Alicia Keys in 81st Annual Academy Awards®
Make-up by Ashunta Sheriff
Alicia Keys
Photo:Jon Didier/© A.M.P.A.S.
Updated:Friday, April 24th, 2009

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CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Eye-Brightening Mascara
Dior Diorshow Brow
Mary Kay Brow Definer Pencil
Dior Diorliner
M.A.C. Pigment
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes
Dior 5 Colours Iridescent Eyeshadow
Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color
CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer
Mary Kay Beauty Blotters Oil-Absorbing Tissues
Mary Kay Concealer
Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation
M.A.C. Strobe Cream
Shu Uemura Principe Lip Serum
Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Eye Treatment
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules
Shu Uemura False Eyelashes Smoky Layers
Mary Kay Lip Liner
Mary Kay Limited-Edition Coastal Colors Lip Gloss

Skincare
"I used Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules as a primer; it also acts primarily as a serum to deeply hydrate," said Sheriff. Also used: Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Eye Treatment to rejuvenate tired eyes, Shu Uemura Principe Lip Serum and M.A.C. Strobe Cream "to give skin a beautiful pearlized finish."
Foundation
Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation "because it is cool and lightweight yet gives great coverage," said Sheriff.
Concealer
Mary Kay® Concealer in Beige 2. "It’s super creamy and has hydrating properties to keep eyes moisturized. Its long lasting formula also has a velvety powder finish."
Powder
No powder was used, but Sheriff did use Mary Kay® Beauty Blotters® Oil-Absorbing Tissues to maintain the look.
Bronzer
"I used CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer in Light Bronze. "It is a wonderful color for women of color and truly captures the correct undertone of their complexion."
Blush
Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush
Eye Shadow
Dior 5 Colours Iridescent Eyeshadow in Tropical Light #409. "I used the middle lilac shade on Alicia's lid, and the iridescent pink by the brow bone," said Sheriff.
Eye Liner
"I lined Alicia's lower lash line with MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Black with Purple Highlights then added M.A.C. Pigment in Violet so eyes would pop. I used it as a highlight and a secondary contour for the eyes with a small dome-shaped brush to the outer corner of the eyes, but very lightly. I also made a super fine, thin line with Diorliner Precision Eyeliner to create a well-framed eye.”
Brows
"Because the look had a retro feel with a modern spin, I filled in brows with Mary Kay® Brow Definer Pencil in Brunette then used Diorshow Brow in 541: Shiny Blond because it makes brows look fuller."
Mascara
CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Eye-Brightening Mascara in Black Sapphire "because its shimmering color is like a rinse and it's truly stunning on eyes."
False Lashes
Shu Uemura False Eyelashes Smoky Layers "are my favorite lashes for any red carpet event because they add the drama."
Lips
Mary Kay® Lip Liner in Raspberry and Mary Kay® Limited-Edition Coastal Colors Lip Gloss in Polynesian Petals


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Member Comments for Alicia Keys in 81st Annual Academy Awards®
Comment By melovemakeup on 2010-05-27 10:25:44
Love this look on Alicia!! Stunning work Ms. Sheriff!!

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Comment By melovemakeup on 2010-05-27 10:27:21
Love this look on Alicia!! Stunning work Ms. Sheriff!!

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Comment By NikkiJTheMUA on 2010-12-09 23:07:52
She looks great!
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