I told you that coral lips were the sexy look of the season on dark or tanned skin, and just check out at how incredible Ashanti looked at the launch of Nassau County's Tourism Campaign in Rockefeller Center.

Not only does this bright coral shade make her eyes twinkle but her skin is as smooth as a baby's bottom. Notice how her cheeks have a slight luster to them without looking oily or shiny — I love that!

It would be awesome to find out some of her beauty secrets, but until then, if you're looking for ways to re-create this makeup look at home,


  • FACE: To get a picture perfect, matte base like Ashanti's you'll need to use a heavy- coverage, matifying foundation. Apply something like Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation in Caramel with a sponge and blend well (don't forget your jaw-line and around your nose). Then, add your concealer and finish with a loose powder that matches your base.
  • CHEEKS: Next, mix two of Scott Barnes Cream Blush in Sultry and Sway together to create the perfect pop of color and contour along your cheekbones. Dab a little on the apples of your cheeks and blend to a smooth finish.
  • EYES: Begin by sweeping a bone-colored shadow all over the kid. Then, follow with a barely there shiny taupe in the crease. Next, use a black liquid liner and line the inner rims of your eyes, just below the rims and your upper lash line with a slight wing-tip extension. Then, take a white eyeliner or eye shadow like Urban Decay in Yeyo and draw a line right above the black line on your upper lids. The line should be sharp and clean. Blend a little pencil in the 'inner v' of your eye, apply a set of false lashes, two coats of mascara and let everything dry.
  • LIPS: Apply a creamy coral lipstick such as Cargo PlantLove Botanical Lipstick in Evangeline with a lip brush (for even coverage) all over and apply a clear gloss on top.