder-baring gown. The “Empire” actress, who received the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television is quickly becoming a red carpet favorite, blending her personal flare with daring styles that are quintessentially Cookie Lyon. To elongate her neck and show off those toned shoulders, the star wore her hair in a sleek, high ponytail and dusted her skin with a highlighter for a little shimmer.
Simple and chic, the look is pretty easy to recreate.
For skin with a little bit of a glow, opt for a tinted moisturizer like Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($44, at sephora.com), and dust with a translucent powder to set like Sephora Collection Smoothing Translucent Setting Powder ($16, at sephora.com). To add dimension to your eyes, link you lower and inner-upper water line with black kohl liner and apply a set of wispy falsies, we love Ardell Glamour Wipsies Black Lashes ($3.99, at ulta.com).
And no beauty look is complete without a quick sweep of blush across the cheeks. Peachy hues look best on brown skin, we love Becca Shimmer Skin Perfector Luminous Blush in Blushed Copper ($34, at sephora.com). Finish it off with a creamy nude lipstick like “Tolede” from Nars ($28, at sephora.com).
It’s a perfect look for date night, brunch with the girls or shopping on a lazy Saturday. Pack some blotting sheets in your purse if you’re worried about issues with oily skin — otherwise, you’re good to go!