For Queen Latifah's performance at the Super Bowl, makeup artist Monifa Mortis says she knew that the look she created would have to have "smoky definition, so all the fans could see her." The look she created was understated and smoky but had tons of impact. To find out how Mortis did it, just keep reading.
- After rimming the eye with a simple black eyeliner, Mortis applied a black eye shadow to the outer corner and crease of the lids. "For a pop of color, a shimmery cranberry shadow was used in the center and inner corner of her eyelid," she says. "To achieve a similar pop of color, I recommend applying Cover Girl Smoky ShadowBlast in Purple Plume."
- Mortis used Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer in Ebony Bronze to blend the two colors. She then applied two coats of mascara.
Cheeks and lips:
- To give Latifah's cheeks a gorgeous glow, Mortis says, "I also used the bronzer to enhance Queen Latifah's warm complexion by applying it to the cheekbones and temples of her forehead."
- For her lips, Mortis applied an icy copper lip color topped with a gold shimmer gloss to complement Queen's jacket—and she was ready to take the stage.