Celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sherriff is the genius behind Keri Hilson’s bright, summer-ready look for the 2011 Billboard Awards. Sherriff got inspiration from Michelle Pfeiffer’s 70s Scarface makeup and as such, used icy-pasted colors. She updated it using warm golden and copper colors to compliment Keri’s complexion. To add serious drama, she rocked two pairs of false lashes.

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Dior Skinflash Primer Radiance Boosting Makeup Primer
Dior DiorSkin Nude Natural Glow Creme Gel in #40
Tarte Dark Circle Defense Natural Under Eye Corrector in Medium-Deep
Covergirl Queen Collection Mineral Bronzer in Light Bronze
Tarte Celebutante Dry Oil Shimmer Spray
Covergirl Smoky Shadow Blast in Bronze Fire
Covergirl Green Glow Liquiline Blast
Dior DiorShow 360 Mascara
Covergirl Lip Perfection Lip Color in Heavenly
Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss in Mocktail Hour
Dior Brow gel in Shiny Blonde
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour Blush in Tipsy

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Follow these steps to recreate Keri’s look:

Steps (1-6)

Step 1 (Face):

a. Start with Skinflash Primer Radiance Boosting Makeup Primer.

b. Apply DiorSkin Nude Natural Glow Creme Gel in #40.

c. Apply Tarte Dark Circle Defense Natural Under Eye Corrector in Medium-Deep to under eye area and apply Banana Powder from Ben Nye. This will lift the eyes without making them look too light or unnatural.

d. Apply Queen Collection Mineral Bronzer in Light Bronze all over the face and create a light contour on the nose.

Step 2 (Body): First, spray legs with Dior Airflash Bronzer on her legs then apply Tarte Celebutante Dry Oil Shimmer Spray on top to add shimmer. It also makes legs look slimmer.

Step 3 (Eyes):

a. First, apply Smoky Shadow Blast in Bronze Fire the golden color on the lid and brow. Use the bronze color in the crease then blend so the color natural fades.

b. Apply Green Glow Liquiline Blast on your top and bottom lash line then blend with a small tapered brush to diffuse color.

c. Apply two coats of DiorShow 360 Mascara to lock in lashes so they blend with the faux lashes and give a natural look.

d. Complete the look with Milani Black Liquid Liner with a slight wing for that retro chic look of the 70s.

e. Finally, add Girlactik Heaven’s Dust in Gold in the inner corner of the eyes and cheekbone so it makes your face pop!

Step 4 (Lips): Apply Lip Perfection Lip Color in Heavenly to the lips. Use Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss in Mocktail Hour for the center of Lips so lips look full and sexy.

Step 5 (Brows):To mute brows like Keri’s, use Dior Brow gel in Shiny Blonde so it lifts your eyes.

Step 6 (Cheeks): Apply Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour Blush in Tipsy to the apples of the cheeks.

What do you think of Keri Hilson’s look at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards?

-Nalo Jones

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  • I LOVE her look! Her fashion is so ridiculous in a good way. Her makeup was flawless. The only thing that WASNT poppin to me was the hair. What happened???