J. Hud Comes Up Big
With their avant garde eye makeup, long soft waves, and decorative bindis, the music industry’s most decorated divas descended on the Staples Center for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards last night. But as far as we’re concerned, it was Jennifer Hudson, showcasing some truly face-flattering bangs and a slammin’ new body tucked neatly inside a form-fitting Victoria Beckham frock, who shined brightest on the red carpet. Helping her stand out from the competition was Tia Dantzler for Dior Beauty, who went with a romantic, edgy makeup look. The celebrity makeup artist focused on Hudson’s lips and lids, using a shimmering fuchsia pigment like Dior Addict Lipcolor in Pink Lust 763 for a bold rose pout, and creating an exaggerated cat-eye with Dior’s 5-Color Eye Shadow Palette in 659, its Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner in Trinidad Black, and a few coats of Dior Show Mascara. Some single eyelashes glued onto the outer edge of Hudson’s upper lash line added an extra touch of drama—which she needed for that Michael Jackson tribute. A subtle pink cheek rounded out what, for us, was one of the high points of the beauty on display. Do you agree?
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