Top 10: Beauty Moments of the Week, 3/2/2012

Top 10: Beauty Moments of the Week, 3/2/2012
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 01, 2012

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Where: The Gelila and Wolfgang Puck Celebrate the Oscars event in Beverly Hills.

Why: Robinson Peete’s skin is even-toned and fresh and her shimmery orange lip pair beautifully with her blue dress. Try MAC’s So Chaud for a reddish-orange lip of your own.

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Where: A meet and greet for Broadway’s A Streetcar Named Desire, held at Pershing Square Signature Center.

Why:Ari Parker is gorgeous to begin with, but her flawless execution of a kohl-rimmed eye and glossy, nude lip makes her glow even more. Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion will give you a bold eye look, too.

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Where: The 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood

Why: Williams accented her mustard, lace dress with deep coral and bronze eyeshadow for a stunning contrast. Get your bronze on by trying Urban Decay eyeshadow in Toasted.

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Where: The 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood.

Why:King’s classic approach to a red-carpet look deserves an “A+.” The smoky emphasis on the crease of her eyes and creamy orangy-red lip are a perfect pair. Get Kings’s smoky eye by wearing Sephora’s Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in Black Fame.

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Where: The 84th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood.


Why: Spencer exuded confidence in a two-toned copper and dark gray eyeshadow and expertly sculpted cheek. Get the details on this look from Spencer’s makeup artist Valerie Noble.

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Where: The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California.

Why:Saldana served a sweet yet sexy look in heavily-lined lids, raspberry blush and a shiny, pink pout. Rock a shiny nude lip by trying Lancome’s Juicy Tube in Sun Bronze.

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Where: A taping of The View in New York City.

Why: Blige’s clean, glowing skin provides the perfect canvas for her understated, camera-ready beauty look. Try a nude lip shade like L’Oreal’s Infallible Lipgloss in Dulce Deleche for a similar look.

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Where: BET’s Rip the Runway 2012 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

Why: Ebanks showed off her model-worthy makeup tricks in deep contouring of the cheeks. Thick, black eyeliner and a creamy, pink lip completed the look. Contour your face with Bare Minerals’ Ready Blush for an Ebanks’ inspired sharp cheek.

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Where: BET’s Rip the Runway 2012 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

Why: Estelle’s skin is even-toned and fresh and her shimmery orange lip pair beautifully with her bright blazer. Try MAC’s So Chaud for a reddish-orange lip of your own.

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Where: The 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood.

Why: Oduye’s mocha skin sets the stage for her glossy, crimson lips and metallic, two-toned eyeshadow. You can get a bold red lip, too, with Black Radiance’s Perfect Tone Lip Color in Reggae Red.

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Where: The 2012 Governors’ Dinner at the White House.

Why: Our First Lady can do no wrong when it comes to her makeup looks. Her flawless smoky eye with a touch of blue shimmer and expertly arched brow really makes her eyes pop. Paired with a glossy nude lip and brown blush, everything about this look is a winner. For a sultry, sparkly look like Obama’s, try Sephora’s Prisma Chrome Eyeshadow in Sapphire Shine.