Whitney Houston as Emma in Sparkle
Make-up by Kym Lee
Whitney Houston
Photo:Courtesy of Screen Gems
Updated:Thursday, August 02nd, 2012

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This summer, Jordin Sparks makes her big-screen debut alongside the late singer/actress Whitney Houston in the August 2012 release of Sparkle.
    
“Whitney’s make-up was done by myself and Kym Lee, one of the two key make-up artists I had working with me,” said make-up department head Marietta Carter-Narcisse. “Whitney and I had a great time together—it felt like we’d always known each other … and we spent a lot of time talking about finding a balance between being a working mom and being there for your children, too.
    
“[Whitney] loved La Prairie skincare and Votivo Red Currant candles, so we burned candles in the trailer whenever she was having her hair and make-up done. Her make-up was kept very clean, since she was playing the mom. Her make-up was applied with a foundation brush and then blended using beautyblenders. All highlights and shadows were done prior to applying powder. She loved lip gloss, so we cheated a little on the era,” said Carter-Narcisse.
    
Carter-Narcisse noted that she had “a wonderful team [and] two key make-up artists: Kym Lee and Lauri Cuppetilli,” and that the movie make-up was a “total team effort.”

Editor's note: The breakdown for Sparks was originally featured in Issue 97 of Make-Up Artist magazine, but can also be viewed here.

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La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream and La Mer The Eye Balm Intense
Foundation
Dermablend Cover Creme SPF 30 in Golden Bronze and Olive Brown
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Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX13 and SX14
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M.A.C. Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark Deep and Dark, CARGO blu_ray Pressed Powder in shade 40
Bronzer
NARS Cosmetics Illuminator in Orgasm
Blush
Complections Blush Palette in Corals
Eye Shadow
M.A.C. Eye Shadow in Carbon on the lid, M.A.C. Eye Shadow in Espresso and Swiss Chocolate in the crease of the eye and M.A.C. Eye Shadow in Soft Brown in the upper crease
Eye Liner
Milani Infinite Liquid Eye Liner in Everlast
Brows
M.A.C. Eye Brows in Strut and M.A.C. Lip Pencil in Chestnut, M.A.C. Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer in NC42 under the brow bone
Mascara
L'Oréal Voluminous Original Mascara in Black
False Lashes
Ardell Lashes #110 Demi
Lips
M.A.C. Lip Pencil in Auburn and Brick, COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipcolor in Flame and Yves Saint Laurent Golden Gloss in Golden Peach
Highlights / Countour
Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Banana and Ben Nye Translucent Face Powder in Topaz and Chestnut


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