Obviously when it comes to slaying the red carpet, stars don’t get ready by themselves! It takes an entire team to get you on any "best" list. And the showpiece of Aduba's look: her hair. We know better than anyone how powerful hair can be, and this Afro makes a major statement.
"My inspiration was the iconic Dianna Ross," shared celebrity hairstylist, Nai'vasha Johnson. "I wanted Uzo's hair to speak and to speak boldly but with grace. To create her look, I moisturized her tresses with Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Creme, then picked it out to the desired shape. Next, I clumped tiny sections of her hair to create dimensions and layers of texture. To finish, I used my favorite holding spray, L'Oréal Paris Elnette."
Of course, we can't ignore her equally flawless face, which is why we caught up with celebrity makeup artist Janice Kinjo to get the scoop on Uzo Aduba’s incredible Emmys look.
“Uzo's [Sally LaPointe] beaded corset dress inspired me to create a strong eye, dewy skin with a nude pinky lip,” Janice shared exclusively with us. “For skin, I prepped using Glossier Priming Moisturizer. This step is important to smooth out skin texture and also helps to hold makeup longer. My new faves are the Stretch Concealers in Deep and Rich. I used ‘Deep’ to highlight and ‘Rich’ to contour. Then, I set the makeup with the Wowder powder — I love the dewy and natural finished look.”
“For eyes, I used Colourpop's Crème Gel Colour Eyeliner in 'Kicker' on her inner corners, plus Sephora Collection's Colourful Shadow & Liner in 'Black.' Next, I blended it with Make Up For Ever's Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow in 'Matte Black' to create her smoky cateye. Finally, I added a few Ardell individual lashes at the end to lift and open her eyes.”
“For cheeks, I used Giorgio Armani Beauty's Cheek Fabric Powder Blush in #509 to add a touch of rosy cheeks. I filled her brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony and set with Glossier's Boy Brow in black. “
“Finally, for lips I dabbed a small amount of Glossier's Stretch Concealer in Rich to create a neutral lip. Then, I mixed together Hourglass Lipsticks in ‘True Love Means’ and ‘I've Been’ for a neutral pinky pout. To finish, I topped it all of with Glossier's Balm Dotcom."
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