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Beauty, Cookie's Closet, EmpireFOX, Fashion

#Empire S2 E1: Cookie Lyon’s Prison Visit Makeup by Ashunta Sheriff

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Last season, I yearned to know what products the Empire makeup department used on their leading ladies. I was absolutely famished for beauty tidbits so I hit up IMDB to see who was working in Empire‘s makeup department. I briefly exchanged tweets with the show’s chief makeup artist Beverly Jo Pryor (who was so warm and generous) for a time, asking what shades Taraji wore in certain scenes and with particular outfits. Unfortunately, there was not much she could divulge but I understood.

Anika Calhoun (Grace Gealey) wears MAC Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour in ALL Nighter in Empire Season 1, Episode 4 "False Imposition"

Anika Calhoun (Grace Gealey) wears MAC Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour in ALL Nighter in Empire Season 1, Episode 4 “False Imposition”.  Also seen here: Elizabeth & James Damon Sheath Dress (similar).

As for Anika, Grace Gealey replied to me and another fan on the ‘Gram to say her makeup artist Jessica Williams used MAC Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour in ALL Nighter on her in the episode “False Imposition.”

Did you know? You can wear MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo or Kryolan High Gloss Brilliant Lip Shine in Catwalk to get Anika’s signature red lips.

However, The Cut had all the behind-the-scenes tea. Both Pryor and Empire‘s lead hairstylist Melissa Forney detailed their routines, regimens and processes for the cast.

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#Empire 1 x 4: Tiana Brown’s Black Chanel-Inspired Perfume Bottle iPhone Case #EmpireFOX

Updated: 16 August 2015
 

Happy Throwback Tuesday! I spent my this past weekend re-watching past Empire episodes to see if I missed anything. Well, when I watched this scene, I remembered I had this post in draft that I still needed to finish.

Tiana Brown (Serayah McNeill) talks to Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) about her demo while holding a black Chanel-inspired plexiglass perfume bottle iPhone case in Empire season 1, episode 4 "False Imposition"

Tiana Brown (Serayah McNeill) talks to Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) about her demo while wearing a BCBGMAXAZRIA Farrell Short Jacket with Fringe and holding a black Chanel-inspired plexiglass perfume bottle iPhone case in Empire Season 1, Episode 4 “False Imposition.”

Did you notice Tiana Brown (Serayah McNeill) handed Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) her black plexiglass Chanel-inspired Perfume Bottle iPhone Case in Empire episode 4 “False Imposition?” The sensual songstress hit up our favorite Cookie Monster to talk about her “Keep It Movin'” demo and to seek suggestions to make it pop. And pop it did! Take a gander at Tiana’s performance outfit which consisted of a Tobi romper and Tom Ford gladiator sandals.

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#Empire 1 x 6: Cookie Lyon’s DVF Silk Jersey Wrap Snow Cheetah Jumpsuit & Chanel Cutout Medallion Necklace #EmpireFOX

Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) in Diane Von Furstenberg Silk Jersey Wrap Jumpsuit in Snow Leopard Large on #EmpireFOX 1 x 6 "Out Damned Spot"

Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) wore a Diane Von Furstenberg Silk Jersey Wrap Jumpsuit in Snow Cheetah along with a Chanel Cutout Medallion Necklace on Empire Season 1, Episode 6 “Out, Damned Spot.”

In “Out, Damned Spot,” Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) sheathed her enviable bod (as we officially saw last night) in a Diane Von Furstenberg Snow Cheetah Large Silk Jersey Wrap Jumpsuit.

DVF Snow Leopard Large Jersey Silk Wrap Jumpsuit

Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) wore this exclusive Diane Von Furstenberg Silk Jersey Wrap Jumpsuit in Snow Cheetah on Empire Season 1, Episode 6 “Out, Damned Spot.”

Currently a DVF exclusive and on sale for $299 on the site, this piece employs the brand’s most iconic jumpsuit style and their signature silk jersey. While most of Cooke’s voluminous mane hid most of the jumpsuit’s collar, I could clearly see the banded tie waist which aided my search!

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Fashion

#Empire 1 x 4: Cookie Lyon’s Parker Hartly Printed Mesh-Sleeve Dress #EmpireFOX

Visit the Cookie Lyon boutique!

Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) in a Parker Hartly Printed Mesh-Sleeve Dress

In “False Imposition,” Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) tried bonding with her son Hakeem in a Parker Hartly Printed Mesh-Sleeve Dress (original price $319; on sale now for $127.60 at Saks Fifth Avenue).

The body-con stretch-knit sheath features an arctic blue, black and white digital print design, solid mesh sleeves and a banded scoop neck.

Screenshot 2015-01-29 04.34.43I haven’t identified the exact CHANEL handbag Cookie carried throughout the episode but will update when I find more information.

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#Empire 1 x 4: Tiana Brown’s Tobi Gabriela Romper & Tom Ford Gladiator Sandals #EmpireFOX

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Everyone loves a great glittering gold romper on Empire, don’t they? On “False Imposition”, Tiana Brown (Serayah McNeill) took to the Teen Choice Awards stage to perform “Keep It Movin'” with Hakeem in a $21 matte gold Tobi Gabriela Romper (you can score cash back with Ebates) and a pair of gold Tom Ford Spring 2013 Knee-High Gladiator Sandals.

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#Empire 1 x 3: Cookie Lyon’s Chanel Cutout Medallion Necklace, Alexander McQueen Colorblock Snakeskin Clutch, & BCBGMAXAZRIA Toggle Waist Belt #EmpireFOX

Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) wore a Tibi Signature Silk Cami, a Zara Leopard Tube Skirt, Chanel Cutout Medallion Necklace, Alexander McQueen Soft Hexagon Clutch and BCBGMAXAZRIA Toggle Waist Belt on Empire Season 1, Episode 3 “The Devil Quotes Scripture.”

I found out where you can buy (or at least lust over) Cookie Lyon’s (Taraji P. Henson) Chanel Necklace! It’s sold under a few different names; when I first found it, a company identified as a 1990-1992 Vintage Chanel Gold Round Texture Pendant “CC” Logo Chain. However, Piperlime, under their Luxe Vintage Finds special collection, it is a Chanel Cutout Medallion Necklace. Buy it now for $1995.

Update: The Chanel Cutout Medallion Necklace is sold out at Piperlime.com.

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Beauty, Celebrity Makeup

Her Exact Look: Kerry Washington’s 2014 Emmys Makeup

Kerry Washington's Emmys Makeup Neutrogena

Kerry Washington by Carola Gonzalez: Neutrogena, Kevyn Aucoin and Dior

skin.  Since Kerry’s skin has been exalted as “naturally flawless” already in a previous beauty breakdown I have in draft, I’ll continue with the accolades.

I’m sure Gonzalez followed a similar regimen in preparing Kerry for this year’s Emmys: Prep the skin with Neutrogena Visibly Even Moisturizer to even out her skin tone, apply foundation where needed (Kerry usually wears Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #9 but Gonzalez used Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX11) and add a touch of  warmth with Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends Natural Radiance Bronzer in Sunkissed. Based on the behind-the-scenes snap shared on Twitter, Kerry is also wearing Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Bronzer and Blush Duo in Raisin Glow, a “universal shade,” says Gonzalez.

eyes. There are some conflicting reports about the shade of Kerry’s smokey eye makeup. Some media outlets reported she wore stormy blue shadow while others identified the sultry shade as slate. I searched around and found Us Magazine’s commentary on her “dramatic eye:”

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