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Brandy has been sporting a bevy of standout makeup moments lately! We were totally smitten by her smokey eyeshadow, cinnamon-kissed cheeks and glossy raspberry lips.
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Beyoncé rocked a delicous deep wine lip, soft blush and thick, clean brows at the Chime For Change: The Sound Of Change Live Concert.
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Natural makeup with a dose of eye drama was the key to Janelle Monáe's look during a special celebration in New York City for her May ESSENCE cover.
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That shimmery eyeshadow. Those long lashes and pretty purple hair. That's all ESSENCE editors could think of during Marsha Ambrosius' recent visit to the magazine's office.
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It's no secret that red lipstick is one of the top beauty staples, and Chrisette Michele shows how to do it right.
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Tamia is living life like it's golden in this shimmery, sunny beauty look! Metallic eyeshadow in honey-bronze hues paired with rosy cheeks and a soft, nude lip make for a glam style statement.
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A touch of orange-hued blush and complementary lipstick make for a pretty, summery look on Solange.
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Jill Scott can do no wrong in our book. A natural beauty, all that was needed to jazz up the singer's red ensemble here was a swipe of radiant red lipstick and lush, thick lashes.
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Not only do we love Faith's soul-stirring voice, but we adore her beauty looks, too. Faith stepped out in shimmery silver and rose shadow, mile-long lashes and high-shine coral lips for a fresh-faced glow.
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Emeli Sandé's signature blonde 'do adds a special glow to her face, which only calls for a glossy lip and smoky eyes to round out her look.
For more on beauty, visit our "Get into the Groove" guide to get ready for the ESSENCE Festival.
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