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Her Exact Look: Keri Hilson’s 2011 Billboard Awards Makeup

arrives at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I’m not sure if I can adequately describe my adoration of Keri Hilson’s makeup look at this year’s Billboard Music Awards but I’ll try. I love how Hilson’s winged, green and gold eyes complemented her  chartreuse, sheer bell sleeved Rachel Roy mini dress (paired with a turquoise belt) and nude glitter Christian Louboutin Balota Sandals. The touch of blush and baby pink lips pulled it all together. Celebrity Ashunta Sheriff so graciously (again) shared the details and inspiration behind Hilson’s look.

[I] was reminded of Michelle Pfeiffer from Scarface. It was very 1970’s inspired with icy pastel colors [which I] made modern and fresh by infusing warm golden and copper colors to make Keri’s skin glow. We also added two pairs of Ja’Maal Buster Lashes to add some serious drama.

arrives at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on May 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

face. Sheriff started with Dior Skinflash Primer Radiance Boosting Makeup Primer (try their Dior “AirFlash – CC Primer” Radiance Boosting Color Correcting Primer). She followed up DiorSkin Nude Natural Glow Creme Gel in #40 (discontinued). Hilson wore Queen Collection Mineral Bronzer in Light Bronze all over the face. Sheriff created a light contour on the nose with this bronzer as well.

eyes. Tarte Dark Circle Defense Natural Under Eye Corrector in Medium-Deep was applied to the eye area. Sherff blended Ben Nye Banana Visage Poudre to set it to lift Hilson’s eyes “without looking too light and unnatural.” Sheriff added a touch of Girlactik Heaven’s Dust in Gold in the inner corner of the eyes. Wilson’s brows are “mute” thanks to Christian Dior DiorShow Brow Fixing Gel in No 541 Shiny Blond. This shade really lifted Keri’s eyes.

Sheriff used CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast in Bronze Fire to create Hilson’s multlicolored eyes. She applied Step 1 all over the lid, blended to the browbone. Step 2 was applied in the crease. Both colors were blended until the color naturally faded. CoverGirl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Green Glow was applied on the top and bottom lash lines and then blended was a small, tapered brush to diffuse the color.

Hilson is wearing both the Diva and 2nd Date Guaranteed Lashes from Ja’Maal Buster’s JB Couture Lash Line. Sheriff used two coats of Dior DiorShow 360 Mascara to blend both lashes as this “gives a natural look.” The finishing touch was Milani’s Liquid Eye Liner in Black which Sheriff used to create Hilson’s slight winged eyes for “that retro chic look of the 70’s.”

cheeks. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Tipsy was blended on the apples of the cheeks. Some of the Girlactik Heaven’s Dust in Gold was added on the cheekbones to make Keri’s face “pop.”

lips. Hilson is wearing CoverGirl LipPerfection Lip Color in Heavenly topped with Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss in Mocktail Hour. This gloss was just applied in the center of the lips so they looked “full and sexy.”

body. Sheriff first sprayed Hilson’s legs with Dior DiorSkin AirFlash Spray Foundation set with Tarte Celebutante Dry Oil Shimmer Spray. This spray not only added a shimmery glow but it also helped to make Hilson’s legs slimmer.

 

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