Mo’Nique’s Precious premiere look? Gorge! Her makeup artist, Sam Fine, shared the secrets of her golden glow so you can recreate her shimmer and shine.
Mo’Nique hit the red carpet this week for the premiere of Precious, the brilliantly gritty movie that’s got Oscar buzz around it already. Sam Fine, makeup artist to brown beauties like Iman and Vanessa Williams, brought out the comedian’s features with a gorgeous bronzed look.
“This is a golden, carved, sculpted face," Sam said in a statement. "I really wanted to accent her gorgeous dress and since she wore minimal jewelry I was able to play up the golden hues without overpowering her look. Plus, it still allowed her to look effortless.”
Recreate her look for your next night out with these steps:
Face: “The key here is to layer [subtle] your bronzer and blush until it looks like a sculpted version of you. After finishing her base, I used a dark hued bronzer from the CoverGirl Queen, and then layered it with the Iman Sheer Finishing Bronzer in Afterglow ($14.99, Ulta.com), which contains a bronzer, blush and highlighter trio.”
Eyes: “This is a bleached brow – and no it doesn’t match her hair! I did this to allow her brows and eyes to really pop and stand out – again this goes back to being part of the ‘carved out’ look, and just allowed her to glow even more. I lined her eyes, and then used a beige liner – not a white liner because that would create too much of a contrast – on the inner rim of her lower lash line.
The beige liner is much more subtle than white but still opens up the eye area. I then used golden hues on her lids, like Stila Eyeshadow in Twig ($18, Sephora.com), and Nars Eyeshadow in NightsStar ($22, LordandTaylor.com). Lashes are a must on the red carpet so of course I used false lashes! I fused her natural lashes and the falsies with L’Oréal Voluminous Mascara ($7.50, drugstore.com) I finished the look by adding a touch of gold glitter on the inner corners of her eyes to offset her dress!”
Lips: “I also used golden hues on the lips but took the same ‘layering’ approach like I did with the rest of the face. This means I used lip liner, lipstick and a golden gloss (try Dior Addict Ultra Gloss [$22.50, Macys.com]) to complete this look.”
For more makeup tips, be sure to pick up Sam Fine: The Basics of Beauty DVD.