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Serena Williams Pre-Grammys Makeup: Her Exact Look

This beauty breakdown for Serena Williams is courtesy of her makeup artist, Carlene Kearns. She posted what she used on Serena Williams, who attended Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy Party Saturday night. To complement Williams’ sea green Fendi dress, Kearns used Bobbi Brown, RCMA, MAC, Urban Decay and NARS:

face.“I wanted her makeup to look fresh and glamorous! To even out her skin, I started with Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation, which is a must have on darker skin tones because of the yellow base. It’s amazing!” gushed Kearns. She used two shades of the Bobbi Brown foundation to highlight and contour. She also said that Bobbi Brown’s Foundation Stick is “great as a concealer or eyeshadow base.” She finished Serena’s makeup with RCMA-No Color Powder, which works for all skin tones.

eyes. Kearns loves Serena’s eyes, so she decided to enhance them with a variety of green eyeshadows. She started by shaping Serena’s eyebrows with Smashbox Brow Tech To Go in Brunette.

She then blended MAC Eyeshadow in Saddle into the crease. Urban Decay Eyeshadow in URB (a metallic Celadon green with lots of silver/gold micro glitter) was applied wet (for vibrancy) on the eyelids and in the inner corners as a highlight. There was also minimal fallout. Kearns smoked Serena’s outer corners with NARS Eyeshadow in Night Porter. She also used Night Porter on Serena’s lash line, crease, and on her bottom lash line (halfway to keep the inner highlight).

Kearns used MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack on Serena. It seems like all the celebrities wore Smoke and Mirrors Lashes to the Grammy events. Serena Williams wore the Nashville style to Clive Davis’s Pre-Grammy Party.

cheeks. For that gorgeous, sunset glow, Kearns used NARS Blush in Taos (on the apples of her cheeks) and MAC Golden Bronze (on cheekbones).

lips. The focus of Serena Williams’ look was clearly her smokey, camo green eyes, so Kearns kept her lips pale for the most part. She used Smashbox Lipstick in Splendid with Sephora Collection Lip Gloss in In the Buff.  A dab of Carlene K Shine Bronzer in Cocoa Queen was the last touch.

body. Kearns also applied Carlene K Shine Bronzer in Cocoa Queen on Williams’ skin. The Cocoa Queen shade is not available yet – Kearns plans to release it this Summer. “It [was] not used to make her skin darker but to make her skin have the most amazing golden bronze glow!” Kearns revealed. In the meantime, you can use Carlene K Shine Bronzer in Bronze Bombshell, which works on all skin tones. You can buy this product at Carlene K Cosmetics.

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