Yara Shahidi’s glow inspired by oil paintings

Yara Shahidi’s makeup artist is inspired by oil paintings when she’s creating the young star’s looks. The Grown-ish actress relied on beauty guru Emily Cheng to create a memorable look for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday (27Jan19), and she to…

Yara Shahidi’s makeup artist is inspired by oil paintings when she’s creating the young star’s looks.

The Grown-ish actress relied on beauty guru Emily Cheng to create a memorable look for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday (27Jan19), and she took an inventive approach to getting the 18 year old red carpet ready.

“I wanted to create something very organic with movement while staying soft and youthful,” Cheng tells Us Weekly. “It reminds me of an oil painting with the different textures and intensity across the eye, and from each angle it would slightly change.”

Cheng was also inspired by Shahidi’s stunning sequined Fendi Couture jumpsuit, which she paired with Cartier jewels and Christian Louboutin pumps, and made an effort to complement the look with the cosmetics.

Opting for a “fresh” and “organic” style, Cheng prepped the beauty’s skin with Facial Treatment Essence, a product known for leaving skin looking fresh and stunning.

“The Facial Treatment Essence is great because you can use it any time of the year no matter what your skin is going through. It absorbs quickly but provides deep hydration,” she shares. “I mixed a couple of drops with foundation to provide a boost of moisture without compromising coverage.”

She also used R.N.A. Power Cream and stresses the importance of skin preparation prior to applying makeup.

“Don’t skimp on skin prep – it’s the number one most important thing to do to create a perfect base for makeup,” she adds. “That’s why I spend time – nearly a quarter of my time – on the skin regimen.”

When it came to makeup, Cheng relied on Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, Bronzing Powder in Deep and Blush in Pale Pink and topped it off by using lip and cheek products on Shahidi’s eyes, using Luxe Matte Lip Color in Rebel Rose, and Blush in Pale Pink.

“I can’t get over how nicely Bobbi Brown luxe matte lipsticks sit on the skin,” Cheng shares. “You can use it anywhere.”

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