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

CookiesEmpireS2TrailerMakeup

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 7: Cookie Lyon’s Altuzarra x Target Pinstriped & Python Shirt Dress #EmpireFOX

Happy Wednesday vixens! I thought I would get the Empire festivities started early with a fashion post. In “Enough!,” a sneak peek from tonight’s episode “Our Dancing Days,” we see Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) following her ex-husband Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and Vernon Turner (Malik Yoba) into the Empire building. In an earlier sneak peek episode, I only saw Cookie’s white collar and a portion of her pinstriped blouse. I literally thought, “Is Cookie starting to dress like Anika now? Why?” But after watching this new promo, I instantly recognized the python and pinstriped print dress.

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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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#Empire 1 x 4: Cookie Lyon’s M Missoni Lurex Placed Print Jacquard Dress & Jimmy Choo Kara Booties #EmpireFOX

Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) wore a M Missoni Lurex Placed Print Jacquard Dress in Olive and Jimmy Choo Kara Snakeskin Mesh and Elaphe Sandals in Tabasco Mix on Desk

Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) wore a M Missoni Lurex Placed Print Jacquard Dress in Olive and Jimmy Choo Kara Snakeskin Mesh and Elaphe Sandals in Tabasco Mix on Empire Season 1, Episode 4 “False Imposition.”

Happy Wednesday! Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) played mentor to Tiana Brown (Serayah McNeill) in an M Missoni Lurex Placed Print Jacquard Dress in Olive, available at Zappos and Neiman Marcus in “False Imposition.”

The form-fitting, graphic design sheath features a jewel neckline, cap sleeves and zippered side pockets. Did you notice the glitter overlay? Loved that!

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#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: Cookie Lyon’s SINGLE Taraji Dress Now Available

Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) wore a Single Taraji Dress and black BCBGMAXAZRIA Herve Leger Halona Multi-Piece Leather Boots on Empire Season 1, Episode 4 "False Imposition."

Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) wore a Single Taraji Dress and black BCBGMAXAZRIA Herve Leger Halona Multi-Piece Leather Boots on Empire Season 1, Episode 4 “False Imposition.”

Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) stunned in a Pre-Fall 2015 SINGLE by Galina Sobolev “Taraji” Dress in “False Imposition,” which was also the latest outfit spotlighted in the show’s Facebook album “Cookie’s Closet.” The brand’s DVF-esque red print wrap dress features an all-over, red, white and black animal print pattern, open flowing sleeves with strategic slits, a slight caped back, and a flouncy skirt.

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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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